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Aanand Geria, MD


Aanand N. Geria, MD FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. In 2018, after working in Manhattan for several years, he founded Geria Dermatology in Rutherford, NJ with the mission to provide the highest level of dermatologic treatment using innovative technology and evidence-based practice in a customized and compassionate environment.

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Maria Strangie, PA-C Physician Assistant

Maria Strangie, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Maria Strangie, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology. She graduated cum laude from Hofstra University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She earned her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at MCPHS University and completed training in various medical specialties throughout the Boston area.

After becoming a Physician Assistant, Maria began practicing dermatology in the New York City area. She has undergone extensive training and developed skills necessary to treat patients of all backgrounds. She has also completed a fellowship program and remains an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Maria truly believes in providing exceptional care and looks forward to creating individualized treatment plans with her patients. She feels that it is important to fully educate patients so that they can be comfortable in making an informed decision. Maria enjoys both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

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Mukti Patel, RN - Aesthetic Nurse

Mukti Patel, RN

Aesthetic Nurse

Mukti Patel is a registered nurse focusing on aesthetics, skincare, and CoolSculpting at Geria Dermatology. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She then acquired 7 years of valuable patient care and nursing experience bedside, in the operating room, and in the post anesthesia care unit in several locations in New Jersey and New York City.

Mukti naturally transitioned into an aesthetic nurse role, where she learned all of her skills from Dr. Geria himself. She has mastered skincare, HydraFacials, chemical peels, dermaplaning, microneedling with PRP and, CoolSculpting.

Mukti’s nursing experience allows her to put her patients needs at the forefront of the care she delivers every day. Her biggest goal is to provide high quality patient care all while surpassing their cosmetic expectations. In her free time, she loves to cook and take her dog, Luna, out for long walks.

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Ava Tryanowski - Licensed Aesthetician

Ava Tryanowski

Licensed Aesthetician

Ava’s journey in the world of esthetics began at the renowned Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and Cosmetology, where she honed her skills in the latest beauty techniques and trends. Ava was drawn to the allure and transformative power of skincare and beauty from an early age.

Driven by a fervent passion to enhance others’ beauty and confidence, Ava has honed her specialization in various skin treatments. She believes in crafting a unique and personal journey for each patient, attentively listening to their skin concerns and aspirations. Her approach is deeply rooted in understanding and addressing individual needs, guiding patients toward realizing their ultimate skin dreams.

Ava’s dedication transcends the boundaries of professional commitment; she values the trust and connection with her patients, recognizing the profound impact of helping them feel confident and radiant in their skin. Her philosophy centers on treating skin and nurturing self-confidence and inner beauty.

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Amber Silva

Amber Silva

Licensed Aesthetician

Introducing Amber Silva, a dynamic and passionate aesthetician ready to make a mark in the world of beauty and skincare. With a blend of artistic flair and technical skill, Amber brings a fresh perspective and a commitment to enhancing the natural beauty of each client she serves.

Trained in the latest techniques and armed with a deep understanding of skincare science, Amber is equipped to provide personalized treatments tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of every individual. Whether it’s rejuvenating facials or peels, Amber approaches each service with precision and care, ensuring an exceptional experience from start to finish. Amber is dedicated to staying at the forefront of industry trends and innovations, continuously expanding their knowledge and skills to offer cutting-edge treatments and unparalleled results. Amber’s commitment to ongoing education reflects her dedication to providing the highest standard of care and achieving optimal outcomes for her clients.

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Melissa Delfino

Melissa DelFino

Practice Manager

With over a decade of dedicated experience in aesthetic dermatology, Melissa DelFino is a seasoned and accomplished practice manager known for her exceptional leadership style and expertise in the field. Throughout her career, she has consistently demonstrated a profound commitment to delivering outstanding patient care and optimizing practice operations. Melissa possesses a comprehensive understanding of the nuances of aesthetic dermatology, staying abreast of the latest advancements and techniques in the industry. Her profound knowledge allows her to effectively coordinate and streamline all aspects of the practice, ensuring seamless operations and optimal patient outcomes.

As a leader Melissa excels in fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment, empowering staff members to perform at their best and uphold the highest standards of professionalism. Their strong interpersonal skills enable them to forge lasting relationships with patients, staff, and industry partners alike, enhancing the reputation and success of the practice. Driven by a passion for excellence, Melissa is dedicated to continuous improvement and innovation within the field of aesthetic dermatology. She is adept at implementing strategic initiatives to enhance patient satisfaction, expand service offerings, and drive practice growth.

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