Our Providers

Tania Cohen, DMSc, PA-C, Founder & President

Tania Cohen, DMSc, PA-C, Board-certified Dermatology PA, has been providing top-quality dermatological care to the residents of the Hudson Valley for the last 20 years.

Tania Cohen, a Hudson Valley native, born in Rhinebeck NY, attended Arlington High School then received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Marist College before completing the PA program at Albany Medical College. She received her Master's in PA Studies with a concentration in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Tania has achieved "Diplomate of Dermatology" which is a distinction only for dermatology PAs who achieved the highest honor possible. Diplomate status is awarded after completion of numerous hours of learning with concentration only in dermatology.

​In May 2018, Tania received her "Doctor of Medical Science" from the University of Lynchburgh. This is an advanced practice clinical Doctorate with a concentration in Dermatology. Lynchburg's DMSc was one of the first programs of its kind in the U.S, and Tania was in the second graduating class.

​Tania received intensive Dermatology training and mentorship from Vincent P. Beltrani M.D., Aaron Warshawksy M.D. with whom she worked with her first 8 years of Dermatology practice. She is forever thankful for their commitment to her success in Dermatology.

​In addition to her 20 years of Dermatology experience, she has also worked in the Emergency Departments of both Vassar Brothers Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

​Tania has been named "Hudson Valley Parent Magazine Favorite Doc and Healthcare Professional" in 2016, 2018!

Mary Beth Parisi, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Parisi is a board-certified, Harvard-trained, Dermatologist with 20 years of experience in the field of skin care.

She specializes in both Adult and Pediatric Dermatology with experience in Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology, as well as skin cancer treatments. Dr. Parisi completed her Bachelor's Degree from Boston College and went on to complete her Doctorate of Medicine during her time with New York University School of Medicine in the year 1998.

After completing a medical internship at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Parisi completed her Dermatology residency at Harvard. Dr. Parisi is a consultant for the #1 ranked skin care brand in North America and has served as a consultant for several other large companies.

As part of the Enterprising Women's Project and Wellness by Choice Project, she has been featured in several magazines, including Entrepreneur Magazine. Dr. Parisi is also a published author of a children's book, Into My Beach Bag Goes.

Her passion is to help others with all their skin care needs to look and feel your best!

Toni Dingmann, MS, PA-C​

Toni Dingmann is a board certified PA specializing in medical and cosmetic Dermatology. She completed her undergraduate studies at The University of Rhode Island in Psychology with a minor in Sociology.
Toni moved to NY to obtain her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at New York Institute of Technology and has spent the majority of her education and career working in NYC area.

With 8 years of dermatology experience, Toni is well trained in evaluating and treating a wide spectrum of dermatologic conditions in patients of all ages, ethnicities and skin types. She values the power of medical and cosmetic procedures to better patients' lives and enhance their confidence.

Toni believes in providing comprehensive and individualized dermatologic care to every patient. She respects that dermatology is not only a science, it is an art that must be tailored to each individual patient.

Luke D'Agostino PA-C

Luke D'Agostino stands as a quality example of The Art of Skin's commitment to attracting the best and the brightest in the field of dermatology. Luke's impressive professional path took him through the world of clinical research and eventually lead him to our team, where he performs his craft among the skilled dermatology experts at our Fishkill, NY location.

A native of Rochester, New York, Luke D'Agostino spent his formative years in Western New York and began his professional journey there, graduating with a degree in Chemistry from SUNY Geneseo. After several years in clinical research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Luke began his graduate degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

​Luke began his professional path in a private dermatology practice in Rhode Island, where he performed various surgical and cosmetic procedures with distinction. As a member of the Rhode Island Dermatology Society, he grew a passion for patient advocacy and sought a way to continue his pursuit of greater knowledge in the field. The big city and the opportunity to practice his craft to a wider population beckoned. This led him to a large dermatology practice in NYC that became a place to pursue his enthusiasm for providing top-notch care utilizing cutting-edge technology. He recently relocated to the beautiful Hudson Valley region to join the team at AoS Dermatology.

Luke D'Agostino considers the ability to affect positive change in patients' lives to be his greatest joy in working in the field of dermatology. In his own words, "having a skin ailment effectively diagnosed and treated is so important for someone's physical and emotional health and well-being." We're proud to have him on The Art of Skin Team.

Paul Dantzig, MD

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Paul Dantzig to our team at The Art of Skin.

Paul Dantzig MD is a Board Certified dermatologist who has practiced for over 50 years in small private practice in New York City.

Dr. Dantzig graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine medical school in 1971 then completed a residency at Albany Memorial Hospital. He is a member of the clinical teaching faculty in the Dermatology Department at Columbia University.

