Dr. Uyttendaele is a board-certified dermatologist and is the owner of Hudson Dermatology, P.C. He has been named one of the Hudson Valley’s best doctors by Hudson Valley magazine for eight years in a row.
Dr. Uyttendaele completed his residency in dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He is a graduate of the University of Leuven, Belgium, and Columbia University in New York City.
Dr. Kezis is a board-certified dermatologist and has been in private practice of dermatology for over 30 years. Dr Kezis is the founder of our dermatology practice.
Dr. Kezis is a graduate of the Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his residency in dermatology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a lifetime member of the American Academy of Dermatology and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Jaiani is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in dermatology. He completed his training in medicine at the Yale University affiliated Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., and trained in dermatology at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston, N.Y.
Dr. Jaiani has completed extensive research training in dermatology in fellowships at Emory University in Atlanta and at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., near Chicago. He is a graduate of Tbilisi State Medical University in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has published several scientific articles in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Al-Shaer is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in dermatology. She completed her training in medicine at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine and received further training in dermatology at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston, N.Y.
Dr. Al-Shaer practices dermatology exclusively. Her research experience at the University of Missouri focused on using lasers for melanoma detection. She has published scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. She was also trained in using lasers and light-based treatment and is certified by the National Laser Institute for several laser procedures. She is a graduate of the University of Jordan.
Kristina Carr is a certified physician assistant with over 27 years of clinical experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and trained as a Physician Assistant at Northeastern University in Boston.
Ms. Carr worked in primary care and various surgical specialties in New England before moving to the Hudson Valley in 1985. She trained in dermatology and dermatologic surgery with Dr. Herbert Goodheart, who retired from the practice in 2010, and worked with him for 11 years while at Kaiser.
Suellen Nelson is a certified physician assistant with over 31 years of clinical experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Boston College School of Nursing and her physician assistant training at the Yale University School of Medicine’ Physician Associate Program in New Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Nelson trained in dermatology and dermatologic surgery with Dr. Herbert Goodheart, who retired from Hudson Dermatology in 2010. She has worked as a physician assistant in various surgical and medical specialties, most recently at the Danbury Office of Physician Services in Danbury, Conn.
Karl Kruszynski, a certified physician assistant, joined Hudson Dermatology in July 2014. He sees patients in our Kingston and Poughkeepsie offices.
Mr. Kruszynski studied and practiced dermatology for seven years under Dr. Marie-Louise Johnson as a physician assistant at Dermatology Services of Kingston and as a fellow at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston. Before that he worked as a physician assistant for more than three years at Hudson Valley Urology.
Mr. Kruszynski received his master of health science and his physician assistant training at Duke University in North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Patricia Hentze is a certified physician assistant with 40 years of clinical experience. She received her physician assistant training at Albany Medical College, from which she graduated in 1997. She previously received her associate in applied science degree in nursing from City University of New York.
Ms. Hentze has trained in and practiced dermatology for the past seven years with Dr. Hal Schaffer at Columbia Dermatology in Valatie and Catskill. She will be seeing patients in our Kingston office beginning in April.
Ms. Hentze has worked in various medical and surgical specialties and has trained both family practice medical students and physician assistant students over the past 17 years. Before that she worked in both New York City and Atlanta, Georgia, as a registered nurse in emergency and critical care.
Rebecca E. Zalesny is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She specializes in pediatric dermatology and sees some of our younger patients. (Pediatric patients are those up to 26 years old if a child is on a parent's insurance plan, or otherwise through the age of 21.)
Mrs. Zalesny came to Hudson Dermatology from the Children’s Medical Group in April 2012. She received her masters degree from Columbia University in 2011. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and the national honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. She is also certified in pediatric advanced life support.
Dr. Zeltser is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery. He graduated and obtained his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York. He did his residency at the Boston University/Tufts University Dermatology Residency Program, where he was chosen chief resident.
He received his board certification in dermatology in August 2006, and trained as a Mohs surgical fellow under the direction of Gary S. Rogers, M.D., at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston from July 2006 through July 2007.
Dr. Zeltser has had numerous articles published in medical journals and has presented his work before the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Zeltser is currently a clinical instructor at Columbia University's Department of Dermatology.
Nicole Valastro is a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist. She provides a range of esthetic services including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, facials, and laser hair removal.
Ms. Valastro received her esthetician license at the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skincare in 1999. She supervised and instructed students and prepared them for State Board Exams at the school from 2000-2002. She also owned and operated Nicole Valastro Skincare.
In 2002, Ms. Valastro joined Allergy and Dermatololgy Associates of the Hudson Valley as a licensed medical assistant, complimenting her experience in aesthetics with medical experience in dermatology. She now works alongside Dr. Uyttendaele at Hudson Dermatology providing laser treatments, Botox, Radiesse, Restylane and sclerotherapy.
Abby Mandia is a licensed esthetician and cosmetologist. She provides a wide range of esthetic services in our Fishkill office including chemical peels, microdermabrasion and facials. She also operates our excimer laser and TheraClear acne clearing system.
Ms. Mandia graduated from Capri Cosmetology in 2008 and has been with Hudson Dermatology since 2010. In addition to working as an esthetician, Ms. Mandia is also a medical assistant to our doctors, physician assistants, Mohs surgeon and plastic surgeons.
Marisa Bedner is a licensed esthetician and offers a wide range of esthetic services in our Kingston office.
She graduated from the Hudson Valley School of Advanced Aesthetic Skin Care in 2007, and worked in medical spas in New York City before joining Hudson Dermatology in 2013. In addition to working as an esthetician, Ms. Bedner also is a medical assistant to our doctors and physician assistants.