Skin Associates of South Florida Research Team

Dermatology Research Institute Team


At the Skin Research Institute, each dermatologist in our Miami facility is board certified and highly qualified. Supported by a team of dedicated professional nurses and aestheticians, they provide the most advanced cosmetic and medical treatments available today.

Learn more about upcoming studies being conducted at Skin Research Institute in Miami (Coral Gables), Florida.

Dr. Joely Kaufman

Principal Investigator and/or Sub-Investigator

Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 14 years of experience conducting clinical research in general and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Jeremy B. Green


Dr. Green is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 6 years of experience in dermatology clinical research. He has participated as sub-investigator in several trials during his fellowship in cosmetic dermatology in Boston, Massachusetts and in our Institute, looking at the safety and effectiveness of neurotoxins as well as body sculpting and laser devices; studies on increasing eyelash prominence; and dermal fillers trials.

Dr. Christopher O’Connell


Dr. O’Connell is a board-certified dermatologist with more than 8 years of experience in dermatology clinical research. He has participated as sub-investigator in several trials studying the safety and effectiveness of the latest dermal fillers and neurotoxins (such as BOTOX).

Cynthia Golomb MD


Dr. Golomb is a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of MOHS Surgery and American Society of Dermatopathology. During her medical career she has been involved in research studies and presented her findings at scientific meetings in the United States and Europe. Dr. Golomb has been an investigator in clinical trials for a number of medical devices and biologic products including a skin substitute to enhance wound healing, aminolevulonic acid and photodynamic therapy for the treatment of actinic keratosis.

Carlos Ricotti, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Ricotti is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He specializes in chronic skin diseases, such as psoriasis and has more than 14 years experience in clinical trials.

Alex Cazzaniga, BS, MBA

Director of Clinical Research and Business Development

Alex has a Bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology and a Master’s degree in business administration with specialization in health administration from the University of Miami. He was a member of the wound healing and dermatology research team for more than 10 years at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery.
He has more than 22 years of experience in all phases of clinical trials in dermatology from lab to market. He has collaborated with the leading Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology companies from protocol development, study implementation to study completion. He manages all the daily activities of the Institute.

Melissa Seits PA-C

Melissa is a certified Physician Assistant with more than 5 years of experience in clinical research. She collaborates as Sub-Investigator in several studies and she is responsible for the daily activities of various clinical studies.

Margarita Reyes, MA

Margarita has more than 2 years of experience as clinical research coordinator. She is responsible for the daily activities of various studies. She is an experienced and certified phlebotomist and ECG technologist.

All the physicians and staff at the Skin Research Institute have proficiency in Good Clinical Practices and are certified by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Extramural Research in Protecting Human Research Participants.

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