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Dr. Navin S. Arora
DO, FAAD

Dr. Arora is the founder of Borealis Dermatology. Borealis Dermatology is the product of over 15 years of experience. Dr. Arora has extensive professional experience within a wide range of roles at the clinical and leadership levels within the Department of Defense (DOD) and private sector. Previous healthcare experience ranges from the federal level, nonprofit integrated health care systems, along with private equity and non-private equity-owned practices. At the federal level alone, Dr. Arora has provided care at Level I (most basic), II, III, and IV at various DOD facilities around the world. Dr. Arora’s hierarchical positions have ranged from the Associate level to service chief.

Dr. Arora has extensive dermatologic experience in treating a wide range of skin diseases in all ethnicities. He proudly served as an Army physician for twelve years. The wide range of patient ages, constant geographic changes (army moves), ethnic diversity, and extensive medical DOD formulary has allowed Dr. Arora to develop and refine his ability to diagnose, treat, and provide appropriate follow-up or referrals for mild to severe diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. As a result, Dr. Arora finds himself being a second opinion or treating more complicated cases.

Dr. Arora enjoys treating children of all ages. As a father of three, he understands the concern one can have as a parent/caregiver.

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Arora authored numerous articles in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. In addition, he is Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he lectures and volunteers to teach dermatology residents.

Brief C. Vitae

Board Certification
American Board of Dermatology

Education and Training
Medical School – New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine– Tripler Army Medical Center
Residency in Dermatology– Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Hospital affiliations
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Christina Tewfik,
PA-C

Christina Tewfik is a board certified Physician Assistant. She is a native New Yorker who graduated from New York Institute of Technology and subsequently moved on to Touro College Manhattan, earning a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. Christina has medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatologic experience with all skin types throughout various clinics in the Upper East Side and Queens. Her sole
practice focus has been in dermatology. 

Pamela Lachs
PA-C

Pamela Lachs is a board-certified physician assistant at Borealis Dermatology. She is a native New Yorker, who graduated from SUNY Albany. She then went on to complete her physician assistant education at South University in Savannah, Georgia.

Prior to completing her physician assistant degree, Pamela worked in dermatology as a medical assistant where she developed a passion for the field. She currently works under the guidance of Dr. Arora providing care to a wide demographic of patients with a special focus on medical dermatology. Pamela is known for her caring, compassionate, and competent nature even when dealing with the most challenging cases. Over the years her experience includes treatment of patients with psoriasis, acne, eczema, rosacea, warts, hair loss, skin cancer screenings, and rashes.

Pamela is a proud member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). She was granted the prestigious title of “Diplomate Fellow” following a dermatology fellowship program offered by the SDPA.

In her free time, Pamela enjoys being active, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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