Meet Our Dermatology & Skin Care Team in Dartmouth

  • 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

    Specialty Board
    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

    Community/Volunteer Activities
    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

    State Licensure
    Rhode Island

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

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

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  • Justin M Besen, MD

    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.

    Professional Education:
    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)

    Professional Experience:
    Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA, 2019-Present

    Professional Societies:
    American Academy of Dermatology
    Medical Dermatology Society
    Pacific Dermatologic Society
    American Medical Association


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    NEXT APPT: Mon, Jul 12 at 10am
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  • Catherine M. Pereira MS, RN, ANP-C, DCNP

    1999 Master of Science, ANP, University of Massachusetts, College of Nursing, Dartmouth MA
    Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, May 1994 Framingham State College, Framingham MA
    Diploma Graduate in Nursing, June 1975 The Malden Hospital School of Nursing, Malden MA

    Dermatology Nursing Certification Board, Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner (DCNP)
    American Nurses Credentialing Center, Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-C)
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-C)
    American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Basic Life Support (BLS)

    Professional Experience
    Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA
    Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, 1999 – Present

    Cape Code Community College,
    Clinical Nursing Instructor, 2003 – 2004
    Metrowest Medical Center
    Staff Nurse, Combined Intensive and Coronary Care Unit
    Nurse Manager, Telemetry, Oncology and Stroke Unit
    Assistant Head Nurse and Staff Nurse, Medical/Surgical Unit, 1976 – 2002
    Medfield State Hospital
    Staff Nurse, 1975 – 1976

    Professional Memberships
    Dermatology Nurses Association
    Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
    Sigma Theta Tau – National Honor Society of Nursing
    American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


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  • 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

    Professional Experience
    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


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • Adam Rhodes, 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

    Professional Affiliations and Licensure
    American Academy of Physicians Assistants student member
    North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants student member
    Treasurer, East Carolina University Physician Assistant Class of 2013
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Certification
    North Carolina Medical Board, License

    Professional Experience
    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

    Relevant Skills and Certifications
    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


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    NEXT APPT: Mon, Oct 18 at 2:30pm
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  • 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!

    Professional Education
    Bryant University: Clinical Rotation with Brown University in Dermatology
    Elon University

    Professional Experience
    Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, 2018 - Present

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


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    NEXT APPT: Mon, Jul 19 at 8:15am
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  • 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.

    Professional Education
    Undergraduate: University of Rhode Island. Kingston, RI 2012

    Graduate: Simmons University. Boston, MA 2017

    Profession Experience 

    Aspire Dermatology, Rhode Island. 2017-2020 Dartmouth Dermatology Associates, Dartmouth MA. 2020- Present

    Professional Societies and Certifications

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


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747
  • 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.

    National Certifications
    2009 Candela – VBeam, GentleLase and YAG Therapeutic Lasers
    2001 Aesthetic Technologies – Certification – Medical Micrdermabrasion – Parisian Peel

    Professional Experience
    2002 – Present – Licensed Aesthetician – Dartmouth Dermatology Associates


    368 Faunce Corner Road Suite 2, Dartmouth, MA 02747

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