Meet Our Staff

Compassionate, Knowledgeable, And Driven To Give You The Highest Level of Skin Care

All professionals at Hefter Dermatology maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude (highest honors) from Nassau Community College with a Degree in Nursing. She has been an RN working with Dr. Hefter for over 25 years. She understands all aspects of dermatologic nursing care. Besides assisting Doctor Hefter with procedures, she administers dressing changes and many other office procedures, Karin spends a great deal of time educating patients regarding their condition, the proper use of medications and informing and explaining test results. Karin is dedicated to her patients and assuring they get the proper medications and instructions they need. With her calm, professional manner, she is a reassuring and valuable resource to our patients.

Has been an RN for over 30 years and has worked in the Dermatology field, with Dr, Hefter for over 20 years. Previously, She worked as a charge nurse in Labor & Delivery. She is a soothing resource to patients and provides important patient education. When Val isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs. Her diverse work experience provides a unique approach to health and wellness. She is committed to our patients’ care and comfort and believes that nurses play a critical role in the healthcare delivery.

JULIE - Medical Esthetician, Laser Technician
Trained for her NY State Esthetics License at Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute where she discovered her passion for skin care. Julie has expert training in many skin care modalities including laser hair reduction, Dermasweep Microdermabrasion, Microneedling, Chemical Peels, IPL Photofacials, Radio Frequency skin tightening, and Ultherapy noninvasive deep skin tightening and lifting, among others. Julie is happiest when she makes her clients look and feel their best. She always strives to give her clients a great experience, incorporating the most result-oriented treatments. Julie offers various treatments that can provide patient satisfaction and wonderful results. Under Dr. Hefter’s direction and incorporating his professionalism and high ethical standard, keeps Julie enthusiastic and driven to successfully help people attain their esthetic goals.

FRAN - Office Manager
Has been with Dr. Hefter for over 25 years. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the office, answering patients’ questions, and ensuring a gratifying and positive experience for all patients. Fran takes great pride in her work and her leadership skills are evident in her passion and commitment to excellence.

LAUREN – Receptionist and Medical Assistant
Graduated from Towson University in Maryland in 2016. She has her goals set high in becoming a Licensed Physician’s Assistant, already set in motion. Lauren works as our front desk receptionist and doubles as a medical assistant, at times. Lauren has exceptional interpersonal relationships and many of our patients look forward to interacting with her.

LIZ - Medical Receptionist
Has been our receptionist on Sundays, for over 20 years. In her capable and pleasant manner, She will assist you with scheduling your appointments and answering any questions you may have about insurance or referrals. Liz works hard to make each patient feel welcome, and you will find her winning smile welcoming and comforting. In her spare time, Liz enjoys cooking for family and traveling with her husband.

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Office Hours


9:00 am - 7:00 pm


3:00 pm - 6:30 pm


12:00 pm - 6:30 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


9:00 am - 1:00 pm




9:00 am - 1:30 pm

*Open on alternating Sundays and Tuesdays. Please call the practice at (516) 371-1600 for availability.