MEET OUR TEAM
Our Dedicated Staff
Dr. Melissa Burnett
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST
Premier Dermatology was founded by Dr. Melissa Burnett in 2019. She is dual board-certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Burnett is an expert in cosmetic and medical dermatology and has been caring for patients in the Boston area for more than 15 years.
Dr. Burnett graduated with Honors from Wellesley College, then went on to attend medical school in her home state of Vermont. Her internship and residency were completed at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Minnesota where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Following residency, she returned to Boston and worked as a Clinical Associate in Dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and served as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School for ten years. In addition to her academic career, she has been in private practice since 2004 in Cambridge, Concord, and Wellesley.
When not in the office you may find Dr. Burnett coaching soccer, skiing, or traveling with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Dr. Elissa Lunder
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST
Elissa Lunder has been practicing dermatology for the past 20 years. She is a graduate of the Harvard/Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Residency program. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a phototherapy fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. She received her MD from Boston University School of Medicine. Academically, she has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and has written book chapters on phototherapy. She has been quoted in multiple magazines including Cosmopolitan, Shape and Fitness. She worked as a consultant for Vichy Laboratories, a Division of L’Oreal Paris and Howcast Media. She was also featured on Cindy Crawford’s infomercial. Her practice is a combination of general and cosmetic dermatology. Cosmetically, she believes less is more. A little bit of Botox and filler can make someone age gracefully without making them look over filled and unnatural. She has over 25 years of experience using lasers to treat brown spots, age spots and vascular lesions. Medically, she loves treating teenage acne, rashes and diagnosing skin cancers. She is a married mom of three kids, 2 in college and 1 in high school.
Katie is our Office Manager who has 10 years of experience in the plastic surgery and beauty industry. Katie strives to provide the best patient care to ensure that you have a wonderful experience with us! Aside from managing the office Katie is also a licensed aesthetician. Katie loves to provide knowledge about how important good skin care is for you!
When not in the office, Katie loves spending quality time with her family and friends, boating in the summer, and anything fitness!
CLINICAL CARE COORDINATOR
Kelsey is our front desk receptionist and is also trained as a medical assistant. You will see her all over the office, greeting you with a friendly smile, offering skincare products, as well as assisting on medical and cosmetic visits. She recently got her Bachelors of Science from UConn in Physiology and has such a love for medicine that she plans to continue her education and become a health care provider. Besides her passion for dermatology, she enjoys makeup, sailing, and trying new and exciting foods. Feel free to go to her with all of your appointment needs!
Kristen is a dual board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner with over 10 years of clinical experience in various specialties including gynecology, obstetrics, sexual health, pulmonary, oncology and most recently, dermatology. Kristen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a bachelors degree in biology. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston where she was awarded The Excellence in Clinical Nursing Practice Award.
Kristen has a passion for patient education and helping people to achieve their highest quality of life by customizing a realistic plan which includes cutting edge medical and lifestyle interventions. She has authored many educational pamphlets for patients. In addition to working in Dermatology, she currently works with adolescents at local independent schools teaching comprehensive sexual health education and per diem at a reproductive health clinic.
Kristen loves her time in the office as well as away from the office! She enjoys spending time with her three children, family and friends; cooking and baking; traveling, and spending time at the beach, with her sunblock of course!
Nadia Is a Medical Esthetician with over 25 years of experience in advanced skin care. She is originally from London, England where she earned her Higher National Diploma in Beauty Therapy in 1995. Nadia has worked as an Esthetician in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. She has also worked as a National Educator for a skin care line. She is extremely knowledgeable about specific skin conditions and how to help take care of them both in the office and at home. Nadia’s passion is to help individuals look and feel good about themselves. The best part of her career as a skincare professional is seeing her patients feel confident and happy.
Nadia Lives with her husband and two daughters. She loves living in New England and when she is not at work, she likes to go on road trips to Cape Cod, Maine, and Vermont. She loves to read and spend time with her family and friends.
Sam is one of our medical assistants and has over 10 years of experience in the medical field. She loves to smile and laugh with the patients and put them at ease. You may see her rooming patients, and assisting the providers, answering the phone, or buzzing around the office. She prides herself on providing good customer service and makes it her goal to make people smile. When Sam is not working she enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and family, going to the movies, and enjoying fine dining.
Sue is one of our medical assistants who has over 7 years of experience. You will see her buzzing around the office juggling many tasks. She loves to make patients smile and provide the best care during your visit. Sue loves to travel, hang with her dog, and anything yoga! In her free time, she rescues dogs, and likes to vacation on the Vineyard.
FRONT DESK COORDINATOR
Porscha is our lovely Front Desk Coordinator. She’s been in Administrative Healthcare for 10 years working at some of the best hospitals in Boston. You’ll be greeted by her contagious smile when you enter our office setting the mood for your visit at Premier Dermatology. She’s your go too for all your scheduling needs! Outside of work she loves to travel, meditate and explore new foods around New England.