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Dermatologic Surgery of Albany, PLLC located in Albany, NY, is one of the only accredited office based Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery Centers in the state of New York. AAAHC accredited organizations committed to providing high-quality care and service, based on nationally recognized healthcare criteria. This office-based accreditation means safer procedures, better care, and lower overall medical costs. Less that 1% of office-based Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery Centers have achieved AAAHC accreditation nationwide. For more information on our office or to contact us please visit dsofalbany.com
Albany Dermatology has served the Capital District since 1976. Dr. Robert G. Shoss and his team of caring professionals are committed to providing the highest quality comprehensive medical and surgical dermatological care, skin cancer screening and treatment, as well as esthetic medicine and services. For more than 45 years, Albany Dermatology has touched the lives of nearly 50,000 people. We are proud that our patients entrust us to care for them and their family members and refer our services to others. Our staff treats each patient with courtesy, dignity and respect and are dedicated to ensuring that each visit to our office is as comfortable as possible.
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MICHAEL J. MULVANEY, MD
Dr. Mulvaney is a native of Schenectady, NY and he earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College. After serving eleven years in the US Army where he did his internship, Dermatology residency and Mohs fellowship; he returned to private practice in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. Mulvaney is a professional member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Medical Association, Medical Society of the State of New York, New York State Society of Dermatology and the Capital District Dermatology Society. In addition, he is board certified with the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Mulvaney has published numerous publications and presents a wealth of knowledge related to his field of study. In 2016, he was named one of the top Capital District Physicians.
Dr. Mulvaney lives in Albany, NY with his wonderful wife Janet, and their dogs. When he is not performing Mohs he enjoys running, Pilates, walking his dogs, vacationing in St. John and spending time with his family.
Robert G. Shoss, MD
Dr. Shoss is a board-certified dermatologist. He graduated from and completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He initiated his practice in 1976 in the Capital District following completion of his dermatology training at Albany Medical Center. During these 45 years, Dr. Shoss has provided comprehensive medical and surgical dermatological care, skin cancer screening and treatment, as well as aesthetic medicine, including laser and intense pulsed light treatments and facial rejuvenation with Botox and dermal fillers. Recognizing the critical importance of skin care, he oversees esthetician services geared to improve the health and appearance of the skin.
Dr. Shoss has been actively involved in teaching at Albany Medical Center having served in the capacities of instructor, clinical assistant, and currently, clinical associate professor of medicine. He remains involved in the teaching of medical students and residents and also supervises the teaching of physician assistant trainees. His passion for education led to his recognition by The Academy of Family Practice Physicians for his involvement in teaching family practice residents. Dr. Shoss is a Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology, a member of The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, The New York State Society of Dermatology, The Capital District Dermatological Society, The New England Dermatology Society, and The Medical Society of the State of New York.
A former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves Medical Corps and Eagle Scout, Dr. Shoss is a previous board member of the Bender/St.Peter’s Hospital Hygienic Laboratory and the Bethlehem PTA Endowment Committee. He participates in community activities such as the Albany Jewish Community Center and Albany Medical Center Hospital annual skin screening clinics.
David Foster, RPA-C
David joined Albany Dermatology in March 2015. He is a 1995 graduate of the Albany Medical College Physician Assistant Program, and worked in a family medicine group for nearly 20 years prior to joining our practice.
As a Physician Assistant who has received specialized training in dermatology, David is licensed and qualified to provide a wide range of medical and surgical services to our dermatologic patients. Proficient in performing biopsies, excisions and cryotherapy, and he is able to order and interpret laboratory blood tests and prescribe medication. He utilizes a range of therapies to treat patients with acne including oral antibiotics, topical treatments and Accutane derivatives. He is also able to prescribe topical and/or biologic treatment for patients with severe plaque psoriasis. David attends conferences regularly to update his medical knowledge and has held continuous board certification by the National Physician Assistant organization.
