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Dermatology Boca Raton - Chere Lucas Anthony, MD, FAAD

Chere Lucas Anthony, MD, FAAD

Dr. Chere R. Lucas Anthony is board certified in dermatology. She provides a variety of services, including cosmetic procedures, dermatologic surgery, and pediatric and adult dermatology.

Dr. Lucas graduated from Dartmouth College where she studied Anthropology modified with Biology, earning her bachelor's degree. Dr. Lucas attended Duke University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Her internship in internal medicine was completed at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. She then went on to Case Western University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, where she received specialized dermatological training.

While Dr. Lucas was attending Duke University, she was awarded a Stead Fellowship for her melanoma research, and related publications. During her time at Case Western University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, her research focused on protection from, and correction of, UV damages, and she published several papers regarding her work. She is a respected speaker locally and nationally, having given presentations on both topics. In her work at the Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. Lucas blends continuing clinical research and consummate patient care.

Memberships and professional affiliations:
  • American Medical Association
  • International Dermatology Society
  • Women's Dermatology Society
  • American Board of Dermatology
Dermatology Boca Raton - Andrea Chen, M.D.

Andrea Chen, M.D.

Dr. Andrea Chen is a board-certified dermatologist practicing at The Rendon Center for Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, in Boca Raton, Florida. She performs Mohs micrographic surgery, cosmetic surgical procedures and laser dermatologic procedures and practices general dermatology.

Dr. Chen obtained a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society and graduated with honors. She received her MD from New York University, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Additionally, she conducted research in melanoma at the University of Louisville and co-authored several papers.

After completing an internship in internal medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Dr. Chen moved to Florida to serve her residency in dermatology at the University of Miami. There, she received an award for excellence in resident teaching, and participated in research on the healing of chronic leg wounds.

Dr. Chen followed her residency with a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and procedural dermatology

Dr. Chen is board certified in dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Fellow-elect of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dermatology Boca Raton - Patricia L. Rooney, DO, FACOS

Patricia L. Rooney, DO, FACOS

Dr. Patricia L. Rooney, a board certified reconstructive and plastic surgeon, offers her exceptional skills to patients of the Rendon Center. She also maintains a private practice in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Rooney earned her degree in medicine from University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Kansas City, MO. She completed her internship with the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, in Chicago. She served her residency in general surgery with the Osteopathic Hospital of Maine. She then moved to the Cleveland Clinic, Florida, where she completed a fellowship in reconstructive and plastic surgery. Dr. Rooney was invited to join the staff of the Cleveland Clinic, Florida, and she remained there for nine years before opening her own practice. In 1998, she was awarded Fellowship with the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

The cosmetic portion of Dr. Rooney's practice focuses on procedures such as dermal fillers, Botox/Dysport injections, earlobe repair, spider vein injections, liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation, upper and lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, and facelifts.

The reconstructive portion of Dr. Rooney's practice focuses on breast reduction, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer, and the surgical closure of wounds.

Currently, Dr. Rooney is serving at the Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery. She is also a staff physician at Kindred Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, and Imperial Point Medical Center.

Dr. Rooney's professional and medical affiliations include:
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Broward County Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (Fellow)
Dermatology Boca Raton - Melany Whitney

Melany Whitney

We are proud to offer the services of world-renowned permanent makeup artist, Melany Whitney. She is known as the "Voice of Permanent Makeup," and founder of the Whitney Center For Permanent Cosmetics™. Melany has been featured on many television shows, including NBC's Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, CNN, and more. She is a respected industry spokesperson and expert, nationally recognized for her extensive knowledge and exceptional skill.

Celebrity status is not required to benefit from the services of Melany Whitney of the Whitney Center For Permanent Cosmetics™. You can schedule an appointment with Melany today for permanent cosmetic tattooing, lip coloring, eyebrows, or eyeliner. Procedures can be completed in South Florida, New Jersey, or New York.

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"Dr. Rendon and her staff are very knowledge. By far the best experience I've had at a dermatology office. Dr Rendon spotted a lesion on me that another derm in town had left untreated. It ended up being cancerous. Don't go anywhere else!"
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Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine Located at 1001 NW 13 st, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL, 33486, United States. Phone: (561) 750-0544. .