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.
Kathryn J. Russell, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.
Dr. Russell grew up in Sarasota, Florida, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami with a major in Biology and minors in Business Administration, Chemistry, and Psychology. During this time, she performed research in the Department of Dermatology and is included as an inventor on a patent. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete her internship in Internal Medicine from the University of California San Diego. She finished her dermatology residency at New York Medical College in New York City, where she was honored to serve as Chief Resident in her final year. She completed a fellowship in Mohs and Cosmetic Procedural Dermatology at the Skin Institute of South Florida which is dual certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Russell joined The Woodruff Institute in 2014 and focuses on procedural dermatology including Mohs Surgery, skin cancer management, and non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as lasers, fillers, and neuromodulators. She has performed over 7,500 Mohs procedures. She is honored to be named as one of Naples Illustrated Top Doctors and Gulfshore Life/ Castle Connolly Top Doctors. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (FACMS), and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Collier and Lee Medical Societies.
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. Sarah E. Churton
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. Frances M. Hernandez
Frances M. Hernandez, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in diseases of the skin, hair and nails.
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.
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, both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. Prior to medical school, she taught biology at Barron Collier High School. She then earned her medical degree with honors from New York University (NYU) where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at Norwalk Hospital in affiliation with Yale University School of Medicine. Subsequently, she completed her dermatology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where she had the honor of serving as chief resident.
Dr. Brady is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She prides herself on using a custom approach for each patient, tailoring plans and treatments to best fit the needs of each individual. As a prior educator, she focuses on patient education to empower patients to take an active role in their skin care and overall health. Dr. Brady is an expert in procedural dermatology, including cutaneous surgeries and the breadth of cosmetic dermatology. She offers a variety of cosmetic treatments including lasers, fillers, botulinum toxins, biostimulatory injections, platelet rich plasma therapy, kybella, chemical peels and more to achieve natural, youthful rejuvenation for her patients. In addition, she treats medical dermatology concerns with an emphasis on detecting, diagnosing and treating sun damage related issues including skin cancers. Dr. Brady uses dermoscopy at every visit to provide advanced care to facilitate the earliest possible pre-cancer and skin cancer detection.
Dr. Brady grew up fishing the Everglades and still spends her free time exploring the great outdoors with her daughters, husband and three dogs. She also enjoys traveling and animal rescue volunteerism. She moved back to her hometown of Naples in 2018 and currently sees patients at our North Naples and Downtown Naples locations.
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!
Dr. Heather E. Pontasch
Dr. Heather E. Pontasch is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She will be joining The Woodruff Institute in July of 2022.
She grew-up in Cedar Falls, Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Luther College with a bachelor of arts in Biology and English. While at Luther, she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national fraternity. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where she was inducted in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her Internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN and went on to complete her Dermatology residency at University of Michigan.
Dr. Pontasch served as a sub-investigator in clinical psoriasis research while in residency. She also worked to establish a free Dermatology clinic with her fellow residents during her tenure. She has participated in medical missions to Tanzania and Mexico. Dr Pontasch has been a lifelong visitor of Naples, Fl and loves living in this community with her husband and two young children.
She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and the Florida Medical Association.
Dr. Jaclyn A. Smith
Jaclyn A. Smith, M.D., is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in the areas of general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery.
Dr. Smith was born and raised in Weston, Florida. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami, where she majored in Biology and completed minors in both Art and Chemistry. Dr. Smith then attended the University of Florida College of Medicine (UF COM) to pursue her dream of becoming a Dermatologist.
During medical school, Dr. Smith was accepted into a psoriasis dermatology research fellowship with Wake Forest University, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After returning to UF COM for her final year of medical school, Dr. Smith completed her internal medicine internship with the University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital, in South Florida. Dr. Smith went on to complete her dermatology residency at Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC), under the esteemed Carlos Nousari, M.D. While at BHMC, Dr. Smith diagnosed, treated, and counseled patients on a diverse array of dermatologic conditions and complex diseases of the skin. This experience continues to fuel Dr. Smith’s passion for making a positive difference in the lives of her patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and two Miniature Schnauzers, Pepper and Clyde. Dr. Smith also enjoys painting, baking, exercising, knitting, and indoor rock climbing.
Dr. Jason M. Rizzo
Jason M. Rizzo M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained skin cancer surgeon, with special expertise in Mohs micrographic surgery and tissue-sparing melanoma surgeries.
Dr. Rizzo was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He attended Syracuse University, earning a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine, earning dual doctoral degrees in medicine and biochemistry (MD and PhD). After medical school, he completed dermatology residency and micrographic surgery (Mohs)/dermatologic oncology fellowship training programs at the University of Michigan, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the world. At Michigan, Dr. Rizzo received comprehensive, rigorous and multidisciplinary training in the fields of general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin cancers, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and other rare cancers. He has performed thousands of Mohs and melanoma surgery cases, including a wide breadth of complex surgical reconstructions.
Dr. Rizzo is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He looks forward to working closely with patients in south west Florida to service their general, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology needs.
