Robin Evans, MD

Dr. Evans attended medical school and completed her dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She received her M.D. degree with honors after being elected to the AOA National Medical Honor Society and was appointed Chief Resident of her dermatology training program. Dr. Evans continues her affiliation with Albert Einstein serving as Clinical Instructor for both medical students and residents in training. In addition, she is a member of the medical staff at Stamford Hospital.


Dr. Evans is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has a particular interest in cosmetic, laser, and surgical dermatology and has received extensive training in these specialty areas. Dr. Evans is also a fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Castle Connolly honored Dr. Evans as a Regional Top Doctor and she received their Patients’ Choice and On-Time Doctor Awards.


In addition to her expertise in cosmetic and laser dermatology, Dr. Evans has a particular interest in and knowledge of holistic and complementary medicine. Based on the interests of her patients, she incorporates the holistic approach into her practice of dermatology. Dr. Evans offers skin care and supplement recommendations to help in the treatment and prevention of skin disease.




Dr. Evans has been a long-standing participant in the Play Sun Smart program where she performs skin examinations for the New York Mets.

Dr. Evans is extremely knowledgeable and professional, with an excellent bedside manner -- she took the time to explain options and answer all my questions. Her staff was polite and courteous as well. I would highly recommend this doctor!!!

— Elaine P.   (Patient since 2017), Solution Reach

Dr. Evans has been my dermatologist for over 10 years. Her friendly personality, kind staff, and great office space keeps me coming back. I have used Dr. Evans for laser hair removal, annual skin check, and acne treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Evans to anyone looking for a dermatologist in the CT/NY area!

Rebecca P.   (Verified Patient), Yelp


Cristal Tope, FNP-BC

Cristal Tope is an ANCC Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology.  She received her Master of Science degree from Pace University and holds undergraduate bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Pharmacology, and Business Management from Stony Brook University.

Cristal formerly served as a neonatal ICU nurse for a decade at New York-Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, and most recently as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner at Westmed Medical Group in White Plains, NY. She is very passionate about treating conditions of the skin in all age groups, and throughout her career garnered clinical experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic and anti-aging medicine, laser and energy-based therapies for skin rejuvenation and scar improvement, and non-invasive body sculpting. She is also certified in clinical aromatherapy, lactation counselor, belly dance instructor, and is a Reiki level III master.

Jessy Ayala, PA-C 

Jessy Ayala is a licensed and certified Dermatology Physician Assistant with over a decade of experience. He lectures frequently across the nation on various general Dermatology diseases, including Acne, Rosacea and Psoriasis. He is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. In 2020 Jessy obtained the esteemed SDPA Diplomate Fellowship, the premier training program for PAs in the field of dermatology.


Jessy also serves as a Dermatology rotation preceptor for the Physician Assistant students from Weil Cornell, Marist College and Touro College. He brings his passion and commitment to patient care through community service and volunteer work. 

In 2019, Jessy founded the North East Injectors Society, which focuses on advanced cosmetic techniques and training. These settings provide a nurturing microcosm for cosmetic injectors to share experience and knowledge beyond the typical classroom focusing on proportion. He’s also participated in Xeomin advisory boards and is a trainer for Prollenium the newest dermal filler to hit the market, Revanesse® Versa. 

Sandra Peculic, Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Having received her physician assistant’s degree from Hofstra University, Sandra Peculic worked for six years as a nurse in the medical surgical unit at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY. There, she practiced compassion earning the trust of patients with a broad range of health issues from cancer and heart disease to the flu. After experiencing her own personal challenge, Sandra discovered the life-changing benefits of self-care. She realized she wanted to facilitate profound transformation and received an advanced aesthetics license from Atelier Esthetique in NYC. The breadth and depth of Sandra’s experience makes her a highly effective and caring addition to our team.


Here at SoCo, Sandra performs all offerings available in our medical spa with only the latest medical-grade equipment and sterilization techniques. She is a real pro when it comes to the treatment of acne and is also knowledgeable about male skin concerns and trained in all treatments specific to men. 

Arlene Kogan

Arlene Kogan is the Practice Administrator at Southern Connecticut Dermatology. She graduated with a BA in elementary education and taught second grade for 11 years in the Jersey City school district. After a number of years of involvement within her community in positions that included being on the board of local organizations, Arlene reentered the workforce and became the office manager for two ophthalmology practices on Long Island. Having always been interested in dermatology, she came to our office in Stamford in 2009.


Arlene’s focus is on the growth and smooth operation of our practice and on the patient experience. She is able to answer all questions from the moment the patient walks into the office to helping a patient understand their insurance coverage and dealing with the insurance carrier. She is always available to ensure that the patient’s experience at Southern Connecticut Dermatology will be professional and pleasant.



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