Dr. José Peraza M.D., F.A.A.D.
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Dr. José Peraza

M.D., F.A.A.D.

From his earliest days in medical school, Dr. José Peraza was drawn to the practice of dermatology. He appreciates the ability to see visible, tangible results in his work with patients of all ages to resolve their issues and concerns. In addition to an active general dermatology practice, Dr. José Peraza is interested in multiple cosmetic procedures including Botox®, dermal fillers, sclerotherapy, and laser surgery.

Dr. José Peraza has been in the practice of dermatology since 1980. He obtained his M.D. degree from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1975, completed his internship at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and his residency in dermatology at Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology (1980).

In his free time, Dr. José Peraza enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with his seven grandchildren.

Hospital Privileges

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital: 1980-present
Mt. Ascutney Hospital: 1980-present
New London Hospital: 1980-present
Valley Regional Hospital: 1980-present

Professional Societies

Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology: 1980-present
New Hampshire Dermatology Society: 1980-present

Dr. Daniel Peraza M.D., F.A.A.D.
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Dr. Daniel Peraza

M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Daniel Peraza cares deeply about improving patients’ lives and draws inspiration from the multiple advances in treatments that have revolutionized dermatology in the last ten years. With his father and other family members, he shares a commitment to building and growing the Peraza Dermatology Group practice. His clinical interests include psoriasis, skin cancer, laser surgery, dermal fillers, CoolSculpting®, and Botox®.

Dr. Daniel Peraza received his undergraduate degree from Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut and his M.D. degree from the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons in 2006. He completed his internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and his dermatology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology (2010).

The Upper Valley offers Dr. Daniel Peraza an ideal setting to live, work, and spend time with his wife and three children. When not at work, he enjoys golfing, coaching youth ice hockey, and hiking with his dog.

Hospital Privileges

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital: 2011-present
Mt. Ascutney Hospital: 2010-present
New London Hospital: 2010-present
Valley Regional Hospital: 2010-present
Springfield Hospital: 2012-present

Professional Societies

Alpha Omega Alpha: Elected Member 2005
Diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology: 2010-present
New Hampshire Dermatology Society: President 2014-2016, Vice President 2012-2014

Ashwin Kumar, P.A.-C
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Ashwin Kumar

P.A.-C

Mr. Kumar (Ashwin) is energized by seeing patients benefit from new dermatologic treatments for common skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis that transform their skin vitality, overall health, quality of life, and self-confidence. He appreciates the variety of treatments, procedures, and exams that he performs each day as a member of the Peraza Dermatology Group team.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Ashwin graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Biology and received his M.P.A.S. from the Le Moyne College Physician Assistant Program in Syracuse, New York. Ashwin is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

A former sprinter for Syracuse University, Ashwin enjoys being outdoors and exploring hiking trails and nature in the serene, peaceful Upper Valley region. He enjoys spending time with his shih tzu puppy, Blaze, and watching and enjoying sports, especially anything connected to the Portland Trail Blazers or Syracuse Orange teams.

Affiliations

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Member of the New Hampshire Society of Dermatology
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed Physician Assistant State of New Hampshire
Licensed Physician Assistant State of Vermont

Caleb Howard, P.A.-C
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Caleb Howard

P.A.-C

As a teenager and young adult, Mr. Howard (Caleb) struggled with acne, and that experience motivated him to work in dermatology to help patients feel more confident about the appearance of their skin and about themselves. He enjoys diagnosing difficult rashes and helping patients return to health.

Caleb completed his Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology from University of New England and attended the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for his PA-C degree.

A lifelong New Hampshire resident, Caleb enjoys the many outdoor recreation opportunities the Upper Valley has to offer, including mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, and camping. He is also a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate and an Eagle Scout.

Affiliations

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Kira Schachinger, P.A.-C
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Kira Schachinger

P.A.-C

For Ms. Schachinger (Kira), dermatology offers an ideal blend of patient interaction over time and the ability to provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic procedures. She appreciates the opportunity to serve rural communities in both New Hampshire and Vermont. Kira’s current interests focus on procedural treatments, cosmetic dermatology, laser treatments, and dermoscopy.

