Meet Our Staff

Christine Stanko, MD, FAAD

Christine Stanko, MD, FAAD, has been practicing dermatology in Bryn Mawr, PA since 2003 and founded Bryn Mawr Dermatology in 2005. She is dedicated to excellence in comprehensive dermatological care and her peers agree by consistently voting her “Main Line Top Doc” year after year. Dr. Stanko specializes in laser therapy, cosmetic techniques and skin cancer surgery. She pursues the most advanced techniques and procedures, implementing the latest and most effective skin treatments for her patients. As a result she has treated thousands of loyal patients. Dr. Stanko acquired her M.D. with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska, where she became a member of the National Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha. She served as Chief Resident in her last year of residency at Drexel University’s Department of Dermatology. She maintains an affiliation with Drexel University, volunteering to teach on their campus and regularly invites medical students and residents from Drexel—as well as other surrounding medical schools--to observe her work at our practice. Dr. Stanko is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and on staff at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her memberships include: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, and Philadelphia Dermatologic Society.

"My work has always required an attention to detail. I ensure every person has a good experience at our practice. I often ask myself: ‘If this were my family member, how would I treat him/her?’ I treat patients like my own family. For me that is the ultimate test if a physician is serving patients well."

When she is not busy as a dermatologist she enjoys spending time with her family. Dr. Stanko is also a ballroom dancer, water skier, and adventure traveler (her favorite destinations are Australia and Cuba.) She is active in her community and regularly volunteers to assist school auctions and charitable Main Line organizations. Dr. Stanko lives in Bryn Mawr with her husband Scott and their two daughters, Sophia and Alex.

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Erin Santa, MD, FAAD

Dr. Erin Santa completed her residency in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. While at Jefferson, she received the honor of being named Chief Resident. She graduated in 2006, from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with a BA in Neuroscience. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2012 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. While in medical school she was named to the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society. She was also one of only 30 students chosen for the Dean’s Research Program. She has received clinical training as an intern in the Department of Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, and additional experience at the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, as well as The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

"I decided to become a dermatologist after losing a family member to skin cancer. I am passionate about educating my patients about recognition of skin cancers as well as prevention."

Dr. Santa is originally from Allentown, PA. She now lives in Bryn Mawr with her husband, John, and their children. When not practicing dermatology or spending time with her young family, she enjoys dancing, trying new restaurants and watching basketball.

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Lina Husienzad, MD, FAAD

Dr. Lina Husienzad is a New Jersey native who graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Upon graduating medical school she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Lankenau Medical Center and her Dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). While at UPMC she served as a leader of the Cosmetics Committee, and spearheaded a multitude of workshops for residents training in cosmetic procedures. She also participated in research projects during residency and wrote multiple chapters for a cutaneous lymphoma textbook, which she coauthored with the director of the Cutaneous Lymphoma Program at UPMC. She thrives in leadership roles, particularly those that empower female physicians, and serves on the Events Committee and the Residents, Fellows, and Young Physicians Committee in the Women's Dermatologic Society.

“I make a point to connect with my patients, educate them on the disease, and work with them to construct a treatment plan, so that they can feel empowered during the treatment process.”

In her spare time Dr. Husienzad enjoys traveling, yoga, learning new languages, cooking, and spending time with family.

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Dr. Brett B. Miller is a board-certified Dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon.  A Pennsylvania native, Dr. Miller is a graduate of Penn State University and Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  Following graduation, he completed his internship training at Crozer Chester Medical Center and his Dermatology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Miller completed his fellowship training in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology under the expert guidance of Nathaniel Jellinek, MD at Dermatology Professionals, Inc. in Rhode Island.  Dr. Miller is among only 1400 physicians in the country who are fellowship-trained in this field.

Dr. Miller’s fellowship training included Mohs micrographic surgery with an emphasis on surgical technique and reconstruction, the comprehensive management of skin cancers and extensive experience in the management of nail disease and nail surgery. He also specializes in laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Miller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has authored numerous publications in prominent medical journals, and is a recipient of the Fellow-in-Training Clinicopathologic Case Competition Award.

