Maria graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Science and Human Biology. She went on to complete her Masters in Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with high honors. Maria’s personal battle with acne initially interested her in dermatology at a young age. Because of this, she understands the emotional, mental and physical impact that skin conditions can have on patient health. Maria has worked in family medicine for six years which has expanded her general knowledge of medicine. Her long-term interest in skincare guided Maria’s training in cosmetics such as neurotoxins (Botox), dermal filler, PDO threads, Kybella, and PRP injections.
Maria is board certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants, licensed through the State of Florida Board of Medicine. She is an active member of the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.