Our Staff

Santiago Centurion MD

Santiago A. Centurion, MD

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:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatopathology
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) – Medical Honor Society
  • Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Society
  • Resident Editorial Advisory Board

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Maria Joyce Rowena Bernabe, MD

Dr. Maria Joyce Rowena Bernabe graduated from Ateneo University, Davao Medical School Foundation with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctor of Medicine. She trained and practiced medicine in the Philippines before moving to the United States. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School – Ghent Family Medicine Program – in Norfolk, VA where she did all her electives in Dermatology. Dr Bernabe is board certified in Family Pracitce. She holds certification in radiation therapy of Basal and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the skin. Dr Bernabe is certified in cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Bernabe loves to spend time with her family & friends. She also likes to read and listens to classical, jazz and Filipino music. She spends her free time photographing/arranging flowers and growing orchids. She is a fan of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and baseball’s New York Yankees


Bhakti Kanani MSPA, PA-C

Bhakti Kanani received her Bachelors and Masters of science degree from Seton Hall University. She is a Certified Physician assistant and licensed in the state of New Jersey and New York. She brings with her over 5 years of Dermatology experience and treats all age groups.She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and International association of health care Professionals.

On a Personal note….
Bhakti grew up in Mumbai, India. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling and outdoors.


Angelica Brewer, MMSc, PA-C

Angelica Brewer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Rutgers University, and her Master of Medical Science from Yale University School of Medicine. She continued her training with elective dermatologic rotations through the Yale New Haven Hospital Adult and Pediatric Dermatology Clinics, the Yale Dermatologic Surgery Center, Veterans Hospital Dermatology Clinic of West Haven, and briefly at the Yale New Haven Hospital Dermatology consult service.

Board Certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, Angelica Brewer has an active medical license in the state of New Jersey. While her rotations in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery have been most relevant to her current practice, she has also completed (and enjoyed) rotations in Geriatrics, Internal medicine, Primary Care, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, OBGYN, General Surgery, and Cardiology.

On her time off, Angelica likes to spend time with her husband, loves traveling, cooking and trying new cuisine.


Justene Mooney, FNP-BC

Justene is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Justene completed her Master’s degree in Nursing from Rutgers University. Before joining our group, she was assistant director of the emergency department at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, NJ, and served as the assistant director of nursing at Tallwoods Care Center in Bayville, NJ. Justene treats all kinds of general dermatologic conditions through both medical and surgical techniques and is fully trained to treat patients of all ages.

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 Justene on board, we will continue to strive for excellence in the field of Dermatologic Surgery in our community.

On a personal note…”Treat the patient as an individual.” –Justene Mooney, FNP


Megan Pawlowski PA-C

Megan Pawlowski PA-C

Megan Pawlowski is a board certified physician assistant and has been practicing dermatology since the beginning of her career as a PA. Megan received her undergraduate degree in physician assistant studies along with her masters of science in advanced physician assistant studies from Wagner college in Staten Island, ny. Megan completed several clinical rotations during her training in relation to dermatology and surgical specialities. Megan is licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and New York. Megan is also an active member of the American academy of physician assistants and the society of dermatology physician assistants.


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Edith Chen PA-C

Edith is a board-certified physician assistant. She is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from The City College of New York where she graduated cum laude. Thereafter, she obtained her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College where she graduated with distinction. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Edith is very passionate about dermatology. She is also committed to providing quality medical care to all of her patients.


What is a Physician Assistant (PA)?

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.

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