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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’s responsibilities include overseeing operations and all business development initiatives so the mission of the company is evident to every client: We want you to look and feel your best every day.
Emily’s passion and expertise for the aesthetic industry has recognized on a national level. She has been an expert speaker for companies like L’Oréal- SkinCeuticals, and has been a contributor to aesthetic journals and magazines such as Practical Dermatology. You can read her most recent article, “The Importance of Employee Engagement: The most valuable asset to your medical practice is not what you think” here.
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, where she taught high school Geometry, 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.”
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.
Shirley is our Lead Client Coordinator. Over the last 5 years, Shirley has polished her skills in medical facilities such as Optimus Health in Stamford, and Stamford Health Integrated Practice.
Shirley appreciates being the go-to for clients, as finds nurturing and caring for others her favorite part of her support role. Here at the Boutique, Shirley is one of the first-faces you’ll meet when you arrive to our Third Floor, or when you call to schedule an appointment.
Shirley lives in the area with her daughter.
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 Frist 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 Lead Client Coordinator. 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.
Juliana Barresi, APRN
Board Certified Nurse Practioner
Juliana Barresi, FNP-BC is an ANCC board-certified family nurse practitioner specializing in dermatology. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT and her master of science degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama in Mobile, AL.
Juliana is a member of both the American Society of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurses Association. After working several years at Mount Sinai Hospital, she ultimately pursued a career in dermatology, and specifically, NicholsMD of Greenwich, because she craved a career that allowed her to offer an environment that was concierge-like and that blended both medicine and cosmetics.
Juliana’s colleagues describe her as kind, gentle, and most of all, intelligent. Juliana lives in the area with her husband and son.
Usha Latif joined the NicholsMD team in 2018 as a Medical Assistant. Usha is a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she studied Psychological Sciences, with a concentration in Neuroscience. After working at a pediatrician’s office, Usha joined NicholsMD wanting to broaden her medical experience because of her keen interest in cosmetic and medical dermatology. Usha is in the process of applying to local graduate schools to become a physician assistant.
Usha is a Fairfield County native and a yoga aficionado.