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Dr. Badia, Board Certified Dermatologist

Anais Aurora Badia

Board Certified Dermatologist

  • University of Miami, B.S.
  • Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, D.O
  • University of Health Sciences School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Miami Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Residency
  • Albany Medical College, Dermatology Residency
  • Miami Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Dermatology Mini Fellowship
  • Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

Dr. Badia opened Florida Skin Center in July 2001, just after completing her dermatology training in Albany, New York. Since then, she has developed the practice to be a full service facility, offering state of the art amenities to her patients. As Dr. Badia is a pediatrician, in addition to being a dermatologist, she is well versed in treating patients of all ages, even newborns. She is on the national osteopathic pediatric dermatology certification board. Medical dermatology for children and adults is the focus of Florida Skin Center. Under her direction, Florida Skin Center offers the only narrow band UVB phototherapy treatment center in the area for psoriasis and eczema, full Mohs services, dermatopathology services, and a full complement of laser, cosmetic and aesthetic services.

While her emphasis is patient care, she also makes efforts to be involved with the community, and has been recognized locally, with the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Volunteer of the Year and nationally, with the Congressional Medal of Distinction. Dr. Badia is a regular lecturer at the Miami Childrens Hospital Pediatric Postgraduate Course and is a national speaker for the American Association of Anti Aging Medicine. She lectures nationally and locally on a variety of dermatolo gy topics, and is published in leading dermatology and pediatric journals.

Dr. Eduardo Weiss, MD

Dr. Eduardo Weiss, M.D.

Eduardo Weiss graduated from medical school in 1982 from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He was 3rd in his class of 117 graduates. After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Weiss completed his residency in dermatology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami in 1999 where he was Chief Resident.

From 1999 thru 2006 Weiss was one of the charge physicians of MOHS surgeries and laser procedures for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. During this period Dr. Weiss also established a very successful practice in Hollywood, Florida. He currently performs over 1500 MOHS surgeries and laser procedures each year. Dr. Weiss continues to train residents of Dermatology and Family Medicine from the University of Miami and Nova South Eastern University.

Appointments and Fellowships

  • Diplomate American Board of Dermatology
  • Diplomate American Society of MOHS Surgery
  • Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Voluntary Associate Professor of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery of Nova South Eastern University
  • Guest Scientist-Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

Eduardo Weiss M.D. has lectured throughout the United States as well as South America. He has been published in numerous medical journals and health quarterly's.

Dr. Robb Wilentz, MD

Dr. Robb E. Wilentz, M.D.

Labratory Provider

Robb Wilentz is a board-certified anatomic pathologist and board-certified dermatopathologist. Dr. Wilentz graduated with a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University in 1992, and he received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1996. He performed his internship and residency in Anatomic Pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Robb also completed fellowships in surgical and gastrointestinal/pancreatic pathology, served as Chief Resident, and was an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins.

In 2002, Robb left Baltimore to pursue a fellowship in Dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Robb currently serves as a Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Wilentz has had a prolific academic career, working in dermatopathology and gastroinstestinal pathology; he has published over 60 peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. These writtings have appeared in preeminent journals and textbooks, including Cancer, the American Journal of Pathology, and Robbins’ Pathologic Basis of Disease.

Robb is a member of many societies, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist, and the Gastrointestinal Pathology Society. He has served on the scientific abstract review board for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, has won many research awards, has lectured at multiple universities, and has been a moderador of and member on many medical and university panels and committees.

Shirisha Vallarapu, Physician Assistant

Shirisha Vallarapu Diplomate Status - SDPA

Shirisha Vallarapu is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with over 12 years of health care experience. She has been awarded Diplomate status from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (DSDPA).

Shirisha graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S in Microbiology. She then attended Nova Southeastern University where she received a Masters in Medical Science and a B.S. in Physician Assistant Studies.

At Florida Skin Center, Shirisha sees patients for routine skin checks and problem visits. She also does the majority of the surgical procedures at the office including routine biopsies and excisions. She has extensive training in laser procedures including laser hair removal and vascular treatments. Shirisha also has experience with dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic. 

Shirisha frequently gives lectures locally to fellow colleagues as well as lectures on the importance of skin health throughout the community.  Shirisha enjoys spending time with patients and is always trying to further her dermatology knowledge by attending conferences and workshops.

 

Brooke Drew, Physician Assistant

Brooke Drew Diplomate Status - SDPADiplomate Status - SDPA

Brooke is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant (SDPA) and Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. She has been awarded Diplomate status from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (DSDPA)

Brooke graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science. She received her Physician Assistant training from Nova Southeastern University. She received a Masters in Medical Science and graduated with High Honors.

Brooke has experience in Dermatology research, and bringing new generic medications to market. At Florida Skin Center, she performs routine skin checks and also see’s patients for problem visits. Brooke performs biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, and laser procedures.

 

Cindy Huang, Physician Assistant

Cindy Huang Diplomate Status - SDPA

Cindy Huang is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).  

Cindy graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. After working in behavioral cardiovascular research for several years, she decided she would like to be more directly involved in patient care. She received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Arcadia University. She has over 6 years of healthcare experience, and has specialized in dermatology since 2012.  

At Florida Skin Center, Cindy sees patients for routine skin checks and problem visits. She performs biopsies, excisions, cryotherapy, intralesional injections, and laser procedures.

 

Shanah Cyr, Aesthetician

Shanah Cyr

Aesthetician/Exilis Provider

Shanah is a licensed Facial Specialist who received her schooling at Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care. Along with medical assisting she has over 13 years experience in aesthetic services at Florida Skin Center. During this time, Shanah has developed a strong, loyal clientele while expanding her career in the aesthetic field.

Tara Christie, Patient Coordinator

Maria G. Cardena (Gaby)

Lead Medical Assistant
Aesthetic Coordinator
Exilis Provider

Gaby has been with Florida Skin Center for almost 4 years. Gaby is not only one of our lead medical assistants but she is also one of our Aesthetic Coordinators—specializing in education & application of our Colorescience makeup line.

As a lead Medical Assistant Gaby, participates in making sure patients get nothing but the best care. As a makeup artist, she helps patients choose the best skin care regimens & coverage they need to improve their skin health. She is passionate about her role in our company. She enjoys helping patients in all aspects of their relationship with FSC and patients love her.

Gaby was born and raised in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. She moved to the States when she was 14 years old. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family as well as working out. Gaby is currently attending school to become an aesthetician.

Certified physician assistants (PA-C) are medical providers trained in all specialties of medicine graduating from one of over 100 accredited academic programs in the United States. Most Physician Assistant Programs are Masters level and last 24-27 continuous months and use the medical school model. PAs are trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative healthcare services as delegated by a physician.

Shirisha, Brooke and Cindy have also undergone rigorous training with Dr. Badia. Working as members of the Florida Skin Center team, our PAs diagnose and treat patients, write prescriptions, perform biopsy and surgical procedures, perform skin checks and do a handful of cosmetic procedures including laser treatments, cosmetic fillers and botox treatments

Physician Assistants have been providing a wide variety of services in the dermatology field for over 40 years. Building on their primary care training, most PAs in dermatology are trained on the job by their supervising physician.

Our PAs regularly attend conferences and workshops to enhance and build their medical knowledge in dermatology. Their flexible schedules allow for patients to be seen the same day with minimal wait time.

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