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The NicholsMD Team
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Dr. Kim Nichols, MD FAAD
Board-certified Dermatologist / Founding Director, NicholsMD
Emily Anne Scalise, M.A.
Director of Operations and Business Development
Emily joined NicholsMD in 2015 while she was pursuing her Master’s Degree at Columbia University.
At NicholsMD, Emily leads all staff initiatives relating to team development, staff training, and culture-building events. She’s also the woman behind NicholsMD’s community involvement, whether hosting or attending events, and leads the company’s Philanthropy of the Month initiatives.
Emily’s passion and expertise for the aesthetic industry has been recognized on a national level. Emily is an expert speaker for companies like L’Oréal- SkinCeuticals, and has been a frequent writer for aesthetic magazines such as Practical Dermatology. You can read her most popular article, “The Importance of Employee Engagement: The most valuable asset to your medical practice is not what you think” here.
In 2019, Emily was awarded “Top 40 Under 40” for her leadership and influence in the community.
Emily graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Maryland and had a near perfect GPA at Columbia University. Emily is also an alumna of Teach For America-New Orleans, and loves anything New Orleans.
Emily and her husband live in Fairfield, CT with their son.
Katie French, M.S, PA-C
Board-certified Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant, Katie French, M.S., PA-C joined the NicholsMD of Greenwich professional team in 2016 as a medical dermatology provider and anti-aging and laser specialist.
Board-certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants, Katie is also a member and diplomate fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University and holds a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Katie has been personally trained by Dr. Kim Nichols and the leading cosmetic and medical dermatology in this industry, such as Allergan (the makers of Botox), Merz Aesthetics (the makers of Ultherapy), Syneron Candela (the makers of CO2RE-Intima’s Feminine Rejuvenation), Cynosure-laser, and SkinCeuticals, the #1 rated medical skincare brand by professionals. Katie has attended advanced trainings in CoolSculpting, Ultherapy, and cutting-edge cosmetic treatments in NYC.
Clients appreciate Katie’s eternal optimism and friendly demeanor. Katie’s goal for all of the NicholsMD clients is to leave refreshed, radiant and feeling their best. Clients recommend her with the “highest rating of professionalism, expertise, attention to detail, and interest in client satisfaction.”
Kaitlyn Rahtelli, PA-C
Board-certified Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant, Kaitlyn Rahtelli, PA-C joined the NicholsMD of Greenwich professional team in 2019 as a medical and cosmetic dermatology provider.
Board-certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants, Kaitlyn is also a member of the Pi Alpha National Honor Society of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport and holds a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
Kaitlyn and her husband (and their new puppy, Hudson!) live in Ridgefield, CT. When Kaitlyn is not at the office, she enjoys cooking and traveling with family.
Lead Medical Assistant
Taylor is our Lead Medical Assistant. Since graduating from college with a degree in Health Science, Taylor worked as the emergency room phlebotomist at a hospital in northern Connecticut. She joined NicholsMD in 2016, and given her experience and phlebotomy instructor certifications, is our lead provider for our Vitamin IV Treatments.
Taylor is also a graduate of CoolSculpting University, and our go-to specialist for this non-surgical fat reduction treatment. She is Dr. Nichols’ right hand during patient appointments and is truly dedicated to putting the needs of others above her own.
Taylor lives in Fairfield Country, and when not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, being by the water, and volunteering for the Non-Profit Organization !MPACT, educating on the importance of safe driving.
Jessica is our Licensed Medical Aesthetician at the Boutique. She studied at Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in the Boston area, where she became a Master Aesthetician specializing in medical skin care. Before working at NicholsMD of Greenwich, she worked on Madison Avenue in New York City for over three years as the Lead Aesthetician.
Having earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Springfield College and with over 5 years of experience as a Master Aesthetician and Laser Technician, Jessica knows how to provide each and every client with a therapeutic yet clinical approach to address her clients’ every need.
Jessica holds several different Aesthetic certifications such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, advanced treatment of acne, and facial massage. She is also a graduate of CoolSculpting University where she became a Coolsculpting Specialist for this non-surgical, fat reduction treatment. She also attends several SkinCeuticals continuing education courses every year to stay up to date with the latest trends of the industry.
Jessica lives in Westchester County, NY and when not at work, she enjoys staying fit by taking dance classes, spending time with her family, and traveling.
Shontae is one of our full time Medical Assistants. She is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute and is CPR and First Aid Certified with the American Heart Association. Shontae has been passionate about the skin care industry since becoming a certified aesthetician 2013. This aesthetic training required her to study skin, hair, and nails for 750 hours.
Her strength as a medical assistant lies in her ability to build personal relationships with clients. In her free time, Shontae enjoys dancing, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Ali joined NicholsMD in 2017 as our Office Administrator. A Fairfield County native, Ali is one of the first-faces you’ll meet when you arrive to our Boutique. After graduating from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Public Relations, Ali found her passion in helping to build NicholsMD into one of the best cosmetic dermatology offices in the greater New York City area with its concierge approach. Our staff and clients describe her as “bubbly, caring, and a go-getter”; she’s the person who delivers a 7-star experience to you on a 5-star rating scale.
Outside of the office, Ali enjoys spending time with her family, going to see live music, and cooking.
Cindy is one of our trained medical assistants. Cindy has been working in cosmetic dermatology since 2013. Cindy joined NicholsMD in 2019 because she was inspired by the concierge-like approach that the company values for its patient care. Cindy’s experience has helped to foster her passion for healthy skin; as she believes healthy skin starts from the inside out. Cindy is a Dean’s List graduate from Sanford Brown Institute and is currently pursuing her nursing degree.
Cindy lives in Westchester County and when not working, she is a dedicated loving mother to a beautiful little girl. She enjoys finding the hidden artsy gems of New York City and loves adventure overall!
Adelina Pacarizi is our Administrative Assistant. Adelina Joined NicholsMD in 2019 and is often described as the “patient advocate”. Patients adore Adelina; she’s kind and soft-spoken but a true intellect. In fact, she received a full scholarship at Berkeley college, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Adelina is also bilingual; she speaks fluent English and Albanian.
Adelina is passionate about skincare and has been trained by SkinCeuticals, the #1 medical-grade skincare company in the US, when she first joined NicholsMD. Adelina lives in Connecticut and in her spare time, loves spending time with her nephews.