OUR TEAM

 

Dr. Kapila V. Paghdal is a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon 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. Paghdal enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, yoga, and being a bookworm. 

Dr. Paghdal has been selected for 201 Magazine's Super Doctors® 2020 List

 

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. Satra has been selected for BERGEN Magazine's Top Doctors of 2020 list     

 

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. Stevens has been selected for BERGEN Magazine's Top Doctors of 2020 list

 

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. Fonder has been selected for BERGEN Magazine's Top Doctors of 2020 list

 

 

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. 

Introducing the newest members of Northern Bergen Dermatology Group, Dr. David Ciocon and Christy Joseph, PA-C

 

Dr. David Ciocon received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (cum laude) and his M.D. from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Prior to his residency in dermatology, he completed three years of combined general and plastic surgery residency training at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital as well as a one-year clinical research fellowship in psoriasis at Harvard University, Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He subsequently completed his dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, where he was Chief Resident and recipient of the Leo M. Davidoff Award for Excellence in Teaching. He then completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey under the guidance of Dr. David Goldberg. He has co-authored numerous articles and chapters in the fields of psoriasis, nail disorders, and surgical and non-surgical approaches to cosmetic rejuvenation.

A board certified dermatologist, he is licensed in New Jersey and New York. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is currently the Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is on the medical staff of Montefiore Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. His clinical interests include Mohs Micrographic surgery, facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, autologous fat transfer, laser medicine, and minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology.

Christy Joseph, PA-C is a NCCPA board-certified physician assistant licensed to practice in the state of New Jersey. She earned her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Touro College, NY in 2014. She is a Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) diplomate and has undergone exceptional training in the field of dermatology to attain this title. She regularly attends seminars, conferences and workshops to enhance her knowledge and stay up to date in the field of dermatology. She is an active member of several organizations including the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and SDPA.

Christy has been practicing exclusively in the field of dermatology providing high quality care to patients in Bergen county since 2014. She has extensive experience managing patients of all ages with a wide range of complaints including acne, skin infections, inflammatory skin conditions, precancerous and cancerous skin lesions. She is skilled in performing complete body exams and procedures including biopsies, excimer laser, incision and drainages, microneedling, and chemical peels.