About Us


Melville H. Hughes, M.D., P.C.
Melville H. Hughes, M.D., P.C. is a Board Certified Dermatologist, who graduated from Cornell Medical College in 1995 and has been in private practice for over 15 years. Dr. Hughes completed his residency in Dermatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999.

He is a long time resident of the Hudson Valley and is well known in the community for his dedication and compassion for his patients.

Dr. Hughes currently provides treatment for Psoriasis using the Excimer laser, which has been proven effective in treating inflammatory skin conditions by delivering narrowband UVB to affected areas. In addition, the Excimer laser is used to treat Vitiligo and other variations of dermatitis. Dr. Hughes also provides laser services for cosmetic purposes such as hyperpigmentation, telangiectasia's, hair removal as well as skin resurfacing using microdermabrasion techniques.


Tania D. Cohen, PA-C, MPAS
Tania D. Cohen, PA-C, MPAS, Certified Physician Assistant, received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Marist College before completing the physician assistant program at Albany Medical College. She received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies with a concentration in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Tania has achieved “"Diplomate of Dermatology”" which is a distinction only for dermatology PAs who achieved the highest honor possible. Diplomate status is awarded after completion of numerous hours of learning with concentration only in dermatology.

In addition to her primary care training and experience, Tania has studied dermatology in a wide variety of ways. She practiced for seven years with Drs. Vincent Beltrani and Aaron Warshawsky, providing excellent care to their patients. She has also worked in the Emergency Departments of both Vassar Brothers Hospital and St. Francis Hospital.

Ms. Cohen is also a dermatology preceptor for students at Albany Medical College physician assistant program. Her interests include the detection and surgical treatment of skin cancer, adolescent and adult acne, as well as cosmetic procedures including Botox, facial rejuvenation, fillers and spider vein removal.

Tania has been providing quality care to the residents of the Hudson Valley for the past 13 years.

Our staff also includes Office Manager Andrea McDermott, Medical Office Assistants Debbie, Brielle, Danielle, Courtney, Tameka and Angela.


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