Graduates

2020

Malcolm Creighton-Smith, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Pennsylvania – B.A., Science, Technology, and Society
Tufts University School of Medicine – M.D.
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2020
Currently practicing at UConn Health, Department of Dermatology, Farmington, CT

Malcolm Creighton-Smith, M.D.

Michael Storonsky, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Rochester – B.A., Economics, Biology, Relationship Psychology
SUNY Upstate Medical University – M.D.
St. Joseph Hospital – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2020
Currently practicing at UConn Health, Department of Dermatology, Farmington, CT

Michael Storonsky, M.D.

Gillian Weston, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut – B.S., Biological Sciences
UConn School of Medicine – M.D.
St. Joseph Hospital – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2020
Currently a Dermatopathology Fellow at New York University in New York City, NY

Gillian Weston, M.D.

2019

Preeti Jhorar, M.D.

Educational Background:
B.J. Medical College, India – M.B.B.S.
B.J. Medical College, India – M.D.
Florida Hospital – Internal Medicine – PGY1, 2 and 3
American Board of Internal Medicine – Certified 2016
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2019
Currently practicing at UCLA at Redondo Beach, CA

Preeti Jhorar, M.D.

Andrew Kelsey, M.D.

Educational Background:
Lehigh University – B.A., Economics, Environmental Science
UConn School of Medicine – M.D.
University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2019
Currently a Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

Andrew Kelsey, M.D.

Sonal Parikh, M.D.

Educational Background:
Virginia Commonwealth University – B.S., Biology
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine – M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2019
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at the DermSurgery Associates and Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX
Currently practicing at DermSurgery Associates, PA, Houston, TX

Sonal Parikh, M.D.

2018

Sam Awan, M.D.

Educational Background:
Illinois Wesleyan University – B.S., Biology
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria – M.D.
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2018
Currently practicing at Plano Center for Dermatology, Plano, TX

Sam Awan, M.D.

Anthony Chiaravalloti, M.D.

Educational Background:
St. John Fisher College – B.S., Biology
SUNY Upstate Medical University – M.D.
St. Joseph Hospital – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2018
UConn Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship
Currently practicing at Reflections Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Syracuse, NY

Anthony Chiaravalloti, M.D.

Caroline LaRosa, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut – B.S., Nutritional Sciences and Molecular and Cell Biology
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine – M.D.
UConn School of Medicine – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2018
Currently practicing at Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut, Danbury, CT

Caroline LaRosa, M.D.

2017

Sphoorthi Jinna, M.D.

Educational Background:
Cornell University – B.S., Biological and Environmental Engineering
Columbia University – M.S., Human Nutrition
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine – M.D.
North Shore – LIJ Health System, NY – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, PGY5
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2017
Currently practicing at Buka Dermatology, New York City, NY

Sphoorthi Jinna, M.D.

Andrew Kim, M.D.

Educational Background:
Brown University – B.A., Public and Private Sector Organizations
University of Massachusetts Medical School – M.D.
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2017
Currently practicing at Dartmouth Hitchcock, Concord, NH

Andrew Kim, M.D.

Ammon Larsen, M.D.

Educational Background:
Utah State University – B.S., Biology
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine – M.D.
St. Luke’s University Health Network, Bethlehem, PA – Transitional Year – PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2017
Currently practicing at Monarch Dermatology, Loveland, CO

Ammon Larsen, M.D.

2016

Nikita Lakdawala, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut – B.S., Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut School of Medicine – M.D.
Boston University Medical Center – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2016
American Board of Dermatology – Pediatric Dermatology – Certified 2018
Currently practicing at NYU Dermatology, New York City, NY

Nikita Lakdawala, M.D.

Syril Keena Que, M.D., M.P.H.

Educational Background:
University of Pennsylvania – B.A. Biology/Neuroscience
New York University School of Medicine – M.D.
New York University School of Medicine – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2016
Currently practicing at Indiana University Dermatology, Indianapolis, IN

Syril Keena Que, M.D.

