Meet Our Staff
The Skin Care Center is staffed with board-certified dermatologists, physician assistants, highly trained dermatology-certified registered nurses, and medical assistants with years of experience in the care of the skin.
Our team of aestheticians understands the cosmetic concerns of our patients. They work alongside our physicians to implement a customized plan for each patient to always look their best.
Our medical receptionists are knowledgeable about the special needs of our patients and are trained to make your visit an exceptionally positive experience and our dermatology medical billing staff is friendly and available to our patients to help with their insurance needs.
Julie S. Goldberg, MD
Dr. Julie S. Goldberg is a board-certified dermatologist and dermasurgeon. She was born and raised in Chicago’s north suburbs and received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to earn her medical doctorate degree at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. Dr. Goldberg completed her internship in internal medicine at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago, and her residency in dermatology at the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago. She has also completed a clinical research fellowship in laser science at Harvard Medical School/Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Goldberg joins us with 17 years of experience practicing Dermatology on the North Shore where she established a distinguished clinical reputation as medical director of Dermedica® Innovative Dermatology. Her renowned expertise encompasses general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, skin cancer screenings, laser and radiofrequency treatments, and use of injectable fillers and neurotoxins for cosmetic enhancement. Dr. Goldberg has a special interest and a strong passion for educating her patients on skin cancer prevention and protection from the sun.
Dr. Julie Goldberg is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem Hospitals, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. She is a member of the Chicago Dermatology Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Goldberg is a proud alto vocalist in the Buffalo Grove Singers and enjoys Pilates and being a Mom. It is an honor and an inspiration for Dr. Goldberg to make a difference in her patients’ lives by treating them with integrity and compassion.
Carla Sanchez-Palacios, MD
Carla Sanchez-Palacios, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist who has been practicing dermatology in the Chicago area since 2003. Dr. Sanchez-Palacios completed her undergraduate studies at Stanford University where she graduated with departmental honors in Human Biology. She then attended and graduated from Stanford University Medical School in 1999. She completed one year of Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital and then came to Chicago and completed her Dermatology residency at Northwestern University in 2003. At Northwestern she served as Chief Resident. She joined The Skin Care Center in 2003 and has been providing care since then, both in Chicago and Lake Forest.
Dr. Sanchez-Palacios is an associate attending physician at Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
Dr. Sanchez-Palacios is fluent in three languages including Spanish and French. Dr. Sanchez-Palacios believes in always doing what is best for the patient. She has an interest in general medical dermatology with strong interests in skin cancer, acne, and surgical dermatology and treats adults and children of all ages.
Gina Marie Dillig, MD
Dr. Dillig grew up outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and then moved to Chicago to attend Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Dillig earned her medical degree and graduated with the highest Honors from Loyola in 2002. She completed her residency in Dermatology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago.
Dr. Dillig joined The Skin Care Center in November 2010, working in Glenview and Lake Forest. She is a specialist in Mohs surgery for skin cancer and performs all of her procedures in the office. Dr. Dillig treats both children and adults for their medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology needs.
Dr. Dillig is committed to excellence and believes in providing the highest standards of skin care for all her patients. Dr. Gina Dillig is a board-certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon and is a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Dr.Dillig resides on the North Shore with her husband and their five children.
Motunrayo Adisa, MD
Morayo Adisa, is a graduate of Southern Illinois University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UIC), where she was a James Scholar.
Following an internal medicine internship at Evanston Northwestern University, Dr. Adisa completed a three-year dermatology residency at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Thereafter, Dr. Adisa moved east to advance her specialty training in dermatopathology as a fellow at the Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island. She subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in dermatopathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Adisa has served as an attending at the John. H Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and more recently at the Rush University Medical Centre. She has also worked extensively in private practice. Dr. Adisa is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology.
