Jon R. Ward, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Ward founded the practice in 2006 and has served as president of Dermatology Specialists of Florida since that time. He has performed more than 20,000 skin cancer surgeries using all recommended techniques including Mohs surgery, superficial radiation therapy, erbium laser ablation, cryosurgery, photodynamic therapy, electrosurgery, and curettage. Having every tool at his disposal to… Read more

Michael A. Stickler, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Stickler joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida after serving as Chief Resident at the prestigious University of Florida Department of Dermatology Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.  Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Stickler grew up the youngest of five children with plans to pursue a career in engineering.  While attending The Pennsylvania State University his direction… Read more

Eric W. Baum, MD, MS

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Eric W. Baum, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama Medical Center in Birmingham. He has been on staff at the Baptist Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program and at Hunter College of New York, and if a Fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Baum… Read more

Robert Calcote, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Robert Calcote, MD, joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama after more than 25 years of private practice in Jackson, Mississippi, and Auburn, Alabama. He is an expert in dermatologic surgery, cutaneous laser surgery, and blepharoplasty. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi in Jackson, and went on to dermatology residencies at Lloyd Noland… Read more

David T. Chandler, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Chandler attended Auburn University working his way through school as a firefighter earning his bachelor’s degree and graduating Magna Cum Laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama completing his plastic surgery residency at The University of Kansas Medical Center. Following his residency, Dr. Chandler… Read more

Wayne Freilich, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Freilich’s extensive experience includes running his solo dermatology practice in Orlando for over 16 years, running a multispecialty group practice, and an appointment as Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. This experience also includes his work as a physician volunteer, providing pro bono dermatology care for those… Read more

Alan Gardner, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Gardner began his private practice in 1985, with a commitment to help people achieve great skin health, to the best of his ability, and to achieve realistic cosmetic goals. His experience and expertise over the past 29 years has allowed him to successfully treat many skin concerns, imperfections and diseases. Dr. Gardner realizes the… Read more

Josh A. Hammel, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
Dr. Hammel brings to Dermatology Specialists of Georgia an extensive background in dermatological research and specialized training in surgical dermatology, including the use of advanced plastic surgery repair techniques. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Dr. Hammel graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Tech with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Hammel received his medical doctorate… Read more

Myles S. Jerdan, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Jerdan’s experience includes helping to build and working as a partner for a large Georgia dermatology practice for nearly 30 years. He also developed and ran his own dermatopathology laboratory. His experience has made him a true advocate for early detection and treatment of skin cancer, as well as, diagnosing and treating a wide… Read more

Stephanie Lai, MD

Dermatologist
Dr. Stephanie Lai, M.D., has extensive experience in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, including laser, light and injectable therapies. She is a 1997 graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, and completed residencies at the University of California Irvine and Syracuse University.  She completed her dermatology residency at Taipei Medical University, where… Read more

Michael B. Morgan, MD

Board-Certified Dermatopathologist, Board-Certified Anatomic & Clinical Pathologist
As Dermatology Specialists of Georgia’s Director of Dermatopathology, Dr. Michael Morgan leads our lab team in the microscopic analysis, diagnosis and discrimination of skin lesions. He is board-certified in both dermatopathology and in anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Morgan received his medical degree, his internship in internal medicine, and his residency in anatomic and clinical… Read more

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John H. Phillips III, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Phillips joined us in 2014 after nearly thirty years of private dermatology practice in Louisiana and Mississippi. He is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic cosmetic surgeon offering expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acne and rosacea, as well and the use of advanced medical technology to repair and restore damaged and… Read more

Joya Sahu, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Sahu received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she also completed her residency in dermatology as well as a fellowship in dermatopathology. After completing her fellowship, she joined Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Dermatology while also serving as an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Medical Oncology. She has… Read more

Jeffrey Stricker, DO, MBA, CPE, FCAP

Board-Certified Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Jeffrey Blake Stricker, DO, MBA, CPE, FCAP, joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama in 2015, bringing with him extensive experience in Mohs micrographic surgery and non-surgical superficial radiotherapy for the treatment of skin cancer. As a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, he specializes treatments for chronic and acute skin conditions, including excisional skin surgery, laser surgery, photodyanamic… Read more

Dawn M. Hansen, MD, FACP

Board-Certified Internal Medicine Specialist
Practicing Dermatology
After receiving her medical education at the University of Wisconsin Medical School in Madison, Dr. Hansen completed her internal medicine residency training at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, MS. She completed a dermatology training course at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, TX while serving as Hospital Medical Director at Shepard Air Force Base,… Read more

Allie S. Alford, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Allie is a graduate of the University of South Alabama’s Physician Assistant Program, where she earned a Master of Health Science. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Florida. Allie’s prior experience includes working as a nursing assistant for a home healthcare agency and working for our team… Read more

