Our Physicians

All our physicians at Aesthetic Dermatology Associates, PC are Board Certificed and maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology.

Jamie F. Altman, MD

Dr. Altman completed his dermatology residency at the University of Michigan, a top dermatology program in the country. With a special interest in skin cancer treatment, Dr. Altman also completed a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Altman is board-certified in dermatology and prides himself in continuing education and staying on the cutting edge. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dematologic Surgery, American Medical Association, and several other medical societies. He is Chief of the Subdivision of Dermatology at Riddle Memorial Hospital and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Altman completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Magna cum laude. He then obtained his medical degree from Temple University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Dr. Altman has authored numerous articles published in premier medical journals. He has been an investigator for numerous clinical trials and was awarded the Ralph Coskey research award as a resident.

Dr. Altman has received specialized training in several areas of cosmetic dermatology. He prides himself in being able to offer exceptional skill in many cosmetic procedures while maintaining his medical and surgical foundation.

Dr. Altman's philosophy of treating each patient with individualized care is unwavering. This holds true for all of his cosmetic, surgical, and medical patients.

Dr. Altman has been recognized as a TOP DERMATOLOGIST by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT 2013 and in PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE in 2013-2017. He has been repeatedly named as a Top Doctor in MAIN LINE TODAY Magazine.

 

Gopal A. Patel, MD

Dr. Patel was born and raised in New Jersey. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, he completed an accelerated medical program at UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical School. He received a full academic scholarship to the university and graduated with membership to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He went on to complete an internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. During this time he performed clinical research in medical dermatology and published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. He has had the privilege of completing a research fellowship studying the biology of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Patel is board-certified in dermatology, and maintains an interest in the full breadth of dermatology, including care for skin cancer patients, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology with an emphasis on building a strong doctor-patient relationship.

Dr. Patel continues to work nationally with the American Academy of Dermatology, and is passionate about volunteerism and patient advocacy. Furthermore, he retains membership in multiple dermatology specialty societies.

 

Laura Schilling, MD

Dr. Schilling was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. After graduating summa cum laude from Bucknell University, she earned her medical degree at Jefferson Medical College (now Sidney Kimmel Medical School). During this time, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and graduated magna cum laude. Following medical school, Dr. Schilling completed her internship at Lankenau Medical Center and dermatology residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Dr. Schilling has had the distinct privilege of completing an accredited cosmetic dermatologic surgery fellowship at Maryland Dermatology, Laser, Skin & Vein Institute under the guidance of Dr. Robert Weiss, a renowned leader in the field. Here, Dr. Schilling received extensive training on various cosmetic procedures including neuromodulators, soft-tissue fillers, energy-based devices, and more.

Dr. Schilling is a board-certified dermatologist and has been published in multiple respected peer-reviewed journals and has presented at national conferences. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. Dr. Schilling continues to have a strong interest in both general and cosmetic dermatology. She firmly believes in patient-centered care and prides herself in forming trusting and respectful relationships with her patients.

Dr. Schilling will begin seeing patients at our Media and Paoli locations in August 2018.

 

Donna Mackay, MD

Dr. Donna Mackay attended an accelerated Medical School Program at the University of Miami, Florida after obtaining a PhD in Molecular Biology. She originally moved to Philadelphia for an internship in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a Dermatology residency at the Skin and Cancer Hospital at Temple University. Dr Mackay has been board certified in Dermatology since 1981.

As chief of the subdivision of dermatology at Paoli Hospital, Dr. Mackay performed in-patient dermatology consultations for 35 years. Dr. Mackay has been a long time member of many dermatology societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, the Philadelphia Dermatological Society, and the Atlantic Dermatology Society, to name a few. She has also served on the Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology for several years and most recently she has been their treasurer.

Dr. Mackay believes in treating all patients as if they are members of her own family.

 

Shelley S. Schuler, MD

Shelley S. Schuler, M.D. was born and raised in Evergreen Park, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. She was the valedictorian of her high school class before attending the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois.

Dr. Schuler obtained her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, then did two years of Internal Medicine at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois before relocating Philadelphia to do her dermatology residency at Temple Skin and Cancer Hospital. She became the Chief of Dermatology at Medical College of PA where she mentored medical students and medical residents.

Dr. Schuler joined Dr. Donna Mackay in private practice and has practiced in Paoli since 1992. She is a board certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Philadelphia Dermatology Society, PA Academy of Dermatology and Atlantic Dermatology Society.

 

Matthew E. Halpern

Matthew E. Halpern, MD

Dr. Halpern is a fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon. He attended Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. He was chief resident of Dermatology at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital-Columbia University where he completed a two-year fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University. He is Board Certified in Dermatology.