Our Clinical Staff
Michael Saruk, MD, FAAD
Chief Medical Officer
- Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
- Diplomate, American Board of Pathology - (anatomic pathology)
- Diplomate American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology - (dermatopathology)
- Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania in the Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine
*Diplomate Fellows of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) have completed a rigourous curriculum developed by the SDPA which represents the standard of Dermatology PA education. The successful completion of this program provides PAs with advanced knowledge for providing exceptional patient care. PAs who have completed the DIplomate Fellowship program stand out from their peers as highly-trained dermatology PAs with an exceptional dedication to the field of dermatology.
You may wish to learn more about The Role of the Physician Assistant/Associate in Our Practice.
Jason Saul, MMSc, PA-C
• Diplomate Fellow, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants*
When we first met him, we were not planning to add a Physician Associate to our staff, but meeting Jason, it suddenly seemed like an excellent idea. We were impressed by his level of commitment, maturity, studiousness, intelligence, and easy-going style -- an unusual and obviously, winning combination.
A graduate of Arcadia University's highly respected Physician Assistant program, Jason grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and comes from a medical family. Jason has completed a full year's training under Dr. Saruk in the equivalent of a residency in dermatology. He is married and the father of two small boys which shows as we've noticed that he seems to have a special way with children. We are so very happy he and we found each other. We expect you will feel the same way.
Julie Cherico Sims, MS, PA-C
• Diplomate Fellows of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
Mrs. Sims joins Jason in rounding out our stellar team. Julie is another home-grown talent. A graduate of both Neumann University and Thomas Jefferson University, Julie's passion for dermatology helped her stand out from the pack of brainy PA's vying to work with us. (We are fortunate that Dr. Saruk's reputation as an educator and clinician gives us a plethora of candidates anxious for the opportunity to be trained by him.) We can have our pick, and we chose her.
No other candidate exceeded her enthusiasm, diligence, and charm. Unsurprisingly, she has proven to be tireless in pursuit of learning and providing patients with her best efforts. Her warmth and obvious caring will set you immediately at ease.
Continuum of Care™Aesthetic Services Director:
Raquel Valdez, RN, BSN
Raquel Valdez has been an integral part of Delaware Valley Dermatology Group since 2002. A graduate of the baccalaureate nursing program at West Chester University, over the years she has seen and done it all in dermatology. She particularly enjoys working in the field of aesthetics. For the past seven years, Raquel has been honing her injecting skills and developing her eye for achieving a look that is both natural looking and rejuvenating. It is an art. With an array of fillers and wrinkle relaxers at her disposal, you can trust Raquel to work with you to achieve a look you will love. Her approach is conservative and based on your comfort level. You will never be over-filled and when it comes to wrinkle relaxers, just know that her motto is "Fresh Not Frozen".
As Dr. Saruk always says, "Raquel can do everything. She's smart, competent and caring and we're lucky to have her." She's also a pleasure to have around. Ms. Valdez has embraced the "Continuum of Care™" philosophy from the start and is delighted to be able to offer patients her expertise in both medical and aesthetic matters. She is licensed in both Delaware and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.