Dermatology professionals diagnoses and treats conditions that affect your hair, skin, and nails. They also treat conditions that affect mucous membranes, or the delicate tissue that lines your nose, mouth, and eyelids. Healthline’s Medical Network is composed of a diverse group of Dermatology professionals that bring experience from a variety of specialty areas. The collective experience from our Network can be seen in the medical review of our articles, advisory insights provided on research initiatives, and via the proactive surveillance of the evidence landscape, which ensures that our medical content is at the forefront of healthcare.

  • Susan Bard, MD

    Dr. Susan Bard is a NYC-based board certified dermatologist and fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Bard received her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Miami as well as a clinical research fellowship in pediatric dermatology and a procedural dermatology fellowship, where she further trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers, and cosmetic surgery.
  • Bukky Aremu, NP

    Bukky Aremu is an advanced practice registered nurse. She graduated from Graceland University with her Master of Science in Nursing in 2015. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Bukky has experience in family practice and urgent care, but also specializes in dermatology. She especially enjoys the diversity of dermatology and being able to treat medical, surgical, and even cosmetic patients.
  • Reema Patel, MPA ,PA-C

    Reema Patel is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in dermatological skin conditions and aesthetic medicine. She is a graduate of Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Southern Illinois University. Prior to this, she worked in the emergency room as a physician assistant and has worked for several years in a cosmetic plastic surgery office gaining experience in aesthetic dermatology. Reema has special interest in treating skin of color. At home, Reema is raising two beautiful boys with her husband and in the remaining time she loves to exercise, travel, and cook.
  • Sara Perkins, MD

    Sara Perkins, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist at Yale Medicine in Connecticut. She attended Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She practices general, medical dermatology and has special interests in skin cancer prevention, screening, and treatment. She especially enjoys helping patients who are diagnosed with an aggressive form of skin cancer, melanoma, and addressing other skin-related dermatologic concerns that can result from too much sun exposure such as pigmented lesions (brown spots) and photoaging. Dr. Perkins also an instructor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine.
  • Sarika Ramachandran, MD

    Sarika Manoj Ramachandran, MD, is a Yale Medicine dermatologist and medical director of the Branford, CT, location. She is also an associate professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. Her clinical and research focus is in medical dermatology with a special interest in rheumatologic dermatology conditions such as cutaneous lupus, scleroderma, and morphea. Because these and related conditions affect the skin and often internal organs, she believes in taking a comprehensive approach to care. She and a rheumatologist work together in a special program to treat people who have these disorders holistically. Dr. Ramachandran is currently researching new treatments for autoimmune skin diseases such as lupus and morphea.