Meet Our Providers
Robert J. Willard
Brett B. Miller
Jeffrey A. Kushner
Jennifer C. McFadden
Maya L Ponte
Amy L. Basile
DO, MPH, FAAD
Lavonne G. Gifford
Robert J. Willard, MD, FAAD
Dr. Willard obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., completed a tour as a General Medical Officer in Korea, and then completed his dermatology residency in the combined program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. After serving as the Army’s dermatologist assigned to Fort Campbell, KY, he completed his fellowship in Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology at Brown University in Providence, RI before establishing Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center in Doylestown. Dr. Willard has performed over 10,000 Mohs surgery cases and reconstructive surgeries, and is among approximately 1100 physicians nationally who are fellowship-trained in this field. Dr. Willard is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
- Repair of lateral sidewall and partial alar defects: nasalis island pedicle flap with partial second-intention healing.
- Epidermotropic Merkel cell carcinoma: a case series with histopathologic examination.
- Leukemia cutis (involving chronic lymphocytic leukemia) within excisional specimens: a series of 6 cases.
- Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Fort Campbell, Kentucky soldiers returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom highlights diagnostic and therapeutic options.
- Carbon Dioxide and Erbium:YAG Laser Ablation.
- A novel digital tourniquet using a sterile glove and hemostat.
- Flesh-colored papules on the wrists of a 61 year-old man (Acral persistent papular mucinosis).
- Pathologic quiz case: a 23-year-old man with a solitary red calf lesion.
- Chronic palmar ulcer: a case of epithelioid sarcoma.
- Leukemia cutis in a patient with chronic neutrophilic leukemia.
- Henoch Schonlein Purpura
- Erythema annulare centrifugum
Austin Liu, MD, FAAD
Dr. Liu is a graduate of Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Following graduation he completed his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Health System – Department of Dermatology in 2012 as Chief Resident. Dr. Liu is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon. He completed his Fellowship at Cooper University Hospital and specializes in Mohs surgery, excisions, fillers/botox and general dermatology. Dr. Liu joined the Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center practice in 2013. Dr. Liu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
- Evaluation of Clinical Results, Mature Burn Scar Histology and Collagen Expression Following Treatment with a Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser.
- Expression of TGF-beta 1, 2, and 3 in Mature Burn Scars Following Treatment with Fractional Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Resurfacing.
- Pulsed dye laser and pulsed dye laser-mediated photodynamic therapy in the treatment of dermatologic disorders.
- Recommendations and current practices for the reconstitution and storage of botulinum toxin type A.
- Large, Eroded Penile Mass in a Patient with HIV.
- Livedo reticularis from amantadine.
- Granuloma Annulare Successfully Treated Using Fractional Photothermolysis with a 1,550-nm Erbium-Doped Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Fractionated Laser.
- Subcuticular incision versus naturally sourced porcine collagen filler for acne scars: a randomized split-face comparison.
- Relapse of acne following isotretinoin treatment: a restrospective study of 405 patients.
- Self-Assessment examination of the American Academy of Dermatology: Painful, pruritic rash in axillae.
- A quick and simple serum test to differentiate bullous pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and anti-epiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid.
- Necrolytic acral erythema: a case not associated with hepatitis C infection.
- Actinomycetoma with negative culture: a therapeutic challenge.
- Red-brown papules on the dorsal surfaces of the hands.
Brett B. Miller, MD, FAAD
Dr. Brett B. Miller is a board-certified Dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with an emphasis on surgical technique and reconstruction, the comprehensive management of skin cancers, and the management of nail disease and nail surgery. He also specializes in laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Penn State University and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his Dermatology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, as Chief Resident. Dr. Miller is among only 1400 physicians in the country who are fellowship-trained in the field of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
- Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in Nonwhite Organ Transplant Recipients.
- Vismodegib for Locally Advanced Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Heart Transplant Patient.
- “Epilogue: A Comparison of Psoriasis and Eczema; Both Cause by Bacteria, but Neither an Infection.”
- A Warty Birthmark.
