Dr. Payette received his B.A. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College in 2002. In 2008, Dr. Payette earned both his M.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (UConn), where he continued to complete his dermatology residency in 2012. Prior to co-founding Central Connecticut Dermatology (CCD), Dr. Payette served as Chief Resident, Assistant Professor, and Associate Residency Program Director at UConn. Dr. Payette’s specialties include general dermatology, inflammatory skin disorders (especially atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and hidradenitis suppurativa), application of biologic medications, and diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Payette has served as a reviewer for several journals and has authored book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Payette has co-authored a medical textbook and is an associate editor for the Dermatology In-Review.

Dr. Payette was born and raised in Berlin, CT. Well before college, he always knew he wanted to practice medicine, and in particular dermatology, as he was intrigued by the complex nature of skin diseases and the impact of immunology on the skin. What inspires him the most? His patients. Being able to care for his patients and their families is what motivates him each day.

When he’s not working at CCD, Dr. Payette is busy spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, hiking, exercising, and being an avid Patriots fan! He also enjoys astronomy, history, and reading. One of Dr. Payette’s favorite quotes is by Henry David Thoreau from his 1854 book, Walden; or, Life in the Woods:

I went to the woods because
I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the
essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn
what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die,
discover that I had not lived.