Meet the Team

Lisa S. Ball, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC

Lisa S. Ball, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, a board-certified family nurse practitioner, purchased Dr. Neiman’s practice in December 2017. Her extensive experience in caring for patients from across the lifespan along with her passion for dermatology and aesthetics has prepared her well to carry on his legacy.

Dr. Ball earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario, Canada; and her graduate degrees from the University at Buffalo, New York; and a specialty dermatology certificate from the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. She maintains active membership in various nursing organizations, including Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, NYS Nurse Practitioner Association, The National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; and remains current in the field by regularly participating in dermatology education opportunities throughout the year.

Her professional achievements include work on various innovative clinical and research endeavors, scholarly poster presentations, publications, and funded grants and awards. She most recently authored two dermatologic chapters in Lippincott’s Manual for Nursing Practice. From her practice to her office to her classroom and beyond, she continues to enjoy a breadth of experiences in advanced practice nursing as an educator, clinician, and scholar, and maintains that relating to, teaching, and partnering with clients are central to her practice philosophy. Based on her experience and philosophy, Dr. Ball provides a personalized approach to managing dermatologic concerns for patients of all ages at The Neiman Dermatology Building.


Hillary Baritot, FNP-BCHillary Jewula, FNP-BC

Hillary Jewula is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with specialty training in dermoscopy. Earning her Master’s Degree in Nursing from D’Youville College, she also holds two undergraduate degrees. With a passion for dermatology and aesthetics, she is currently working on obtaining a dermatology certificate from the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Hillary looks forward to providing patient-centered care for individuals with dermatologic conditions of all ages.


Christine Geiger, DNP, FNP-BC

Christine Geiger is an ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree from the University at Buffalo in 2017. Aside from a background in dermatology, she also has professional experience in emergency medicine and interventional radiology. Christine is passionate about providing each and every patient optimal dermatological care along with the corresponding health education.


Joseph B. Neiman, M.D.
Dermatologist/Collaborating Physician

Dr. Joseph Neiman is a board-certified dermatologist who started his dermatology practice in 1980. After receiving his B.A. degree from New York University, Dr. Neiman obtained his M.D. degree from the University of Tennessee Medical School. Dr. Neiman served his medical internship at Brown University and completed his residency in the Department of Dermatology of the State University of New York at Buffalo where he was Chief Resident.


Michael M. Shehata, M.D.
Hair Transplantation Physician

Dr. Michael Shehata is a lifetime native of Buffalo, NY. He started training in hair transplantation with Dr. Joseph Neiman while attending the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He continued onto do his residency at the University at Buffalo affiliated hospitals in medicine while continuing to work with Dr. Neiman. He brings to the practice a background in medicine as well as in the latest surgical hair restoration techniques, incorporating a holistic approach to hair loss.


Mark H. Shehata, M.D., M.B.A.
Hair Transplantation Physician

Dr. Mark Shehata is experienced with FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) Hair Transplantation. Dr. Shehata is a graduate of the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Shehata has a special interest in men’s hair loss and hair restoration. That passion is driven by the relationships he builds with patients and the enjoyment he holds in helping them.


Lauren Paella, Registered Nurse

Lauren Paella is a certified laser nurse with over 20 years of experience in general dermatology. Since 1998, she has specialized in laser treatment for hair removal and photorejuvenation. She has successfully treated thousands of patients over the years with skin tones ranging from fair to dark. She strives to create a pleasant, professional environment for patients to achieve their goals.


Lauren Battaglia, Aesthetician

Lauren Battaglia is a licensed medical aesthetician, who has always had a passion for skincare and beauty. She obtained her education at the Salon Professional Academy in Tonawanda, NY. She prides herself on restoring patients’ confidence with the wide array of services she offers.