Dermatology Staff

Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates

Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C. has been serving Wellesley and the surrounding communities since 1972. Our providers have focused on giving the highest quality of medical and surgical skin care treatments to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult and senior patients. We do offer a variety of cosmetic treatments with an emphasis on the dermatologic health of the patient.

The medical practice consists of four board-certified dermatologists. Their combined interests include the diagnosis and treatment of skin growths and cancer, pediatric and adolescent dermatology, cutaneous infectious diseases and cosmetic dermatology. Our providers are affiliated with Newton Wellesley Hospital and Partners Healthcare System.

Our team also consists of two certified Physician Assistants who specialize in dermatology. Our Physician Assistants are graduates of accredited Physician Assistant educational programs and are state-licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. They diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions that are treated medically, surgically and cosmetically, for both pediatric and adult patients, and they have their own schedule of patients. The Physician Assistants hold prescribing licenses and are able to write prescriptions.

All of our providers and staff at Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C. work as a team to achieve our goal, which is the highest quality of care for all our patients.

Michael L. Goldaber, MD

Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C.

Dr. Goldaber attended Albany Medical College, where he graduated in 1986 as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the recipient of several awards.  Prior to medical school, he graduated from Union College with a joint degree in history and biology.  After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Goldaber completed his internship in Internal Medicine at University Hospital, Boston University Medical Center Boston, MA  and then did a two year Dermatology Fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  He subsequently trained in the Dermatology Residency Program at the New York University Skin and Cancer Center in Manhattan.

In 1992, Dr. Goldaber joined Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates and relocated the practice to Wellesley, MA.  He has been in full-time clinical practice since that time.  Dr. Goldaber is board certified in Dermatology and recertified in 2002 and 2012. He is a member of multiple professional societies and has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology.  Dr. Goldaber practices medical and surgical dermatology and has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin growths and cancer. He is the father of four and lives with his family in Dover.

Elaine T. Kaye, MD

Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C.

Dr. Kaye is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Prior to medical school, she graduated from Harvard University summa cum laude and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She also received the Detur Prize and was a John Harvard Scholar. After receiving her medical degree in 1988, Dr. Kaye trained in the combined Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, where she served as Chief Resident. Following residency, she was the Director of the Dermatology Resident Outpatient Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital until 1994 when she joined Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates.

In addition to Dr. Kaye's adult practice, she has a special interest in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Kaye is an attending physician at Boston Children's Hospital. She is board certified in both General and Pediatric Dermatology.

Dr. Kaye is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. She has written and lectures on such topics as pediatric and adolescent dermatology, as well as cutaneous infectious diseases. She is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the New England Dermatological Society.

David S. Aghassi, MD

Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, P.C.

Dr. Aghassi holds degrees from Brown University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Yale University School of Medicine.  Upon receiving his medical degree in 1994, he received multiple prizes for academics, research and leadership in medical school, including the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. 

Dr. Aghassi trained in the Combined Harvard Dermatology Residency Rogram at the affiliated Harvard hospitals in Boston, where he served as Chief Resident.  He subsequently completed the Dermatology Laser Surgery Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

In 1999, Dr. Aghassi joined Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates, where he practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, including laser removal of brown spots and blood vessels.  He is board-certified in Dermatology, and is a member of multiple professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Marya Woodruff Ochs, MHS, PA-C

Ms. Ochs is an honors graduate of Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry.  She completed her physician assistant training and earned a Master of Health Science with distinction in 2000 at Quinnipac University in Connecticut.

After receiving board certification as a physician assistant, Ms. Ochs joined Advanced DermCare, PC in Danbury, Connecticut where she practiced medical and surgical dermatology.  There, she developed an interest in allergic contact dermatitis and patch testing.  Ms. Ochs also served at Quninnipiac University as Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Preceptor to physician assistant students.

In 2005, Ms. Ochs relocated to the Boston area and joined Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates.  Her interests include medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.  She welcomes new patients and enjoys caring for infants, children and adults.  Ms. Ochs has a special interest in skin allergy testing as well as diagnosing and managing acute rashes and skin infections.  She finds getting to know families one of the most rewarding aspects of her work.

Ms. Ochs has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants since 2000.  She is also a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Physician Assistants and the Massachusetts Dermatology Physician Assistant Society.

Ms. Ochs lives in Milton with her husband and two children.

Sneha Patel Campanella, MPA-C

Ms. Campanella is a graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, which she completed in 2000.  She later received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies with a dermatology focus through the University of Nebraska.  During her undergraduate years, she studied Biology at SUNY Stony Brook and received awards including election to the Golden Key National Honors Society, Sigma Beta Honors Society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Medical Honors Society.

Ms. Campanella is a board certified Physician Assistant.  She has worked at the Cornell Center for Reproductive Medicine and the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City.  In 2003, Ms. Campanella began her dermatology career at Essex Dermatology in Connecticut.  The following year, she relocated to Boston and joined Boston Dermatology and Laser Center where she broadened her experience in medical and surgical dermatology.  While there, she developed a special interest in laser therapy and lectured for the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery at the National Convention.

In 2010, Ms. Campanella joined Newton Wellesley Dermatology Associates.  She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Massachusetts Dermatology Physician Assistants Society, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Ms. Campanella lives in Needham with her husband and three young children.