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Dr. Phillip Fried

Medical Director Dr. Fried is the Medical Director at West Derm Center with over 25 years of dermatological and cosmetic experience. Dr. Fried graduated magna cum laude from Manhattan’s Touro College before earning his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.

He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and served a dermatology residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. He worked as attending physician in the Emergency Room of both Jamaica Hospital and Bellevue Hospital in New York. He speaks English, Spanish & Hebrew.

Dr. Fried founded Westchester Dermatology Center the center for Cosmetic and General Dermatology in 1991 with offices Located in White Plains, Larchmont and the Bronx. He is board certified in dermatology and has special interest and expertise in cosmetic and laser surgery, varicose vein treatment and autologous fat transplantation and meso therapy (vitamin injection to dissolve subcutaneous fat).

A dedicated researcher in his field, Dr. Fried has conducted numerous studies on dermatological diseases and has done special investigative research on leprosy, wounds & burn healing. His work has been published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Annals of Internal Medicine. He has spoken at national and international meetings.

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Dr. Jay S. Lerman

Dr. Jay S. Lerman joins West Derm Center with over 30 years of dermatological experience. Dr. Lerman graduated from Brooklyn College before earning his Medical Degree from the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in 1969. He completed his Internal Medicine internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and served as a Dermatology resident at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.

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Dr. Murray Zung

Dr. Murray Zung graduated from the New York University School of Medicine in 1962. He practices out of our New Rochelle office.

Dr. Zung holds a board certification from the American Board of Dermatology and is affiliated with Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He speaks English and Spanish.

Dr. Murray Zung is excited to see new patients. He and our friendly staff enjoy providing the best possible care for our patients and welcome new individuals & families!

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Dr. Karen Mackler

Karen Mackler, M.D. is double board certified in Dermatology and Pediatrics.

Dr. Mackler is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The Albert Einstein Medical School, board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College. She then attended New York University School of Medicine where she obtained her medical degree.

Dr, Mackler is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital and is an assistant clinical professor at Einstein Medical School.

Dr. Mackler was recently featured in Westchester Magazine and has remained in Westchester magazine’s top doctors in Westchester for many years.

Dr. Mackler sees both Adults and Children and is dedicated to each of her patient’s care. Dr. Mackler and our friendly staff looking forward to seeing you as a patient!

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Jessy Ayala PA-C, MS

Jessy Ayala PA-C is a licensed and certified Physician Associate and the Director of Clinical Operations at Westchester Dermatology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Associate, the Society of Dermatology Physician Associate, and the New York State Dermatology Physician Associate Society. He graduated from Mercy College in 2003 with a Masters of Science and began his career in Emergency Medicine. After his 6-year tenure in emergency medicine Jessy transitioned to dermatology, practicing and even managing a general dermatology office.

Jessy is fluent in English and Spanish and specializes in Skin of Color. He is a regional and national speaker and has lectured on various general dermatology diseases, including Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis. As a seasoned Cosmetic Specialist, Jessy expertly performs many cosmetic procedures including Botox, fillers and non-surgical body contouring. He helps new doctors and physician assistants get up to speed with the latest cosmetic training.

Jessy also serves as a preceptor for the Physician Associate students from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and Touro College. He has been chosen among a dozen Dermatology professionals to volunteer in Kenya, Africa in January, 2017 for a medical mission called Passion to Heal, MeToWe.

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Juliana Williams PA-C

Juliana Williams is a NCCPA board certified Physician Associate treating patients from throughout New York City at West Derm Center. She provides a variety of medical and cosmetic services including skin tag removal, psoriasis treatments, skin cancer screening, mole removal, Botox®, fillers, and other cosmetic procedures. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Ms. Williams is senior Dermatology Physician Associate. She has 10 years of experience as a sub-investigator on Phase 1 through Phase 4 clinical trials, with device studies, inpatient and outpatient studies, and First-in-Man studies. Areas studied include Healthy PK/PD, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Insomnia, Cold Sore and Antioxidants. Ms. Williams has also been reponsible for overseing laboratory and pharmacy operations and product distribution for subjects associated with the clinical trials.

Ms. Williams holds active memberships with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Society of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

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Esther Elbogen PA-C

Esther Elbogen, a magna cum laude graduate of the Touro College School of Health Sciences, is a NCCPA board certified Physician Associate providing an array of medical and cosmetic services including laser treatment for vitiligo and psoriasis, mole removal, Dysport®, fillers, and other procedures.

Ms. Elbogen is fluent Hebrew, Yiddish, Russian. She hasyears of experience as a Sub-Investigator on clinical trials of various phases for outpatient studies in the areas of acne vulgaris, atopic dermatitis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, performing physicals, obtaining medical history and reviewing concomitant medications, evaluation of the treated condition and clinical assessments. She has completed CITI Good Clinical Practice Course for Investigators, Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) for Clinical Investigators, and Clinical Investigators Biomedical, Basic Course.

Ms. Elbogen is also an Alum of the Passion to Heal Medical Mission Program.

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Teri Medina LE

Ms. Teri Medina has been in the medical field for 17 yrs as medical assistant with a passion for Dermatology. Advancing here carreer she recently graduated from New York School of Esthetics in 2018 and is now our Lead Esthetician. Teri is caring, knowledgeable and wonderful with our patients. Teri offers a number of services including: facials, Microdermabrasion, Chemical peels, Laser treatment and much more. Teri's ambition seeks to expand into a full serivce medical spa as our Director. She is also fluent in English and Spanish.
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