Rebecca W. Lambert, M.D. is a Board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.
She grew up in Massachusetts and attended college at Harvard University. She worked for two years at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute before attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at St Vincents Hospital in New York’s Greenwich Village before starting her residency in dermatology at Cornell University’s New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as chief resident. During a postresidency fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, she removed more than one thousand skin cancers using the Mohs surgery technique.
Jonathan E. Sonne, M.D. is fellowship trained and board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He is one of a small group of surgeons that has achieved Dual Board Certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Sonne grew up in Connecticut and attended Oberlin College. He attended medical school at New York Medical College where he was the president of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Sonne went on to an internship in General Surgery at St. Vincents Hospital in Manhattan and continued his surgical subspecialty training at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Kathryn J. Russell, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.
She grew up in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with cum laude honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine from the University of California San Diego. She received her dermatology training at New York Medical College in New York City, where she was honored to serve as chief resident. She completed her postresidency fellowship training in Mohs and Procedural Dermatology from the Skin Institute of South Florida. During this time, she performed or assisted in approximately 1,500 Mohs cases with a wide range of complexity.
Stephen H. Ducatman, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and has been in practice for thirty years. Dr. Ducatman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails as well as cutaneous surgery.
Originally from New Jersey, he graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geology, with cum laude honors. He received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine from Roger Williams General Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, before completing his dermatology training at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.
In addition to practicing dermatology, Dr. Ducatman served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles from 1985-2004, and was voted Teacher of the Year five times during his tenure. He has a passion for teaching, amateur geology, bird watching, golfing, and is the proud owner of twin Cavalier King Charles spaniels and a beaming grandfather to his grandson, Jack. He speaks some Spanish (with a New Jersey accent).
Craig J. Eichler, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and has been in practice since 1993. Dr. Eichler specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Eichler graduated as valedictorian from Boca Raton Community High School. After completing his undergraduate studies at Emory University, he received his medical degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine from the University of Florida, before receiving his dermatology training at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Eichler is a past president of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (2005) and honored as the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Practitioner of the Year Award in 2012. He also was voted “Best Doctors of South Florida” in Miami Metro Magazine in October 1998, “Americas Top Doctors” and “How to Find the Best Doctors: Florida” by Castle Connolly Medical LTD in 2000 and 2002-2014.
Dr. Frances M. Hernandez
Frances M. Hernandez, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in diseases of the skin, hair and nails.
Her professional interests also include cosmetic dermatology with an emphasis on prevention of premature aging and skin discoloration. She received her undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Puerto Rico, graduating magna cum laude from both and finishing in the top ten of her medical class. She completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Puerto Rico, where she served as Chief Resident and later joined the faculty as Assistant Professor.
Sarah E. Churton, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in complex medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University if Richmond, VA and her medical degree from Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, OH. Prior to starting her residency, she completed a dermatopharmacology research fellowship with a focus in psoriasis research and clinical trials. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH.
Dr. Churton strives for excellence in all aspects of patient care. Her professional interests also include the treatment of psoriasis and immunobullous diseases. She is currently accepting new patients in our Bonita Springs location.
Dr. Bobbi G. Brady
Bobbi G. Brady, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Brady was born and raised in Naples, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. She received her medical degree with honors from New York University where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at Norwalk Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Yale University School of Medicine. She then completed her dermatology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where she served as chief resident.
She enjoys traveling, animal rescue volunteerism, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with her dogs, friends, and family. She is delighted to return to her hometown and is currently accepting new patients at our North Naples and Downtown Naples locations.
Dr. Tina C. Venetos
Tina C. Venetos, M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who specializes in complex medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Venetos has been in private practice in the northern Chicago suburbs since 1996. She attended Loyola University of Chicago, graduating with highest honors in 1986. She then attended University of Illinois College of Medicine and graduated in 1990. After completing an Internal Medicine residency at Evanston Hospital, she completed her dermatology residency from the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.
Dr. Venetos practices general and cosmetic dermatology for all ages. With a particular interest in skin cancer prevention and early detection, she has organized multiple educational events and skin cancer screenings for her communities. She emphasizes patient education and a treatment plan suitable for each patient. She offers a medically-based approach to skin care combined with close attention to aesthetics. She is dedicated to help you achieve younger, healthier looking skin. Dr. Venetos’ goal as a dermatologist is to provide her patients with the finest professional medical skin care possible. She also attends various seminars and has a special interest and certification in cosmetic and laser procedures providing breakthrough treatments to revitalize and rejuvenate her patients. In addition to treating various skin conditions, Dr. Venetos offers state of the art procedures and specializes in injectables such as Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, Kybella, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and Bellafill. She is also a Bellafill injectable trainer in which she educates other dermatologists. Click here to read our blog, "STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Q&A with Dermatologist, Tina C. Venetos, M.D."
