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DR. BABAR K. RAO, MD, FAAD, FOUNDER, AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR

With over twenty years of dermatology experience, Dr. Babar K. Rao is considered a pioneer in the industry. He brings his vast and diversified experience to every patient he sees, with established offices in California, New Jersey, and New York. Dr Rao has been published hundreds of times and is always working with Medical Students on new studies. In addition, he supports numerous philanthropic causes in the United States and abroad. The Rao Dermatology team prides themselves on providing quality services for each patient, while bringing innovative technologies to their offerings. As one of the very few expert Dermoscopists (a non-invasive method of skin cancer detection) Confocalists, Dermatopathologists and MOHS surgeons in the country, Dr. Rao is considered an international authority and provides each of his patients a high caliber of care, from coast to coast.

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DR. OMAR NOOR, MD, FAAD, CO-OWNER

Dr. Omar Noor is co-owner of Rao Dermatology and was born and raised in New York. He completed his medical education at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC and completed his dermatology residency at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine where he was the chief resident. His interests include skin cancer and medical dermatology with a special interest in Cosmetic Dermatology, including Botox, Fillers, and Lasers. Dr. Omar Noor has received several distinguishing awards from the New York Academy of Medicine in the field of dermatology, is currently a member of the NYC Medical Reserve Corp, and is certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD).

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LAUREN RILEY, MS, NP-c

Lauren Riley is a board certified Nurse Practitioner. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, a Masters in Business from Seton Hall University and both a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Nursing from Columbia University. Lauren enjoyed a career in medical device sales and marketing before realizing her true passion was patient care. She has clinical experience in Family Medicine practicing in Manhattan and New Jersey caring for underserved communities. After relocating to Atlantic Highlands and having children, she felt her calling to Dermatology. She has a personal interest in nutrition and helping patients feel good inside and out. From Skin Cancer prevention and treatment to anti-aging and Botox to Acne, Psoriasis and more, Lauren brings a personal approach to patients of all ages.

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ALIONA BUGA, MS, PA-C

Aliona Buga is an experienced Physician Assistant. She met Dr. Rao during her Dermatology internship at RWJ Medical School and soon after graduating she joined the practice. Aliona is treating patients with all dermatologic skin conditions and has a special interest in skin cancer prevention and inflammatory skin diseases such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair and nail disorders. She advises her patients to always wear sunscreen, exercise and eat a well-balanced diet to prevent premature aging and stay healthy. When she is not in the office, you can find Aliona jogging with her family in a nearby park, cooking or flipping through medical journals to be up-to-date on dermatology treatments. Aliona is fluent in Romanian, Russian and English.

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