MD Dermatology of Maryland Team

Sanjiv K. Saini, MD

"I am a big advocate of patient education. I feel that by educating our patients, we can help save their lives and their family and friend’s lives as well. Skin cancer is a serious thing and it affects all of us. The more we know about skin cancer the more lives we can save. I love being able to remove cancers and leave great results for each of my patients."

Dr. Saini’s extensive training includes George Washington University, Georgetown University Medical School and an internship in General Surgery at Washington Hospital Center. He then served for our Nation’s Air Force as a General Medicine Officer. Soon thereafter, he was promoted to Chief of Aerospace Medicine at the US Air Force Clinic in Los Angeles. It was here that he was directly involved in the healthcare of manned space flight engineers and astronauts.

When Dr. Saini returned to the DC area, he completed his Dermatology residency at Howard University Hospital and then completed his fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery at the Burkes Farber Clinics in Kennar, LA. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991 and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and, of course, the American Medical Association.

Since 1995, he’s been providing care for dermatology problems that his patients have in St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties. Diagnosing hundreds of melanomas, Dr. Saini realized the need for a Surgery Center. Dr. Saini began the South River Ambulatory Surgery Center in Edgewater in 2003. He went beyond just establising this state of the art center by becoming Joint Commission Accredited. It’s here that he works to remove skin cancers and dermatological ailments for patients while maintaining strict regulations set forth by the Joint Commission.

Working within the community, Dr. Saini has been the Corresponding Dermatologist with the Washington Nationals’ Baseball organization for their annual skin cancer screenings for the players, staff, friends, family, and the fans. While teaching at some of the local universities, Dr. Saini has also participated in many of the community health fairs and events.

Nicole Masson, PA-C

"I love my job because I get to make people look and feel great every day. I am blessed to have amazing patients and a wonderful staff who truly make my job not only enjoyable but also fun!"

Nicole graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a major in biology and minors in chemistry and psychology. Right after she received her masters in Physician Assistant studies from Chatham University she joined the practice in 2009.

She has been a Presenter at MAPA 2012, where she presented biopsy techniques to her fellow colleagues. She’s also worked alongside Dr. Saini assisting with his role in Corresponding Dermatologist for the Washington Nationals Baseball team. Nicole mentors up and coming Physician Assistants throughout the year. This earned her the vote from her students as "Best Elective Preceptor of the Year" 2012. She also has memberships at AAPA and MAPA Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Not only does she practice clinical dermatology, she is first assistant in surgery to Dr. Saini at our Joint Commission Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Nicole also has an interest in Cosmetic Dermatology. Working alongside Dr. Saini, Nicole leads the CosmesisMedical Spa where she and our Esthetician provide clients cosmetic services.

Jodi Blazel, MSN, APRN, ANP-C

"Dermatology is a complex and intriguing specialty that allows me as the practitioner to help save lives and enable people to look and feel better every day, there is nothing more rewarding."

Jodi is an adult nurse practitioner (she can see those age 13 and up) board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She grew up in the mid-west and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marquette University and was subsequently accepted into their first class of Direct Entry (accelerated) M.S.N program, graduating with honors and as a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing.

She moved to the East Coast in 2004 and to Maryland in 2009 where she resides with her family. She is a member of the American Nurses Association as well as the Nurse Practitioner Association of Maryland. She has 13 years of experience caring for patients in a variety of settings as well as teaching in the nursing program at Norfolk State University.

Mackenzie Doshi, PA-C

"Dermatology is such an amazing field. Being able to help others feel and look amazing is so rewarding. I look forward to being able to provide quality care to all of my patients."

Mackenzie Doshi is a board certified and licensed Physician Assistant in the state of Maryland. She graduated from Anne Arundel Community College’s Physician Assistant Program. She also received her Master’s Degree of Medical Science from Saint Francis University. Mackenzie is a member of the Society of Dermatological Physician Assistants.

Mackenzie was born and raised here in the Annapolis area, where she attended Broadneck High School and played lacrosse all four years. Mackenzie continued her education at the University of Vermont where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science. For the next four years while living in Colorado she worked in Long Term Care in the field of social services. Mackenzie relished working closely with others and making differences in their lives. It was during this time she learned of the Physician Assistant field, fell in love then decided to pursue this career. In the course of completing her Physician Assistant degree she recognized she had a strong passion for Dermatology. Mackenzie loves helping others feel good about themselves. In her free time Mackenzie enjoys outings with her husband and son.