About Mariwalla Dermatology
Experience what expertise in skin care is all about.
At Mariwalla Dermatology, our focus is the health of your skin. We specialize in all skin types and treat both pediatric and adult patients.
As the former Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the Beth Israel Cancer Center in Manhattan, Dr. Mariwalla specializes in skin cancer detection and treatment. Dr. Mariwalla is an expert in facial reconstruction, and a skilled surgeon, as well as thoughtful aesthetic clinician. If you feel you have a mole that has changed or have had a lot of sun exposure (especially from the South Shore of Long Island!) then Mariwalla Dermatology should be a part of your overall health routine.
In addition to skin cancer screening, we offer a variety of fillers and neuromodulators, as well as lasers for resurfacing, removing stubborn areas of fat, and ridding the skin of red and brown discoloration. Mariwalla Dermatology also has an advanced laser that can be used on all skin tones for hair removal. The providers at Mariwalla Dermatology are considered key opinion leaders in the field of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. They lecture at national conferences and are sought after for clinical trials utilizing the latest technologies.
Excellence in patient care, honesty and consistency.
Our philosophy is simple: We treat you like we would our own family members. We believe in three main things: excellence in patient care, honesty, and consistency. This philosophy translates to a patient-centered experience at Mariwalla Dermatology. We start with the simple things like sending your prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy for you, so you don’t have to wait, working with specialty pharmacies to make sure your co-pay is as low as possible, and writing everything down so you won’t forget any instructions. We offer unique services like photodynamic therapy for pre-cancers, patch testing for contact dermatitis and antigen therapy for warts.
Mariwalla Dermatology is also one of the only practices on Long Island where you are not shuttled off to a surgeon if you have the diagnosis of a skin cancer. Dr. Mariwalla is a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons, and will take care of your skin cancer – complete care from start to finish. At Mariwalla Dermatology, the aesthetic consultation is also a little different. You can expect an honest opinion from our physicians who believe their patients should look refreshed, not frozen. They understand that a true aesthetic experience is built on trust and for that privilege our physicians only offer procedures that they feel truly work like CoolSculpting, Ultherapy and Neuromodulators & fillers.
And finally, with a staff who work as a team, you can expect consistency, excellent care and an experience that will make you want to come back. Dr. Mariwalla takes the practice of skin care seriously and will make sure you receive the care you deserve. Having been part of the West Islip community for 30 years through her parents (both physicians in the area), she understands the importance of the physician-patient relationship.
Meet the Mariwalla Dermatology Team
Kavita Mariwalla, MD, FAAD
Dr. Kavita Mariwalla is a board certified dermatologist and nationally recognized key opinion leader in dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Her expertise is in the areas of anti-aging procedures and skin cancer treatment. She is sought after for opinions on cosmetic formulations and is regularly invited as a featured speaker in the United States and overseas.
Prior to starting her own private practice, Dr. Mariwalla was the Director of Cutaneous Oncology at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt and Beth Israel Medical Centers in New York. Dr. Mariwalla has been recognized for extensive work in the area of dermatologic education and is considered an expert injector of fillers and neuromodulators. She has written two editions of the widely used book, Primer in Dermatologic Surgery, which is highly regarded by residents and seasoned dermatologic surgeons. She is also the author of the Cosmeceutical Compendium, an encyclopedic guide on ingredients commonly used in cosmetic formulations. Most recently, Dr. Mariwalla released her fourth book entitled The Business of Dermatology. She is also the host of the popular Instagram Live series 21@21.
In addition to authoring several books, Dr. Mariwalla is editor of “Surgical Pearls” for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and is Vice President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in the past and is a three-time recipient of the ASDS President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the field of dermatologic surgery. Dr. Mariwalla received the prestigious honor of “Iron Surgeon” at the 2019 ASDS meeting.
On the national and international stage, Dr. Mariwalla is noted for sharing her injection techniques during live demonstrations at the American Academy of Dermatology annual meetings and is prolific in her writing and speaking engagements at home and abroad. Her private practice has been nominated for the “Best of Long Island,” since its inception in 2012. She has also been recognized as a “Super Doctor” and “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly for the last four years. Dr. Mariwalla earned her degree in medicine at the Yale School of Medicine where she also completed her dermatology residency and fellowship training.
When not working, you can find Dr. Mariwalla building LEGO® with her three boys and trying to perfect pizza on the BBQ alongside her husband Kabir.
Imara-Safi Scott, MD, FAAD
Dr. Scott, a Long Island native, is a board-certified dermatologist who attended medical school at the University of Tennessee (UTHSC), and went on to complete a preliminary year in Internal Medicine at UTHSC as well. She then completed her residency in Dermatology at Duke University. She enjoys all aspects of Dermatology and the diverse demographic of patients she is able to treat in this specialty. When not in the office, she enjoys exploring Long Island with her husband and 3 year old son.
Samantha Nicolini, RPA-C
Samantha has been with Mariwalla Dermatology since 2018. She graduated from Hofstra University with her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the top of her class in 2014. She received the Overall Excellence Award, awarded to the top overall student of the graduating class. Samantha enjoys dermatology because she can treat a wide range of issues for patients of all ages. While not at work, she enjoys time with her son and husband around Long Island.
Jenna James graduated with a degree in Marketing and management from C.W. Post in 2004. She worked in sales until 2010 when the spark for a new career was ignited. Her career path opened up when she sought out skin treatments for herself. Having this glimpse into the esthetic world inspired her to switch professions. Excelling at The New York Institute of Beauty one year later was only the beginning. Drawing from her own personal experience undergoing skin treatments, she is fueled with passion about her clients, providing them results-oriented treatments, and ultimately the interpersonal relationships that are formed as they are achieving their goals. She holds over twenty certifications in various treatments such as: IPL, laser hair removal, coolscuplting, sofwave, radio frequency microneedling, microneedling, hydrafacial, ultherapy, chemical peels and many others. Many of these she holds advanced certification in by completing continuing education courses across the counrty.
Before joining the Mariwalla team in 2015 she worked for several plastic surgeons on Long Island and Manhattan, having many celebrity clients. Working alongside Dr. Mariwalla and her unparalleled staff , she has made it her mission to deliver top tier techniques to her clients in an open and positive environment . In her free time, she loves to take walks to the beach with her two young daughters, her Golden Doodle and her husband.