Dr. Andrea Baratta
Dr. Andrea Baratta is a native of southern NJ who graduated from Paul VI high school. She continued her catholic education at Villanova University (NCAA champs 1985, 2016 #wootwoot) where she graduated cum laude. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ-SOM) now known as Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Baratta graduated in 2000 and went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at Christ Hospital in Jersey City, NJ where she served as chief medical resident in her final year. She achieved board certification in family medicine and went on to practice in northern NJ for 5 years in an office and hospital setting.
During her time working as a family physician, she always held a special interest in dermatology. She went on to complete a second residency in Dermatology at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY where she again served as chief resident in her final year. After graduation she accepted a position at Macaione & Papa Dermatology Associates in 2011 and remained there for more than 5 years. While there, Dr. Baratta worked full-time practicing medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology as well as teaching interns and residents in the office setting. Dr. Baratta has also volunteered her time giving lectures to the medical students and residents on common skin conditions and skin cancer. Dr. Baratta has several publications in the dermatology literature on topics such as pediatric pemphigus vulgaris and juvenile xanthogranuloma, among others. For two consecutive years, in 2014 and 2015, she was awarded the Doctors Choice Award, city of Voorhees. She was also awarded the Doctors Choice Award for Hainesport in 2016 and joined the Derm Society of NJ.
In the spring of 2015, Dr. Baratta’s life changed dramatically when her mother was suddenly diagnosed with a rare form of bile duct cancer. She unfortunately lost her battle to cancer 9 months later. She knew her mother would not want her to sit around and grieve but instead to do something positive. Today Dr. Baratta stands proudly in her own office, her labor of love that she opened in honor of her mother, Rosalie Baratta. At Baratta Dermatology, she tries to carry on her mother’s traditions by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere to every person that enters; the same way her mother treated every person that entered their home growing up. At Baratta Dermatology, you may not find a pot of meatballs on the stove but you will most definitely feel welcome and want to return.
Dr. Baratta is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD). She is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (AOCD) as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). She remains an active member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the AOCD and the AAD. When she is not practicing dermatology, you will most likely find her at an athletic event cheering for her boys. She also enjoys hot Bikram yoga, cooking and playing the piano.