Specialty:                                Dermatology


Post Graduate Training:          Chief Resident Department of Dermatology

                                                     PCOM/Lehigh Valley Hospital – 2002-2003

                                                Dermatology Resident Department of Dermatology

                                                     PCOM – 2000-2002

                                                Resident Department of Family Medicine

                                                     Albany Medical Center – 1997-2000


Board Certifications:               American Osteopathic Board of

                                                     Dermatology – 2003

                                                American Academy of Family

                                                     Medicine – 2000


Degree:                                   Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


Medical School Degree:          NY College of Osteopathic Medicine – 1997


Professional Affiliations:          Fellow of American Osteopathic

                                                     College of Dermatology

                                                American Osteopathic Association

                                                American Medical Association

                                                New York State Osteopathic Medical


                                                Ulster County Medical Society

                                                Capital Region Dermatological Society


Hospital Affiliations:                 Albany Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine: Dermatology Core Curriculum Lecturer

                                                Kingston Hospital, Kingston, New York

                                                Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, New York


Undergraduate Degree:          SUNY New Paltz, BA in Biology – 1986


AWARDS & HONORS:          2003 Koprince Award for

                                                Outstanding Resident Lecture entitled

                                                “Idiopathic Recurrent Plamar-Plantar Hidradenitis”


                                                2001 Koprince Award for

                                                Outstanding Resident Lecture entitled

                                                “Acquired Perforating  Disorder:

                                                A Comparative Review of the Perforating Disorders”


                                                2000 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine –

                                                Resident Teacher Award


                                                1997 Mary Hitchcock, DO –

                                                Commitment to Osteopathic Principles Award


                                                1997 NYCOM Alumni Association Award


                                                Class Vice President NYCOM 1993-1994


                                                Executive Board Officer NYCOM 1993-1994


                                                Teaching Assistant NYCOM 1994-1995


                                                Biomedical Research Training Award

                                                NYCOM 1994 and 1995



PUBLICATIONS:                     Carlson JA, Mazza J, Kircher K, Tran TA. Otophyma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature of Lymphedema (Elephantiasis) of the Ear. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008 Feb;30(1):67-72.


                                                Zanakis, M.F., Kircher, K.T., Lewandoski, M.A., Schwartz, D., And Sussman, M.  “Accuracy of Acupuncture Needle Markers Versus Surface Markers for Obtaining the Cranial Kinetogram From Human Subjects”, 1995.  AOA Abstract,  Orlando, Florida.


                                                                Lewandoski, M.A., Zanakis, M.F., Morgan, M., Kircher, K.T.

                                                                “3D Computer Kinematic System Demonstrates Cranial Bone Movement About the Cranial Structures”, 1996.  AOA Abstract, Las Vegas, Nevada.


                                                                Zanakis, M.F., Marmora, M., Banihashem, M., Kircher, K.T., Lewandoski, M.A., and Ferris, M.T.  “Comparing Subjective and Objective Evaluations of the Cranial Rhythmic Impulse in Man”, 1995.  AOA Abstract, Orlando, Florida.


                                                                Zanakis, M.F., Lewandoski, M.A., Marmora, M., Kircher, K.T.,

                                                                Banihashem, M. and Dowling, D.J.  “Cranial Mobility in Man:  Objective Meaurements in Normal Subjects”, 1995.

                                                                AOA Abstract,  Orlando, Florida.


                                                                Zanakis, M.F., Marmora, M., Banihashem, M., Lewandoski, M.A., Kircher, K.T.  “Objective Quanitfication of Observer Participation on the Dynamics of Cranial Mobility in Man”, 1995.

                                                                AOA Abstract,  Orlando, Florida.


                                                                Zanakis, M.F., Marmora, M., Banihashem, M., Lewandoski, M.A., Kircher, K.T., Dowling, D.J. and Hallas, B.H.  “The Cranial Kinetogram:  Objective Quantification of Cranial Mobility in Man”, 1994.  AOA Abstract,  San Francisco, California.