The Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center was founded by Dr. Christopher Kruse, a well respected
Mohs surgeon with an excellent reputation for the highest levels of
His vision was to form a dermatologic patient care center which would
deliver quality care, ensuring that all
patients would have peace of mind knowing that they will receive the best possible care and
Learn more about the growing Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center
dermatology specialists; Dr. Christopher B.
, Dr. Risa J. Gorin
, Patricia McTaggart PA-C
, and our office staff
Christopher B. Kruse, MD, FAAD, FACMS
is a board certified dermatologist and Mohs surgeon. He received his medical degree at New York
University School of Medicine and specialty training in dermatology at State University of New York
in Brooklyn. He later completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and is a fellow of the
American College of Mohs Surgery. He has been practicing dermatology for over 15 years. As a Mohs surgeon,
he prides himself on his precision and his extreme attention to detail. This has helped him excel as a
surgeon, ensuring that his patients are treated with the best care possible. Dr. Kruse is seen in high
regard by both his patients and colleagues.
Risa J. Gorin, D.O., FAOCD
Dr. Gorin is a board certified Dermatologist who graduated Cum Laude
from the University of Richmond, with a Bachelor of Science in
Biology. She received her medical education at the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey- School of Osteopathic Medicine
(UMDNJ-SOM) receiving the "Excellence in Humanities Award". Dr. Gorin
pursued an Internal Medicine Internship at the University of
Connecticut Health Center inFarmington,Connecticut, and then completed
her residency training in Dermatology at St Barnabas
Hospital,Bronx,New York. She served as Chief Resident in her third
year of residency.
Dr. Gorin serves as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of
Family Medicine at UMDNJ-SOM, is a member of the American Academy of
Dermatology, and is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of
Dermatology. Dr. Gorin has been in private practice since 2004
providing general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologic care.
She treats patients of all ages, and has experience with a diversity
of ethnic skin types. Her practice philosophy is to deliver thorough,
high quality care in a warm and friendly environment.
Patricia McTaggart, PA-C
Patricia McTaggart is an NCCPA board-certified and NJ state-licensed Physician Assistant.
She is a graduate of the UMDNJ Physician Assistant (PA) program where she graduated with
honors in 2006. Patricia gained valuable experience as a PA while working for two years in
the emergency department of Lakewood NJ's Kimball Medical Center and four years as a per
diem PA in the ER of Brick NJ’s Ocean Medical Center. She began her career in dermatology
in 2008 and serves adults, adolescents and pediatric patients. She is extensively trained
in clinical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Patricia is currently the secretary of the
New Jersey State Dermatology Physician Assistant Society. She is also a member of the New
Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, and a diplomate member of the Society of
Dermatology Physician Assistants. Patricia is also fluent in Spanish.
Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center our experienced,
friendly and courteous staff are dedicated to ensuring your
needs are met. We are here to deliver high quality health care with a smile. Please do
not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.