We are pleased to welcome, Dr. Anita M. Osmundson to our team of experts in the field of dermatologic surgery at Freehold Skin Clinic & Cancer Center.
Dr. Anita Osmundson's area of expertise is Mohs micrographic surgery, which is the specialized technique for the removal of skin cancers and the subsequent reconstructive surgical repairs.
Dr. Osmundson is a board certified dermatologist and a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Osmundson competed both her intership and residency in dermatology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where she also served as chief resident in dermatology. Dr. Osmundson then went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Dermatology Associates of Tulsa under the direction of renowned Mohs Surgeon Dr. Edward Yob.
Dermatology Associates of Central NJ and Dr. Centurion have earned a reputation of high quality, personal patient care in the treatment and removal of skin cancers over many years. With Dr. Osmundson on board, we will continue to strive for excellence in the field of Dermatologic Surgery in our community.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is highly specialized, allowing for the selective removal of the skin cancer with the preservation of as much of the surrounding normal tissue as is possible. Because of this complete systemic microscopic search for the â€śrootsâ€ť of the skin cancer, Mohs Micrographic surgery offers the highest chance for complete removal of the cancer while sparing the normal tissue. The cure rate for new skin cancers undergoing Mohs surgery is 99%. As a result, Mohs Micrographic Surgery is very useful for large tumors, tumors with indistinct borders, tumors near vital functional or cosmetic structures, and tumors for which other forms of therapy have failed.
Dr. Centurion is a board-certified dermatologist, dermatopathologist, and Mohs surgeon. He completed his residency in dermatology, fellowship in dermatopathology and training in Mohs surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Centurion specializes in the treatment and evaluation of skin cancer. He has served as Chief of Dermatologic Surgery at the East Orange Veterans Hospital and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has taught the art of skin cancer surgery to a plethora of medical fellows, residents and students. He has performed several thousand Mohs, Dermatologic and Laser Surgeries and has also published numerous scientific papers as well as contributed to scores of dermatology textbooks.
Dr. Centurion is a member of the following professional organizations:
Dr. Stanley J. Schnall is board-certified in Dermatology and has practiced at Dermatology Associates of Central NJ since 1972. Previously, Dr. Schnall served as Chief of Dermatology and Consultant to Veterans Administration Hospital in Shreveport, LA, and also served as a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Rutgers University of Medicine. Dr. Schnall received his medical degree from New York University of Medicine. Alongside his practice experience, Dr. Schnall is also an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Rebecca Lu is a highly skilled and experienced dermatologist specializing in Mohs surgery. Dr. Lu received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania before graduating with her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She then completed residency training in Dermatology at St. Lukeâ€™s-Roosevelt Hospital Center through Columbia University.
To further advance her training, Dr. Lu also completed an accredited fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, which provided the foundation for her extensive experience in this field. She has since performed over 1,000 surgical procedures, including numerous Mohs cases, as well as laser surgery and cosmetic procedures. Her work has also been published in multiple scientific and research articles.
Dr. Anita Osmundson is an experienced board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon. She grew up in Minnesota where she received her undergraduate degree before earning her medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. She then completed an internship and dermatology residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After finishing her residency in dermatology, she completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma under the direction of Dr. Edward Yob.
She is board certified in dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and is a fellow member of the American Society of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has published articles in various medical journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and has lectured at numerous meetings around the country. Dr. Osmundson currently resides at the Jersey Shore with her husband and two daughters.
Dr. Osmundson sees patients in the Freehold office.
Janice Dworkin, MD, is a NY and NJ licensed Dermatologist, with over 26-years of experience practicing general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, skin rejuvenation, and cosmetic surgery. After completing medical school at the prestigious New York University School of Medicine, Dr.Dworkin began her internship in Pediatrics at New York University Medical Center, while also working at Bellevue Hospital and University hospital in pediatric services. At the end of one year, Dr. Dworkin moved on to the field of Dermatology, where she completed her residency at New York Medical College. Following her residency, Dr. Dworkin practiced in a large volume multi-specialty clinical setting, where she provided comprehensive dermatological care for patients throughout the NY community. Dr. Dworkin has maintained a practice in Manhattan since 1985 and joined the Freehold Skin Clinic and Cancer Center, a division of Dermatology Associates of Central NJ, in 2010.
Kapila Paghdal, MD, PharmD is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer surgery, cosmetics and lasers. Dr. Paghdal completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was trained in Mohs Surgery, a special technique for removing skin cancer. Prior to this, she completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of South Florida, where she was able to work with a wide range of patients. At Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley Veteransâ€™ Hospital, she cared for patients and veterans with both medical and surgical dermatologic concerns, particularly basal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Dr. Paghdal completed her Doctorate in Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for academic achievement and the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion and dedication to service. She is one of a few dermatologists in the country with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. At Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, she was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society. Her training in pharmaceutical chemistry and its application enhances her patient care knowledge to effectively treat conditions including but not limited to skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and scarring, as well as aging (wrinkles, texture abnormalities and hyperpigmentation) for all skin types.
She has published many articles on various drugs and their effects on skin conditions and has authored book chapters regarding Mohs surgery and surgical techniques. Dr. Paghdalâ€™s clinical research experience includes studies involving melanoma, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronidase, scarring, BotoxÂ® and subcision for acne scarring. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
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Lauralee Pakozdi is a board certified Physician Assistant and has been practicing in the field of dermatology since 2006.Â She graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelors degree from Georgian Court College in 2003 and received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.Â She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants (NJSSPA), and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.Â
From 2008 to 2011, Lauralee was the secretary and Scholarship Committee chair of NJ Physician Assistant Foundation which is the philanthropic arm of NJSSPA.Â She has also served on the admissions committee for the University of Medicine and Dentistry Physician Assistant Program.Â
Mrs. Pakozdi is qualified to diagnose and treat a wide variety of dermatological conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, molluscum, warts and rashes.Â She will perform full skin examinations, biopsies, cryotherapy, prescribe medication and provide patient education.
Physician assistants are health care professionals licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and implement treatment plans. Within the physician-PA relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A PA's practice may also include education, research, and administrative services.
Because of the close working relationship the PAs have with physicians, PAs are educated in the medical model designed to complement physician training. Upon graduation, physician assistants take a national certification examination developed by the National Commission on Certification of PAs in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners. To maintain their national certification, PAs must log 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years and sit for re-certification every six years. Graduation from an accredited physician assistant program and passage of the national certifying exam are required for state licensure.