Our Team

Using skill and compassion, our team of skin health specialists is dedicated to providing personalized, expert dermatology care to all of our patients.

Bernard Gasch, MD

gasch_resizeDr. Bernard Gasch wants to welcome patients to his practice at Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery. Board Certified in Dermatology in 2003, after completing a residency in both Dermatology as well as Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Gasch strives to properly identify and comprehensively treat each skin condition using an individualized modern patient-centered approach.

Having trained in multiple different parts of the country with various national experts in the Dermatological sub-specialties, Dr. Gasch is experienced in accurately diagnosing and properly treating many skin conditions in a variety of skin types and ethnicities. Having a background in both Internal Medicine as well as Dermatology, Dr. Gasch has extensive experience in identifying skin issues which may be related to a patient’s underlying medical condition. Dr. Gasch’s training has also emphasized the diagnosis and treatment of numerous pediatric skin conditions.

Dr. Gasch enjoys educating patients and proposing various dermatological treatment options, working with each patient to decide upon a customized approach. He often utilizes new technologies, including lasers and photodynamic therapy, as well as other medical, surgical, and cosmetic procedures to arrive at the desired result for his patients. Dr. Gasch also stays abreast of cutting-edge therapies by actively participating in various clinical research studies, as well as being a member of several national and local dermatological organizations.

Dr. Gasch’s personal interests include playing league tennis, hiking, traveling, SCUBA diving, and exercising with his dog, Heidi, a mischievous Vizsla.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Dermatology
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, National Rosacea Society
  • Member, Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association
  • President’s Circle Member, National Psoriasis Foundation

Beata Rydzik, MD

dr-rydzikHigh-quality care and personal attention exemplify the essence of Dr. Rydzik’s innovative practice. Her dedication and passion for dermatology are reflected in her commitment to each individual and the treatment she provides. Her friendly smile reveals her warm personality when greeting a patient in one of our comfortable clinic rooms.

Beata L. Rydzik M.D. graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School where she received the William B. Taylor Award for Excellence in Dermatology. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Dermatology at the University of Michigan, where she received extensive training from world-recognized authorities in medical dermatology, clinical research, cutaneous oncology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology with the latest advances in laser techniques. Dr. Rydzik provides her patients with treatment modalities that are both state-of-the-art and clinically proven. By attending advanced medical seminars and training sessions, Dr. Rydzik continues to expand the services of her practice and enhance her expert applications in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

During her time away from the clinic, Dr. Rydzik enjoys outdoor activities such as fly fishing, skiing, biking and hiking with her chocolate lab, Bijou.

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society
  • Member, Women’s Dermatology Society
  • Member, Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association
  • President’s Circle Member, National Psoriasis Foundation

Mary Burnell, PA-C

Mary013_lgMary Burnell joined the Center for Laser Surgery and Dermatology in 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the Portland State University and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program. Mary also completed an elective clinical clerkship in Dermatology.

Mary worked in several private dermatology offices for over ten years along side several board-certified dermatologists, Mohs surgeons, and cosmetic specialists. Her experience has made her a well-rounded dermatology Physician Assistant capable of addressing surgical, cosmetic, and clinical dermatology needs. She is proficient in diagnosing and treating general dermatologic disorders including but not limited to skin cancer detection and treatment, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, warts, and vitiligo. Mary is also adept in performing surgical procedures such as biopsies and continues to expand her knowledge base and expertise through frequent Continuing Medical Education meetings and conferences.

Mary enjoys spending time outside in the garden, doing yoga, traveling and cooking with her husband and three cats.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association.

Holly Chandler, PA-C

holly-chandler Prior to joining the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in 2011, Holly Chandler worked as a dermatology Physician Assistant for three years in Massachusetts. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Biology from Louisiana Tech University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University.

Holly has acquired extensive experience through her work in private dermatology practices and at the VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Attending dermatology conferences allows her to continue to expand her knowledge base and offer more treatment options to her patients.

Holly’s goal is to ensure that her patients leave the office feeling educated and encouraged about their skin condition and treatment plan. The latest technology and up-to-date knowledge in dermatology allow providers to produce a cure or treatment regimen for almost any skin condition. As a result, Holly is confident that by working together with her patients she can find a treatment plan that is successfully tailored to each individual.

