About Dr.


Dr. Maria Tempera is board certified in Family Medicine and fellowship trained in Dermatology.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Villanova University with honors. She received her medical degree from Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine.  

She went on to complete her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ.  During her final year of residency, Dr. Tempera was selected to serve as Chief Resident.  She subsequently completed a fellowship in Dermatology at the Skin Care and Surgery Center in Summit, NJ.
In addition to Chiara Skin Clinic, Dr. Tempera also practices Dermatology for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Dr. Tempera has been selected to serve as a lead for Dermatology care for VISN IV (PA, parts of NJ and DA) as a member of the Specialty Care Integrated Clinical Community.  It is an honor to care for those that have sacrificed and bravely served our country.

Dr. Tempera is a recipient of the Alfred "Tersh" Murdock, D.O. Resident Teaching Award in 2017, author of several publications and has been featured in Women’s Health Magazine. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Tempera has completed extensive training in aesthetic procedures including injection of neuromodulators and dermal fillers through the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine.

Fun Facts

Dr. Tempera comes from a family of doctors. Her father, husband, brother, and sister-in-law are all physicians. From a young age, Dr. Tempera has witnessed the compassion her father exhibits toward his patients and has always believed practicing medicine is more than a profession; it is a vocation.

Dr. Tempera has an artistic eye. She has a special interest in oil painting, charcoal, and pen and ink drawings. Her love for the arts directly translates to her aesthetic talent when performing procedures.
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