Kira earned a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Vermont and worked for several years in the Burlington area. During medical volunteer trips to South America, her desire and intent to become a provider came into focus. She went on to receive her M.P.A.S. from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) in 2014.

Kira grew up among the ski hills, llamas, and rolling pastures of southern Vermont. When she moved to the Upper Valley, Kira immediately felt right at home. In her free time, Kira enjoys the natural wonders of New England with her husband and dog, especially hiking, biking, paddling, or skiing.

Affiliations

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Member of the New Hampshire Society of Dermatology
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed Physician Assistant State of New Hampshire
Licensed Physician Assistant State of Vermont

Lianna D’Amore

Lianna D’Amore

P.A.-C

Ms. D’Amore (Lianna) discovered her interest in dermatology during a clinical rotation in her Physician Assistant studies and hasn’t looked back since. She finds helping patients with common chronic skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis to realize significant and lasting improvements especially rewarding. Joining the team in November of 2020, she appreciates that Peraza Dermatology Group brings expertise in both medical and cosmetic treatment and does so with a supportive and kind ethos.

Lianna completed an accelerated program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She received her Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies degree in 2018 and her MPAS in 2020.

She spent her early years on the North Shore of Boston and retained a love of the water. Lianna has fallen in love with the Upper Valley’s picturesque landscape and now calls the mountains and lakes near Sunapee her home. She likes to cook, travel, and enjoy boating adventures in nearby lakes and oceans in her free time.

Affiliations

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed Physician Assistant State of New Hampshire

Certifications Kira

Tara Nelligan

P.A.-C

Ms. Nelligan (Tara) joined the Peraza Dermatology Group in 2021 with a breadth of experience related to dermatologic surgical procedures. She also enjoys helping patients realize positive results utilizing laser treatments and working with children and teens to address their unique dermatologic concerns.

Tara earned her B.S. in Neuroscience at the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Originally from Connecticut, Tara moved to the Upper Valley to enjoy the natural beauty of the woods and waters of New Hampshire. A passionate soccer player, she also enjoys rock climbing, trail running, fishing, and hiking with her husband and two dogs.

Affiliations

Member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Licensed Physician Assistant State of New Hampshire

Jasmine Nadeau, Licensed Esthetician and Certified Aesthetic Consultant
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Jasmine Nadeau

Licensed Esthetician and Certified Aesthetic Consultant

Ms. Nadeau (Jasmine) loves to meet new patients, delve into why they come to Peraza Dermatology Group, and identify their short and long term goals for healthy, vibrant skin. She is motivated to share the benefits of high-quality skin care with patients to enable them to look and feel their absolute best. She is especially interested in sharing her enthusiasm for body contouring with interested patients and looks forward to sharing non-invasive approaches to support improved body confidence with Peraza Dermatology Group patients.

Jasmine joined Peraza Dermatology Group in 2011. She is a Licensed Esthetician, and graduated from the Institute of Skin Science in Stratham, New Hampshire. She is also a Certified Aesthetic Consultant from The Aesthetic Academy and attended the Coolsculpting University in Pleasanton, California. Jasmine holds professional certifications in Coolsculpting®, EMSCULPT®, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), as well as DiamondGlow™, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

Born in Vermont, Jasmine has lived in the Upper Valley for the last 9 years. When she is not working, Jasmine enjoys traveling and planning new adventures with her daughter.

Professional Societies

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)

Abigail Welch, Master Licensed Esthetician (Elite Esthetician)
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Abigail Welch

Master Licensed Esthetician (Elite Esthetician)

Ms. Welch (Abigail) joined the Peraza Dermatology Group team to help clients achieve their dream skin by using state-of-the-art equipment, tailored treatments, and high-quality products with a focus on enhancing body positivity and self-confidence for all patients.

A Licensed Master Esthetician, Abigail completed the 1200-Hour Master Esthetics program at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, the first accredited esthetics school in the country and the finest skin care training center in New England. She also has an Associates Degree in Elementary Education.

Having recently relocated to the Upper Valley from Massachusetts, Abigail loves visiting the farmers’ market to enjoy delicious produce and connecting with and supporting local businesses. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time in nature and can often be found walking along the Northern Rail Trail. She also enjoys baking and spending time with her cat.

Professional Societies

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)