Sanminder Singh, MD
Dr. Singh is a California native turned Chicagoan. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California San Diego, where he double majored in Human Biology and Psychology, earning both a B.S. and B.A. with honors. He then attended the University of California Davis School of Medicine for his medical school training. During that time he completed a year long, intensive clinical research fellowship at the University of Southern California, which focused on psoriasis and other chronic skin diseases and published numerous articles in high-impact peer reviewed journals.
After graduating medical school, he completed a year of internal medicine residency at the University of California Los Angeles and then moved to Pittsburgh for his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While in residency, he was trained by nationally renowned experts in all facets of dermatology including pediatric, medical, surgical, and cosmetic. He continued to pursue his interest in psoriasis through research and a panel of challenging psoriasis cases for the duration of his residency. Upon completing residency, he was awarded the Resident Research Award for his scholarly endeavors.
Dr. Singh is fluent in three languages including Hindi and Punjabi. He has a strong interest in general medical and surgical dermatology with an emphasis on psoriasis and skin cancer. His goal is to provide competent, compassionate, and inclusive dermatologic care to the residents of Chicago.
When he is not working, he likes hiking, traveling, exploring new restaurants, spending time with friends, going on walks with his dog, and enjoying what this great city has to offer.
Kelsey Grimmer, PA-C
Kelsey Grimmer, MPAS, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and completed her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2008. Prior to working with Dr. Berk and The Skin Care Center, Kelsey spent over three years practicing dermatology as a physician assistant in southern Wisconsin. Kelsey currently provides medical dermatology services for both adult and pediatric patients in the Lake Forest location. She has a special interest in treating acne and warts and performing skin cancer screenings. She is a member of the National Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants and the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Cecelia Pasquesi, R.N. DNC, CANS
Cecelia is a highly credentialed Certified Dermatology Nurse and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist (CANS) and is an active member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses. Cecelia has been recognized by her peers as one of the top dermatology nurses in the country. Cecelia is a highly credentialed expert injector of Botox Cosmetic® and cosmetic fillers, treating patients from all over the Midwest, including many leading physicians and their families. In the dermatology community, she is known as the premier cosmetic nurse and assists The Skin Care Center doctors in providing the latest and most effective skin treatments for the skin. Cecelia is a talented diagnostician and works with our physicians in choosing the best methods available to improve the look of your skin. Cecelia has over 20 years of experience, and her skill and artistic touch have earned her national recognition.
Cecelia sees patients by appointment in all three of our locations.
Jurate Dzemenaite, Licensed Esthetician
Jurate Dzemenaite is a highly trained Licensed Esthetician and Make- up Artist here at the Skin Care Center, who holds Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts.
She is a consummate professional, educating patients about the latest in skin care, uniquely addressing the individual needs of each patient.
Jurate coordinates the Skin Care Center’s Cosmetics and Beauty Events in our Lake Forest office. She has broad experience in the performance of a variety cosmetic procedures, including Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Resurfacing, Tightening Laser treatments, Micro-needling, Skin Peels, and Laser hair reduction, as well as providing advanced makeup and product consultations for everyone who wants to look and feel their best.
Her friendly and welcoming personality has been a fixture at the Skin Care Center over the last 17 years, as the practice has grown. She connects well with people and is a natural in the cosmeceutical field.
Jurate is fluent in three languages, including Lithuanian and Russian, with a professional background in theater, both in the US and Europe, with her many talents in arts giving rise to her creative personality. She is active in her Lithuanian community life and has been a member on Board over 10 years. Jurate resides in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband and two children.
Lauren Balogh LME
Lauren Balogh is our newest esthetician to the skin care center. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. She’s been in the medical field for the past 11 years, Dermatology focused the past 3 years. Laser Certified, Medical Acne extractions, & Advanced Medical Peels are some of her specialties.
Haley Thornton, PA-C
Haley Thornton, MPAS, PA-C graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She completed her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2020. Haley worked in dermatology as a physician assistant in southern Indiana prior to joining The Skin Care Center. Haley currently provides general dermatology services in the Chicago location. She has a special interest in treating acne, warts, and eczema. She is a member of the American Academy of PAs.