David is an active member of the local Physician Assistant community. He participates in the education of Physician Assistant and medical students and has volunteered his time to support internships for high school students interested in a Physician Assistant career. Previously a respiratory therapist, he continues to use this background to certify local firefighters.
A US Army veteran and former airborne paratrooper, David is also an active member of his community and school district, and volunteers in the many activities that his children are involved in.
David is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of New York.
LAUREN LEACH, PA-C
Lauren joined Albany Dermatology in November 2020. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The State University of New York College at Oneonta and her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York. She is a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society.
Prior to joining Albany Dermatology, Lauren spent five years working in family medicine. She enjoys developing close relationships with her patients and is passionate about enhancing their quality of life through skin care. Lauren has additional experience in personal training and is skilled in educating and motivating her patients to achieve their health goals.
As a Physician Assistant who has received specialized training in dermatology, Lauren is licensed and qualified to provide a wide range of medical and surgical services to our dermatologic patients. She Is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of New York. Lauren is a proud member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as well as the New England Dermatology Society.
LINH DONNELL, PA-C
Linh joined Albany Dermatology in November 2020. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT and then obtained her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Her clinical year included rotations in dermatology and extensive surgical experience related to skin and soft tissue disease.
Linh’s interests include early detection and treatment of various skin cancers and is skilled in the management of a wide variety of chronic skin conditions. She is trained to perform procedures including cryotherapy, biopsies, and removal of benign and cancerous skin lesions. Linh has a passion for dermatology and thoroughly enjoys interacting with patients of all ages to address their concerns.
Linh is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of New York. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the New England Dermatology Society.
ANNA VONCK, PA-C
Anna joined Albany Dermatology in January 2021. She attended the University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education and then completed her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Augusta University in Georgia. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Anna spent two years working as a dermatological medical assistant. During this time, she gained experience treating a wide array of skin disorders and assisted in the management of various malignancies. It was this initial work that sparked her passion for dermatology.
Today, Anna enjoys working alongside her patients to support a personalized skin care regimen. She is proficient in managing various skin conditions and takes interest in performing procedures including cryotherapy, biopsies, and removal of benign and cancerous skin lesions.
Anna is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed in the State of New York. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the New England Dermatology Society and strives to continually update her medical education.
Alyson Tower, Licensed Esthetician
Michelle McLea, Licensed Esthetician
Alyson and Michelle provide esthetic and laser services to teens, women and men in the Albany Dermatology MedSpa.
Both are licensed estheticians and 2005 graduates from the Aesthetic Science Institute in Latham, NY. Alyson first joined Albany Dermatology in February 2014. Michelle joined Albany Dermatology in January 2018. They bring to the practice many years of experience in the esthetic industry and their holistic approach to skin care provides excellent support to patients receiving medical and cosmetic services. Having previously worked at Capital Region day spas, Alyson and Michelle are skilled in providing facials for all skin types and also perform a variety of medical grade customized chemical peels as well as microdermabrasion and micro-needling. They also utilize lasers for tattoo and hair removal and perform Intense Pulsed Light and skin resurfacing to treat acne, rosacea, scarring and photoaging.
Alyson and Michelle continually extend their knowledge of the industry by taking continuing education courses, attending trade shows and keeping abreast of the latest trends in esthetic products and procedures.
THE ALBANY DERMATOLOGY NURSING TEAM
FELICIA NACY, RN
MICHELLE BRISEE, LPN
MELANIE BUSCH, LPN
TIMOTHY HARTNETT , LPN
These professionals bring a wealth of experience to the practice from a variety of health care settings. They support our providers by completing detailed patient health histories, assisting the medical staff during more complex medical, surgical and cosmetic procedures, and providing necessary support, advice and health education to our patients. The team also manages prescription renewals, including prior authorizations, provides patient care in rooms and completes entry of medical information into our electronic medical records system.
The AD Nursing Team maintains a high standard of patient care within the practice, promoting the concept of safe individualized patient care, and maintaining confidentiality at all times and in all places. Each keep abreast of updated clinical practice guidelines and policies to extend and improve their skills to meet the needs of our patients.