Vitaly Blatnoy, MD
Professor of Dermatology, UCF College of Medicine
Dr. Blatnoy is a founder of the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center. He graduated from the National Medical University of Kiev, Ukraine at the top 1% of his class. He completed his dermatology residency training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Blatnoy is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Society of Mohs Surgery. He is a fellow of American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Blatnoy is a highly experienced dermatologist, who specializes in an advanced skin cancer removal technique known as Mohs Micrographic Surgery. For the forth-consecutive year Dr. Blatnoy has been honored to receive a prestigious Patients’ Choice Award for his outstanding patient care and expertise.
Elena Shumsky, ARNP
is a nationally certified practitioner at Dermatology Center specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology, keloid removal, and laser treatments. Elena graduated with Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She received two Dean’s Awards for outstanding academic achievement.
Before working as a nurse practitioner, Elena Shumsky worked as a surgical nurse and as a clinical research coordinator. Elena graduated from UCF in 2007 with her Master of Science in Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate. She has worked closely with Dr. Blatnoy and received extensive training in dermatology. Elena is nationally certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed to practice through the Florida Board of Nursing. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Stella Terenteva, ARNP
graduated from LSSU, Michigan earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She then received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing at the University of South Alabama. Stella is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 3 years of experience in Family and Internal Medicine, and over 10 years of Operative Room nursing experience.
Stella has been trained to treat all aspects of skin, hair and nails disorders. Stella provides complete skin examinations, diagnoses and treats many common acute and chronic dermatologic conditions, including medical aesthetics. Stella is experienced in seeing everyone from toddlers to mature adults for their dermatologic needs.
Paula Cusi, PA-C
graduated with honors from the Florida State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Exercise Science. In 2019, she graduated with her Masters of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Illinois. She completed her studies with an emphasis in dermatology, completing a peer-review research project on treatment of advanced staged melanoma.
Before completing her masters, Paula worked as a medical assistant at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Surgery Center. She has been thoroughly trained to treat a variety of chronic and acute dermatologic conditions, and complete skin examinations. She is currently working on her diplomate fellowship through the Society of Dermatology if Physician Assistants.
Kala Garth, PA-C
graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Health Science Pre-Clinical. She then earned her Master of Medical Science with a focus in Physician Assistant Studies from Nova Southeastern University. Kala is board certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed to practice through the Florida Board of Medicine.
Kala has been trained to provide skin exams and treat a variety of acute and chronic dermatologic conditions. She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, the Florida Medical Association, and she is currently enrolled in the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Diplomate Fellowship Program.