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Who We Are 2017-06-21T12:14:02+00:00

EXPERT TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

Michael Wiederkehr, MD, FAAD

Dr. Michael Wiederkehr earned his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after graduating from Yeshiva University Summa Cum Laude. Following medical school, Dr. Wiederkehr completed his internship at Johns Hopkins/Sinai. He completed his dermatology residency at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and was later promoted to Chief Resident of dermatology at the New Jersey Medical School before moving on to work in private practice in New Jersey. Dr. Wiederkehr is a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is on staff at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ.
Dr. Wiederkehr has received several awards including top doctor in New Jersey Monthly magazine and Jewish Standard readers’ choice award. He has published articles in textbooks and medical research journals. In addition to being passionate about dermatology, Dr. Wiederkehr enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering in many communal organizations.

Carmen Garcia, MD, FAAD

Dr. Carmen J. Garcia is a board certified dermatologist who is fluent in English and Spanish; she practices general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery in both pediatric and adult patients.
Dr. Garcia graduated Summa Cum Laude from Douglass College and received her medical degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and became board certified in Internal Medicine in 1980. She then entered the residency program in dermatology at Columbia University and St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, where she was chief resident. She became board certified in dermatology in 1982. She is an inductee of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society.
Dr. Garcia is an Associate Attending in Dermatology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital in New York, Hackensack University Medical Center, and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the New Jersey Dermatology Society.

Eduard Raklyar, MD, FAAD

Fellow, American College of MOHS Surgery

After graduating summa cum laude from the City University of New York, Dr. Eduard Raklyar earned his medical degree, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. He then completed his internship in internal medicine and his dermatology residency at Georgetown University at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Raklyar was then awarded a fellowship in dermatologic (Mohs) surgery at the University of British Columbia, Skin Surgery Centre, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dr. Raklyar is a Phi Beta Kappa recipient, an associate of the American College of Mohs Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Dermatology Foundation.

Dr. Shilpa Agarwal MD, FAAD

Dr. Shilpa Agarwal is a caring, knowledgeable, board certified dermatologist who is dedicated to providing high quality treatment of skin, hair, and nail conditions to patients of all ages. She provides comprehensive and individualized care for each of her patients. Dr. Agarwal also offers an extensive array of cosmetic procedures including Botox injections and dermal fillers. 

Dr. Agarwal, a New Jersey native, graduated magna cum laude from the prestigious B.S./M.D. program at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She was a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society at George Washington University. While in medical school, she was awarded the Walter F. Rosenberg Award in Dermatology, and she participated in the Gill Summer Research Fellowship at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Agarwal stayed at the George Washington University Hospital for her internship year in internal medicine. She completed her dermatology residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, serving as the chief resident during her last year. 

Dr. Agarwal has published several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr David Ciocon MD, FAAD

Fellow, American College of MOHS Surgery

Dr. David Ciocon received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (cum laude) and his M.D. from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Prior to his residency in dermatology, he completed three years of a combined general and plastic surgery residency training at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital as well as a one-year clinical research fellowship in psoriasis at Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He subsequently completed his dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident and recipient of the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Excellence in Teaching. He then completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey under Dr. David Goldberg. He has written multiple publications with respect to surgical and non-surgical approaches to aesthetic rejuvenation.

After working in private practice between 2010 and 2013 in the states of NJ, NY, and CT, where he performed more than 2000 Mohs surgeries and reconstructions, he was recently appointed Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  He has also been appointed Director of Clinical Operations of the Dermatology Division of the Montefiore Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member the American College of Mohs Surgery. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. His clinical interests include Mohs Micrographic surgery, facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, autologous fat transfer, laser medicine, and minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology.

Lisa M Micik, MPAS, PA-C

Lisa M Micik is a board certified dermatology physician assistant who specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology of the skin, hair ,and nails. She has been practicing for 11 years.
She graduated from Kings College in Wilkes-barre, PA with a B.S. in medical studies and a Masters in physician assistant studies. Lisa is certified by the National commission of certification of physician assistants and national board of medical examiners. Lisa is licensed in New York and New jersey. She is a fellow member of the society of dermatology physician assistants, American academy of physician assistants, and new York and new jersey dermatology physician assistants.
As an experienced, licensed Dermatology Physician Assistant, Lisa works closely with patients to teach them about their dermatological conditions and their treatment options. Her training and experience has earned her extensive knowledge of topical and oral medications and their indications in common conditions. Lisa is trained and has experience in injected neurotoxins: Botox , Dysport, Xeomin and Fillers: Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Perlane, Belotero, Voluma, and Radiesse.