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Adams Street Dermatology Associates







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36 Adams Street, Quincy MA, 02169 Tel. (617) 773-0711


Elise B. McCarthy, MD


Dr. McCarthy is a board-certified dermatologist.  She graduated from Brown University‚Äôs Program in Liberal Medical Education obtaining her BA and MD. Dr. McCarthy did her internship at George Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. She attended the Dermatology Residency Program at  Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she was also a Chief Resident.  

Dr. McCarthy practices general medical dermatology and surgical dermatology.  She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.




Darin S. Gogstetter, MD


Dr. Gogstetter is a native of Pittsburgh, PA.  He graduated from Allegheny College of liberal arts where he received an undergraduate Bachelors of Science degree with honors and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society.  He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY where he received his M.D. degree. Dr. Gogstetter completed his internship in Internal Medicine as well as his residency in Dermatology where he served as Chief Resident at the University of Rochester.  He also served on the faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rochester.  

Dr. Gogstetter is Board Certified through the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He has an interest in general and surgical dermatology.



Meredith Chidsey, MS, PA-C 


Meredith received her Bachelor of Arts from Le Moyne College and completed a Pre-Health Postbaccalaureate Program at New York University. She went on to achieve a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Le Moyne College.

Meredith is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and practices both medical and surgical dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, a Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and a Fellow of the New England Dermatology Society.

Meredith is now seeing patients for cosmetic procedures for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and JUVÉDERM® injections (fillers). 





Sara Balakrishnan, MS, PA-C


Sara is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences where she earned her Masters of Science as a Physician Assistant, and her undergraduate degree in Allied Science with a Minor in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut.

Sara did her dermatology preceptorship at a busy local dermatology group and is well-versed in dermatology.  She had worked as a medical assistant in a dermatology practice in Connecticut for one and a half years prior to completing the Physician Assistant program.




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