Julia Fornatto is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. She completed her Physician Assistant training at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA, where she graduated with honors, and received her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Upon her graduation in 2020, she began her specialty training and work as a Dermatology Physician Assistant.
After many years of struggling with cystic acne in her teenage years, she was inspired to begin her own career in Dermatology. Julia prioritizes patient education and is dedicated to compassionate and high quality individualized patient care. Julia is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Dermatology. She is currently in the process of completing the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Diplomate Fellowship program.
Julia currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places (especially national parks!), spending time with her goldendoodle, and listening to any new comedy special that pops up on Netflix. She is bilingual in Ukrainian and English. Julia is thrilled to become a part of the TDS team!