Dr. Michael Nazareth

MD/Phd/FAAD, Board Certified Dermatologist

Michael Nazareth is the president of Western New York Dermatology and a board certified dermatologist. He was born and raised in Buffalo and attended St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute for High School. He earned a BS in biology at Canisius College and then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where he earned his MD and PhD degrees. He then completed a dermatology residency at SUNY Buffalo, during which time he trained at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo General Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was chief resident in the final year of his residency training. Dr. Nazareth is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Medical Society of the State of New York. Dr. Nazareth looks forward to working closely with patients of all ages to meet their complete dermatologic needs by offering a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic treatments.

Meet our providers

Kelly Manganello

RPA-C

Kelly is a nationally certified and registered physician assistant. She grew up locally in Lancaster, New York where she attended Daemen College after graduating from high school. There she earned her degree, with a master’s in physician assistant studies and a bachelor’s in health science, graduating summa cum laude in 2008. Upon finishing school, she began working in the field of dermatology, where she not only gained clinical experience in general and cosmetic dermatology but also underwent training in surgical techniques, cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and two children.

Peter McKenna

RPA-C

Peter McKenna (PA-C) is a graduate of Touro College’s physician assistant program where he received his BS/MS in 2011. He has since practiced in primary care, urgent care, and emergency medicine. He joined WNY Dermatology in January of 2016. He is passionate about skin cancer screening and educating patients on all aspects of skin health. When not practicing medicine, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife Christine and daughter Claire. He looks forward to helping care for you and your family.

Kaity Molenda

RPA-C

Kaity is a graduate of Daemen College where she received her master’s in physician assistant studies and a bachelor of science in natural science-health sciences. She is a registered and nationally certified physician assistant. Kaity joined Western New York Dermatology in 2019 and is excited to be a new addition to the team. She is passionate about educating and treating all age groups about skin health, with the latest treatments and techniques. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and fitness.

Carrie L. Trabucco

RPA-C

Carrie is a graduate of D’Youville College, where she earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies and a bachelor’s degree in biology. She is a nationally certified and registered PA. Carrie entered into the dermatology field upon graduating in 2012. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Joining Western New York Dermatology in 2016, she adds years of experience treating both children and adults, focusing on patient education. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Kyle Horton-Maser

FNP-BC

Kyle is a graduate of D’Youville College, where she completed both her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). Kyle began her career in dermatology in 2012, working with Dr. Nazareth as his registered nurse while she was completing her master’s program. As a family nurse practitioner, she is trained in the care of all age groups, from infancy to geriatrics. Her goal as an FNP is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to all of her patients, with a focus on patient education.

Jessica Pfeifer

FNP

Jessica Pfeifer is a graduate of D’Youville College, where she earned her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). Jessica earned her undergraduate nursing degree in 2007 and has years of experience in working with both pediatrics and adults. She has worked in pediatric hematology/oncology, dialysis, and critical care. She completed her master’s degree in 2020 and joined Western New York Dermatology in 2021. She is passionate about preventative screening for skin cancer and patient education. When she’s not in the office she enjoys fitness and food, and most importantly, spending time with her husband, 2 children and dog.

Jessica Mancuso

FNP

Jessica is a graduate of D’Youville College, where she completed her master of science degree as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) in 2017. She has since practiced in Neurology and Urgent Care. Jessica also has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. She joined WNY Dermatology in 2021. As a family nurse practitioner, she is trained in the care of all age groups, from infancy to geriatrics. She is passionate about providing high quality care to all patients, skin cancer screening, and patient education.

Meet our nursing team

John Dryfhout, RN

You may not recognize John in person, but you might recognize his voice as he is the one who communicates biopsy/pathology results to our patients. John is originally from Canada, graduated as an RN, and received his bachelor’s from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester. He has over 25 years of nursing experience, first in cardiac intensive care, then nursing management, and now dermatology. His main focus is pathology, coordination of care, melanoma services and complex communications on behalf of our providers. Outside of work John enjoys the outdoors, coffee, and his sons Captain Mark (US Army) and future Dr. Adam (Med school).

Amber Hoppy, RN

Mohs Surgical Team

Hi I’m Amber, I was an LPN for almost 6 years and I recently just graduated with my RN this past May. I love working in dermatology, I have been in this field for many years and I’ve learned so much. When I have free time I love being outdoors and camping with my husband and 3 dogs.

Grace Matta, RN

Hey my name is Grace. I’m bilingual (speak Spanish and English) and a true Buffalonian. I graduated from D’Youville College. My favorite thing about being a nurse is sharing an experience with each of our patients and advocating for the best care quality. Outside of work, you’ll catch me rooting on the Bills with my cat Dusty (yes, he cheers too) GO BILLS!

Shirley Stanton, RN

Biologic Coordinator

Joining the practice last year, I have found a new love. Helping others to manage their skin is something new but in May, I celebrate 50 years in nursing. As the new Biologic Coordinator, I will help patients to obtain these newer medications which are very effective. When I’m not at work, I love traveling to foreign lands. Some places include; Italy, Germany, France, England, Israel, Sweden and Australia. On the home front, I participate in various military events as a volunteer and help military caregivers as an Elizabeth Dole Fellow for New York. I also love to cook, swim, and walk in parks with waterfalls.

Cassandra Zimmerman, RN, BSN, CLT

Certified Laser Technician and Cosmetic Injector

Cassi is a registered nurse who began her career working in the Intensive Care Unit. After struggling with her skin throughout her adolescent years, she developed an interest in aesthetics which eventually morphed into a passion for learning everything she could about the field of dermatology. In August of 2020, she received her Botox and Dermal Filler Certification from Boston, MAS with the hopes of transitioning her career from ventilator critical-care patients to the beautiful world of dermatology and aesthetics. Cassi is so excited to meet all our clients and bring out their beauty and confidence through healthy skin.

Kaitlin Groeger, LPN

Hello! My name is Kaitlin and I have worked in dermatology since 2015 and have also worked in the step-down ICU at ECMC. I am who most people talk to when they call our office and speak with nursing. Dermatology is a passion of mine. I enjoy helping our patient’s with any questions or concerns that they may have in regards to their care in our office. I want each patient to feel valued and know that their concerns are being cared for. When I’m not at work I spend my free time on Rushford Lake with my fiancé and three dogs. I’m also involved in volunteering with local dog rescues. I look forward to connecting with you!

Mary Wischman, LPN

Mohs Surgical Team

I schedule patients for Mohs surgery and coordinate big cases with other providers. I love my two cats, my two nieces and coffee!

Maria Cabrera, LPN

I am a Buffalo Native. I enjoy caring for and facilitating a healthy medical relationship with patients. I’m a huge bills fan! I have a doggo named Louie, a cat and a bunny, they keep me busy when I am home.

I am very excited to be a part of the team at Western New York Dermatology. I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge and love for skin. See you at your next visit!

Katie Parker, LPN

I mainly prepare patients for surgery and complete XTRAC treatments for vitiligo and psoriasis. I love coffee, running and bunnies! My favorite part about working here is the people and the patient’s that I work with, they make coming to work exciting everyday.

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