Dr. Louis Kuchnir

Dr. Louis Kuchnir founded Kuchnir Dermatology in 2001 after completing residency at the University of Massachusetts. Since September 2009, he has served as president of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Kuchnir is on faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a PhD in physical chemistry at Harvard University and went to college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

“I love seeing patients side-by-side with such outstanding colleagues. Their diversity of experience and interest is a source of constant stimulation.”

Dr. Kevin Donohue

Dr. Kevin Donohue joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2006. Dr. Donohue completed residency at the Roger Williams Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth University and went to college at the University of Massachusetts. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

“Now in my 12th year at Kuchnir Dermatology, I am more confident and proud of the service we provide to the Metrowest communities than ever before. The expertise and experience of our clinicians compliments one another and our support staff thoroughly models our dedication to the kind and conscientious practice of dermatology.”

Dr. Carl Schanbacher

Dr. Carl Schanbacher joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2007. Dr. Schanbacher previously served seven years on the faculty at Harvard Medical School where he was the chief of skin cancer surgery at the Dana Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. He completed dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic and a Mohs surgery fellowship at UCLA. He received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska and went to college at Colorado State University. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

"We treat the patients and holistically treat the patients’ problem, and also consider the world in which they live. We are inclusive of everyone here. This approach reflects all staff faculty at Kuchnir Dermatology."

Dr. Kathy White

Dr. Kathy White joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2009. Dr. White completed internal medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic. She received her medical degree from the University of New England and went to college at Brandeis University. She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has had extensive dermatology experience at the Lahey Clinic.

"It’s great to be a part of a small group where the providers work together well to promote an environment of collaboration and collegiality. Ultimately our goal is to provide the best care for every patient."

Dr. Jeff Bernhard

Dr. Jeffrey Bernhard joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2010. Dr. Bernhard previously served two decades as chief of dermatology at UMass Medical School, where he is now emeritus professor of medicine and physiology. He was also Dean of Admissions and chair of the admissions committee at UMassMed for six years. Dr. Bernhard was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology for 10 years, and presently serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Dermatology and the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology. He is an honorary member of the British Association of Dermatologists and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has been a visiting professor at, among others, the University of Virginia, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, UConn, the Mayo Clinic and the National Skin Center of Singapore. He completed dermatology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bernhard graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Monika Berg

Dr. Monika Berg joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2013, after running her own practice in Framingham since 1976.  Dr. Berg completed residency at the Boston University and Tufts combined dermatology program.  She received her medical degree from the University of Geneva Medical School in Switzerland.

Dr. Thanh-Nga Tran

Dr. Thanh-Nga Tran joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2013.  Dr. Tran is on faculty at  Harvard University Medical School.  Dr. Tran completed residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She received her medical degree from Harvard University and earned a PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She went to college at the California Institute of Technology.  She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and serves on committees at both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

 

Dr. Tran's main passion is her volunteer work.  She co-founded The Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center, a non-profit organization that provides laser technology and expertise to help children with disfiguring birthmarks in Vietnam.  To see Dr. Tran’s work with VVAC highlighted in the Harvard Medical News, click here.  All of the proceeds from her laser procedures are donated to the Vietnam Vascular Anomalies Center.

Dr. Tran is currently conducting research at the Massachusetts General Hospital to look at treatment to improve the hardening (or fibrosis) of skin associated with chronic radiation.  A link to the study can be found here:   https://rally.partners.org/study/chronic_radiation_dermatitis.  

"I am very honored to be working with a wonderful group of physicians and staff who are truly dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. Our patients are the reason we are happy to come to work every day."

Dr. Karen Mitchell

Dr. Karen Mitchell joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2015.  Dr. Mitchell provided care for over a decade at the Lahey Clinic and also at US Air Force Medical Centers where she served as Lieutenant Colonel.  Dr. Mitchell completed residency at the Wilford Hall Army-AirForce dermatology residency.  She received her medical degree from the United States’ Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  She went to Smith College.  She has been board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Peter Schalock

Dr. Peter Schalock joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2016. He previously served 10 years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and on the faculty at Harvard Medical School as an Associate Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Schalock has lectured nationally and internationally on contact dermatitis, patch testing, and metal allergy and provides extensive patch testing services in the Kuchnir Contact Dermatitis Clinic. He completed his residency in Dermatology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire and an Internal Medicine internship at Legacy Health Systems in Portland, Oregon. His undergraduate degree is from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon and his M.D. from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Schalock is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

"I thoroughly enjoy working at KDDS with an amazing group of fellow physicians and office staff. I'm proud to be a part of a team who provides each individual help with their dermatological needs."

Dr. Christina Correnti

Dr. Christina Correnti joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2018 . She attended Boston College for undergraduate studies where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. She worked as a clinical research coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital for one year before attending Emory University School of Medicine. At Emory, she earned her medical degree as well as a Master of Science of Clinical Research in 2014. She completed her internship at Medstar Harbor Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She trained in dermatology residency at the University of Maryland before joining Kuchnir Dermatology. Dr. Correnti is passionate about providing personalized care in the areas of general dermatology, cutaneous medical and surgical oncology, and cosmetic dermatology. She is also committed to volunteering and teaching both domestically and internationally. Dr. Correnti has published in peer-reviewed journals, dermatology textbooks, and presented at Dermatology research conferences. 

 

“It is an amazing thing to love the work that you are doing everyday! My colleagues and I strive to provide the best evidence-based and personalized dermatology care for each unique patient. I am very proud to be a part of the collaborative efforts of our practice to serve many communities, near and far.”

Barbara Starr, NP

Nurse Practitioner Barbara Starr joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2008. Since 2009 she has been editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association. Ms. Starr received her dermatology training directly from the department chairmen of both the UMass and Harvard Medical Schools. She provided dermatologic care for M.I.T.’s faculty, students, and their families at MIT Medical Dermatology for seven years prior to joining our dermatologists. Ms. Starr received her MSN from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and went to college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

"To work with and care for my patients, those whose families and friends I’ve treated for years, and those I’ll be meeting for the first time; to bring my 20 years of experience in dermatology to bear to find and treat skin cancers and otherwise address concerns about skin—this is what makes me eager to get to work each day."

Kate Schoch, NP

Nurse Practitioner Kate Schoch joined Kuchnir Dermatology in 2018.  Since 2014 she has been an Instructor of Dermatology at the Boston University School of Medicine.  Ms. Schoch received her dermatology training directly from Dr. Kuchnir and from the physician faculty at that medical school. She provided dermatologic care in private and academic practice for seven years prior to joining our dermatologists. Ms. Schoch received her RN and MSN from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester and went to college at Westfield State.

"I love my job. I am constantly inspired by the quality of care, the dedication to our patients, and the collaborative spirit at Kuchnir Dermatology."

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