DERM2017 - Faculty / Advisors

DERM2017 Faculty

April Armstrong

April W. Armstrong, MD, MPH, FAAD

Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Director of Clinical Research, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
Vice Chair | Director, Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research | Director, Psoriasis Program
Department of Dermatology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Hilary Baldwin

Hilary E. Baldwin, MD, FAAD

Medical Director
Acne Treatment & Research Center
Morristown, NJ
Private Practice
New York, NY

James Q. Del Rosso

James Q. Del Rosso, DO, FAOCD

Adjunct Clinical Professor (Dermatology)
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Henderson, NV
Las Vegas Dermatology
Las Vegas, NV

Joseph English, MD, FAAD

Joseph English, MD, FAAD

Medical Director, UPMC North Hills Dermatology
Director, UPMC Teledermatology
Program Director, Hair and Nail Clinic
Pittsburgh, PA

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Joe Gorelick, MSN, FNP-C

Chairman, DERM2017 CME Conference
Founder, Dermatology Education Foundation
California Skin Institute, San Jose-Los Gatos, CA

Julie C. Harper

Julie C. Harper, MD, FAAD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs
Director of Clinical Research
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

George Keough

George C. Keough, MD, FAAD

Knoxville Dermatology Group
Knoxville, TN

Leon Kircik

Leon H. Kircik, MD, FAAD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York, NY
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Medical Director, Physicians Skin Care, PLLC
Louisville, KY

Gilly Munavalli

Gilly S. Munavalli, MD, MHS, FAAD, FACMS

Medical Director and Founder
Dermatology Laser & Vein Specialists of the Carolinas
Charlotte, NC
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Charlotte, NC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of North Carolina, School of Medicine
Carolina Medical Center
Winston Salem, NC

Theodore Rosen

Theodore Rosen, MD, FAAD

Professor of Dermatology
Baylor College of Medicine
Chief of Dermatology Service at Michael DeBakey Venerans Affairs Medical Center
Houston, TX

James Sligh, MD, PhD

James Sligh, MD, PhD

Guest Faculty
Division Chief of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Director, Skin Cancer Institute
University of Arizona Cancer Center
Tucson, AZ

Linda Stein Gold

Linda F. Stein Gold, MD, FAAD

Director of Dermatology
Clinical Research and Division Head of Dermatology
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit and West Bloomfield, MI

Diane Thiboutot

Diane M. Thiboutot, MD, FAAD

Professor of Dermatology
The Pennsylvania State University
College of Medicine, Hershey, PA


DERM2017 Advisors

Wendy Cantrell

Wendy Cantrell, CRNP, DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice specializing in Dermatology
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Wendy Cantrell earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham from in 1996 - 2000, and in 2001 she earned the title Doctor of Nursing Practice. Currently, she is an assistant professor at UAB School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama, and she is the manager of the clinical research division for the department. A prolific scholar, Dr. Cantrell has published many peer-reviewed articles on a number of dermatological issues during her 15 year practice. She is enthusiastic and dedicated to pursuing new research, new drugs, and alternative therapies in order to enhance the quality of life of patients.

Scott Freeman

Scott Freeman, PA-C

Spencer Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center
St. Petersburg, FL

After graduating from Barry University in 1999, Scott Freeman began his career in the Emergency Department. Although rewarding, after seven years there he found himself gravitating toward visual pathology and a desire to follow patients to completion of their problem. Coupled with his interest in minor procedure, dermatology seemed a perfect fit. Soon, he found himself employed at a wonderful dermatology clinic with an abundance of potential and support. After a couple of years getting comfortable with the medical aspect of a dermatology practice, he found himself looking outward and searching for other ways to collaborate with his colleagues.

His first move was to join a Florida state dermatology PA society which he embraced and took on the role of secretary for a while. He began to speak for a few companies and became involved with clinical trials. Then, he had an idea about elevating the level of care provided by his local colleagues and himself; learning never ends. So, that was the beginning of the Dermatology Club of Tampa Bay. Now in its fourth year, the monthly meetings are academically stimulating and professionally connecting the PAs and NPs of the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Also, for the past 4 years, he has had the gracious opportunity to educate PA and medical students, mentor and lecture at schools and conferences enabling him to fulfill his educational and teaching desires. Scott Freeman has found a very professionally and personally rewarding career in dermatology.

Kara S. Gooding

Kara S. Gooding, MMS, PA-C

Arizona Advanced Dermatology
Gilbert, AZ

Kara Gooding graduated from Midwestern University with a Masters of Medical Science and has been practicing dermatology for 15 years. She is the co-founder and current President of the Arizona Dermatology Physician Assistants Society. She currently serves on the speaker’s bureau for several pharmaceutical companies including Aqua, Allergan, Galderma, Celgene and Leo, and has served as an advisor to several other companies.

Kristine Kucera

Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DHS

Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center PA Program
Dallas, TX

Dr. Kristine Kucera is a certified physician assistant at North Texas Dermatology and Assistant Clinical Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She is clinically involved with the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of general dermatologic patients with a special interest in psoriasis.

Dr. Kucera attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies and completed her Master of Science degree through the University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Program where she specialized in Dermatology. Her Doctorate of Health Science degree was awarded in mid-2006 at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

She lectures nationally on several dermatologic conditions, has had publications in peer-reviewed journals, and is currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and has served two terms as President of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Leigh Ann Pansch

Leigh Ann Pansch, MSN, FNP-BC

Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio
Cincinnati, OH

Leigh Ann is a certified family and dermatology nurse practitioner. She specializes in the treatment of acne, auto-immune diseases, genodermatoses, hair loss disorders, and atopic dermatitis.

Spanning an extensive career of more than 20 years, Leigh Ann has independently conducted adult and pediatric multi-disciplinary clinics for atopic dermatitis and polycystic ovarian syndrome, provided detailed patient education media, and conducted local sun safety education for thousands of students across Ohio. She has published articles on eczema, contact dermatitis, and therapeutic relationships in healthcare. She loves the field of dermatology and has a passion for partnering with patients and families to ensure the best outcomes.

Darren West

Darren West, PA-C

Scottsdale Dermatology
Scottsdale, AZ

Darren West, MPAS, PA; is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Hawaii and trained as a Physician Assistant at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA where he received his Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 1998. Darren has been practicing in the field of dermatology for over 16 years. Darren is experienced in general dermatology, dermatology surgery, all aspects of cosmetics including lasers, injectables such as Botox, derm fillers, and skin care. Darren currently lives in Scottsdale and has been married to his wife Claudia for over 10 years. They have two children, Maxwell and Sophia.