Elizabeth Femenia, RPA-C
The Center for Aesthetic Dermatology is pleased to introduce our new associate, Elizabeth Femenia, RPA-C. She is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA). Physician assistants are medical providers formally trained to practice medicine with physician supervision. Physician assistants have been practicing with dermatologists for twenty years, providing a wide variety of services, including diagnosing illness, writing prescriptions, ordering and interpreting lab tests, wound suturing, and medical or surgical treatment of a wide variety of clinical pathology. All physician assistants are legally and ethically bound to practice only with supervision by their employing physician.
Ms. Femenia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The College of William and Mary. She received a graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. She finished top of her class and received Cornell’s Award for Clinical Excellence. Ms. Femenia has been a board certified P.A. since 2001, working exclusively in the fields of Mohs surgery and dermatology.
Ms. Femenia’s education does not stop there. To remain certified, she must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education (CME) every two years and pass a national recertification examination every six years. Ms. Femenia has over six years experience in treating acne, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, warts, and skin cancer. We plan to take advantage of these skills in our practice. Ms. Femenia is a member of the following professional organizations:
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
- New York State Society of Physician Assistants
- Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
You may rest assured that your care is still managed by us and that our staff will work as a team for your dermatologic concerns. We believe that adding a PA to our staff will enable us to provide you with greater accessibility and prompt care. Ms. Femenia’s presence will greatly benefit our patients. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask us.