Meet Our Team

Rita Linkner M.D., F.A.A.D.

Board certified dermatologist Rita Linkner completed her undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University and her medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

A native New Yorker, Dr. Linkner returned to Manhattan for her internal medicine internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, followed by a dermatology fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Linkner completed her residency in Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and served as Chief Resident in her last year. A passionate writer, she has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in various medical and surgical journals and contributed to several book chapters. In addition to being in private practice, Dr. Linkner holds the academic attending appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Linkner enjoys practicing all aspects of dermatology including cosmetics, cutaneous surgery, and medical dermatology for all ages.

Joanne Shellock, LPN

A New York licensed practical nurse for over 20 years; Joanne is one of the founding team members of Dr. Peredo’s practice and has acted as a clinical study coordinator for numerous FDA trials. Joanne’s expertise in aesthetic dermatology has resulted in receiving advanced training certification in body contouring and Ultherapy. Her laser experience includes being a specialist in Clear & Brilliant skin rejuvenation, photodynamic therapy is also skilled in microneedling, using the dermapen, one of the newest devices to hit the market. In addition, she provides skincare guidance to all of her patients so that they can maintain their in-office results at home.