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American Institute of Dermatology, P.A.

Founded in 1998, American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. is Central Florida's leading provider in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgery of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes.

We are trained in the early detection of potentially dangerous skin cancers, and use the most effective treatments available, catering to the individual needs of each patient.

The practice offers a variety of skin beautification and anti-aging treatments which include peels, fillers, and carries a line of skin care products and prescription medications.

Providing you with the best doctors for the best care

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DARRIN A. ROTMAN, M.D.

Darrin A. Rotman M.D. is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon. He is also the founder of American Institute of Dermatology, P.A and has served the Central Florida community diligently for over twenty years. 

Dr. Rotman graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Miami with a Baccalaureate of Science degree in 1988 and went on to receive a Medical Doctor degree with honors from University of Miami School of Medicine in 1992. In 1996, he graduated from the Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Residency at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. He founded American Institute of Dermatology in 1998.

Dr. Rotman is an active participant and member of medical societies that continue consistently extending and advancing his medical education and cutting-edge techniques in the delivery of his profession. These societies include American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and the American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). 


Dr. Rotman's interests and abilities allow him to provide a myriad of skin care services including cancer treatments, Mohs Surgery, and the diagnosis and treatment of rashes, growths, and skin beautification techniques for all patients, from infants to geriatric patients.
 

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SHURUN ZHAO, M.D.

Shurun Zhao, M.D. is Board-Certified physician who has been with American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. since 2010.

 

A Medical Doctor and Neuroscience Program graduate of China Medical University in Shenyang, China, Dr. Zhao went on to complete his residency in Louisiana State University Health Science Center and his fellowship in Tulane University Health Science Center, both in New Orleans.

 

Dr. Zhao also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Instructor at Louisiana State University Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Center of Excellence. Additionally, he went on to complete a Dermatopathology Fellowship in Tulane University Health Science Center.

 

Not only a physician, but also a published author, Dr. Zhao has co-authored several articles in peer reviewed journals.

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KEVIN SPOHR, D.O.

Kevin Spohr, D.O. is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon who earned his Medical Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995. He completed his Family Practice Residency at Florida Hospital and his Dermatology Residency at Wellington Regional Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to joining American Institute of Dermatology, P.A., Dr. Spohr spent nine years as the director of Dermatologic Surgery for KCU-GME Consortium Residency Program in Orlando, Florida.


Dr Spohr is a Diplomate of the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology and specializes in General Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. In addition, participation in the American Society of Mohs Surgery has allowed him to continue advancing his educational and cutting-edge techniques in the delivery of Dermatology and Mohs Surgery.


Dr. Kevin Spohr is a respected physician dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients. With his extensive medical training and compassionate approach, Dr. Spohr offers personalized dermatologic solutions tailored to each patient's unique needs. His commitment to patient well-being extends beyond traditional medical practice, as He prioritizes building trusting relationships and fostering open communication. Dr. Spohr welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds, where they can receive the highest standard of attention in a warm and welcoming environment.

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JULIE L. IELLIMO, P.A.-C.

Julie L. Iellimo, P.A.-C. is a Certified Physician Assistant who has been serving the Central Florida community with American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. for the past 15 years.


Julie graduated with a Baccalaureate degree in Clinical Laboratory Science from Florida Gulf Coast University, a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University, and a Masters degree in Medical Science, also from Nova Southeastern University. In addition, Julie gained two years of experience in Physical Therapy and Family Medicine in South Florida prior to joining AIOD in 2006.


Her clinical rotations in Orthopedics, Surgery, Pediatrics, OBGYN, Family, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Dermatology have also allowed her medical skills to grow and thrive by associating the skin with one’s general health and expand her overall medical understanding of the inner workings of the human body. 


Ms. Iellimo also maintains membership with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) to continue advancing her healthcare education. 


Julie’s education, background, and collaboration of over 15 years with Board Certified Dermatologist Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. have allowed her to become adept in the management of Dermatology. She can extend the abilities of Dr. Rotman by caring for the skin needs of patients of all ages.

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CHRISTOPHER J. CARNIGLIA, P.A.-C.

Christopher J. Carniglia, P.A.-C. is a certified Physician Assistant who joined American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. in 2021.

Christopher graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from University of Georgia and a Masters of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University. Chris also brings over two years of experience in Endocrinology in Central Florida prior to joining AIOD.

His clinical rotations in General Surgery, Pediatrics, Behavioral Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, OBGYN, ENT, Plastic Surgery, and Dermatology have allowed his skills to continue to grow by understanding to anatomy of the human body and associating the skin with one’s overall health.

Mr. Carniglia also maintains membership with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to continue his commitment to education in healthcare. His attendance at seminars and lectures continues to sharpen his skills in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

In addition, Christopher’s collaboration with Board Certified Dermatologist, Darrin A. Rotman, M.D. has allowed him to consistently foster the continuation of his medical education. All his education, background, and training have allowed him to become adept in the management of Dermatology and he is now able to extend the abilities of Dr. Rotman by caring for the skin needs of patients of all ages.

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NATALIA PRIETO, P.A.-C.

Natalia Prieto, P.A.-C is a certified Physician Assistant who joined American Institute of Dermatology, P.A. in 2024.
 

Natalia received her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies with honors from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Prior to these studies, she obtained a Baccalaureate of Science in Health Sciences from the University of Central Florida.
 

During her education, Ms. Prieto completed clinical rotations in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Family Medicine, Prenatal Care and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatric, Emergency and Behavioral Medicine. Natalia also brings over experience in multiple aesthetic services including botulinum toxin and dermal filler injections, advanced skin-enhancing procedures such as IPL, Erbium YAG laser and Plexr treatments to effectively address concerns like skin texture irregularities, fine lines, and wrinkles. Ms. Prieto is also certified in advanced cardiovascular, pediatric and basic life support.
 

Natalia is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, which allows her to communicate effectively with a broader range of patients. Ms. Prieto believes strongly in educating her patients and working together to enhance their skin health.

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