Dr. Zell completed her dermatology residency at the University of Miami where she also served as a clinical research fellow in the Department of Dermatology. While there, she initiated, managed and conducted fourteen clinical trials focusing primarily on scarring and keloids, and earned the Surgical Award and the Kramer Research Award two years in a row.
Dr. Zell went on to earn the coveted Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship under the guidance of Dr. Daniel Siegel in New York, where she also performed surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) – Downstate, the Veterans Affairs Harbor Hospital in Brooklyn and in private practice.
Dr. Zell has appeared as a lecturer at SUNY Downstate, authored numerous dermatologic articles and textbook chapters and often serves as a peer reviewer for her fellow medical authors. She is an active member of the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery.