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.
Kristen Rivard, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, DCNP
BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Kristen is a triple board-certified Nurse Practitioner. She is a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of clinical experience in various specialities including gynecology, obstetrics, sexual health and 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 teenage children, family and friends; traveling; and spending time at the beach, with her sunblock of course!
Katie is our Office Manager who has 12 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!
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.
HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES & PATIENT EXPERIENCE
Vincent has received his Associate of Science in Business Administration from Massachusetts Bay Community College and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Northeastern University. Vincent was recently promoted to our Head of Human Resources and Patient Experience. Before working at Premier Dermatology, Vincent was working as a bookkeeper for Stop & Shop alongside waiting tables over the summers. When not in the office, Vincent enjoys being with his close friends, cat Lorelei, writing, art, trying new food, and traveling to the Cape.
Jessie has been a certified medical assistant for 8 years. Prior to working in dermatology, she has worked in orthopedics and plastic surgery. Jessie finds working in health care extremely rewarding. She enjoys caring for patients and making a difference in their lives as well as making a personal connection with them!
When not in the office Jessie loves spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends. She loves traveling to the cape in the summers and spending her days boating or relaxing at the beach and wearing sunscreen!
CERTIFIED MEDICAL ASSISTANT / LICENSED MEDICAL ESTHETICIAN
Tara has been a certified medical asst for the past 5 years and a licensed medical esthetician for over 20yrs. She enjoys being able to wear both hats and balance the two titles. There is nothing more rewarding to her than seeing a patient’s face and their reaction to there skin after a Diamond Glow. She also enjoys the reward of seeing a patient being helped with their skin care needs of all kinds.
When Tara isn’t making patient’s feel their best she is spending time with her husband and two teenage boys. She enjoys traveling when she can, spending time at the beach and having a good bbq outside in the warmer months spending it with family and friends.
Bella is a medical assistant who recently graduated from Boston College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a minor in Art History. She is currently applying to medical schools. At the practice, she enjoys caring for patients, assisting with procedures. She is always eager to learn something new and refine her skills. When not in the office, Bella enjoys spending time with friends, creating art, and cooking!