Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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I have been a patient for over 20 years. The entire staff at Neiman Dermatology has always been competent, professional, caring and friendly. No one person exudes these qualities more than your Nurse Practitioners. They are very dedicated professionals who are always sensitive to the needs of their patients. Your N.P.'s always make sure that the patient is well informed and often take that extra time to ease your patients' concerns. All patients are not the same. It is rare to find such individuals in the medical community today.

Peter G.


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 have 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 and remains adjunct faculty at Daemen College. 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.

Dr. Lisa S. Ball, PhD, RN, FNP-BC


Jonathan Turowski, AGPCNP-BC

Jonathan Turowski is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. He graduated with a Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Daemen College and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from D’Youville College. He is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Having worked alongside Dr. Neiman for several years, Jonathan became particularly interested in treating hair loss disorders along with other dermatologic conditions. He has continued to hone his skills in clinical dermatology in addition to specialty training in dermoscopy.

Jonathan Turwoski, AGPCNP-BC


Christine Nelson-Tuttle, DNS, APRN, PNP-BC

Christine Nelson-Tuttle, is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner. She has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for nearly 30 years caring for pediatric patients birth through 21 years. Dr. Nelson-Tuttle is also on the faculty of D’Youville College as an Associate Professor, teaching in the masters and doctorate programs. She is Associate Editor of the Lippincott Manual of Nursing Practice, one of the most well respected nursing textbooks. She comes to Neiman Dermatology with a long established career focused on acute care wound management and acute pediatric skin conditions. As a mother of two grown sons, she enjoys the unique interactions of caring for pediatric and young adult patients.

Christine Nelson-Tuttle, DNS, APRN, PNP-BC,


Joseph B. Neiman, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Collaborating Physician & Hair Transplantation Surgeon

Joseph B. Neiman, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in hair transplantation. 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. This included patient care at Buffalo General Hospital, Erie County Medical Center, Children's Hospital and the Veterans Administrative Hospital. To further his dermatology background, Dr. Neiman took advanced electives at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and served preceptorships with world-renowned dermatologic surgeons in New York City.

Joseph B. Neiman, M.D., F.A.A.D.


Thomas W. Chu, M.D.
Hair Transplantation Surgeon

Thomas W. Chu, M.D. is a hair loss specialist that joined Neiman Dermatology in 2015 with over 16 years of health care experience. Dr. Chu received his B.A. degree from Bucknell University thereafter obtaining his M.D. degree from Texas A&M University.

Dr. Chu is a member of prestigious organizations such as the North American Hair Research Society, American Medical Association, and the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons. He is currently undergoing a clinical and research fellowship for Dermatology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Thomas W. Chu, M.D.


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

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.

Michael M. Shehata, M.D.


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, tattoo 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, Licensed Aesthetician

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



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