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.


Carlos A. Charles, M.D.
Carlos A. Charles, M.D..Carlos A. Charles, MD is a board certified dermatologist and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. After completing medical school and an internal medicine internship at the Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Charles completed a research fellowship focused on melanoma and pigmented lesions at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He then concluded his training with a wound healing clinical research fellowship and dermatology residency at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Charles has won awards for his original studies on wound healing and infection, as well as for his research on wound healing at the genetic level. He has also served as a consultant for national beauty cosmetics brands with a special interest in product development.

In 2012, Dr. Charles founded Derma di Colore, a comprehensive dermatology practice that addresses the treatment of dermatologic problems of all skin types with an interest in the treatment of darker skin tones. Dr Charles provides comprehensive dermatologic care with the latest medical and cosmetic therapies.

Our staff also includes Office Manager/Practice Administrator: Andrea McDermott, Medical Office Assistants: Angela, Brianna, Brielle, Danielle, Megan, Morgan and Zaneta "Z".


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