Meet The Team 2017-06-15T04:08:07+00:00

Alyssa DiBenedetto – CLT: General Manager & Chief Cosmetic Coordinator

Alyssa DiBenedetto has been a key member of The Dermatology and Laser Group practice since its inception. With her degree in Healthcare Administration, Ms. DiBenedetto leads the management team for the entire practice.  She has helped create a flourishing practice with an extremely high patient and client satisfaction rate, and an organizational structure that is highly professional and efficient, allowing the practice to fulfill its goal of compassionate and  highly competent healthcare that is second to none.

As Chief Cosmetic Coordinator at The Dermatology & Laser Group, Alyssa has helped create and maintain Manhattan’s premier office for all non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures of the face and body.  Ms. DiBenedetto has completed extensive training on all of the various lasers and cosmetic procedures used in our office, and works along side the rest of the clinical staff in making sure patients have a safe, pleasant, and successful cosmetic experience in the office.

Alyssa is also involved in the development of an exciting new take on cosmeceuticals that will be introduced in the coming year, through Modern Skin Solutions, LLC, the company she co-founded in 2015.

Jessica Kim- Licensed Aesthetician

Jessica Kim is a licensed medical aesthetician that obtained her Esthetics License from the Christine Valmy International School after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Psychology from Stony Brook University. During her time at Stony Brook University, Jessica merged her passion of Psychology and Skincare and focused on the dynamic definition of beauty in the context of the state of mind. She furthered her journey in the beauty industry, particularly in anti-aging and natural skincare, on her first visit to the New York International Esthetics, Cosmetic and Spa Conferences (IECSC) in 2013.
During her participation in the Alliance for Women in Media event, where she provided make-up application for event spokespeople, Jessica realized that her true passion is learning about and assisting others with natural skincare routines. This led her to further her expertise and become certified in microdermabrasion and laser, to work alongside high-end spa owners and cosmetic doctors alike to offer non-invasive, cutting-edge treatments for clientele. Confident in her skin, Jessica strives to openly share her knowledge and compassion to those who are on their journey to find comfort in their own skin.

Kiah Deibler-Gorman – Administrative Manager

Kiah Deibler-Gorman leads the administrative team at the Dermatology and Laser Group.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Oberlin College while minoring in Religion. Since graduating, Kiah has worked in the healthcare field, fulfilling a variety of roles. Her experience in both clinical and administrative positions gives her a unique perspective of patients’ needs.
As Administrative Manager, she oversees the day-to-day operation of the practice and ensures quality care for each patient when they walk in the door. Bridging communication between clinical and administrative staff, she strengthens office efficiency.  Her roles involve supervising the Patient Care Coordinators, supporting the front desk and aiding in the development of the practice.

Dermatology and Laser Group Testimonials

Came here to see Dr. Akhavan and the experience from start to finish was more than I could hope for. From the moment I booked the appointment I could tell the office is extremely well organized and thoughtful towards their patients’ needs…
Doug R., ( Via Yelp )
I cannot recommend Dr. Akhavan’s practice enough. Dr. Akhavan answers all my questions, no matter how dumb. Unlike my last dermatologist, I felt that they listened to me and allowed me to have input on decisions regarding my health care…
Patricia O., ( Via Yelp )
Dr Akhavan is an outstanding dermatologist. I went in for a skin check and he discovered an abnormal mole. Note that I was 8 months pregnant at the time…
Anda B., ( Via Yelp )
Dr. Akhavan came highly recommended by my close friend and colleague. Although I trust my friend’s word, I still checked the doc out on Yelp. As of today, Dr. Akhavan only has FIVE STAR reviews and you know what? Everything everyone says about him is true!…
Helen L., ( Via Yelp )
Dr. Akhavan was prompt, courteous and informative. I went on the day of snowpocalypse 2014. It didn’t matter, the doctor and his staff were in the office ready for my visit…
Radoslav A., ( Verified ZocDoc Patient )