Rachel E. Brooks, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Certified Physician Assistant Rachel earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Auburn University. Her previous experience includes working as a physician assistant for a multi-state dermatology group as well as an orthopedic practice, where she assisted with a… Read more

Harmony Church, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Harmony Church joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2011.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in physician assistant studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.   Harmony has worked as a certified physician assistant, caring for North Florida patients in both plastic surgery and dermatology, since 2004. She is skilled in the delivery of cosmetic injectables, lasers… Read more

Angela M. Danley, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Angela earned her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia and holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Her experience includes working as a physician assistant in the Transplant Center at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, the emergency department at Capital Regional… Read more

Amanda Day, PA-C, MPAS

Certified Physician Assistant
Amanda Day holds a master’s degree in medical science–physician assistant from Nova Southeastern University, and a bachelor’s degree in cell and molecular biology from Troy University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants. As a Wiregrass area native, Amanda joined Dermatology Specialists of Alabama… Read more

Hannah Clardy Garnett, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Hannah earned her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and her Bachelor of Science in biology from Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. Her experience includes working in Huntsville Hospital and Village Dermatology as a registered nurse, which further fueled her desire to work with and care for patients being… Read more

Kelli Heer, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Kelli received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of South Alabama in Mobile and her Master of Science degree in Surgical Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Her prior PA experience includes working in the areas of wound care, bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, and dermatology. Kelli’s focus is… Read more

Kim S. Hussey, CRNP

Family Nurse Practitioner
Kim is a graduate of Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where she received both a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in nursing. Her prior experience includes working in Troy Regional Medical Center’s emergency department as well as at the Troy Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she was responsible for overseeing… Read more

Lauren E. Miller, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in both biology and chemistry. She went on to graduate cum laude from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a master’s in physician assistant studies. “I have been practicing specifically in dermatology since 2008 and can’t imagine doing anything else!”… Read more

Sarah Miller, MPH, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Sarah Miller is a certified physician assistant who received her Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MMSc-PA from Emory University’s School of Medicine Physician Assistant program. While at Emory, Sarah was one of two students that graduated with a dual-degree (PA/MPH) from Rollins School of Public Health… Read more

Barry Newton, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Barry Newton joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2010 after a 20-year military career. He is retired from the United States Air Force where he last served as the Physician Assistant to the Special Forces Operations Medical Element (SOFME). Barry is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and United States Air… Read more

Rachel Perret, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Rachel is a certified physician assistant who received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology magna cum laude from Louisiana State University and her Masters of Medical Science from Our Lady of the Lake College, both in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her previous experience includes working as a physician assistant in the emergency departments at Lafayette General… Read more

Ariel Perry, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Ariel Perry joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016.  She holds her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a bachelor’s degree from UF in microbiology and cell science. Ariel has been a practicing certified physician assistant since 2014 and has clinical experience in cardiology, electrophysiology and dermatology.

Heather Preisser, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Heather Preisser graduated from Florida State University before going on to earn her physician assistant degree from the Miami Dade College School of Health Sciences. Heather has extensive surgical and operating room experience. She is trained to provide all aspects of dermatological care, including skin cancer surgery, surgical reconstruction, and cosmetic procedures such as Botox®… Read more

Scott Shepard, PA-C, MPAS, SDPA Diplomate Fellow

Certified Physician Assistant
Scott Shepard joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2013. He is an honors graduate of the joint services Physician Assistant program where he earned his Master’s degree in Health Science from the University of Nebraska School of Medicine. Scott is also a Diplomate Fellow in the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Scott has been treating… Read more

Sandy Singleton, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner
Sandy is a family nurse practitioner who received her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in nursing from the University of North Georgia. She graduated at the top of her class, and she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nurse Practitioners. She is board certified through the American… Read more

Amy Ward, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Amy Ward is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She also competed the intensive Surgeon’s Assistant Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham earning a Bachelor of Science degree to support her passion for assisting with surgical procedures. Amy has more than 20… Read more

Kristi Wells, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Kristi Wells graduated from Tulane University with a double major in biology and psychology before going on to earn her master’s from the University of Florida’s Physician Assistant Program in 2003. She joined our practice in 2011 from Jacksonville, Florida, where she was working in Wolfson’s neonatal intensive care unit. She is a member of… Read more

Brittany Weninegar, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner
Brittany received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after earning her Bachelor of Arts in theology from the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. Her experience includes both medical and cosmetic dermatology and assisting with various dermatologic surgical procedures and anti-aging treatments. She is passionate about educating her… Read more

Amy West, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant
Amy West has more than 15 years of experience as a physician assistant working in family medicine, acute care, and pediatrics, as well as, three years instructing health care professionals. She joined Dermatology Specialists of Florida in 2016 bringing with her extensive surgical and operating room experience. Amy earned her master’s degree in physician assistant… Read more