At GoldinSkin, we’ve gained an outstanding reputation for diagnosing and treating skin conditions that are challenging and complex.
Whether you are worried about having a melanoma, or are bothered by a difficult-to-treat rash, the dermatologists at GoldinSkin always have your best interests at heart as they consider your diagnosis and treatment plan.
We pride ourselves on employing state-of-the-art technologies and innovative approaches. Often our treatments are less invasive and less expensive than options other practices may offer.
How do we stay ahead of the curve?
We keep abreast of current technologies and treatments as active readers of medical journals. We also collaborate with our expert dermatology colleagues for answers when tough problems arise. For nearly 25 years, we’ve hosted and organized the Great Lakes Dermatological Society, a high-level think tank of dermatologists from the Chicagoland area who meet and discuss challenging patient conditions on a monthly basis.
Get to know our Doctors
Harry Goldin, M.D.
Dr. Goldin is a medical doctor with board certification in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Goldin was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky Medical School and served a three year residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Hospital. He then served a second three year residency in dermatology at Cook County Hospital, where he was the Chief Resident in dermatology. Dr. Goldin remained at Cook County Hospital and became a Senior Attending Physician, training many dermatology residents.
Dr. Goldin has been a faculty member in the dermatology departments of both the University of Illinois in Chicago and Rush University, and is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He participates in ongoing continuous medical education programs and has authored many papers in the medical literature. Dr. Goldin has lectured at local and national medical meetings, and has published newspaper editorials about healthcare issues and other topics.
Since 1993, Dr. Goldin has hosted and organized the monthly meetings for the Great Lakes Dermatological Society of which he is past president. In addition to being a member of the American Medical Association, he is a member and past president of both the Chicago Dermatological Society and the Illinois Dermatological Society.
Patrick Rice, PA-C
Patrick Rice completed his Physician Assistant training in 2016 with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences at the College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
He then joined GoldinSkin Dermatology in October 2016.
A Physician Assistant is a nationally certified and state licensed medical professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. Patrick sees patients, prescribes medications and performs procedures as part of the GoldinSkin Dermatology team.Many patients remember Patrick because he was Dr. Goldin’s medical scribe for two years while he completed his prerequisite courses for Physician Assistant’s school.
Patrick grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. In 2009, he graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. He then worked for a healthcare consulting company for two years before beginning his path to become a Physician Assistant.
Patrick is a sports enthusiast and is an avid Northwestern University Wildcats fan. He especially loves basketball and plays on community leagues. He also coaches the 6th grade boy’s basketball team at Immaculate Conception elementary school.
Christina Avilina, PA-C
Christina Avilina completed her Physician Assistant training in August of 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
She then joined GoldinSkin Dermatology in October of 2017.
A Physician Assistant is a nationally certified and state licensed medical professional who practices medicine under the supervision of a physician. Christina evaluates and treats patients, prescribes medications and performs procedures as part of the GoldinSkin Dermatology team.
Christina was born in Minsk, Belarus and immigrated to the United States when she was 9 years old. In 2010, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Lewis University in Romeoveille, IL, where she also played for the Women’s Volleyball team. She spent the next 3 years working as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative for Boehringer-Ingelheim, promoting and educating providers about medications for cardiac and pulmonary conditions and diabetes.
Prior to beginning her Physician Assistant training, she worked as a medical scribe while completing her science prerequisite courses.
Christina’s personal interests include tennis, volleyball, yoga, cooking and craft projects. She also enjoys spending time in nature hiking, biking and skiing. She is a native Russian speaker and speaks conversational Spanish.
She is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.