In her free time, Holly loves spending time outdoors with her husband, daughter, and her two dogs. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and traveling whenever possible.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Member, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member, American Association of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Society of Dermatology Associates

Kari Kobayashi, PA-C

Kari004x_lgKari Kobayashi joined the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in 2012. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University.

Kari’s goal is to ensure patients receive quality care and understanding of their skin conditions. She enjoys spending time with patients and personalizing treatment regimens to fit their needs. Kari hopes to make her patients feel comfortable during their visits and leave more knowledgeable about their skin conditions. She regularly attends dermatology conferences to be up to date on the latest technology and treatment options available.

Kari enjoys spending time with family and friends, and visiting Maui, Hawaii where she was born and raised. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, sewing and creating jewelry.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Oregon Society of Dermatology Associates
  • Member, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association

Joseph Welch, PA-C

welch_resize Joe Welch practiced dermatology in southern Oregon for three years before joining the Center for Dermatology & Laser Surgery in 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, and his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Prior to becoming a PA, he worked at several pharmaceutical companies doing research in biotechnology.

At his previous practice, Joe assisted in Mohs surgery where he gained extensive experience in plastic surgery skin closures, skin flaps and skin grafts. He continues his surgical practice at CDLS where he is the primary surgical provider. He also has an interest in nail procedures and biopsies.

When it comes to his medical practice, Joe’s goal is to make his patient’s visit a comfortable, informative, and efficient experience. He enjoys spending time talking with his patients, addressing their questions and concerns, and helping them to feel empowered with regard to their health and wellbeing.

Joe is a native of the central California coast. He enjoys exploring Portland’s numerous neighborhoods and sampling the excellent cuisine in his spare time. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling to far off places.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
  • Member, Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member, Oregon Dermatology Society
  • Member, Oregon Medical Association

Andrea Civello

civello Andrea Civello is an accomplished aesthetic nurse who specializes in both cosmetic and medical laser treatments. She attended the University of Oregon majoring in communications prior to her transition into the medical field. After college, Andrea began working with a dermatologist where her passion for aesthetics and lasers flourished. This inspired Andrea to continue her education, and she is now a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Certified Medical Aesthetician. She has been with the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery since 2010.

Andrea is compassionate and committed to providing the best quality of care. She is always looking for new opportunities to advance her knowledge and expertise in cosmetic injectables, lasers, and bodysculpting. She enjoys the challenge of creating a personalized treatment plan to meet a patient’s particular needs. The most gratifying part of Andrea’s job is improving her patients’ self-confidence and helping them put their best foot forward.

During her free time, Andrea enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading a good book, and playing with her adorable pooch, Mack.

Liz Muralt

muralt Liz Muralt is a Certified Medical Aesthetician with a certification from the Aesthetic Institute in Portland, Oregon. She is also a Certified Medical Assistant from Pioneer Pacific College in Wilsonville, Oregon. She has been with the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery since 2012.

Liz is continually keeping up to date on the latest skin care products as well as honing her skills in performing cutting edge cosmetic treatments. She has thirteen years of training in laser treatments for acne, skin rejuvenation, hair removal, sun damage treatments, and chemical peels. Liz is also trained in administering Botox, enhancement with dermal fillers, and treating leg veins. Her favorite skin condition to treat is rosacea because she feels there are so many effective treatment options at her disposal.

Liz is passionate about health and wellness. During her free time she is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, snowboarding, gardening, and practicing yoga. She is also a devoted mother and likes spending time with her family and friends.

Teresa Robinson

Teresa Combo Teresa Robinson began her career in cosmetic dermatology in Eugene, Oregon and has 27 years of skin care experience. She is a National Certified Medical Assistant and a Certified Aesthetician. She joined the Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery in 2007.

Teresa is continually learning, taking advanced training courses in laser therapy and injectables. She specializes in Botox, chemical peels, “filler light” treatments, and laser treatments for skin rejuvenation and hair removal. She is passionate about helping people achieve healthy skin, and has a particular interest in providing treatment for acne and acne scarring.

Teresa believes in balancing both personal and work life. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Teresa likes staying active by bicycling around scenic spots in Portland, or by squeezing in a round of golf. She is also an avid reader and loves cuddling up with a good book.

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