Dr. Kenneth Grossman & Dr. Christine Schafer
Kenneth Grossman, MD has been a well-known dermatologist in Monmouth County since 1983 when he opened his first office in Red Bank. Having moved his family to Little Silver in 1986, Dr. Grossman also moved his office to Little Silver in 1991. This past summer, Christine Schafer, MD joined the practice and they formed Little Silver Dermatology, LLC.
Far from retiring, Dr. Grossman is only slowing down a bit in the next few years to make room for Dr. Schafer. Exceptional care has been a hallmark of Dr. Grossman’s profession, and the new team is focused on offering more of the same. Having started as an internist, Dr. Grossman is board certified in internal medicine, as well as dermatology. He is considered by many to be one of the best dermatologists in the state and has been named a Top Doctor in New Jersey Monthly Magazine for 15 consecutive years, and in the Castle Connolly Guide to the best doctors in the New York area every year for the past 22 years. In 2019 he received the Physician Recognition Award for service to the hospital and community from Riverview Medical Center, the only dermatologist to ever receive this honor.
“I am passionate about helping patients with both acute and chronic skin problems that can severely impact their daily lives both physically and emotionally,” said Dr. Grossman. “I have three mottos in practicing medicine: 1. Listen to the patient. 2. Do unto others what you would have done to you or a family member. 3 The third one I got from a Clint Eastwood movie, ‘a man has to know his own limitations.’ I know what I know, and what I don’t know, and I know what I can do and what I can’t do.”
Dr. Schafer shares a similar focus for her work in dermatology and says her greatest passion is skin cancer prevention. She feels prevention is especially important living by the shore.
“Prior to my residency, I completed a prestigious research fellowship studying melanoma with the director of the Interdisciplinary Melanoma Cooperative Group at New York University School of Medicine,” said Dr. Schafer. “While at NYU, I gained extensive clinical research experience and developed an interest in treating melanoma patients. I believe the practice of medicine is a privilege, and it is important to treat every patient as if they were family members.”
Prior to joining Little Silver Dermatology, Dr. Schafer was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Born and raised in Morristown, Dr. Schafer’s extended family lives in Red Bank and she grew up visiting the area.
“My husband, Kevin, is a Monmouth County native. He grew up in Monmouth Beach and attended Christian Brothers Academy. His family relocated to Rumson in 2017,” said Dr. Schafer. “After spending many years away dedicated to my medical training, I am thrilled to have returned home to NJ to serve a community that means a great deal to me. We chose to live in Fair Haven for the excellent school system and close proximity to family and the beach.”