Quality Dermatologic Care in Central New York

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Dr. James Prezzano, who has been the medical director of Fayetteville Dermatology since 2021, provides quick appointments with an average wait time of less than a week for exceptional skin care in Central New York.

Competent, Comprehensive and Compassionate Dermatologic Care

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Medical Dermatology

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment options for many medical dermatologic conditions for adults, seniors and children.

Skin Cancer

We offer a variety of treatment options for skin cancer including Mohs micrographic surgery, excision, curettage and topical chemotherapy.

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Cosmetic Dermatology

We offer neurotoxin to help slow and minimize the effects of aging on the skin. We also offer laser based treatments for unwanted spots and hair.

James Prezzano, M.D.

He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with his bachelor’s in chemistry and biochemistry, and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

He went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from SUNY Upstate Medical University, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national honor society, reserved for the top 10% of graduating medical students.

He completed his transitional year internship at Bassett Medical Center, affiliated with Columbia University, in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Prezzano spent five years in dermatology specific post graduate training. He spent two years in a dermatology fellowship, at the forefront of medical and surgical dermatologic clinical trials and research. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Rochester.

He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics of surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology. He has also presented nationally and internationally, receiving multiple awards for his research.

Dr. Prezzano is a fellow of the American Association of Dermatology (FAAD) and is a board certified dermatologist as well as a board certified Mohs micrographic surgeon.

Dr. Prezzano brings his expertise and passion for patient-centered dermatologic care to Syracuse and the Central New York region.

In his free time, Dr. Prezzano enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two small children, as well as exploring the local parks and the occasional round of golf.

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Katharine Shields, NP

She graduated magna cum laude and as valedictorian from Upstate Medical University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. There she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

She then went on to receive her Master of Science, Nurse Practitioner degree from Upstate Medical University, graduating summa cum laude.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner Katie worked in both the adult and pediatric intensive care units at Upstate as a Registered Nurse.

Katie has spent the last several years as a dermatology nurse practitioner in a busy, local dermatology practice prior to joining Fayetteville Dermatology in the fall of 2022.

Katie enjoys treating a variety of dermatologic conditions in patients of all ages. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

In her free time Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, attending local sporting events and relaxing with a good book.

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