Doctors & Staff​

Meet Our Staff

Dr. Steven J. Fishman, M.D.

Dr. Steven Fishman is a board-certified dermatologist who was born and raised in Liberty, NY. He graduated from Hobart College cum laude before attending medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In medical school, he developed a special interest in dermatology and published the first of many dermatologic research papers.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Fishman left the New York area to complete a residency in dermatology at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. During his residency, Dr. Fishman presented his dermatologic research to the Southern Medical Association, the Society of Investigative Dermatology, and the American Academy of Dermatology. Additionally, he underwent a great deal of training in dermatologic surgery and dermatologic cosmetic surgery.

Following his training, Dr. Fishman studied under many of the pioneers and leaders of these subspecialties, including William Coleman III, MD, John Yarborough, MD, and Elizabeth McBurney, MD. Dr. Fishman has studied all aspects of dermatology but has developed a special expertise in skin cancer surgery. He can evaluate all skin lesions and recommend the best method of therapy. Most dermatologic surgery is performed under local anesthesia in an ambulatory office setting, with Dr. Fishman having performed well over 100,000 procedures.

Dr. Fishman was formerly on the dermatologic surgery faculty at Beth Israel Medical Center. Currently, he is on staff at the Catskill Regional Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Allyson Walsh, FNP

Allyson Walsh was born and raised in Monmouth County, NJ, and attended The College of New Jersey and Rutgers University, obtaining two bachelor’s degrees in nursing and health and exercise physiology. During her time as a registered nurse, Allyson worked in a busy medical and cardiac intensive care unit at a local trauma center. She then went on to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse practitioner by returning to The College of New Jersey and obtaining her master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner. During her studies, Allyson developed a passion for skin and wound management and completed a research study on the management of device-related pressure ulcers within the ICU. Allyson graduated with honors and was inducted into the Nursing National Honors Society, Sigma Theta Tau.

Prior to joining Catskill Dermatology, Allyson honed her clinical skills working as an emergency department nurse practitioner and wound care nurse practitioner at a regional medical center. She is certified by the American Academy of Family Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Allyson can perform in-office procedures and recommend the best treatment for all your skin, hair, and dermatological needs.

Loree Ann Stanton, RN-HT

Loree Ann Stanton was born and raised in Liberty, NY, and graduated with a Regents diploma from Liberty High School, majoring in science and minoring in business. She attended and graduated from Sullivan County’s first licensed practical nursing program. She then went on to pursue her degree as a registered nurse at Sullivan County Community College, graduating with high honors.

Loree Ann is also a certificated histotechnologist and a study coordinator for research groups interested in the newest biologic drugs for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. She developed a special interest in cosmetic dermatology during the first year at our practice and has studied many aspects of cosmetic dermatology. Count on her to recommend the best therapy method for your skin, hair, and nails.

Loree Ann holds certifications for our diode and intense pulse light lasers and has successfully finished training courses for Botox, Dysport, Blu Lite/photodynamic therapy, and various volumizing fillers.

Christine Straessle, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Christine Straessle, RN, MSN, FNP is a family nurse practitioner who is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Ms. Straessle earned her Master of Science in Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South University in Columbia, South Carolina.

Ms. Straessle has worked as a registered nurse at Health Quest Medical Practice, PC, at the Putnam Hospital Center in the Behavioral Health Unit, North Shore University Hospital, and Pearlman Aesthetic Surgery. She also spent time as a women’s health counselor at Planned Parenthood.

Her diverse experience includes the fields of dermatology, plastic surgery, urgent care, occupational health, pediatrics, psychiatric care, surgical care, and telemetry. She also holds certifications in basic life support and non-violent crisis intervention, and is a certified electrocardiogram (EKG) technician.