Lawrence Jaeger, DO
After graduating with honors from Rutgers University, Dr Lawrence Jaeger was awarded an academic scholarship to pursue his medical studies in Kirsksville Missouri. After graduating Medical school, Dr. Jaeger decided to return home to New York to complete his internship in medicine and surgery at Saint Vincent/ Saint Claire's Medical Center. He was awarded a 4 year dermatology residency program at Saint Barnabas Hospital Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City where he became Chief Resident. After completion of his residency, Dr Jaeger was asked to remain on staff as Director of Dermatologic Surgery in charge of teaching the residents new dermatologic surgical techniques.
"I feel so lucky that I get to spend my days interacting with such an amazing group of people. Both our patients and team members are just incredible!!!!"
Kenneth Bloom, MD
Dr. Kenneth Bloom returned to the New York metropolitan area and joined Advanced Dermatology Associates in 2015 after having practiced at the University of Minnesota and in private practice as a pediatric and general dermatologist for 25 years. He is originally from the Detroit metropolitan area. He went to to the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and Wayne State University School of Medicine. He then completed full residencies in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD and the State University of NY in Syracuse, and Dermatology at New York Medical College. He is been board certified in both fields. He was active and instrumental in the formation of the pediatric dermatology subspecialty board by the American Board of Dermatology and was one of the first certified.
"I love practicing dermatology at Advanced Dermatology Associates because it integrates my training and passion for treating patients of all ages (infants through adults) with medical and surgical dermatology needs. The smiles are so rewarding. "
Zac Handler, MD
Zac Handler, M.D. is a board-certified academic dermatologist and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Handler is also an assistant clinical professor in dermatology at Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School and New York Medical College. He has worked for the American Journal of Preventive Medicine and has been a medical volunteer at both the Indianapolis 500 and Nebraska Special Olympics.
"It's a wonderful feeling to visualize the resolution of a condition that a patient has struggled with for decades, and see a smile return to their face as their quality of life improves."
Jim Icken, MD
Dr. Jim Icken has practiced dermatology as a Board Certified dermatologist for over 30 years and has practiced in Wisconsin, California, New Mexico and now in New York City. He was born and raised in Vermont and received his medical degree from the University of Vermont but Jim's predecessors were all raised in the New York metropolitan area and he is so happy to live in the city he has always wanted to call him. Jim did his dermatology training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He is also a Board Certified family physician and practiced that specialty for 10 years before pursuing his dermatology training. Advanced Dermatology Associates is so happy to welcome Dr. Icken into the "ADA Family" and excited for him to be able to bring his vast experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology to our patients.
"I enjoy helping people with skin conditions as much now as I did when I started doing this 30 years. It's a pleasure providing care to our patients at ADA. "
Jane Taylor, M.D.
Dr. Jane Taylor is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has specialized in medical and cosmetic dermatology in private practice for over 3 decades. She passes her excellent skill and advanced injection techniques on to young doctors entering the field. The injection specialist creates tailored procedures to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of her valued patients.
Alessandra Bahneman, PA
Prior to obtaining her physician assistant degree, Alessandra worked as a medical assistant at Advanced Dermatology Associates where she developed a passion for dermatology. Her focus is on providing quality care and developing long-lasting connections with her patients.
When not in the office, Alessandra enjoys spending her time traveling, horseback riding, and spending time with friends and family.
Paul Benites, PA
Paul Benites, PA-C is a licensed and certified physician assistant, a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the New York Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant and is board certified through the NCCPA.
Mike David, PA
Mike David graduated Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with honors completing extensive training in medicine and surgery. after moving to New York, he went on to attended The Physician Assistants Program at York College, City University of New York where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Mike is a board certified physician assistant, certified through the National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistants with over 20 years experience in the field of medicine.
Peter Hu, PA
Peter Hu graduated from CUNY Queens College with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2006. He went on to pursue his dreams of becoming a Physician Assistant when he graduated from the prestigious Sophie Davis Biomedical Education PA Program in 2013. He spent 7 years serving the community at the Emergency Department of New York Presbyterian Queens. He has comprehensive knowledge in cosmetic and medical dermatology.
Peter is board certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed to practice in the state of New York. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Peter is engaged to his lovely fiancée and enjoys spending time with his dog, Kygo. In his leisure, he is an avid traveler, self-proclaimed movie buff and runner.
“Our skin is an extension of our inner self. When I see my patients' skin improve, I'm happy I’m also empowering them with confidence.”
Dennis Kwiecinski, PA
Dennis Kwiecinski is a licensed and board-certified Physician Assistant servingpatients throughout New York City at Advanced Dermatology Associates. He provides a wide variety of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology services and is highly experienced in the treatment of all skin, hair, and nail conditions as well as all skin growths.
Mr. Kwiecinski received his undergraduate degree from The University Of Massachusetts and went on to receive his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Pace University. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Dennis completed clinical training around NYC, Hudson valley hospitals, and private practices throughout the region before finding his home here at Advanced Dermatology Associates.
We are honored that he has brought his diverse training, background, and skills to our team which allows our patients to benefit from his focused, comprehensive, and holistic dermatological approach. He is a personable and skilled provider, who enjoys practicing evidence-based medicine and offers exceptional care.
Salvatore Milazzo, PA
Salvatore Milazzo was born and raised in the Bronx, received his undergraduate degree from Purchase College in Harrison, New York, and then went on to receive his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Pace University. Salvatore completed his clinical training in NYC and the lower Hudson valley prior to graduating. After graduating he went on to practice Emergency Medicine at an NYC emergency room for two years. Salvatore enjoys spending time with his family and sitting down to a nice meal.
Zhanat Colotti, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner
Zhanat Colotti is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Post-Master Certificate with a specialty in Family Nurse Practitioner from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh.
Zhanat received her nursing degree at Cochran School of Nursing in Yonkers, and then completed her Master of Science in Nursing Education at Mercy College, Zhanat has 11 years of Registered Nurse experience in White Plaints Hospital including working in Medical-Surgical, Step-down ICU, and Emergency Department.
Her interest in dermatology grew out of curiosity after observing different skin conditions while working in Primary Care and Urgent Care.
In her free time Zhanat enjoys spending time with her family and her friends, husband, two children, dog, biking, hiking, ice and roller skating, painting and crafting.
Zhanat speaks fluent Russian.