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Michelle Selvaggi

Michelle Selvaggi is a nationally board-certified Nurse Practitioner who joined The Center for Skin Wellness in 2016 and trained extensively with Dr. Robert Finkelstein. She has played an integral role in upholding the standards for high level dermatological care within our practice. Over the years, Michelle has gained diverse experience in the diagnosis and treatment of general dermatologic conditions, cosmetic procedures, and dermatologic surgery. Michelle is a Florida native, born in Tampa, and spent part of her childhood in Lakewood Ranch. She is committed to providing exceptional dermatological care within the community she has loved and grown with.

Michelle has comprehensive training in medical and surgical dermatology. She utilizes dermoscopy routinely when performing total body skin exams for all skin types. Allowing her to successfully diagnose and treat localized skin cancers. She has substantial knowledge regarding dermatologic treatments for acute and chronic skin, hair, and nail conditions, affecting patients across the lifespan. Michelle believes an overall holistic approach to patient care is imperative, treating the patient as a whole and not just a diagnosis. She is committed to providing evidenced-based medicine to her patients to achieve the best patient outcomes. She is compassionate to individual patient concerns and believes it is essential to foster good patient rapport through strong communication skills. She encourages patients to actively participate in their care through asking questions, knowing their medical needs, and understanding their individualized treatment plans.

Michelle has built and maintained a loyal cosmetic patient following during her tenure at The Center for Skin Wellness. She prioritizes making her patients feel more confident in their own skin while highlighting their natural beauty and setting real expectations. She specializes in full face rejuvenation using neuromodulators, dermal fillers, biostimulators, IPL, and lasers to deliver aesthetically balanced results, while maintaining high patient satisfaction and always utilizing the safest techniques. Michelle prides herself on delivering honest recommendations and natural looking results. She enjoys working with patients to address their needs and successfully formulate and execute a plan of action to achieve desired goals.

Michelle obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, graduating Magna Cum Laude from South University in 2011 and was inducted into the prestigious Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau. She began her career at Tampa General Hospital, on the pediatric unit where she had the privilege of caring for an array of pediatric patients with diverse diagnoses, including pediatric burn patients. Michelle expanded her knowledge base by later working on a Cardiac Interventional Unit, with adult cardiac patients. She continued to advance her education, receiving her Master of Science in nursing from the University of South Florida in 2015. She began her NP career in internal medicine, working with a hospitalist group in Tampa, treating acutely ill patients admitted to the hospital. Michelle serves as a clinical dermatology preceptor for graduate students attending the University of South Florida. She is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.

When not providing care for her patients, you can find her spending time with her husband, who is a physical therapist in our community, and their two children. As Florida natives, Michelle and her family are Tampa sports fanatics. She is passionate about leading a healthy lifestyle and thoroughly enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water (while wearing her sunscreen, of course)!