Our Providers

Carlos Paz MD, PhD

Dr. Carlos Paz is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon. He received his bachelors of science degree from Yale and both his MD and PhD degrees from Harvard. Following an internship in General Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Paz completed residency in dermatology at the University of Chicago, and then pursued specialized training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, lasers, and cosmetic surgery in Miami, Florida. He completed an ACGME-approved Procedural Dermatology fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Eli Saleeby, a Mohs Surgeon who trained directly with Dr. Fredrick Mohs, the physician for whom Mohs Micrographic Surgery is named. During his fellowship, Dr. Paz also gained extensive experience in various cosmetic procedures including liposuction, hair transplantation, mini face-lifts, blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery), sclerotherapy (vein treatment), and the use of lasers, Botox, and fillers. Dr. Paz has also received specialized training by Dr. Jeffrey Klein, the physician who invented the Tumescent Liposuction method.

Dr. Paz has published numerous journal articles, written book chapters, and given presentations at national meetings. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, and is a member of the California Medical Association and the Fresno-Madera Medical Society.

Dr. Paz enjoys traveling, fishing, reading, and art collecting. He and his wife, Vivian, are natives of Fresno County.



Melissa Manriques, FNP-C

Melissa Manriques is a board-certified nurse practitioner. She is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Nursing. Melissa is a vital part of our team and loves working with our patients on an individual basis and educating them about skincare regimens that promote optimal skin health. She is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology.  Melissa enjoys fitness and spending time and sports activities with her three sons and husband.


Gabriel Zapata, PA-C

Gabriel Zapata is a board-certified Physician Assistant at Paz Dermatology. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Masters of Medical Sciences from Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania.  He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Diplomat Fellow of The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.  Gabriel enjoys music, boating and spending time with his wife and two daughters.


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Fresno Office7025 N. Chestnut Ave. Fresno CA 93720
Fax: (559) 233-6647

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