Dr. Dantzig brings five decades of experience and passion for Dermatology, leaving very few stones unturned in his medical career. For appointments with Dr. Dantzig please call 845-485-5000 to speak with one of our fantastic receptionists.

Nicole Guerin, PA-C

Nicole Guerin is a board certified Dermatology PA. She received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University in Chicago before earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Marist College, right here in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Nicole started her career working in a private practice in Florida, where she was highly trained in the recognition, diagnosis and surgical treatment of skin cancer. She specializes in the diagnosis of all skin, hair and nail diseases, and is trained in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Nicole is especially passionate about being able to offer every option for patients in regard to their care, so patients feel they have every tool available to them to achieve optimal skin health and vibrance. She believes in taking her time with each patient to determine the best course of action for each patient's individualized needs.

While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Chicago, Nicole was scouted and signed to an international modeling agency. Her modeling career enabled her to travel around the world, working in Chicago, New York, Paris and Italy. Her favorite experience was living in Milan for 4 months working for various fashion brands like Calvin Klein. This experience taught her that beauty trends are not a one size fits all, and can in fact be harmful to your skin. True beauty stems from confidence, and her goal is to make patients feel their best! This sparked her desire to work in dermatology, and allows her to provide a unique perspective on skincare to her patients.

Nicole is excited to meet you, and cannot wait to get started addressing all your concerns and help you achieve your best skin yet!

Our Esthethicians

Lindsay Kondas, Medical/Clerical Assistant & Esthetician

Lindsay is a licensed esthetician and talented skin care professional who performs facials, skin treatments and much more!

Prior to working with Tania Cohen, she was employed as a licensed esthetician. As a talented skin care professional, she performed facials, skin treatments and much more.

Lindsay's areas of expertise are Microneedling with PRP, Ultherapy , Microblading and medical-grade peels.
As an skin esthetician, Lindsay feels that educating the patients on their skin is one of the most important aspects of her career. How can you know what to do, if you don't understand what's happening? She understands how pigmentation, adult acne and premature aging not only put your skin in jeopardy, but also your self esteem and confidence. Lindsay believes that by providing her clients with the knowledge and tools to correct the situation, she can help each individual client reach their skin care goals.

Lindsay enjoys educating clients during their treatments, and is an eager advocate for home care to help keep them achieving their best skincare results.

Healthy skin is happy skin, and Lindsay is ready to get you Glowing!

At The Art of Skin we strives to set our Medical Spa apart from the typical spa.

We have created a warm and welcoming place that the clients can walk into and feel their stressful everyday world melt away.

Make and appointment with Lindsay today at 845-485-5000ts!

Ewa Rakwal

Our team is growing!

The Art of Skin would like to welcome Ewa Rakwal to the practice!

She is a Licensed Cosmetology-Esthetician in New York since 1993.

She brings her experience from ownership of her own spa and several well known spas in Manhattan. She specializes in facial and body procedures including: chemical peels, green peels, hydrafacial, microneedling, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and custom facials.

Beauty has always been a passion of hers. She loves to bring out the inner best for all of her clients and help present their natural beauty.

Let her help you get your skin glowing!

Our Staff

Kaitlyn Wright, Lead Medical/Clerical Assistant

Kaitlyn has been a medical assistant in dermatology for over eight years. Before her profession, she graduated from SUNY New Paltz with her bachelor's degree in biology. When not working and taking care of patients, you can find her hiking in the Adirondacks, reading at home with her cats and husband, or traveling internationally and trying new foods. Kaitlyn has been working exclusively with Tania for two years now, and is excited for this new adventure!

Melanie Borchetta, Medical/ Clerical Assistant

Melanie has been a medical assistant in the Dermatology field for the past 10 years. She lives in Lagrange with her 3 children and husband.

​Melanie has a vast knowledge of dermatology and is a compassionate and caring individual.

Carrie Santiago, Medical Assistant

Carrie has worked in the medical field for over 15 years. Her favorite part of the field is in Dermatology. She is a very compassionate and caring person with a great knowledge in Dermatology. She lives in Poughkeepsie with her family.
When Carrie isn't working in Dermatology, she enjoys making all different kinds of chocolates.

Nicole McKenna, Medical/Clerical Assistant

Nicole graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Wellness Management. She has worked in the medical field ever since. She loves to stay active and go to the gym.

Christine Pretchell, Medical Assistant

Christine has been working in the medical field since 2018, where she started in cardio/neuro and has since taken on Dermatology. She lives in LaGrange with her son. Outside of Dermatology, Christine can be found fishing, gardening or enjoying old sci-fi and thriller movies.

Treicy Laureles, Medical/Clerical Assistant

Treicy has been working in the medical field for the last 9 years. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her kids and play basketball. Aside from working in dermatology, Treicy stays busy making chocolate edible arrangements.