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Poblete Dermatology emphasizes the significance of continual education and training to enhance patient care. We actively participate in dermatological conferences and scientific gatherings to remain abreast of advancements in both general and cosmetic dermatology.

We are dedicated to the proficiency, effectiveness, and approachability of our physicians, physician assistants, and staff members, reflecting our commitment to exceptional care.

Maria Veronica R. Abello-Poblete, MD, FAAD

Dr. Abello-Poblete is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with extensive experience in treating various skin conditions, stemming from her comprehensive medical and dermatological training. She completed her Dermatology Residency at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, where she served as chief resident during her final year. Currently, she serves as an active consultant in the Department of Dermatology at Princeton Health Penn Medicine.

Furthermore, Dr. Poblete completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University in NYC, where she contributed to multiple publications on psoriasis. She also holds a residency in Family Medicine from UMDNJ at Capital Health Systems.

Dr. Poblete is actively involved in teaching family medicine and dermatology residents from RWJUH, providing CME talks and workshops for their conferences, and offering ongoing training in her office. In addition to her extensive academic and clinical contributions, she offers a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatological treatments.  Her expertise encompasses both therapeutic and aesthetic approaches to dermatological care, ensuring comprehensive treatment options for her patients.

Emily K. Smith, PA-C

Emily Smith Hornak is one of our excellent PA who  holds a steadfast, devoted following, thanks to her empathetic demeanor, exceptional skill, and remarkable bedside manner.

As one of our esteemed certified Physician Assistants, Emily embarked on her professional journey with a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola University Maryland. Her pursuit of excellence continued with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Keiser University. Initially honing her skills in Urgent Care, Emily gained invaluable experience diagnosing and treating various dermatological conditions across diverse age groups.

Bringing her wealth of expertise to our practice, Emily underwent additional training in specialized procedures including laser hair removal, KTP, and microneedling/PRP. Certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants, Emily ensures the highest standard of care and proficiency in her practice, earning the trust and admiration of her patients.

Alexandria Forrest, PA-C

Allie is one of our dermatology physicians providing care to our patients. She has unwavering dedication to providing personalized treatment tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Her depth of understanding in dermatology, coupled with her attentive approach, ensures that individuals feel heard, understood, and well-cared for under her guidance.

Beyond her clinical expertise, Allie's warmth and empathy create a welcoming and supportive environment within our practice. Patients often commend her for her ability to put them at ease, address their concerns with care, and empower them with knowledge about their skin health. Allie's commitment to excellence is unwavering.

Yesenia Pena, MA-C

Jessy completed her training as a Medical Assistant in  Fortis Institute with strong recommendations from her mentors due to her consistent professionalism, competence and compassion during her time of training. She has proven to be an invaluable member to our practice, not only because of her competence but also because of her ability to speak fluent English and Spanish which helps a lot of our patients express themselves better.

Ashley Lovo

Ashley, our front desk representative, embodies the epitome of pleasantness, competence, and helpfulness. She ensures that every patient receives the attention they require, treating each individual with the warmth and care reminiscent of family. Ashley's dedication to teamwork is evident in her cheerful demeanor, positivity, and eagerness to continually expand her knowledge.

Camille Bustamante

Meet Camille, a resilient and bright individual who faces challenges with strength and grace. She's quick to learn, friendly, and always ready to assist others. With aspirations of becoming a dermatology physician assistant, her journey has fueled her passion for helping others and making a difference in healthcare. Camille's competence, warmth, and determination make her a valuable asset and an inspiring presence in our team.

John Rodriguez

Meet John, our multi-talented medical assistant with big dreams! While pursuing his master's degree and eyeing a future in medicine, he's an integral part of our team, assisting with patient care, administrative tasks, and keeping spirits high with his humor. Proactive, funny, and always ready to lend a hand, John embodies the spirit of teamwork and dedication.

Claudia K. Van Saders, RN

Claudia is our office manager and Registered Nurse who has extensive experience and knowledge in caring for dermatology patients.  She has worked in the field of dermatology for more than 20 years, working as a  research nurse, where she was part of multiple publications in psoriasis and later on appointed as Manager of Clinical Operations in the department of Dermatology in Rutgers, New Brunswick. She enjoys interacting with patients and takes pride in being able to assist them whether in getting their phototherapy treatment, injections, non invasive body contouring, microdermabrasion or getting registered for iPledge. We are very fortunate to have her in our team.

Chloe Lavell, PA-C

Chloe is a certified Physician assistant specializing in Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology.  She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteophatic Medicine, Masters of Physician Assistant Studies.  She enjoys seeing medical dermatology patients and has experience in  cosmetic dermatology, combining medicine and artistry for treatments such as laser hair removal, KTP, microneedling and PRP. She continues to take courses and attend seminars by the industries top leaders to provide her patients with the utmost care. She is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants.

Jenna Diaz, MA

Jenna completed her Medical Assistant training in Harris School of Business and has worked in various specialties of Medicine which contributes to her experience in patient care.  She is very focused and enjoys new challenges. Besides assisting the dermatologist and our physician assistant with procedures and extensive medical documentation, she has the ability to cross train to assist with appointment scheduling. Due to her versatility and ambition, she is an excellent new addition to our practice. 

Lisa Valenzuela
Lisa Valenzuela

Lisa serves as our outstanding front desk manager, boasting extensive expertise in insurance, billing, and front desk operations. With years of experience in medical billing and customer service, she is a valuable resource for patients seeking assistance with administrative, billing, and insurance inquiries. Moreover, Lisa excels in facilitating communication between patients and clinical staff, ensuring that any questions or concerns are effectively addressed. Her role as a patient liaison is pivotal in bridging the gap between patients and our clinical team, contributing to a seamless and efficient healthcare experience.

Elle Lopos, VA

Meet our dynamic front desk receptionist, Elle! With boundless energy and a winning attitude, she's always eager to learn and assist. A true team player, Elle seamlessly integrates herself into our work environment, fostering camaraderie and cooperation. Her genuine gratitude for her role shines through in her dedicated work ethic, making her not just a receptionist, but a valued ally in your success.

Saanya Bhargava

Saanya is working as a medical assistant in preparation for her PA school. She consistently approaches her work with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that tasks are completed accurately and efficiently. Her dedication to doing things the right way serves as an inspiration to her colleagues and contributes to the smooth functioning of our team.

As Saanya sets her sights on dermatology PA school, we have no doubt that she will continue to achieve great things. Her intelligence, diligence, and commitment to excellence make her a formidable force, and we're proud to have her as a member of our team.

Jeshena Michelle Soriano

Meet Michelle, our exceptional medical scribe who brings joy to our workplace every day! Her pleasant demeanor, cheerful attitude, and unwavering patience make her a delight to work with. Jeshena's gratitude for her job is evident in her consistent presence and positive energy, making her a breath of fresh air in our office. Michelle quickly grasped our system and consistently enhances her understanding and skills with daily learning and improvement.

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