Florida Skin Center
Fort Myers Cape Coral Lehigh Acres
(239) 319-4648

Meet Our Providers

Anais Aurora Badia Board-certified dermatologist

Dr. Anais Aurora Badia Dr. Badia completed dermatology training in Albany, New York in 2001. Shortly after, she founded Florida Skin Center as a full-service facility with state of the art treatments and amenities.

The National Osteopathic Pediatric Dermatology Certification Board relies on her professional input, as the doctor is a pediatrician as well as a dermatologist. This background makes her uniquely qualified to provide medical dermatology care for patients of all ages, at Florida Skin Center, including newborn babies. Under her direction, this is the only practice in the area to provide narrowband UVB phototherapy for treatment of eczema and psoriasis, as well as Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, and dermatopathology services. The practice is also equipped with a full laser suite, and offers aesthetic dermatology treatments.

While excellence in patient care is Dr. Badia’s passion, she is also active in the community. The local Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board has recognized her as Volunteer of the Year, and she received the Congressional Medal of Distinction, a national acknowledgement. Dr. Badia regularly lectures at pediatric postgraduate courses for Miami Children’s Hospital. The American Association on Anti-Aging Medicine values her services as a national speaker. She lectures on a variety of dermatology topics, at local and national levels, and her work has been published in leading pediatric and dermatology journals.

Qualifications, at a glance:
  • BS degree from University of Miami
  • DO from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • MD from University of Health Sciences School of Medicine
  • Pediatric residency at Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Dermatology residency at Albany Medical College
  • Mini-fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

George A. Gulisano, C.P.A. Chief Executive Officer

George A. Gulisano George A. Gulisano has recently joined FSC as its Chief Executive Officer. His duties will include overseeing all the administrative functions of our award winning SW Florida locations in Ft. Myers, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. His focus is providing the medical and support teams with all the tools needed to create the ultimate patient experience. His leadership, and over 30 years of experience as a C Level executive in the healthcare industry, and as a CPA and partner in public accounting firms will only serve to strengthen the finest group of medical providers and support teams at any Dermatology practice in Florida.

Mr. Gulisano is a graduate of the University of Miami and a licensed CPA in the State of Florida since 1985.

Mr. Gulisano serves as a Trustee, and Past President of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Educational Foundation. In 2013, he became one of only nineteen CPA’s statewide who received a named endowment to provide yearly scholarships to Florida accounting students in perpetuity. His passion is to give back in every way possible to his profession and the community, and to work on programs for challenged youth and minority students.

Eduardo Weiss, MD

Eduardo Weiss, MD In 1982, Eduardo Weiss graduated third in a class of 117 from Universidad Central de Venezuela medical school. Following immigration to the United States, Dr. Weiss completed a residency program in dermatology from University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1999. There, he served as Chief Resident.

From 1999 through 2006, Dr. Weiss was a charge physician for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in the area of Mohs micrographic surgery and laser procedures. He also established a thriving practice in Hollywood, Florida during this time.

Currently performing more than 1,500 laser procedures and Mohs surgeries annually, he finds time to share knowledge. Dr. Weiss trains residents in the University of Miami and Nova South Eastern University program of dermatology and family medicine. Dr. Weiss has lectured throughout the United States and South America. His work has been published in numerous medical journals and health quarterlies.

Appointments and fellowships:
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Diplomate, American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Voluntary Associate Professor, Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery of Nova South Eastern University
  • Guest Scientist in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami

Robb E. Wilentz, MD Laboratory Provider

Robb E. Wilentz, MD Dr. Wilentz is Board-certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. He graduated from Harvard University in 1992 with a BA in biochemical sciences, and earned a medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1996. Dr. Wilentz completed internship and residency in anatomic pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. During residency, Dr. Wilentz completed fellowships in surgical and gastrointestinal/pancreatic pathology, was Chief Resident, and served as Assistant Professor of Pathology.

In 2002, Dr. Wilentz left Baltimore to pursue a fellowship in dermatopathology at University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. He continues to hold a post as Voluntary Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and at Florida Atlantic University.

His academic career in dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology has been prolific. Dr. Wilentz has published more than 60 peer-reviewed book chapters and manuscripts. These missives appeared in preeminent textbooks and journals including Cancer, the American Journal of Pathology, and Robbins’ Pathologic Basis of Disease.

Dr. Wilentz served on the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology scientific abstract review board. He won many research awards and lectured at multiple universities. He has served as a member and moderator on many medical and university committees and panels.

Affiliations and memberships:
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Gastrointestinal Pathology Society

Shirisha Vallarapu Physician Assistant

Shirisha Vallarapu, Physician Assistant Shirisha Vallarapu is a Board-certified physician assistant, and was awarded Diplomate status from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Shirisha graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. She then attended Nova Southeastern University, earning a Master’s in medical science and a BS in physician assistant studies.

