Rockland Med Spa | West Nyack, NY

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Our Doctors

The doctors of Rockland Medical Spa are highly experienced trained in the latest medical technology to promote aesthetic as well as inner health. Board certified, they have more than 10 years’ experience in catheter-based techniques used in a wide area of vascular health, which is the basis for an ever-expanding array of applications, such as treatment for varicose and spider veins, damaged capillaries, sun-damaged skin, body contouring and more.

They are supported by a staff of experienced clinical nurses and trained and certified aestheticians.

They take time to understand your issues and concerns and are considerate of your needs. They are members of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

Rex Ghassemi, M.D.

Rex Ghassemi, M.D.Dr. Ghassemi is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. He specializes in advanced vascular procedures, which include Vascular Laser Therapy for the treatment of varicose veins; laser athrectomy and sclerotherapy. He is also certified in minimally invasive body contouring procedures and Laser SmartLipo.

Dr. Ghassemi received his M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ)/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden. His internship and residency were completed at the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in Internal Medicine in 1991. Following this, he completed a fellowship at Hahnemann University Hospital in 1994. In 1995 he completed an Interventional Fellowship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

He has served as a clinical instructor of Medicine on the faculty of Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia since 1991. He currently serves as a proctor and teaches the method of laser varicose vein treatment to other physicians. He is licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey and Florida.

Dr. Ghassemi has been in practice for 17 years and has vast experience with catheter based procedures involving the use of local tumescent anesthesia. He is the Medical Director of the Vein and Laser Center at Rockland Medical Spa and utilizes the most advanced laser technology in the treatment of his patients.

Donna Konlian, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Donna Konlian, M.D., F.A.C.C.Dr. Konlian is a member of the American College of Phlebology and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians, which has certified her to perform SmartLipo treatments.

Dr. Konlian earned her M.D. from Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in 1989. Her internship and residency were completed at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in Internal Medicine. She completed a fellowship at Atlanta’s Emory University in 1995. Her undergraduate degree was earned at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a BA in Biology with general honors in 1984. She has served as an Instructor of Medicine at Emory University.

Dr. Konlian is certified and licensed to perform SmartLipo body contouring procedures and is certified to perform laser facial rejuvenation procedures as well as Botox, Juvederm and Restylane fillers.

She has been awarded several honors over her professional career, including Fellow of the American College of Cardiology; the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; the Hare Medical Honor Society; she is the recipient of the Janet Glasgow American Medical Women’s Association Award of Outstanding Achievement; and she had graduated magna cum laude from Jefferson Medical College. She is licensed in New York and New Jersey.

Amarpreet Singh, M.D., FACS

Dr. Amarpreet Singh - Rockland Med SpaDr. Amarpreet Singh began his successful educational journey at the prestigious University of Michigan. While there he achieved a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and went on to earn his M.D. at Wayne State University Medical School in Michigan.

Dr. Singh garnered an internship with University of California, residency at SUMMA Health System and a fellowship at the University of Kentucky. Along with his residency in ophthalmology, Dr. Singh completed fellowships and further training in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a focus on Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for the upper face, as well as a fellowship centered on Cosmetic Surgery of the neck and face. After being in private practice and teaching at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic for a number of years, Dr. Singh decided to expand his scope and further his training in liposuction surgery and body contouring.

Dr. Singh is considered an expert in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and is one of the select few surgeons worldwide that has his unique training in not only plastic surgery of the face, but in plastic surgery around the eyes. His training blends the best techniques from general plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, as well as eyelid plastic surgery – allowing him to fully evaluate each patient using a holistic and custom approach.

In addition to his role as Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University, Dr. Singh travels the world to provide charity surgery most recently in the Philippines and Russia, where he utilized his extensive experience in the field to instruct fellow surgeons on the latest reconstructive techniques. Dr. Singh has written for various publications including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Ocular Surgery News and has lectured on multiple occasions for numerous Universities including Harvard and University of Kentucky. In addition to his resume of publications and lectures, in 2011 and 2012, Dr. Singh was nominated to the Plastic Surgery Practice’s,” Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons”.

Sal A Farruggio, M.D., F.A.C.S.

dfDr. Farruggio is a board-certified surgeon, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A graduate of the New York Medical College, he completed his general surgery training at Westchester County Medical Center and his plastic surgery training at the University of Oklahoma, which included cosmetic surgery training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Farruggio is part of an elite group of physicians, board certified by the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Extensively trained with 20 years of experience, he specializes in facial plastic surgery, as well as body contouring using the latest techniques and is recognized as an expert in his field.

His style of patient care is compassionate, competent, and direct, offering you the full range of options for desired results.

Kathy Vulaj BSN, RN

Kathy Vulaj BSN, RN - Rockland Med SpaKathy Vulaj BSN, RN serves as director and cofounder of Skincerely Med Spa in West Nyack, N.Y. Rockland’s Premier Medical Spa. Kathy started her nursing career in 1996 working in the field of Dermatology. In 2007, Kathy refocused her education and experience to pursue her passion as a Medical Aesthetic Nurse Specialist and started Skincerely Med Spa.

She was trained by and worked closely with several top NYC Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons. She has extensive experience and advanced training in state of the art lasers and non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as, IPL Photo Rejuvenation, Laser Hair Reduction, Laser and Non-Laser Skin Resurfacing, Dermapen, Skin Tightening, and Body Contouring. She is also well educated in Anti- Aging products.

Kathy attends advanced training courses and seminars and believes that on- going education is important to mastering up to date procedures in advanced skincare and aesthetics. Kathy takes time with each client, gives them and through consultation and believes in educating them on each service so she can help guide them on deciding what treatments are best for them. Kathy has a natural compassion and ability to listen to her patients’ needs and treats everyone exactly the way she would expect to be treated.

Peter C. Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Peter C. Friedman received his MD form Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest, Hungary in 1991. He completed his first Dermatology residency at the same institution in 1995. He completed his second Dermatology residency at Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2005. Dr. Friedman is the author of over forty research and clinical articles published in the most renowned peer-reviewed dermatological and general scientific journals. His clinical and research work is cited in top dermatology textbooks. Dr. Friedman is in private practice since 2005 while also continuing to work as an Instructor in Clinical Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology, Columbia University – New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is also a member of the Columbia Affiliated Physicians network.

Dr. Friedman sees general dermatology patients of all ages in his medical dermatology practice and also provides specialized services, such as computer assisted full body photography and mole monitoring, digital dermoscopy, allergy testing and state-of-the-art, comprehensive acne management.

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