368 Faunce Corner Road |  Suite 2 |  Dartmouth, MA 02747

Our Team

Meet Our Dermatology & Skin Care Team in Dartmouth, MA
Paul E. Snyder, M.D.

Founder and Owner of Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, PC

1981-1984 Resident in Dermatology, Roger Williams General Hospital, Brown University, Providence, RI

1979-1981 Resident in Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence RI

1978-1979 Intern in Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence RI

1974-1978 M.D. Milton S. Hershey School of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey PA

1972-1974 B.A. Biology, University of Pennsylvania, PA

1970-1972 Long Island University, Greenvale NY

Board Certified Internal Medicine, January 1982
Board Certified Dermatology, October 1984
Fellow American Academy of Dermatology, 1985

American Academy of Dermatology
Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
Massachusetts Medical Society
New England Dermatology Society

Brown University School of Medicine, Clinical Instructor in Medicine 1990-Present, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology

Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket, RI, Preceptor in Dermatology Clinic 1986 – 2018 (Hospital Closed)

Special interests include travel, gardening, boating, mineral collecting, grandchildren and walking with our golden retriever

Board Member and Volunteer – Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust

Rhode Island

Dermatology & Allergy Assoc., P.C.
1984 – 2001

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates., P.C.
2001 – Present

Justin M. Besen, M.D.

Justin Besen, M.D. earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He received his medical degree with highest honors from Boston University School of Medicine, where he was also inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. He completed an internship at Cambridge Health Alliance followed by dermatology residency at Stanford University. He served as Chief Resident in his final year. Dr. Besen’s clinical interests include general medical and surgical dermatology in children and adults. He also has a special interest in skin cancer, psoriasis, autoimmune skin diseases, and the management of cutaneous complications of cancer treatments/chemotherapy. Dr. Besen lives in Providence with his wife and their chocolate lab. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, trying new restaurants/breweries, and watching baseball/football.

Residency: Stanford University Dermatology Residency; Stanford, CA (2019)

Internship: Cambridge Health Alliance; Cambridge, MA (2016)

Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine; Boston, MA (2015)

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA (2010)

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA, 2019-Present

American Academy of Dermatology
Medical Dermatology Society
Pacific Dermatologic Society
American Medical Association

Katayun Adhami, M.D.
Adhami Katayun, M.D.

Dr. Adhami is a board-certified dermatologist who is fellowship trained in Mohs Surgery. She attended Amherst College for her undergraduate degree and received her medical school training at Columbia University. She went on to train in dermatology at Weill-Cornell Medical Center and completed a fellowship in dermatologic surgery through Boston University at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Adhami has previously worked at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and was an instructor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She enjoys art and is particularly interested in the intersection of art and surgery. Outside of clinic she enjoys spending time with her family.   

Fellowship: Boston University / Roger Williams Medical Center; Providence, RI (2021)

Residency: Cornell University /Weill Cornell Medical Center; New York,  NY (2014)

Internship: St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital; New York, NY (2011)

Medical Education: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; New York, NY (2010)

Undergraduate: Amherst College; Amherst, MA (2004)

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Boston, MA 2014 – 2020

SkinPros; Providence, RI and Swansea, MA 2021 – 2023

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA, 2023-Present

American College of Mohs Surgery

American Academy of Dermatology
New England Dermatologic Society

Cynthia M. Paradise, APRN-BC, DCNP

2001 Masters of Science in Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston MA

1999 Bachelors of Science Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

1997 Bachelors of Science in Biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth MA

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, PC, Dartmouth MA.
Nurse Practitioner, 2004 – Present

New Bedford Medical Associates, New Bedford MA
Nurse Practitioner, 2002 – 2004

Saint Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford MA
Emergency Room Nurse, 2000 – 2002
Med-Surg Nurse, 1998 – 2000

Adam Rhodes, DMSc, PA-C

2013 Master Physician Assistant Studies – East Carolina University – Greenville, NC.
2011 Bachelor of Science – East Carolina University – Greenville, NC.
2011 Business Administration concentration in Financial Services East Carolina University – Greenville, NC.
2011 Biology Minor – East Carolina University – Greenville, NC

Honor Roll – East Carolina University Physician Assistant Program
Chancellor’s List-College of Business, East Carolina University
Chancellor’s List-College of Biology, East Carolina University

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth, MA – Dermatology Physicians Assistant, 2014 – Present

Reed and Fisher Dermatology, Hickory, NC – General Dermatology, Feb 2014 – December 2014

Bowen’s and Urgent Care, Hickory, 2014 – Urgent Care, May 2014 – December 2014

American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider – Certified

American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider – Certified

Proficient with EMR’s including Centricity and Healthspan

Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint, OS X software, and iWork

Co-Founded “Boy Bandemia” (2011), a constructed musical group to reach adolescents to provide preventative health care and health information. Songs on such topics as smoking, obesity, and ACLS. Musician/Songwriter, Exercising, golfing, fishing, and reading.

