Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
Michelle DeMattia, MPAS, PA-C

Michelle DeMattia, MPAS, PA-C

Michelle was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies, specializing in dermatology from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Medical Science from the Physician Assistant Program at Midwestern University. She obtained her board certification in 2005 by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and holds Diplomate Status from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

After graduation, Michelle joined a dermatology private practice in Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for 8 years as a physician assistant. She subsequently returned to the east coast and continued her employment as a dermatology physician assistant in Virginia. Michelle joined Annapolis Dermatology Center in 2015, where she practices general medical dermatology.

Michelle resides in Columbia, Maryland with her husband and two children. In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening, cycling, photography and spending time with family and friends.

Danielle M. Goldberg, C.R.N.P.

Danielle M. Goldberg, C.R.N.P.

Danielle is a board certified nurse practitioner. She earned her first bachelors of science degree from the University of Maryland, where she graduated summa cum laude. She then continued her studies to become a nurse practitioner at Johns Hopkins University where she received a second bachelors and master's degree. At Hopkins, she graduated top of her class and was the recipient of a prestigious academic merit scholarship.

Danielle is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive care. She makes it a priority to stay current with new therapies and trends in the field and has participated in several dermatology advisory board panels. Special interests include the detection and treatment of skin cancer as well as managing conditions such as acne, psoriasis and skin infections

Danielle is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed through the state of Maryland. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In her free time, Danielle enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband and young son.

Education:

  • Masters of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelors of Science, Nursing, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelors of Science, Public Health, University of Maryland
Danielle M. Goldberg, C.R.N.P.

Rachel C. Kokal, MPAS, PA-C

A native of Richmond, VA, Physician Assistant Rachel Kokal received her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.

Rachel has practiced dermatology since 2014. She chose the specialty because of her family’s history with melanoma. She is passionate about educating her patients on sun safety and the importance of getting annual skin exams. In addition to skin cancer awareness and prevention, Rachel enjoys treating eczema, psoriasis, and acne. “I love partnering with my patients, seeing the improvement in their conditions over time, and the confidence that comes with those changes.”, says Rachel.

Rachel has practiced dermatology since 2014. She chose the specialty because of her family’s history with melanoma. She is passionate about educating her patients on sun safety and the importance of getting annual skin exams. In addition to skin cancer awareness and prevention, Rachel enjoys treating eczema, psoriasis, and acne. “I love partnering with my patients, seeing the improvement in their conditions over time, and the confidence that comes with those changes.”, says Rachel.

Rachel appreciates the complexities and challenges the field of dermatology offers and appreciates that it encompasses medical, surgical, procedural, and cosmetic medicine all within the same specialty.

Outside of work, you will find Rachel and her fiancé exploring the food and wine scene. They enjoy hiking with their 9-month-old rescue puppy, Pepper. She also likes to travel and cycling on her Peloton.