Allison Palmer

Favorite food?

Buffalo chicken is most definitely a staple in my diet.

Any hobbies?

I love hot yoga and exploring the latest restaurants in Philly. Yoga is truly a practice and accomplishing new poses is exciting. I like to stay busy, but yoga provides me with time to re-focus. In recent years, the food scene in Philadelphia has really taken off. There is always something new to try and I love checking out these places with friends.

How did you first come to work in the field of Dermatology/ Aesthetic Dermatology/ Cosmetic Dermatology?

I have always been interested in the field of Dermatology. Some may not know this, but the skin is the largest organ of the body. Although an external organ, when something goes wrong it can cause internal mental distress in addition to the physical. This is among one of the many reasons I find Dermatology as such an important field.

While completing my master’s degree I started working as a medical assistant at Bryn Mawr Skin & Cancer Institute and my passion for dermatology was solidified.   Dr. Cirillo and the entire practice encourages the staff (especially the medical assistants) to continue their medical education, and I’m so happy to be returning to work here at such a wonderful Dermatology and Plastic Surgery practice.

What’s the best thing about your job?

There are so many elements of my job that excite me to come to work every day. First, I am extremely interested in the constant advancement of aesthetic technology. Additionally, helping others look and ultimately feel that they are the best versions of themselves is incredibly rewarding. I am grateful for the opportunity to support my patients on their journey to personal well-being.

Anything else you’d like our patients to know about you?

I will try anything once so I am always looking for my next new experience
whether through food or travel. I lived in Madrid, Spain for 6 months where I traveled to many different countries including Morocco where I got to see one of the most beautiful cites, Chefchaouen where all the houses are painted blue.

Victoria A. Cirillo-Hyland