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Meet Dr. Carlos A. Charles

Carlos A. Charles, MD is a board certified dermatologist and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. After completing medical school and an internal medicine internship at the Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Charles completed a research fellowship focused on melanoma and pigmented lesions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then concluded his training with a wound healing clinical research fellowship and dermatology residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Charles has won awards for his original studies on wound healing and infection, as well as for his research on wound healing at the genetic level. He has also served as a consultant for national beauty cosmetics brands with a special interest in product development.

In 2012, Dr. Charles founded Derma di Colore, a comprehensive dermatology practice that addresses the treatment of dermatologic problems of all skin types with an interest in the treatment of darker skin tones. DdC provides comprehensive dermatologic care with the latest medical and cosmetic therapies. Additionally, Derma di Colore conducts national clinical research studies with the goal of finding answers to the toughest questions for dermatologic issues that commonly affect pigmented skin types. Derma di Colore is actively welcoming new patients to the Chelsea flagship office.

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Meet Dr. Rohini Shantharam

Rohini Shantharam, MD is a board certified dermatologist who practices medical, procedural, and cosmetic dermatology with an interest in the treatment of darker skin tones. Dr. Shantharam completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Student of the Year with a major in economics and minor in chemistry. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia and completed an internal medicine internship at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Dr. Shantharam trained in dermatology at Northshore/LIJ medical center on Long Island where she served as chief resident of her training program and founder of the cosmetic clinic. Dr. Shantharam has earned scholarships through the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology to work and train with experts in the field of cosmetic dermatology and skin of color. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals and is currently authoring a textbook chapter on vasculitis. She has given lectures in dermatology, including at national meetings.

Dr. Shantharam has a passion for teaching and serves as volunteer faculty for the Hofstra Northwell Department of Dermatology where she trains students and residents in dermatology. When she is away from caring for patients, Dr. Shantharam enjoys the perks of both coasts as she was born in Queens but raised in California. Her hobbies include travel, running/exercising, and exploring NYC food, art, and culture.