Margaret Frates, PA-C

Maggie Frates earned her undergraduate degree from Elon University in North Carolina. She graduated from Bryant University with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree. Her clinical interests include medical dermatology. Maggie lives in Providence, but is from Florida originally. She spends her time painting, eating, or in Barre class!

Bryant University: Clinical Rotation with Brown University in Dermatology

Elon University

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, 2018 – Present

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Medical Group Management Association

Alyssa Coogan, DCNP

Alyssa Coogan DCNP was born and raised in Little Compton, RI. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at the University of Rhode Island. Alyssa went on to complete her Master’s degree at Simmons University in Boston, MA. After becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner she joined Aspire Dermatology in 2017 where she practiced for three years. Alyssa obtained her Dermatology Certification through the Dermatology Nurses’ Association in 2019. Her clinical interests include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. In her free time, you can find Alyssa hiking with her husband and two Goldendoodles. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island. Kingston, RI 2012

Graduate: Simmons University. Boston, MA 2017

Aspire Dermatology, Rhode Island. 2017-2020

Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA. 2020- Present

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dermatology Nurses Association
Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Certified in Botulinum Toxin/ Dermal Filler by Aesthetic Medical Educators Training, Inc


Susan Bordonaro, DCNP

Susan Bordonaro, DCNP is a Board Certified Dermatology Nurse Practitioner with 20+ years of experience in medical and surgical dermatology, in addition to 10 years of nursing in a variety of patient care settings. Susan aims to provide excellent patient care, develop individualized treatment plans and educate patients and families. Susan has been a clinical preceptor and advocate of dermatology nurse practitioners . She lives in Rhode Island and enjoys flower gardening, cooking and eating different types of food and especially spending time with her family and friends.

Saint Anselm College BSN 1990

Northeastern University MSN 1999

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner several private practices in RI since 1999, including 15 years with Dr Lydia L Klufas and most recently, 8 years with Aspire Dermatology

Registered Nurse in hospital, oncology outpatient clinic and home care 1990-1999

American Nurses Credentialing Center : Adult/Gerontologic Nurse Practioner 1999

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board : Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner DCNP 2009

Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners (SDNP) member

Board member of Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Certification Board since 2018

Clinical Nurse Practitioner Preceptor for Boston College, Simmons University, Regis College and Bryant University since 2017

Dan Leary, PA-C

Dan Leary earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Global Nutrition with a minor in Studio Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he graduated with honors. He went on to achieve a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Bryant University. Following completion of his PA studies, he has worked in a variety of fields including Emergency Medicine, Interventional Radiology and Dermatology.

Dan is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and a Diplomate Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. He resides on Cape Cod with his wife and pomsky, Kona where he enjoys outdoor activities, exercising, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

2019 Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Bryant University, Smithfield RI

2014 Bachelors of Science in Global Nutrition, Minor: Studio Arts, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

New England Dermatology & Laser Center, Springfield MA

Emergency Medicine
Fatima Hospital, North Providence RI
South County Hospital, Wakefield RI

Interventional Radiology
Rhode Island Medical Imaging

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Lori Bentley, Aesthetician

1998 Graduate of Elizabeth Grady School of Aesthetics

1999 International Congress Of Aesthetics and Spa – Philadelphia, PA and Orlando, FL

Mark Lees Skin Care, Inc. – Advanced Extraction Techniques

Physiodermie (Methode)/EuropeLab, Inc

Enviornmental Toxins and Detoxification Methods

Expansion in the newest products and skin treatments available.

2002 – Present – Licensed Aesthetician – Dartmouth Dermatology Associates

2009 Candela – VBeam, GentleLase and YAG Therapeutic Lasers

2001 Aesthetic Technologies – Certification – Medical Micrdermabrasion – Parisian Peel