Kapila Paghdal, MD

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Kapila Paghdal, MD

Dermatologist, Mohs Surgeon

Kapila Paghdal, MD, PharmD is a board certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon who specializes in skin cancer surgery, cosmetics and lasers. Dr. Paghdal completed a fellowship in Procedural Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was trained in Mohs Surgery, a special technique for removing skin cancer. Prior to this, she completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of South Florida, where she was able to work with a wide range of patients. At Moffitt Cancer Center and James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, she cared for patients and veterans with both medical and surgical dermatologic concerns, particularly basal carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Dr. Paghdal completed her Doctorate in Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for academic achievement and the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion and dedication to service. She is one of a few dermatologists in the country with a Doctorate in Pharmacy. At Rutgers, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, she was inducted into the Rho Chi Honor Society. Her training in pharmaceutical chemistry and its application enhances her patient care knowledge to effectively treat conditions including but not limited to skin cancer, acne, psoriasis and scarring, as well as aging (wrinkles, texture abnormalities and hyperpigmentation) for all skin types.

She has published many articles on various drugs and their effects on skin conditions and has authored book chapters regarding Mohs surgery and surgical techniques. Dr. Paghdal’s clinical research experience includes studies involving melanoma, platelet rich plasma (PRP), hyaluronidase, scarring, Botox® and subcision for acne scarring. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery.