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Meet Our Team Of Dedicated Skin Care Specialists

At Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we recognize that choosing a dermatologist in Boardman and Howland, OH, is a choice driven both by the competency of dermatologists and the degree of comfort experienced by the patient. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding, and supportive. Patients are met with this caring attitude from each member of our team. Our staff works together as a cohesive unit to ensure that we are responsive to your needs while keeping you informed about your health issues, concerns, and options for treatment. We look forward to getting to know you.

J. Raymond Bernat, JR., M.D.

Dr. Bernat founded Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in July 2001. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine in 1992 and performed his residencies at the University of Florida.

Dr. Bernat is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of MOHS Surgery. While in medical school, he performed in the 93rd - 97th percentile in the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1,2,3, was recognized with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, and was awarded the NIH Summer Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship in 1994.

Raymond Bernat

Patrick Lee Shannon, M.D.

Dr. Shannon joined Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in January 2002. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine with his Doctor of Medicine in 1995 and performed both his internship in Internal Medicine and his Dermatology residency at the University of Florida.

Dr. Shannon is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and is certified in MOHS Surgery. While in school, he graduated Cum Laude with Honors in Biology, was recognized with membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, and received the Excellence in Anatomy Award in 1991.

Patrick Lee Shannon

Mariel Bird, D.O.

Dr. Mariel Bird, D.O. joined Advanced Dermatology in early 2020 as the medical director of Advanced’s Howland location. Dr. Bird is a Board-Certified Dermatologist specializing in early detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as treating medical conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. She is also passionate about and highly experienced in cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Bird earned her medical degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University and served as Chief Intern at Nova Southeastern University. She completed her residency at Michigan State University, where she served as Chief Resident. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and is a Special Topics in Dermatology reviewer for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Mariel Bird

Laurie A. Quattro, MPAS-C

Laurie joined Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in 2004. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Applied Science from Youngstown State University in 1997 and from Cuyahoga Community College in June 2004 with an Applied Science Major in Physician Assistant. She earned her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Stills University at the University of Arizona.

Laurie is a member of the Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Associated Skin Care Professionals. She is certified in CPR and ACLS. While in school, she was on the PA Conduct Committee and passed the Board of Registry Certification Examination for ASCP in 1997.

Laurie Quattro

Sarah Kudelko, PA-C

Sarah joined Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in 2006. She graduated from Duquesne University with her Bachelor of Science in Health Science in 2004 and her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant in August 2005.

Sarah is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Student Association. She is certified in CPR and ACLS. While in school, she was recognized by the National Gold Key Honor Society and participated in an International Study program in Rome, Italy, in 2002.

Sarah Kudelko

Annie R. Zajac, PA-C

Annie joined Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in 2008. She graduated from Duquesne University with her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant in August 2003.

Annie is certified in NCCPA and has her current licensure as a Physician Assistant in Ohio.

Annie Zajac

Teresa Shaffer, MSN, CNP

Teresa has been a part of the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center team for over seven years. She began as a medical assistant in 2011, assisting Dr. Bernat in surgery, where she learned her love of surgery and of dermatology in general. She was inspired through this work to continue her education and she powered through school, earning her RN from Mercy College in 2012, her BSN in 2014 from Ohio University, followed by her Master's of Science in Nursing (along with her AGPC-NP-C) in 2017 through the University of Cincinnati! She enjoys her surgical time in the office, removing lesions and helping her patients feel comfortable throughout the process. She is especially talented in sculpting natural-looking lips and cheeks with fillers, and helping her patients age gracefully with Botox. She was nominated in 2017 as one of Realself.com's most loved injectors! She is a Certified CoolSculpt specialist as well.

Teresa Shaffer

Casey Dickey, PA-C

Casey joined the Advanced Derm team in August of 2016. She earned her Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Mount Union in 2014, where she previously received her Bachelor's Degree in 2011. In 2015, her career began at Prima Health. Her dream was always to work in Dermatology, where she could pursue her interests in skin care and helping patients understand the importance of achieving optimal skin health.

Casey Dickey

Vanessa D'Angelo, Nurse Practitioner

Vanessa joined Advanced Dermatology in September of 2020. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has practiced as a Registered Nurse in multiple specialties. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing along with a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from United States University in 2020. Vanessa is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Vanessa D'Angelo

Mackenzie Pfeifer, RN, ACLS and BLS Certified

Mackenzie Pfeifer joined the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center in July of 2021. She completed her nursing degree from Kent State University and was a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit nurse for two years before deciding to change her career path to dermatology. Mackenzie was inspired by her personal experience with the confidence boosting benefits of skincare and cosmetic treatments. She believes in the concept ‘look good, feel good’ and wants every single one of her patients to leave happy and feeling great in their own skin. Mackenzie strives every day to help her patients reach their personal goals and achieve their dream skin.

Mackenzie Pfeifer

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