Physician Advisory Committee
Physician Advisory Committee
The Physician Advisory Committee of Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is a panel of Board Certified Dermatologists, Dermatologic Surgeons, and Cosmetic Dermatologists who provide expert advice to the Riverchase network of providers. The primary goals of the Physician Advisory Committee is to ensure delivery of high quality care for the lowest cost and an exceptional customer experience. In addition, the Physician Advisory Committee supports the physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice registered nurses to expand their clinical expertise and become board certified in the broad field of dermatology.
Dr. Andrew Jaffe is the founder and CMO of Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Originally from New Jersey, Dr. Jaffe moved to Southwest Florida after culmination of medical school and his rigorous Mohs fellowship training. Shortly after, he founded Riverchase Dermatology in December of 2000.
As a visionary leader in the dermatology field, Dr. Jaffe has continued to grow the practice from one office in Naples into what it is today, all while maintaining his original mission to treat each patient as if they were a member of the family. His goal was to have a facility where patients could obtain high level, cutting edge care for all of their dermatologic and cosmetic concerns by well trained and caring providers. This emphasis on superior patient care is exemplified by multiple locations for convenience throughout Southwest Florida, prompt appointment availability and utilizing the latest advances in equipment and techniques including Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr. Andrew Jaffe is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Collier County Medical Society. He has lectured at major conferences and has published numerous articles in leading Dermatology journals. He has also authored many book chapters relating to the field of Dermatology.
Dr. Camisa has practiced medicine for over 30 years and received his medical training at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed his dermatology residency at NYU Skin and Cancer Department where he served as chief resident. He later served as director of the Division of Dermatology at Ohio State University where he performed basic and clinical research on lichen planus and psoriasis, graduate education, and patient management. He next served as vice-chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and director of the residency program from 1987 to 2001. Dr. Camisa is board certified in dermatology and dermatological immunology.
Dr. Camisa is currently the Director of the Phototherapy Department at Riverchase Dermatology and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He specializes in psoriasis, lichen planus, bullous diseases, connective tissue diseases, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, and diseases of the mouth and lips. Dr. Camisa is a leading expert in psoriasis, bullous disease, and other complex skin conditions, and patients throughout the country seek his experience.
He serves on the editorial board of Cutis and is a reviewer for eight other specialty journals. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters on skin and oral diseases and is editor of three textbooks on psoriasis. He has also been voted one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Camisa is the founder of the “Camisa Disease” which is a rare genetic variant of Vohwinkel’s Syndrome.
Robert Snyder, MD joins Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in 2017 with an exceptional background in running a private practice of medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology since 1985. He graduated from Harvard College and received his MD from Boston University’s School of Medicine. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, he became board certified in both specialties. Dr. Snyder is a volunteer clinical associate professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine and is also involved in clinical research with a specialty interest in psoriasis, vitiligo, and complex medical dermatology.
Leyda E. Bowes, M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatologist joining Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in 2017 with a prestigious background in the field. She is the founding medical director of Bowes Dermatology Group and the highly acclaimed CoolSculpting Center of Excellence in Miami, Florida – both of which are recent affiliates of Riverchase. Dr. Bowes takes pride in offering patients the most advanced treatments and care in dermatology and aesthetics, earning her a following from across the country and abroad. Dr. Bowes graduated from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine where she completed her residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. She completed a two-year Fellowship in Lasers at Harvard Medical School, where she trained at world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bowes also completed a one-year Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. She also served as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology. Dr. Leyda Bowes is a worldwide renowned expert in CoolSculpting and travels nationally and internationally to lecture and train physicians on this procedure. She is also a highly respected authority on the latest aesthetic procedures in skin rejuvenation.
Brett Blake, MD, FAAD joined Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in 2016 after moving from Richmond, Virginia and brings with him an impressive curriculum vitae. During his years at the University of South Florida, Dr. Blake published many papers and physician reviewed articles, participated in research studies to advance the field of dermatology, and donated countless hours to the American Academy of Dermatology and other medical organizations.
In his free time, Dr. Blake enjoys brewing beer, adult sports leagues, mud run competitions, traveling and scuba diving.