Team

Dr. Kristin Haushalter

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Biography

Dr. Haushalter completed her undergraduate degree at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama, and then obtained her medical degree and completed her residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She practiced dermatology in Indiana for several years before moving to Richmond, VA. Along with her husband and two active boys, she is excited to call South Florida her permanent home!

With over 14 years of dermatology experience, she is confident in treating all diseases of skin, hair, and nails. However, nail disease, hair loss, and inflammatory skin conditions are some of her favorites. She is an expert in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, which is very much needed in South Florida as we are #2 in the world for the incidence of skin cancer. She not only thrives on treating the most common conditions, but looks forward to the challenging cases that have run out of treatment options, need a diagnosis, or require complicated therapies.

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Medical Degree and Residency at the University of Alabama School of Medicine

Yani Cabrera

Office Manager

Biography

Yani Cabrera was born and raised in Miami, FL. She has over 10 years of experience in Dermatology 7 of which have been with Dr. Haushalter! Yani serves as our Office Manager while continuing to provide direct patient care as a Medical Assistant and “right hand woman” to Dr. H doing surgical procedures, drawing blood, administering “Blue Light Therapy” and ALWAYS keeping a smile even on our busiest days! When not at work she loves watching her son play baseball and supporting the baseball community by helping run a baseball facility for boys & girls who love to play ball!

Dr. Ingrid Herskovitz

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Biography

Dr. Ingrid Herskovitz is a board-certified dermatologist by the American Academy of Dermatology as well as by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology, both of which are the most significant Dermatology institutions in the US for the first and in Brazil for the latter. They require the highest standard in dermatology practice.

Dr. Herskovitz graduated from Faculdade de Medicina do ABC in her hometown, São Paulo, Brazil. After medical school, she was a resident in dermatology for 3 years in the same university. She became board-certified in dermatology in Brazil and worked as a dermatology attending at 2 thriving medical practices for 5 years.

She then moved to Miami to be with her husband. At that time, she proceeded to work towards a dermatology degree in the US. She worked as a researcher at the University of Miami in many areas of dermatology including pediatric dermatology with Dr. Lawrence Schachner, hair pathology with Dr. Antonella Tosti and wound healing with Dr. Robert Kirsner. She then completed a dermatology residency at the University of Miami. She has published many journal articles and has contributed to multiple dermatology textbooks.

Dr. Herskovitz has the expertise that will meet your family’s health needs. She is competent, empathetic, thorough, collaborative and she is a savvy communicator. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Dr. Herskovitz cares about her patients not only about their conditions. She has joined Dr. Haushalter to see adolescent and adult patients and to offer novel cosmetic treatments. She also has experience in cosmetic dermatology which she applies conservatively to her patients.

Cosmetic Dermatology Services with Dr. Herskovitz coming Fall of 2023.

Dr. Mercedes E. Gonzalez

Pediatric Dermatology

Biography

Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez is a Miami native who is happy to be back in her hometown and practicing dermatology at the Pediatric Center of Excellence. After graduating from Emory University, she earned her degree at Rutgers–New Jersey Medical School in 2004. Always drawn to working with children, Dr. Gonzalez accepted the prestigious pediatrics program at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York–Columbia University where she solidified her interest in treating skin disorders. She then completed a dermatology residency at the top-ranked New York School of Medicine, followed by a clinical fellowship in pediatric dermatology.

Dr. Gonzalez’s gentle, child-friendly bedside manner, combined with her broad knowledge of childhood skin diseases and their treatments, make her the preferred pediatric dermatologist in Miami. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Gonzalez currently serves as a clinical assistant professor at FIE Herbert School of Medicine and serves at as faculty advisor at UM Miller School of Medicine. She has published over 30 journal articles ad has contributed to multiple dermatology textbooks.

Certifications:

  • American Board of Pediatrics (2007)
  • American Board of Dermatology (2011)
  • Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology (2014)

Education & Training:

  • Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (2011-2012)
  • Residency: Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY (2008-2011)
  • Clinical Research Fellowship: Pediatric Dermatology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL (2007-2008)
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian – Columbia University, New York, NY (2004-2007)
  • Medical Degree (MD): New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), Newark, NJ (2004)
  • Undergraduate Degree (BS): Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (1999)

Honors & Awards:

  • 2011: Participant, Society of Investigative Dermatology Resident Retreat for Future Academicians
  • 2010: Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
  • 2010: Physician Scientist’s Training Program, NYU School of Medicine
  • 2004: Outstanding Compassionate Care Award, New Jersey Medical School

Community & Professional Activities

  • Educates University of Miami medical students at the Miller School of Medicine during fellowship
  • Current teaching resident to pediatric residents at Jackson Memorial Hospital with lectures on adrenal glands and diabetes management

Community & Professional Activities:

  • Served as volunteer counselor and volunteer medical director of Camp Discovery, a weeklong summer camp for children with chronic, severe skin diseases, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Faculty at the Annual Masters of Pediatric Dermatology Symposium in Miami Beach, FL
  • Faculty at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Faculty Advisor, Dermatology Interest Group, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
  • The Dermatology Show, Doctor Radio, Sirius XM
  • A Tu Salud, Radio Mambi, AM 710 Miami, FL

Media:
Acne Solutions for Kids with Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez

Monica Mato, ARNP

Monica Mato, ARNP

Biography

Monica Mato is a Miami native who stayed true to her roots by completing all of her training in the sunshine state. She attended the highly coveted University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies for her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she received a Master of Science as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Upon graduation, she continued her training at: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, University of Miami Hospital, and South Miami Hospital. It was working in the urgent care of these hospitals that she became exposed to many dermatology disorders and developed an interest in the specialty.

Monica then ventured off to working at Lexington Surgeons, a scar and plastic surgery center, where she gained much of her dermatology and surgical experience. While she enjoyed the hands on nature of skin surgery, this was the first year she was not working with children and realized her passion lied in pediatric medicine. When she discovered the opportunity at Pediatric Dermatology of Miami, it was the perfect fit. She wanted to branch away from the hospital setting and was excited to be working with children again.

In her spare time Monica loves to cook and bake. When she’s not in the office her favorite thing to do is make homemade ice cream with her husband and dog at home. Although she does not have any children yet, she expects to see some in her future.

Licensure & Certifications

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, State of Florida
  • Credentialing body/organization: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Honors & Awards

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar, University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree (B.S.): University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies, Miami, FL
  • Masters of Science (M.S.): Graduated Summa Cum Laude, University of Miami School of Nursing & Health Studies, Degree in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner. Miami, FL.
  • Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
  • University of Miami Hospital
  • Jackson Health System
  • South Miami Hospital

Our Miami Office

Our Coral Gables Office

Office Hours

Monday – 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Tuesday – 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Wednesday – 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Thursday – 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Friday – 08:30 AM – 05:00 PM

Patient Feedback

Dr. Kristin Haushalter She is one of the best she listens and she really understands I have a skin condition called hs but let me tell you something it’s not easy living with HS but she makes it easy and manageable. all I can say is she truly amazing. So glad i found you Thank you Dr. Kristin Haushalter.

P. J.

I really like coming to see Dr. Haushalter. She is genuinely concerned about the well-being of her patients, and pays particular attention to any concerns that her patients presents. She quickly addresses them. She has an easy and professional manner. Her staff is very competent and friendly, and frankly I enjoy going to the dermatologist… although sometimes it results in some pain. I usually leave with a smile because I know, I have gotten the best possible care.

Y. M.

Dr Haushalter is very professional and caring. Her staff is efficient and competent. Their waiting room was clean, bright and not over-crowded. I highly recommend her to my family and friends.

G. M.