Breton Yates, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Utah – B.S., Biology
University of Utah School of Medicine – M.D.
Intermountain Medical Center – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4; Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, PGY5
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2016
Currently practicing at Woseth Dermatology, Salt Lake City, UT

Breton Yates, M.D.

2015

John B. Kelly III, M.D., Ph.D.

Educational Background:
University of Rhode Island – B.S., Microbiology
UConn School of Medicine – M.D., Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences/Immunology
St. Vincent’s Medical Center – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2015
Currently practicing at Dermatology Professionals Inc., East Greenwich, RI

John B. Kelly III, M.D., Ph.D.

Mona Shahriari, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut – B.S., Biological Sciences
UConn School of Medicine – M.D.
Baystate Medical Center – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY 2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2015
Currently practicing at Central Connecticut Dermatology in Cromwell, CT

Mona Shahriari, M.D.

2014

Logan D’Souza, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Oklahoma – B.S., Microbiology
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine – M.D.
UConn School of Medicine – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4; Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, PGY5
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2014
Currently practicing at Forest Dermatology, Asheville, NC

Logan D’Souza, M.D.

Michael Horwich, M.D., Ph.D.

Educational Background:
Dartmouth College – B.A., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School – M.D., Ph.D.
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Worcester, MA – Internal Medicine, PGY1
University of Connecticut School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2014
Currently practicing at New England Dermatology & Laser Center, Springfield, MA

Michael Horwich, M.D., Ph.D.

2013

William Holmes, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Arizona – B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Anthropology
Medical College of Wisconsin – M.D.
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Wisconsin – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4; Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, PGY5
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2013
Currently practicing at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

William Holmes, M.D.

Julia (Anderson) Benedetti, M.D.

Educational Background:
Bard College – B.A., Anthropology
Harvard Extension School – Postbaccalaureate Premedical
University of Massachusetts Medical School – M.D.
St. Vincent’s Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts – Internal Medicine, PGY1
University of Connecticut School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2013
Currently practicing at Integrated Lahey Clinic, Department of Dermatology, Burlington, MA

Julia (Anderson) Benedetti, M.D.

2012

Justin Finch, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Minnesota – B.A., Psychology
University of Minnesota School of Medicine – M.D.
Hennepin County Medical Center, Minnesota – PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2012
Currently practicing at Central Connecticut Dermatology in Cromwell, CT

Justin Finch, M.D.

Michael Payette, M.D., M.B.A.

Educational Background:
Dartmouth College – B.A., Biochemistry
UConn School of Medicine – M.D.
UConn School of Business – M.B.A.
Baystate Medical Center – Internal Medicine Residency, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2012
Currently practicing at Central Connecticut Dermatology in Cromwell, CT

Michael Payette, M.D., M.B.A.

2011

Janelle Mallett, M.D., M.B.A.

Educational Background:
Harvard University – B.A., Biology
University of Connecticut School of Medicine – M.D.
UConn School of Business – M.B.A.
UConn School of Medicine – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2011
Currently practicing at UConn Health, Department of Dermatology, Farmington, CT

Janelle Ricketts, M.D., M.B.A.

Meagen McCusker, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Connecticut – B.S., Neuroscience
Georgetown University – M.S., Physiology
UConn School of Medicine – M.D.
UConn School of Medicine – Internal Medicine, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2011
Currently practicing at Connecticut River Valley Dermatology, Enfield, CT

Meagen McCusker, M.D.

2010

Melinda Jen, M.D.

Educational Background:
Yale University – B.S., Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – M.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Pediatric Residency, PGY1 and 2
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2010
American Board of Dermatology – Pediatric Dermatology – Certified 2012
Currently practicing at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Dermatology, Philadelphia, PA

Melinda Jen, M.D.

Douglas Michael Leone, M.D.

Educational Background:
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign – B.S., Biology
University of Illinois at Chicago – M.D.
Health One Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital, Denver, Colorado – Transitional Year, PGY1
UConn School of Medicine – Dermatology Residency, PGY2, 3 and 4
American Board of Dermatology – Certified 2010
Currently practicing at Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Institute, Bloomington, IL

Douglas Michael Leone, M.D.