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Gregory John Fulchiero Jr., M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D.

Keystone Dermatology & Center for Skin Surgery was started by founder Gregory John Fulchiero Jr., M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D. in 2008. 

In 1994 Dr. Fulchiero graduated from Altoona Area High School and then attended the Cornell University College of Engineering in Ithaca, NY. While at the Temple University School of Medicine from 1998 to 2003, he was the recipient of the Allegheny County Medical Society Award for academic excellence. Dr. Fulchiero also earned a Master's Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 while investigating the surgical applications of collagen and its role in cutaneous wound healing.

Dr. Fulchiero completed his internship in 2004, and dermatology residency in 2007, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. In 2006 he was the recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology's prestigious Everett C. Fox Award for clinical investigation while at the Penn State Department of Dermatology.

He subsequently completed both an American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship and American College of Graduate Medical Education certified surgical fellowship in 2008 at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he trained with world-renowned surgeons in Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery, Melanoma Surgery, Reconstructive Skin Surgery, Laser Surgery, Tumescent Liposuction, and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.

In addition to the surgical management of skin cancer, Dr. Fulchiero is an expert in the use of Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, chemical peels, and lasers, as well as scar revision, eyelid, and facial rejuvenation surgery. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on dermatologic surgery in national publications.

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Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure that provides the highest cure rate for most skin cancers – approaching a 98 to 99% cure rate. It is performed under local anesthesia and involves removing thin layers of tissue in an effort to preserve as much of the normal surrounding skin as possible. Sometimes several attempts are needed to completely eradicate the skin cancer during the day of the procedure. A microscope is used to guide the surgeon as the skin cancer is removed. Afterward, the surgeon reconstructs the defect where the skin cancer was, in the most aesthetic and cosmetically elegant fashion possible. Learn more about Mohs Micrographic Skin Surgery.

Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer & Reconstructive Surgery​


Melanoma is a skin cancer that is treatable with surgery in its early stages. Several forms of melanoma exist: in situ melanoma (limited to the top layer of the skin), and invasive melanoma (into the dermis or second layer of the skin). Some melanomas are treatable with the Mohs micrographic surgery technique, while others simply require excision of cancer with a specific margin of normal tissue. Occasionally a sentinel lymph node biopsy is indicated to fully characterize the tumor and consultation with another surgeon may be scheduled by Dr. Fulchiero. Your physician will determine which treatment is most appropriate to achieve the best outcome for your melanoma.

Melanoma Surgery


Surgical procedure of the upper may include excision of drooping eyelid skin, repair of the muscle that opens the eyes, and removal of

excess fat. 

Lip Augmentation

Permanent lip augmentation that should last a lifetime, for patients who want to avoid additional fillers. Can be removed at any time.

Photodynamic Therapy

Office based procedure using ultramodern technology for the treatment of sun-damaged precancerous skin lesions, also known as actinic keratoses, without the need for surgery or chemotherapy creams. A medicated solution is applied to the skin and allowed to sit for 1-hour. Then the RED/BLU-Light is placed over the treatment area and allowed to react with the medicated skin for a short period of time. Usually, 2-to-4 treatments are required at one treatment per month. Most insurance companies cover this effective non-invasive therapy.

Acne Surgery

Improves the appearance and volume of

mild to severe acne scars


A Team Dedicated To You

Our team of dermatologists, physician assistants, nurses, surgical technologists, and estheticians are committed to providing you with ultimate care.


We strive to incorporate cutting edge and innovative therapies to treat skin cancer

and other skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and urticaria.

Physician Assistants

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Kylie Plummer attended Saint Francis University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science as well as a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Science. 

She practiced as a Physician Assistant in rheumatology before joining our staff in November 2009. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kylie specializes in general dermatology, cosmetic consultations, Botox, Dysport and filler administration.

Kylie, and her husband, have four beautiful children, two dogs, and love spending time outdoors hiking and mountain biking. 

Kylie D. Plummer, BHS, MPAS, PA-C


Dena Miles attended Penn State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

She then attended Saint Francis University where she received a Master's degree in Physician Assistant Science in 2007.


She practiced in Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery as well as  Rheumatology prior to joining the practice in 2015. She specializes in general dermatology, and cosmetic consultations.

Dena Miles, BS, MPAS, PA - C 


Gabrielle Minor, BHS, MPAS, PA - C

Gabrielle Minor joined our practice in September 2017. She graduated from Saint Francis University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science as well as a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Science.

Gabrielle previously practiced in vascular surgery prior to joining our staff. She currently practices general dermatology, Botox, and Dysport administration


Abigail Hook, BS, MHS, PA-C

Abigail Hook attended Lock Haven University where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science and a minor in Psychology. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Health Science with a certificate in Physician Assistant Studies from Lock Haven University. 


Prior to joining our practice in September of 2021, she practiced in Family Medicine. She currently practices general dermatology, specializing in various areas including skin cancer diagnosis, rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and routine skin examinations.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending

time with her husband and dog, reading,

and hiking.


Alexis Palfey, BS, MHS, PA-C

Alexis Palfey, an Altoona native, completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at Lock Haven University. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Health Science with a certificate in Physician Assistant Studies.


Before joining our team in March of 2023, she practiced in Pediatrics. She currently practices general dermatology, specializing in various areas, including skin cancer diagnosis, rashes, acne, psoriasis, eczema, and routine skin examinations. She also specializes in ear piercing.


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Shelly Plummer, LE

Shelly Plummer joined our practice in 2010. She started off at the front desk here learning the ins and outs of the practice eagerly showing ambition to work with patients. She graduated from Conemaugh School of Radiologic Technology and later attended The Salon Professional Academy to become a Licensed Esthetician.


She specializes in our cosmetic side of the practice offering laser treatments, SkinPen, Morpheus8, facials, Hydrafacial, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and skincare recommendations.

Shelly has 4 very active children, 2 boys and 2 girls. In her spare time, she partakes in additional training, webinars, and continuing education in aesthetics and dermatology.  She has a passion to help others feel best in their own skin.


Whitney Henry, LME

Whitney Henry is a Licensed Master Esthetician by the Commonwealth of Virginia 2016 and upon relocating back to her roots in 2021, a Licensed Esthetician by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Her love for dermatology began in 2011 at Pariser Dermatology, Virginia Beach, in various positions including her role as Dermatology Technician to Master Esthetician.  


Whitney’s approach for every patient is based on skin type, condition, candidacy, and overall patient goals. She believes collaboration within the practice is key when targeting scars, wrinkles, skin tone, sun damage, and prevention of skin cancer. Her knowledge and expertise lends to her extensive treatment plans combining several modalities such as lasers, chemical peels, microneedling, Morpheus 8, ablative resurfacing, dermaplaning, BroadBand light, facials, and skincare regimens. 


Proud mother of three and married for over 20 years, Whitney is honored to be working with the brilliant team at Keystone Dermatology & Center for Skin Surgery.

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