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Vanguard Dermatology

Your well-being is our ultimate concern — so we treat you as a whole person, not just your skin.

For your convenience, we have offices in the Sheepshead Bay, Forest Hills, Staten Island, and Inwood, New York. At each location, we’ve worked to create a space that feels welcoming, modern, and comfortable — more like a spa than a hospital. At every Vanguard Dermatology office, you’ll find internationally acclaimed physicians and dedicated staff. Every person on our team blends our specialized medical expertise with a warm, holistic approach. Our goals are to make you feel comfortable while making you feel better, both inside and out. We work hard to combine top-tier care that leverages state-of-the-art solutions with a personable approach so you leave knowing Vanguard Dermatology is a practice you can trust.

If you’d like to learn more about how Vanguard Dermatology blends the science of medicine with the art of putting patients at ease, get in touch. Whether you’d like to make an appointment or simply ask a question, we’re here to serve you.

About Us

Meet Our Providers

Michael Shapiro MD FAAD ASDS ACMS

Michael Shapiro, M.D. FAAD, ASDS, ACMS

Grigoriy Mashkevich MD ABFPRS

Grigoriy Mashkevich, M.D. ABFPRS

Insoo Om PA C

Insoo Om, PA-C

Igor Romanov DCNP

Igor Romanov, DCNP

Oxana Romanov NP

Oxana Romanov, NP

Nargiza Volakos FNP BC

Nargiza Volakos, FNP-BC

Neha Parmar FNP BC

Neha Parmar, FNP-BC

What We Provide

Our Services

Our committed staff has the expertise and experience to treat all your medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology needs. We are a full service, in-house provider, so there will be no need to travel elsewhere. Save time and energy and start your complete skin care journey here.


Our providers are committed to delivering excellent, up-to-date, and individualized skin care and we welcome patients of all ages. Our medical expertise spans the spectrum of skin disorders ranging from acne and psoriasis to cutting edge skin cancer screening and treatment.


Are you in need of a surgical process that removes a skin lesion or have acne scars that cause you distress? Our board-certified dermatologists are here to help. We offer a full range of surgical and minimally invasive procedures for improving your skin’s appearance and function.

As well, we specialize in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the most advanced procedure available to treat skin cancer. This procedure offers the highest cure rate available leaving the smallest scar. Mohs surgery has become the gold standard of treatment of skin cancer. Our dermatologists are highly skilled in this state-of-the-art technique.


Our team provides only the highest standard of care in aesthetic treatments. We are committed to working with you to achieve your needs. We offer a comprehensive suite of cosmetic therapies.


Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permanent, and may be painless or painful. Our Board-Certified Dermatologists are experts in skin care with extensive training in the structure and function of skin, and we are committed to addressing and resolving your skin health concerns.

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