This dedicated PA brings more than 12 years of health care experience to Florida Skin Center. She sees patients for routine skin checks and medical issues. Shirisha also performs the majority of routine biopsies and excisions at the office. She applies extensive training in laser procedures such as hair removal and vascular treatments. She is also experienced and talented in dermal filler and Botox Cosmetic injections.

Shirisha frequently lectures to local colleagues, and throughout the community, on the importance of skin health. She enjoys spending time getting to know patients, and continually furthers her knowledge of dermatology through attendance at conferences and workshops.

Brooke Drew Physician Assistant

Brooke Drew, Physician Assistant Brooke is a Board-certified physician assistant, as well as a member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants has awarded her DSDPA – Diplomate – status.

She is a graduate of University of South Florida, with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science. Brooke completed physician assistant training at Nova Southeastern University, graduating with high honors and a Master in medical science.

Brooke has background in dermatology research, and in bringing new generic medications to market. She performs routine skin checks at Florida Skin Center, and takes patients for problem visits. Brooke is experienced in biopsies, excisions, and cryotherapy, and in performing precise laser procedures. She is also experienced and talented in dermal filler and Botox Cosmetic injections.

Cindy Huang Physician Assistant

Cindy Huang, Physician Assistant Board-certified physician assistant, Cindy Huang, is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from State University of New York at Binghamton. After several years in behavioral cardiovascular research, Cindy pursued a desire to become more directly involved in patient care. At Arcadia University, she earned a Master of Medical Science degree in physician assistant studies. She has more than six years of experience in healthcare, with specialization in dermatology since 2012.

Cindy sees Florida Skin Center patients for routine screenings as well as medical problems. She performs intralesional injections, laser procedures, excisions, cryotherapy, and biopsies. She is also experienced and talented in dermal filler and Botox Cosmetic injections.

Melanie Tarabay Physician Assistant

Melanie Tarabay, Physician Assistant Melanie Tarabay is a Board-certified physician assistant and member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavior, from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where she also worked as a neuropsychology research assistant. Melanie went on to earn a Master of Medical Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale.

Her PA experience began in 2016:
  • Pediatrics for Mayra Capote, M.D., in Miami Lakes
  • Internal medicine and dermatology at the Miami VA Healthcare System
  • Family medicine at Bardisa Medical Center in Miami
  • Plastic & reconstructive surgery at Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood
  • General surgery for A. Enrique Whittwell, M.D., P.A., in Coral Gables
  • Dermatology at Bay Pointe Dermatology & Cosmetic Center in Miami
  • Psychiatry at Compass Health in North Miami
  • OBGYN at Aventura OBGYN Associates
She is certified in pediatric advanced life support, basic life support and advanced cardiovascular life support from the American Heart Association, as well as a nursing assistant from the Florida State Board of Nursing. Melanie is also trilingual in English, Spanish and German.

Additionally, her background in patient care ranges from technician in Weston, to volunteer for the nonprofit Westside Regional Center, where she assisted nursing staff in daily operational procedures.

Shanah Cyr Aesthetician, Exilis Provider

Shanah Cyr Aesthetician, Exilis Provider As a licensed facial specialist, Shanah completed training at Florida Academy of Massage and Skin Care. This talented artist has devoted more than 13 years of experience in aesthetic services and medical assisting to Florida Skin Center. Shanah enjoys developing strong, trusting relationships with clients, helping them look great and feel good about themselves. She is committed to expanding her knowledge and skills in the aesthetic field through ongoing continuing education.

Maria G. Cardena Aesthetician, Exilis Provider

Maria G. Cardena Lead Medical Assistant, Aesthetic Coordinator, Exilis Provider "Gaby," as she is affectionately known by clients and staff, has been with Florida Skin Center since 2011. She serves the practice in several roles, ensuring that patients get the absolute best care. She is an aesthetician and makeup artist, passionate about helping clients choose the best skin care regimens and cosmetics to improve skin health and appearance. She specializes in patient education and application of the Colorescience makeup line, as well as Exilis treatment for skin tightening and body contouring.

Gabby is enthusiastic about holding these important positions in the practice. Small wonder patients adore her – she genuinely enjoys helping in all aspects of their relationships with Florida Skin Center.

Born and raised in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico, Gabby moved to the States when she was 14 years old. When she is not at the office, she spends time with family, and stays fit working out.

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Florida Skin Center
Rating : 5 5 Stars
“I must admit I would have much lower self-esteem without Dr. Badia and her team of angels. I have had several different services performed (from peels to laser hair removal), and with each one my self confidence has grown. I now love m face and I am proud to show it.”

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