OUR PHYSICIANS

 

Dr. Karin H. Satra  is a compassionate, sincere, and dedicated dermatologist.  She has been practicing dermatology for over 20 years and is committed to providing excellent patient care.  She is a diplomate of The National Board of Medical Examiners and is board certified in Dermatology as well as Internal Medicine.  This uniquely comprehensive background enables Dr. Satra to provide her patients with the most advanced care.  She is a fellow in The American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the New Jersey Dermatologic Society as well as the Bergen County Medical Society.

 

Dr. Satra completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Douglas College of Rutgers University where she graduated summa cum laude.  She then went on to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York where she was conferred the title of Medical Doctor (M.D.).

 

She received her dermatology training at New York Presbyterian Medical Center where she was honored to be selected as Chief Resident.  Prior to that, she completed an Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and a dermatology research fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

 

Currently Dr. Satra is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she supervises residents in dermatology.

 

Besides medicine, Dr. Satra's other passions include music, athletics, and service.  An avid violist, she has performed in numerous groups including the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra, The Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, and various string quartets.  Dr. Satra enjoys yoga and bicycling, competing each year in a triathalon, and participates in Ski For Light/Sports For Health, programs dedicated to skiing, biking, and other activities with the visually impaired.  As an athlete, she likes to challenge herself.   She was proud to recently complete a century ride (100 miles in one day) on a tandem bike with her visually impaired bike partner, and to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.       

 

Dr. Kapila V. Paghdal is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetics, lasers, and skin cancer surgery. Dr. Paghdal completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was trained in Mohs Surgery, a special technique for removing skin cancer. Prior to this, she completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of South Florida, where she was able to work with a wide range of patients. She cared for patients and veterans at Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital treating both medical and surgical dermatologic concerns.

 

Dr. Paghdal is one of a few dermatologists in the country with both an M.D. and a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She completed her Doctorate in Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for academic achievement and the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion and dedication to service. At Rutgers’ Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, she was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society. Her training in pharmaceutical chemistry and its application enhances her patient care knowledge to effectively treat conditions such as skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and scarring, as well as aging (wrinkles, texture abnormalities and hyperpigmentation) for all skin types.

 

She has published many articles on various drugs and their effects on skin conditions and has authored book chapters regarding Mohs surgery and surgical techniques. Dr. Paghdal’s clinical research experience includes research studies involving melanoma, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronidase, scarring, Botox, and subcision for acne scarring. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery.

 

Dr. Amy Stevens is board certified with more than 20 years of experience treating patients in private practice in Bergen County. She specializes in medical dermatology and treats both adults and children. She believes that the doctor patient relationship should be compassionate and respectful and she encourages patients to ask questions and actively participate in their health care.

 

Dr. Stevens graduated from Barnard College and received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her internship in internal medicine and residency in dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. She is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

In addition to her work in private practice, Dr Stevens is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and an Assistant Attending in Dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where she teaches and supervises dermatology residents and medical students. She spent many years in both the academic and private industry setting doing scientific research in dermatology and infectious disease and has published articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the New England Journal of Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology, and others.

 

Dr Stevens enjoys hiking and camping. 

 

Dr. Margaret Fonder is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  A native of River Edge, Dr. Fonder is happy to return to Bergen County, where she was valedictorian of River Dell Regional High School.  She then went on to become a summa cum laude graduate of Yale University, and later recieved her MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

 

She completed an internship in internal medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, before moving to Rhode Island where she completed her residency in dermatology at Brown University, during which she served as chief resident.  Dr. Fonder has been working for several years at a dermatology practice in Rhode Island.  She has published 13 peer-reviewed scientific articles in prestigious journals, presented at national meetings, and co-authored a dermatology textbook chapter.

 

Dr Fonder has a special interest in skin cancer detection and management, and extensive experience addressing all dermatological concerns.  She welcomes new patients in all age groups, particularly senior citizens. When not working, Dr. Fonder enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.  

 

 

Dr. Sumeet Thareja is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has a particular interest in cosmetics and skin cancer surgery.  He is passionate about increasing skin cancer awareness and dedicated to educating his community about general skin health. His interest in dermatology stems from a life-long mission to understand the deep connection between skin disease and the psychological burden it creates.  He strives to alleviate this burden by helping his patients look and feel their best.   

 

After finishing his undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, Dr. Thareja obtained his medical degree at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine in Tampa.

 

He stayed at USF to complete his residency training in dermatology and then went on to become Medical Director of Indigo Dermatology in Florida as well as caring for military veterans at James A. Haley VA Department of Dermatology in Tampa.

 

Dr. Thareja specializes in skin cancer, mole checks. psoriasis, eczema, acne, vitiligo, cosmetics, lasers and PRP. 

 

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Mohs Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

 

In his free time, Dr. Thareja likes to spend time with his family, playing tennis and golf and traveling.