Dr. Nicole F. Vélez, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Nicole F. Vélez is proud to be born in Pittsburgh, PA and practicing dermatology in her hometown for the past 6 years. Dr. Vélez graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

She completed a combined internal medicine and dermatology residency at Harvard Medical School. She has additional fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Vélez is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgeons. She enjoys teaching and staying on top of new advancements in her field. Dr. Vélez has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and lectured both nationally and internationally on skin cancer.

When not at work, Dr. Vélez enjoys spending time with her husband, two young boys and extended family.

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Meet Our Team

Nadia DiClemente, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Nadia is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in dermatology.
She has been working in dermatology for over 5 years and is dedicated to providing high quality care. She is a Pittsburgh native and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University.
Nadia is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistant Society, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
In her free time, Nadia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and is passionate about good food, traveling and practicing yoga.

Lauren Dudash

Clinical Manager

Lauren manages the clinical aspect of our practice. She coordinates and assists with all surgical and cosmetic procedures.

Carissa Hurney

Mohs Coordinator

Carissa coordinates all Mohs surgery appointments. She will ensure that we have all the required paperwork prior to your procedure. She can also answer any questions you may have about your appointment.

Amanda Troiano

Practice Manager

Amanda manages the day to day operations of the office as well as practice billing.Her goal is to ensure an optimal experience for our patients from the moment they schedule their appointment.

Dominique Wilson

Medical Assistant & Phlebotomist

Dominique assists with surgical and cosmetic procedures. She also calls patients prior to surgery to explain the scheduled procedures.

Teryl Zivkovich


Teryl manages our laboratory. She processes the tissue specimens from Mohs surgery so Dr. Vélez can examine the skin cancer under the microscope.

Susan Zuccaro

Front Desk Assistant

Sue will likely speak with you on the phone when you call our office and help schedule your appointment. She will greet you upon arrival and assist with your check-in process.

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