Our Staff

We recognize that your choice of a doctor to treat any skin condition is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for skin and dermatological treatment, you need a doctor who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You will receive this caring attitude from all of the staff at Theta Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to ensure that we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to seeing you.

Theta S. Pattison, M.D.

Dr. Theta Pattison is a board certified Dermatologist.  Dr. Pattison graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1989.  She then completed an internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital and a Dermatology Residency at the Department of Dermatology at New York University, one of the leading Dermatology programs in the country.  Dr. Pattison has been in private practice in the Albany area since 1995.

Kavita Menon, M.D.

Dr. Kavita Menon is a board certified Dermatologist and is also board certified in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Menon graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 2006.  She completed an internship in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital and a combined Dermatology and Internal Medicine Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  Dr. Menon also completed a Research Fellowship at the NYU Department of Dermatology.  Dr. Menon joined the practice in February of 2015.  




Erin Winter, M.D.

Dr. Winter is board certified in Family Practice and has experience in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Winter graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2004.  She completed her Internship and Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Reno School of Medicine.  Dr. Winter grew up in Delanson and moved back to the area after practicing in the Lake Tahoe area for several years.  Dr. Winter has chosen to limit her practice to conditions of the skin and will be treating patients within her training and experience.  Dr. Winter joined the practice in February of 2015





Mary Spratt, RPA-C

Mary Spratt is a Registered Physician Assistant.  Mary received a B.S. degree in Engineering from RPI in 1984 and a B.S./P.A. Certification from Brooklyn Hospital Center in 2000.  After working as a Physician Assistant for a Dermatologist in New Jersey, Mary joined the practice in 2002.

Karyn Pauze, RPA-C

Karyn Pauze is a Registered Physician Assistant.  Karyn received a B.A. degree in Communications from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in 2007.  Karyn joined the practice in 2008.

Samantha Lagace, RPA-C

Samantha Lagace is a Registered Physician Assistant.  Samantha received a B.S. degree in Biology from Siena College in 2008 and a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from Albany Medical College in 2011.  Upon graduation from Albany Medical College in 2011, Samantha joined the practice.


Reception Staff: Our reception staff includes Shania Clark, Melissa Decker, Karla Negron, Sarah Curro, Tangie Caulder, Gretchyn Rose, and Cortney Wheeler (our Front Desk Supervisor).  

Nursing Staff: Our nursing staff includes Kali Romand, RN, Katherine Collins, RN, Nina Vlainich, RN, Alyssa Cinelli-Carbone, RN, Kelsey Cerniglia, LPN, Claire Reeves, MA, and Denise Collura, LPN (our Nursing Supervisor).

Clinical Assistants:  We currently have four Clinical Assistants.  Brianna Roopnarain, Jennifer Bievenue, Abigail Smith and Giana Messore are working with us while they apply to medical school, physician assistant programs or nursing school.  Our Clinical Assistants assist our nursing staff, reception staff and providers with many aspects of patient care.  This experience provides them with valuable patient care experience before they begin their professional training.  Past Clinical Assistants report that this work has been invaluable in helping them gain admission to and succeed in medical school and physician assistant programs.

Practice Management: Our Practice Manager is Brian Pattison.  Brian has a law degree from Cornell Law School and a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Union Graduate College.  We utilize the services of Dermatology Billing Asociates for our insurance billing.

Contact Us

(518) 690-0177
2508 Western Avenue Altamont, NY 12009