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Rae Calamia, PA-C

Rae Calamia chose to pursue a career as a physician assistant (PA) after several years of working for a medical device company. Her desire to find a challenging medically based career that directly impacted patients’ lives made becoming a PA the ideal professional option for her. Rae began her career as a PA in 1999 in orthopedic surgery in Santa Rosa, CA. Drawn to the complex challenges of dermatology, and the opportunity to build long-lasting connections with her patients, Rae started her dermatology career in 2005. In her role as a PA, she performs physical exams, establishes diagnoses, orders and evaluates labs and other studies, performs skin biopsies and surgeries, initiates and manages treatment plans, and prescribes medication. Rae holds an undergraduate degree from Penn State University and earned a Masters of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from DeSales University. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is certified by NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants). To stay at the top of her field, Rae frequently attends dermatology conferences and lectures.

“Family is very important to me. Because of our tight-knit relationships, BMD operates like a great work family. Our patients are at home because they feel that trust and warmth. Whether you’re a patient or staff member, this is a friendly place to be.”

Rae loves spending time with family and celebrating holidays, and, only on occasion acknowledges she misses California’s weather. When she is not working or being a mom to her twin daughters, she enjoys hiking and listening to music. When she has the opportunity to travel, she prefers hiking through national parks. Her favorites include: Acadia, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Crater Lake, and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Before returning home to Pennsylvania, Rae lived in Cape Cod, San Francisco and the north San Francisco bay area. Rae currently lives in the Collegeville area with her husband and twin daughters.

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Lynn Williams, PA-C

Lynn Williams joined the Bryn Mawr Dermatology team in June of 2015 but has been practicing dermatology in the Philadelphia area since 2003.  As a physician assistant (PA) Lynn enjoys getting to know and care for markedly diverse patients who require her expertise.  She cannot imagine another career for which she would be better suited for.

Lynn graduated from Duke University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and continued on to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine to attain her Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies. She had the opportunity to offer her skills as a medical volunteer in the emergency room of a rural hospital in St. Lucia between completing her two degrees. She spent the majority of her time there educating the local community on how to manage chronic illnesses in order to prevent emergencies.  In turn, the experience allowed her to hone her problem solving skills.

To maintain a competitive edge in the demanding field of dermatology, Lynn regularly attends lectures and conferences. She is an active member of both the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

“Providing medical services to the absolute best of my ability, in every situation, for every patient, is my ultimate priority.  I love working with the BMD team because I know that we all have the same goals, work as a cohesive group to accomplish them, and manage to have fun doing it!”

When Lynn attended Central Bucks West High School she was a star on the field hockey team, but now she takes advantage of the little free time she gets by doing yoga, jogging or hiking in Fairmont Park.  Lynn has lived in Philadelphia for over a decade with her husband and young daughter and nothing makes her happier than spending time with them. She has dreams of revisiting the Caribbean, this time on a sun-soaked (but well sun-screened) vacation.

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Shannon Del Grande, PA-C

Shannon Del Grande is a welcome addition to the Bryn Mawr Dermatology team. She is a passionate physician assistant (PA) who has half-a-decade of both medical and cosmetic dermatology experience under her belt. Shannon completed her Master’s in PA studies at Arcadia University and immediately started her medical career at a top plastic surgery office where she performed countless injectable treatments in addition to skin cancer screenings and skin cancer surgeries. With her know-how, aesthetic eye and finesse, the transition into dermatology has been a smooth one. She is an active member with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and Association of Plastic Surgery Physician Assistants.

“I find that working in dermatology keeps me balanced. I get to diagnose and treat serious medical conditions in addition to performing cosmetic procedures that make people feel instantly better about their appearance. There is so much value in both types of patient care.”

She was born in West Chester, PA, excelled at West Chester University while getting her undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is currently a happy resident of West Chester where she and her college sweetheart are raising their three sons. In addition to being a fan of Chester County, she enjoys beating the heat down the shore in Avalon.

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Lilly Moss Parllaku, PA-C

Lilly is another home-grown Pennsylvanian and spent her childhood in West Chester. She travelled down south to the University of Georgia for college and finished her advanced degree back home at Drexel. She graduated the PA-C program in 2012 and spent 7 years in the Penn Emergency Department where she has performed thousands of procedures and had the opportunity to diagnose and treat many rare skin disorders. Lilly has always had a particular penchant for integrating an esthetic eye into the art of laceration repair and was congenially known as the “lac queen” during her stint at Penn. She also found the time to give back to her fellow PA-Cs by establishing the first internship program for PA students in the Penn ED.

“As an undergrad I had the opportunity to work as a Medical Assistant in a locally renowned dermatology practice. I was instantly enthralled with the medical artistry required to provide comprehensive dermatolgical care. When you are dealing with the most visible organ of the body you are not only treating the physical aspect, but the aesthetic and emotional as well. From that experience on, I knew I had to end up in dermatology.”

