About Us

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 patient satisfaction. 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 treatment.

Learn more about the growing Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center team of dermatology specialists; Dr. Christopher B. Kruse, Dr. Risa J. Gorin, Patricia McTaggart PA-C, and our office staff.


Christopher B. Kruse, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Dr. Kruse 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.


Patricia McTaggart



Our Staff

At the 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.



Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center

55 N Gilbert Street, Suite 1201 (Building 1, Level 2)
Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07701

Phone:  (732) 747-5500
Fax:       (732) 747-1212
Email:    info@SkinCenterNJ.com