Doctor Babar K. Rao
Our founder and medical director, Doctor Babar K. Rao, has over twenty years of specialty experience, is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology, and is an affiliate member of The American Society for MOHS Surgery. Doctor Rao has trained at the University of London, UT Southwestern, New York University, and Cornell University, and is considered a pioneer and international authority on Dermoscopy, a non-invasive method of skin cancer detection, and Confocal Microscopy. As one of the very few expert Dermoscopists and Confocalists in the country, Doctor Rao can more accurately assess when a biopsy is absolutely necessary. Doctor Rao is also the Acting Chair and an Associate Clinical Professor at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As a pathologist and surgeon, Doctor Rao’s experience and knowledge of the underlying skin structure enable him to have a greater depth of understanding and precision when diagnosing and treating the skin.
Learn more about Doctor Rao (PDF) and some of his projects and publications.
*Dr. Babar K. Rao works in all three locations.
Joseph Contreras, PA-C
Since achieving the NCCPA Gold Seal Board Certification in Primary Care and Surgery, Joseph Contreras, PA-C has been specializing in Dermatology for over two decades. In addition to serving the Central Valley community as a dedicated health care provider, Joseph also serves his country as a Major in the United States Army. Joseph is especially passionate about improving the quality of his patients’ lives through acne management and skin cancer prevention and treatment.
Mary Hudson, PA-C
Mary is a Certified Physician Assistant with over five years of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She has a passion for treating skin cancer, cosmetic medicine, and educating patients. Born and raised in the Central Valley, Mary is committed to serving her local community and caring for her patients. In her spare time, Mary donates her time to Saint Agnes Hospital charities that provide support to the undeserved families in the valley.