She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and is board certified by the Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCAP). She regularly attends educational conferences to stay up to date in the field. Her favorite event to-date was the week long 2018 Fall SDPA seminar in Orlando that covered the dermatology sub-specialties: psoriatic arthritis, pediatric & adolescent dermatology, gestational dermatology, and dermatologic surgical procedures.

In her spare time, Lilly loves to travel and spend time with her family. She has always been very interested in other cultures and great cuisine. Her husband is a native Albanian who runs a restaurant in Philadelphia and they have a two lovely daughters named Tessa and Sydney.

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Rachel Otahal, Office Manager, CMA

Rachel Otahal hails from San Diego, California but is now a proud resident of Audubon, PA. She loves the East Coast and defies the common assumption that all those who have experienced the West Coast, prefer it. She graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. After spending two years as a physical therapy aid she realized that as passionate as she was about the medical field, physical therapy could not provide the creative and diagnostic outlet she craved. Her desire to perform at the highest caliber took her to the French Laundry, a restaurant known for being the benchmark of the culinary arts, as well as for setting the standards of service excellence throughout the industry. It was there that Rachel learned how to manage a non-stop, high-stress workload and cultivate the art of customer service. After moving to Philadelphia, Rachel knew that reentering the medical field was essential to being fulfilled. She joined the BMD team as a certified medical assistant in 2012 and never looked back. Within a year she was promoted to the office manager position, and savors the opportunity to be a part of an already-successful practice.

"At BMD, we respect our patients, and we hire excellent, service-oriented, office and medical staff. Many practices are content with the status quo, but our attention to detail and emphasis on continual improvement is what keeps me passionate about what I do every day."

When not managing two offices and forty staff members, Rachel enjoys cooking: baking in particular. She has a sweet tooth and "loves to share the love." Her travel-bug tendencies have taken her to Australia, Mexico, Canada and Europe, but her love for the outdoors makes Lake Tahoe her favorite place in the world.

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Marisa Burkett, LE, CLT

Bryn Mawr Dermatology is pleased to have an experienced and skilled esthetician like Marisa Burkett working in our offices. She has worked in a variety of salons as an esthetician since 2001. She chose BMD because she wanted to work with a reputable doctor in the skin care field so that she could offer her clients a higher level of care.

For Marisa, it isn't just about servicing patients well that makes her happy to work here everyday, it's about the high quality of care and education BMD provides to patients. At our practice, Marisa's primary responsibilities include: laser hair removal, IPL laser, chemical peels, and micro needling. She is also experienced in tattoo reduction.

"The best thing about working here is working with a top doctor in dermatology and being able to bring top services to patients. I like helping others to feel better in their own skin and to help them face the world with confidence."

Marisa graduated from an Allied Health Technology program in 2000 and had an apprenticeship at Mercy Suburban Hospital. The program gave her the experience of working in a professional medical environment. In 2001, she graduated from the Ambler Beauty School as an esthetician. She has attended the National Laser Institute for laser hair removal, intense pulse light, tattoo removal, skin rejuvenation, and body contouring. When she is not working she enthusiastically states that she "just loves spending time with her family!"

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Mary Parkinson, LE, CLT

Mary Parkinson started out in the esthetic industry in 1981 after graduating from the Wilfred Academy School of Beauty with honors. She fulfilled her dream of becoming a business-owner shortly thereafter by opening Tres Belle Salon in Manayunk. As a full-time working owner, Mary most enjoyed mastering her technical skills in waxing, nail care and facials. Despite her busy client load, she always made time to keep herself and her staff informed of the most up-to-date techniques and tools in the industry. After more than two decades devoted to her salon, Mary decided to focus on her education by becoming a Certified Laser Technician, taking courses in micro-needling and mastering medical esthetic technique.  She has also made time to attend multiple worldwide Aveda Esthetic conventions and to participate in fund raising for cancer research. Mary joined Bryn Mawr Dermatology in early 2015 and hit the ground running. Bringing with her over three decades of experience, she has developed the esthetic menu and expanded the scope of cosmetic offerings at BMD.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work both for myself and for other privately owned salons and clinics, so I understand how difficult it is to provide superior services, for reasonable costs, without cutting corners. I’m proud to say that at BMD we never compromise on any aspect of the services we offer.”

Mary currently resides in Roxborough with her husband and three children and keeps extremely busy attending competitive sporting events with the family. When she gets that coveted moment of time to herself she enjoys reading Lisa Scottoline novels and working out to Zumba.

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