Dermatology staff serves Orchard Park, NY and surrounding communities

Peter Accetta, MD, FAAD

Choosing a dermatologist is an important decision. The doctor and dermatology staff influence your peace of mind, appearance, and health. Thank you for considering Orchard Park Dermatology to fill this essential role in your life. When you place your trust in our Orchard Park, NY team, you are assured of responsiveness to your needs, skill, experience, and genuine compassion.

Peter Accetta, MD, FAAD

Dr. Accetta is Board-certified in dermatology. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology as well as the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

As a graduate of Fordham University and the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine, he continues to serve as a Voluntary Clinical Associate Professor in their Department of Dermatology.

While Dr. Accetta enjoys all aspects of dermatology practice, he takes special interest in general dermatologic surgery and skin cancer management. He offers expertise in photodynamic therapy (Blu Light PDT) for precancerous skin conditions. In the cosmetic dermatology arena, you can count on Dr. Accetta for removal of moles, sun spots, and keratoses; Botox and Juvéderm injectable anti-aging therapies; and treatment of spider veins.

Dr. Accetta and his wife Lynn have enjoyed more than three decades together and have two grown daughters. The doctor is an accomplished photographer, often documenting the families travel and outdoor recreation.

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Dedicated Orchard Park, NY dermatology staff

Susan Peterson, PA-C

Susan Peterson, PA-C

Susan graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston and earned a Physician Assistant Bachelor of Science degree from D’Youville College. She has national certification as a registered Physician Assistant, and obtained experience in Otolaryngology, specializing in head and neck surgery in Boston. At Orchard Park Dermatology, Susan brings more than 15 years of clinical experience to the treatment room. She is also passionate about growing her knowledge base through continuing education.

Concern for the wellbeing of her patients is evident in every facet of Susan’s care, from initial consultation through treatment and follow-up. She specializes in skin cancer but is also known for skill in cosmetic procedures such as V-Beam laser therapy and injectables. Her approach is providing treatment personalized to the individual’s needs, helping each patient feel great about improved skin condition.

Susan is a mother to two adult daughters. She delights in spending time at their homes in Paris, France and Boston, MA. Here in Buffalo, she enjoys an active lifestyle in all four seasons, and small gatherings with family and friends. Susan finds quiet time in oil painting, reading, and walking along the waterfront.

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Emily Gottstein, PA-C

Emily Gottstein, PA-C

Emily graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Physician Assistant program in 2003. She is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Bringing more than a decade of surgical experience to the Orchard Park Dermatology office, Emily regularly performs excisions of skin cancers and abnormal moles.

She is dedicated to educating patients on skin cancer prevention, and patients trust Emily’s cosmetic experience for beautifully natural results, without surgery.

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Mary Canna, PA-C

Mary Canna

Mary is a Physician Assistant with over 21 years’ experience in both general dermatology and skin cancer recognition and treatment. She is a longtime resident of Orchard Park but was born and raised in Amherst, the third of seven children. A graduate of both the University of Buffalo and D’Youville college, she has a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degree.

Her philosophy is to treat her patient’s as she would a member of her family. She is dedicated to offering the best treatment options for both skin cancer and other skin ailments.

She is married to her husband of 37 years and has three grown children. Her grandchildren are her pride and joy.

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Samantha Gomolka, PA-C

Samantha Gomolka, PA-C

Samantha Gomolka is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who was born and raised in the Buffalo area.  She obtained her MS in Physician Assistant Studies at University of Kentucky and began her medical career in 2013. Samantha practiced Pediatrics and Gastroenterology for five years before joining Orchard Park Dermatology.

Samantha is an enthusiastic member of our team and is dedicated to providing great care for her patients. She prides herself on explaining topics thoroughly and clearly to each and every patient. Samantha’s interests include skin cancer screening, surgical biopsies, infectious disease, and other common skin ailments.

Outside of work she enjoys being a parent, the great outdoors, and is a food connoisseur.

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Chelsea Dodd, Aesthetician

Chelsea Dodd

Chelsea Dodd is an Aesthetician who began her career as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Orchard Park Dermatology in 2015. Since then, she has taken high interest in the aesthetic end of our practice. She takes pride in her aesthetics training of the science of the skin and its required care to keep the complexion healthy and happy. She believes the aesthetics industry offers a continuing learning experience, and that keeping up with available knowledge is the key to giving the best care possible. She takes pride in each treatment she performs. Chelsea finds it fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust, and give personal attention to their needs. Consulting with a patient about their skin and making their visit at Orchard Park Dermatology an enjoyable, relaxing, and pleasant experience is her goal.

Call (716) 675-7000 to schedule an appointment with any member of our dermatology staff.

Peter Accetta, M.D. strives to make a difference in the lives of his patients by providing the highest quality care in a comfortable environment.
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