Palm Beach Gardens, FL
David J. Goldberg, M.D., J.D. is recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative work with skin lasers, cosmetic dermatology and non-invasive facial and body rejuvenation techniques. A board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice since 1985, he has treated patients and taught doctors throughout the world in the use of these cutting-edge technologies. Under his direction, Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and New Jersey has been a pioneer in making skin laser and cosmetic dermatology technologies available to the public.
Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from Yale University. He completed his dermatology residency and dermatologic surgical fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He is a clinical professor and former director of Mohs Surgery and Laser Research in the department of Dermatology at NY’s Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai..
Dr. Goldberg has published over 160 academic papers and has contributed to over 15 academic textbooks. He has authored textbooks on laser dermatology, laser hair removal, laser facial rejuvenation, photodamaged skin, skin wrinkle fillers, acne, rosacea, unwanted fat and cellulite . He has also co-authored two books for the general public: Light Years Younger and Secrets of Great Skin.
Dr. Goldberg is active in professional societies and was elected president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery. He has also served as chairperson of the Ethics Committees of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has sat on the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has also served as a co-vice-president of the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Goldberg was the first recipient of the prestigious Leon Goldman award, named after the founder of laser surgery. Additionally, Dr. Goldberg was named one of the “Top Ten Laser Surgeons in the U.S.” by Self magazine, one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Woodward/White, Inc., a “Best Doctor in America” by Best Doctors Inc. and one of the “Best Dermatologists in New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly.
Dr. Goldberg has always been eager to advance the skill levels of his colleagues. He has an active fellowship Program at his practice that draws the “best of the best” dermatologists and Physician Assistants, many of whom join Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists of New York and NY and NJ after their fellowship is complete.
Lastly, his legal background and expertise in Health Care Law (he has taught Health Care Law at NY’s Fordham Law School for over 15 years) puts Dr. Goldberg at the forefront in understanding the economic, legal and ethical issues of today’s health care and dermatology delivery systems.
Gardens Dermatology Staff:
Steven D. Shapiro, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in multiple laser procedures, reconstructive skin cancer surgery and the latest in cosmetic and dermatological procedures.
Dr. Shapiro received his degree in medicine from UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. His internship in Internal Medicine was completed at Hahnemann University followed by his residency in Dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine where he currently is a volunteer Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and a member of the Residency Advisory Board. Dr. Shapiro is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is an active member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of Dermatology, the Florida Society of Dermatology, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, International Society of Police Surgeons and the Palm Beach County Medical Society. He is Chairman of the Board for Healthcare Underwriters’ Group (HUG), a physician-owned medical malpractice company. Dr. Shapiro performs various clinical and FDA studies for ‘repair’ of skin conditions including photorejuvenation and tissue tightening. He is an expert commentator for various television stations.
Michael T. Borenstein, M.D., Ph.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in Medical and Surgical Dermatology, as well as the latest techniques in laser treatments and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Dr. Borenstein received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Borenstein joined Gardens Dermatology after completing his internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Borenstein completed his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami. Dr. Borenstein is an active member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, Florida Society of Dermatology, the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, and the Palm Beach County Dermatology Society.
Susan M. Mata, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Moh’s Surgery and the latest advancements in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, skin rejuvenation, psoriasis and vitiligo laser treatments using the Pharos Laser. She received her degree in Medicine from the University of Miami where she also completed her Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology. Dr. Mata is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Florida Dermatology Society and Women’s Society of Dermatology, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery where she received her fellow membership in June 2006. Dr. Mata speaks Spanish fluently.
Vidya S. Rajpara, M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in the latest dermatologic procedures, including cosmetic and laser surgery, skin rejuvenation, skin cancer surgery, and medical dermatology. She received her degree in Medicine from University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she also completed her internship in Internal Medicine followed by her residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. She subsequently completed fellowship training in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rajpara is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Association for Physicians of Indian Origin, and Palm Beach India Medical Association.
Denise C. Hayes, A.R.N.P. is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in General Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Skin Rejuvenation. Denise has been practicing since 2000 at Gardens Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Denise also provides Dermatologic services to several nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area. She compliments her dermatology career with over 20 years of medical experience. Denise received her Master of Science and Post Master’s Certificate with High Honors ranking #1 in her class. Her Academic Honor Societies include Sigma Theta Tau International and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Denise is an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. Denise has been a resident of Palm Beach Gardens since 1962.
Nicole Hastaba is a nationally Certified Physician Assistant specializing in treating a wide variety of dermatological conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. In addition, she performs cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer surgery, and the latest in laser procedures. Nicole attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. She then went on to receive a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from South College in Knoxville, TN. Nicole graduated PA school at the top of her class, being honored with a membership in the Pi Alpha National Honor Society. Nicole is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Michele Owaski, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. Michele provides comprehensive dermatological care, performing both medical and cosmetic treatments. She enjoys the opportunity to educate and help patients prevent and treat various dermatologic conditions. Michele received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at Florida State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then earned a Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at Nova Southeastern University, where she graduated with highest honors. Michele is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Florida Association of Physician Assistants.
Palm Beach Gardens Office
Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center 11030 RCA Center Dr. Suite 3015 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Keeping you healthy and beautiful.
"Dr. Goldberg is one of the most skilled dermatologists in the industry. He is the first dermatologist to utilize the most cutting- edge lasers and techniques. Beyond his skills as a dermatologist, he is someone I trust to care for my skin." - R. G., New York, New York
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