Maya L Ponte, MD, FAAD
Dr. Ponte is American Board of Dermatology Certified. She completed her MD, Phd, and Residency in Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco. Her Internship in Internal Medicine took place at the Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. Dr. Ponte has participated in many fellowships, including: the NIH Pathways to Careers in Clinical and Translational Research Short Term Research Fellowship, the NIH DeWitt Stetten Memorial Fellowship in the History of Medicine, the University of California Institute for the study of Global Conflict and Cooperation Dissertation Fellowship, and the UC Presidential Fellowship for the Study of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Amy L. Basile, DO, MPH
Dr. Basile is board-certified in dermatology, with specialized training in cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology. She completed a Masters of Public Health from Columbia University at the Mailman School of Public Health and her medical degree at Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, CA. She received her undergraduate education from Duke University. Dr. Basile completed her dermatology residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor MI, a Michigan State University affiliated program. Dr. Basile is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Contact Dermatitis Society, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
- Reactions in Association with Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitors: A Review of the Literature and Addition of a Fourth Lichenoid Reaction.
- Findings of osseous sclerotic bodies: a unique sequence of cutaneous bone formation in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.
- Disseminated Strongyloides stercoralis: hyperinfection during medical immunosuppression.
- Plexiform fibrohistiocytoma in a 13 year old female: Case report and brief review.
- Neutrophilic Eccrine Hidradenitis: Expanding the Clinical Spectrum in Non-Chemotherapy Patients
- Corns on Emedicine
- Sebaceous Carcinoma on Emedicine
- Actinic Keratosis on Emedicine
Jeffrey A. Kushner, DO, FAAD
Dr. Kushner is a board-certified dermatologist, and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He completed his undergraduate education at Swarthmore College and attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Kushner completed his internship at Largo Medical Center in Largo, Florida and went on to finish his residency in dermatology at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
- Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa resulting from a Paclitaxel-Eluting Balloon Angioplasty
- Pemphigus Vulgaris and Paraneoplastic Pemphigus
- Nonhealing Lower Leg Ulcers
- Sound-Alikes in Dermatology
- Keeping Financially Afloat During Residency
- Polyethylene Glycol Improves Elution Properties of Polymethyl Methacrylate Bone Cements
- An Unusual Location of the Pilar Sheath Acanthoma
- Darier’s Disease: A Case Study and Review of the Literature
- A Painful, Red Eye
Debbie McLanahan, MSN, CRNP
Deborah McLanahan earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Gwynedd Mercy College in 1997, followed by her Nurse Practitioner degree from De Sales University in 1999. She began her career at Cornerstone Family Practice in Flemington, NJ working as a primary care provider for 12 years. Debbie has maintained a true passion for Dermatologic procedures, receiving her formal training in the field of Dermatology in 2011, and has been practicing as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner since. Debbie is licensed by the Pennsylvania Board of Nursing and the New Jersey Board of Nursing. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Jennifer C. McFadden, PA-C
Jennifer is a graduate of Temple University and MCP Hahnemann University. She has more than 17 years of experience as a Dermatology Physician Assistant specializing in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. She performs dermatological surgical procedures including excisions, biopsies, cryosurgery and sclerotherapy. In addition to general dermatology, Jennifer also specializes is Botox® and dermal Fillers (Juvederm®) to help you look your best. Jennifer is a member of the Dermatological Society of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Lavonne G. Gifford, LE
Lavonne is a licensed cosmetic skin therapist with a concentration in Medical Esthetics. Specializing in the overall health and well-being of the skin for the past 15 years, she has experience in a wide variety of procedures. Her specialties include cosmetic consulting, microneedling, PRP facial rejuvenation and hair restoration, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, clinical facials, laser hair removal, fractional resurfacing, IPL photofacials, and vessel treatments for the face. She also counsels her patients on the importance of knowing how to properly care for and maintain vibrant healthy skin.
Margaret Hamm RN, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC
Margaret Hamm RN, BSN, MSN, ANP-BC is a cosmetic nurse practitioner with over ten years of experience. Margaret received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2004 and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester School of Nursing in 2011.
Prior to her joining Dermatology and Mohs Surgery Center, Margaret worked as a plastic surgery nurse practitioner in Cleveland, OH, for six years. She also has experience as an operating room nurse at a Level I trauma center and a private practice nurse practitioner for an orthopedic spine surgeon.
Margaret is a certified nurse injector of Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin. She also provides patients with expert applications of fillers, including Juvederm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Restylane, and RHA. In addition, she is a certified technician for cosmetic laser procedures. Patients enjoy working with Margaret because she is an active listener and knows the products we carry inside and out. As a highly-trained registered nurse and nurse practitioner, Margaret is a crucial component to the success of our patients’ treatments and outcomes, along with their comfort and confidence in our practice.