Dr. Ronald F. Maceyko
Ronald F. Maceyko, M.D., is a summa cum laude graduate of Youngstown State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Sciences in 3 years. He is a cum laude graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio, where he was awarded the Rusoff Academic Excellence Award as the Top Student in the Independent Study Program and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society his junior year. While in medical school, Dr. Maceyko also performed clinical research involving patients with severe psoriasis. He completed his internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned the Upjohn Research Award for Outstanding Dermatology Research for studying the effects of tretinoin and adjunctive topical products on photoaged skin. He received the Glaxo Resident Paper Award for a medical journal publication.
Dr. Maceyko was in private practice in Pennsylvania for over 20 years before he joined the Division of Dermatology at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, where he headed the section of dermatology at the Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute, a tertiary referral center for patients with autoimmune disorders. He was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Fellows of the Allegheny Health Network West Penn Hospital Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Dr. Maceyko is board-certified in dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Maceyko practices general dermatology, evaluating and treating patients of all ages with common conditions like acne, rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, hair loss, and skin cancer. He has a special interest in complex medical dermatology including autoimmune disorders and diseases that affect the mouth.
Dr. Maceyko has been happily married to Mary (Kindle) Maceyko for over 30 years and they are the proud parents of three adult children, all of whom are healthcare professionals. Some of his favorite pastimes include spending time with family and friends, boating, fishing, golfing, playing board games, playing guitar, eating great homemade food, and watching movies.
Dr. John Mavropoulos
Dr. John Mavropoulos, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., (affectionately called Dr. Mav or Dr. John by his patients) is a board-certified Dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon and member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Mav earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago and then completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Duke University while simultaneously obtaining a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Following medical school, Dr. Mav completed his residency in Dermatology at John Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and then expanded his training with an intensive one-year, Mohs micrographic surgery/Procedural Dermatology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. During his medical training, Dr. Mav published numerous scientific articles and studies in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals and continues to have a strong interest in clinical research. During his free time, Dr. Mav enjoys working, running, biking, weight-lifting, cooking, eating, teaching, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Tiffany B. Jordan, PA-C
Tiffany joins The Woodruff Institute with over 8 years of experience working as a Dermatology Physician Assistant, including General and Cosmetic Dermatology.
She grew up in Lakeland, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Sciences with cum laude honors. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine where she received her Master in Physician Assistant Studies. Tiffany is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She specializes in skin cancer detection and prevention, cosmetics including Botox, Fillers, and Lasers.
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 three young children. 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!
Rachel Coughlin, BSN
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.
Amy is specially educated and trained in many aspects of skincare including a variety of chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microneedling and more. In 2020 and 2021, Amy was selected from her peers to participate in a Master Aesthetician course with SkinCeuticals and became part of the founding class for the Ambassador and Professional levels. Amy is dedicated to providing professional and effective anti-aging and acne treatments to change and maintain the health of the skin. In past years, Amy was a makeup artist for many weddings, fashion shows, and photography and has worked freelance for Jane Iredale events. Today, she focuses on daily wear makeup and medical camouflage.
Amy will make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and give you the true spa pampering experience all while achieving results that will make you look and feel great. You can trust her knowledge, experience, education, artistic eye, and attention to detail which all allows for an outstanding experience every time.
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.”
Mandi Hampton, Licensed Aesthetician, completed her aesthetics training in January 1999.
She attended educational practicums through the Jewish Hospital Plastic Surgery Center and taught esthetics through PJs College in Indiana before moving to Southwest Florida in early 2021.
Mandi has a passion for corrective skincare, health, and wellness. She is a goal-oriented specialist who is program-focused on treating each patient’s specific needs offering facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acne treatments, anti-aging treatments, micro-needling, etc.
Mandi has three children. The beach is her happy place and enjoys travel, meditation and hula hooping.
Marcia Simo, Licensed Aesthetician, completed her aesthetics training at the University of Aesthetics in Chicago in 2005.
She had her own corrective skincare clinic in San Diego, CA from 2013 until the pandemic in 2020. Marcia specializes in clearing acne, rosacea, and rejuvenating aging and sun-damaged skin. She is experienced in performing customized facials, back facials, teen facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, dermaplaning, and soon will be offering microneedling. One of the many gifts of the pandemic is that she is now in Florida and very excited to be part of the Woodruff team!
Marcia is very dedicated and passionate to provide the highest standard of care and relaxation to all of her patients. She highly values continuing education and training so that she can provide you with the best treatment and product recommendations. You can trust her to make you feel relaxed and create a genuine spa experience as she helps you achieve your skincare goals to look and feel your best.
Marcia has one daughter who recently married and is living in Chicago. Marcia enjoys her time in nature, early morning beach walks, soaking in the warm gulf, being active outdoors, ongoing self-development and she just discovered Pickleball and is loving it!
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.
Sara Hartzell, Licensed Aesthetician, joined The Woodruff Institute in June of 2021.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Sara earned her aesthetics license in Chicago, Illinois and is now licensed in Florida as well. Since joining the practice, she has completed the Ambassador Level of the Mastering SkinCeuticals program. Sara believes in both preventative and corrective approaches to results-driven skincare by providing a combination of in-clinic treatments and at-home regimens based on each patient’s individual skin concerns.
Sara enjoys working with all skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale and offers advanced treatments such as chemical peels, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and microneedling. She prioritizes not only skin health, but the overall wellness and care of each patient.