Meet the Team
Our growing team of specialists treats patients all over Long Island. Our professionals provide expert care you can trust. We are happy to be a key part of your care team.
Dr. Silverstein grew up right here on Long Island in Suffolk County and attended Stony Brook University where he completed his undergraduate degree and his residency training in dermatology. During medical school, he graduated at the top of his class and was selected to the prestigious medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, as a junior member, one of only 3 people to be selected out of 125 in his class. During his residency training, he served as Chief Resident. He scored at the top percentile on his board certifying exam. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stony Brook where he sees patients during half the week and is the Director of the Inpatient Consultative Service and thus provides care to the most complicated dermatology patients on Long Island. Additionally, he actively teaches dermatology residents and is the Director of the Clinical Clerkship in Dermatology for School of Medicine. Dr. Silverstein has published multiple articles and continues to do so in major dermatology journals, having authored more than a half dozen manuscripts in the last 2 years.
In addition to these roles, prior to founding IslandWide Dermatology, Dr. Silverstein saw patients privately in Port Jefferson and Patchogue. Dr. Silverstein is honored to now provide care right here in Ronkonkoma and Riverhead. His philosophy is that he treats every patient as a family member and only provides the highest quality, ethical medicine. He believes in a patient-centered approach and wants every patient to feel comfortable with their care.
Dr. Silverstein provides care in all aspects of dermatology including common dermatologic ailments, complex medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. David Silverstein
Lauren Lozier - PA
Lauren Lozier is a Physician Assistant from Suffolk County, New York.
She attended the University of Massachusetts and earned her Bachelors Degree of Kinesiology and graduated with honors. She then attended Drexel University and earned her Masters of Physican Assistant Studies and graduated with high honors and was inducted into Pi Alpha National Honor Society. She is a board certified practicing Physician Assistant since 2012 and is an active member of AAPA, NYSPA, & SDPA.
The first 10 years of Lauren’s career was spent at Stony Brook University Hospital, working in the Department of Neurosurgery with a concentration in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery. There, Lauren played an integral part in the care of patients who required emergent life-saving procedures. During her years spent at Stony Brook, Lauren became the Lead Physician Assistant and played an active role in maintaining comprehensive stroke certification through The Joint Commission. It wasn’t until Lauren was diagnosed with skin cancer herself requiring surgical excision that she became interested in the field of dermatology.
Lauren is pleased to be able to incorporate her years of work in medicine and surgery into her work at Islandwide Dermatology. Lauren works at both the Ronkonkoma and Riverhead locations of Islandwide Dermatology and is experienced in treating both medical and cosmetic dermatologic patients. Lauren believes in patient-centered care which focuses on the patient and the individuals particular health care needs. Lauren’s goal is to encourage patients be to active participants in their own care and to make patients feel comfortable and empowered during their visits.
Mariah Messina - PA
Mariah Messina is a physician assistant who was born and raised in Suffolk County, New York. She attended Loyola University Maryland where she completed her bachelor’s degree in biology and mathematics. She then attended the Touro College of Health Sciences where she earned a Master in Physician Assistant Studies degree. She is currently board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is an active member of the AAPA and NYSSPA.
Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Mariah worked in a general and vascular surgical practice where she gained experience and interest in in-office surgical procedures. After earning her master’s degree, she then started her career as a PA in endocrinology, with a strong focus in metabolic diseases. This provided Mariah with a great foundation in caring for patients with hormone imbalances and understanding the importance of patient education. With that, she quickly learned that many dermatological symptoms stem from underlying conditions including thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and testosterone and estrogen imbalances.
Mariah has always had a true passion for dermatology and is pleased to be incorporating her background in endocrinology and surgery into her work here at IslandWide Dermatology. She practices in both our Ronkonkoma and Riverhead offices where she cares for patients of all ages in medical and cosmetic dermatology, as well as surgical procedures.
Mariah believes in building a strong patient rapport for patients to feel comfortable, supported, and understood. Her goal is to thoroughly educate her patients to understand their conditions and treatment options. She strives for patients to feel confident to ask questions, share their concerns, and trust that their individualized health conditions are being cared for.