She brings her expertise to Southwest Florida with Friday and Saturday hours during the winter season. She is currently accepting new patients at our North Naples and Bonita Springs locations. Ask about Saturday dermatology visits!
Nicole Habib, PA-C
Nicole Habib PA-C is proud to be practicing in Naples, Florida and is committed to providing the highest quality of skin care to her patients.
She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She then relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL where she earned her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University. During the clinical rotation portion of her education, Nicole gained extensive training in Dermatology where she quickly realized her love for both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Nicole has practiced and specialized in both Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology in Miami and West Palm Beach, and currently welcomes both adult and pediatric patients with general dermatological conditions. She performs full skin examinations and treats various general dermatologic conditions including skin cancers, acne, rosacea, dermatitis,eczema, psoriasis and warts. Nicole also enjoys the cosmetic aspect of Dermatology and loves to utilize her skills in Botox, Dysport, dermal fillers, and laser services, to help her patients achieve a comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation.
Nicole stays up-to-date on the most innovative treatments and technologies and is a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physicians Assistants, the Florida Society of Dermatology Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Nicole was originally born and raised in London, Ontario Canada. She loves to travel, especially to areas that provide her the opportunity to speak her first language, French. She has traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, and had the pleasure of hiking the Inca Trail in Peru. She was a proud second soprano in the Amabile choir where she helped them earn a gold medal in the Choir Olympiad in Linz, Austria. She enjoys playing the piano and violin in her spare time. She is currently learning how to play the acoustic guitar and welcomes any and all tips. Click here to read our blog, "STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Combat the 3 D's of Aging with Nicole Habib PA-C."
Sofia T. Kulakowski, PA-C
Sofia is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who has specialized in Dermatology since 2011.
Sofia graduated summa cum laude from the University of West Florida with a Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular Biology. She received her Masters Degree in Health Sciences from Duke University’s Physician Assistant Program, which was the first Physician Assistant program in the country, and continues to be one of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. During her PA training at Duke, she was inducted into the Pi Alpha National Honor Society, and won 1st place in the PAEA National Student Writing Competition with her thesis.
Sofia relocated to the D.C. area after practicing in Pediatrics for four years in Florida and Texas. In 2011, she was trained in medical and cosmetic Dermatology in the D.C. area and has been enjoying the field ever since. Sofia recently moved to South Florida and is grateful to be back by the water. Sofia loves spending time with her husband and two young boys. She enjoys traveling and has explored Europe and Taiwan. Sofia and her husband are foodies and coffee lovers, who will travel for both. She enjoys running and has run in the Army 10 Miler as well as a half marathon. Her goal is to complete a full marathon.
Jennifer Rice is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant who joined The Woodruff Institute in 2019 because of her passion and interest in skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.
She specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology, treating both children and adults. She enjoys discussing skin health and creating a partnership with patients in the treatment of skin concerns. Jenn treats a variety of skin disorders including skin cancers, hair loss, acne, warts, scars, psoriasis, and eczema.
Jenn’s journey into medicine began as a firefighter/paramedic 20 years ago. She attended South University and received a degree as a physician assistant in 2005 and subsequently earned a Masters's degree from the University of Nebraska with a focus on dermatology studies. Jenn spent the next 14 years practicing medicine, 12 years in dermatology in Nevada, Virginia, and Florida, with additional practice experience specializing in allergy and immunology, primary care, and functional medicine. She is fellowship-trained and board-certified with the American Academy of Anti-Aging.
Sarah is a nationally certified Physician Assistant who has been specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology since 2007.
She obtained her Master’s of Medical Science at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Sarah graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelor’s in Arts and Science, majoring in Psychology with a minor in American Politics. Sarah is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric dermatology disorders. She is certified and trained to perform both cosmetic and medical laser procedures. Sarah also enjoys using her skills to inject botox, dysport and dermal fillers to achieve facial rejuvenation.
She is an affiliate of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Sarah previously lived and worked in Jupiter, FL but has spent the last three years enjoying city life in Washington, DC. She is happy to be back in the sunshine state. In her spare time she enjoys traveling. Her biggest trip was three years ago when her and her husband took a trip around the world for four months and climbed to Everest Base Camp!
Debbie A. Wallace, PA-C
Debbie A. Wallace is a nationally certified Physician Assistant with extensive practice experience in Dermatology and Neurosurgery. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX where she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 1999.
Debbie trained and has provided patient care alongside board-certified dermatologists since 2006. Her reputation for thorough and accurate skin care examinations is renowned. She enjoys providing patient care in all aspects of medical and cosmetic dermatology for adult patients. She is a certified hand injector with Radiesse.
Previously, Debbie lived in Tampa where she worked for the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center specializing in cancer of the Head and Neck. She also worked in the field of Neurosurgery, and had extensive training in medical and surgical oncology at MD Anderson Center in Houston, TX.
Debbie has previously served as a legislative liason for the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, conferring with congressmen and senators to refine and propose new laws for practicing Florida physician assistants. She has current professional affiliations with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and has achieved Diplomate status in 2012, which is a nationally recognized title reflecting her utmost dedication to the dermatology profession.
Rachel Coughlin has been the Practice Administrator for The Woodruff Institute since 2013.
A native of sunny Southwest Florida, Rachel graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Rachel has worked in the healthcare field for over twenty years and specializes in all areas of practice management. She enjoys using her clinical knowledge, patient care experience, and management skills to help support The Woodruff Institute in providing the highest quality medical and aesthetic care to the people of Southwest Florida.
Rachel is happily married with one son. In her spare time, she enjoys arts & crafts, party planning, karaoke, boating and spending time in the Florida sun… with extra sunscreen of course!
Amy Buzzell, Aesthetician
Amy started her career as an Aesthetician in 2003 after earning her Aesthetics license from the Florida Academy of Massage and Skincare.
Over the past 11 years Amy has worked in the Spa Industry and has chosen to expand her career into medical aesthetics with The Woodruff Institute.
Amy is specially educated and trained in many aspects of skincare including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, product knowledge and more. As an accomplished Makeup Artist and freelance event artist with Jane Iredale mineral cosmetics, Amy has experience with every day, fashion and wedding makeup as well as medical camouflaging.
Amy’s passion for skin, health and wellness has transformed her into the Aesthetician she is today. Amy loves to give each patient a unique personalized experience with reparative results suited to your specific needs! She uses highly effective treatments along with massage techniques designed to release the muscles giving you an experience that will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and restored with brighter, healthier skin!
Ariane studied professional esthetics at Florida Academy where she received her Full Specialist and Body Wrapping license. As a trained skincare specialist, Ariane is passionate about providing high-quality skincare treatments, ranging from Customized facials, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Chemical peels (including glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid peels), Anti-aging programs, Acne programs and Facial waxing.
"I am dedicated to providing my patients with personalized care to increase, improve and maintain the health and appearance of their skin."
Sharon Panella, licensed aesthetician, has over twenty years of experience in the field of medical grade aesthetic treatments and over ten years teaching experience.
As a trained medical aesthetician and master educator of skin care, Sharon can ensure a safe and results-oriented skin care treatment plan. Sharon has comprehensive experience in all major areas of aesthetics, including: Customized facials, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Chemical peels (including glycolic, salicylic and lactic acid peels), Anti-aging programs, Acne programs and Facial waxing
Sharon uses these techniques to personalize treatments for her clients, so they leave feeling deeply relaxed and restored with healthy glowing skin. As a specialized aesthetician at The Woodruff Institute, she works closely with the medical physicians and physician assistants to provide high quality, state of the art facial services. Her goal is to ensure each client receives expert advice and results-oriented treatments that are customized to each client’s unique skin care needs.
Martha joined The Woodruff Institute in 2015. She is our JuVaShape and Photodynamic (PDT) Blue Light therapy technician in our Naples location. She started her career in dermatology in 2012, and joined The Woodruff Institute with an extensive background in aesthetics, retail, and customer service. She offers customized JuVaShape treatment plans tailored to her patient’s specific needs and goals and is passionate about giving her patients the best care possible. With her extensive product knowledge, Martha is able to recommend effective at-home regimens to help her patients maintain desired results after their JuVashape treatments. She is now accepting new clients.