Speaker Bios

Conference Education Planning Committee

The SDPA Conference Education Planning Committee consists of two committee chairs, one for the each Fall and Summer Conference, respectively, as well as a CME Director of Conferences. These four individuals are responsible for coordinating and elevating the quality of education sessions at each event for the benefit of our attendees. As a team, they determine the program content, conference agenda, and CME accreditation. In addition, they coordinate to select conference medical directors and faculty.

Fall Conference Chair

Keri Holyoak, PA-C, MPH is a Physician Assistant at the Dermatology Center of Salt Lake City, a private medical dermatology clinic. She received a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. She is also an adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program. She has served as Fall CME chair since 2012 after finishing her term as past president for the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA). She also represented the SDPA at the American Academy of Physician Assistants annual House of Delegates meeting where she sponsored an accepted resolution against non-compete clauses.


Summer Conference Chair

Eileen Cheever, MPAS, PA-C is board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She obtained a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2008 from Seton Hall University. She is a graduate of Merrimack College in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science. In addition to her leadership role in the SDPA, Eileen is also a current member of American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and Massachusetts State Society of Physician Assistants.  Besides practicing medical dermatology, she enjoys precepting both medical students and residents in clinic.


CME Director of Conferences

Matthew BrunnerMatthew Brunner, MHS, PA-C, is a 2000 graduate of the University of South Alabama Physician Assistant training program where he received his Master of Health Science degree. He has practiced in metropolitan Atlanta as a dermatology PA since 2001 with a focus on medical and surgical dermatology. He is a two time past president of the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants and has served as CME chair for the GDPA annual conference, Dermatology PEARLS, since 2009.  He has also served as Executive Director of the GDPA since 2012. Elected as Director at Large for the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants in 2012; he is the current Immediate Past President of the SDPA in addition to his role as CME Director of Conferences.


Medical Director – Dr. Joseph C. English III

Our esteemed medical director for the Fall 2017 conference is Dr. Joseph C. English III. Dr. English is currently a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology. He graduated from St Bonaventure University with a Bachelors of Science in 1987 and obtained his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1991. His dermatology residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1994-1997. He has spent his entire career in academic dermatology as a clinician educator and is currently faculty with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology. He has a broad range of interests in medical dermatology, producing over 160 various publications and a textbook on “Skin and Systemic Disease”. He is the Medical Director of the UPMC Hair and Nail Clinic. He is also the Medical Director of Tele-dermatology and his current focus is on expanding the department’s tele-dermatology platforms/capabilities for the patients of the UPMC Health System.

FACULTY

SDPA Conference Faculty are carefully selected by both our Conference Medical Director and Conference Committee Chairs to ensure that the presenters are both leaders in the field of dermatology but also excellent clinicians and educators.

Karen Edison, MD

Karen Edison, M.D. is a tireless advocate for patient-centered health care having cared for rural, underserved dermatology patients using telemedicine throughout Missouri since 1995.  She served as RWJ Health Policy Fellow in the US Senate where she was instrumental in the legislative expansion of Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine services.  She has helped lead work with the State on health insurance access, telemedicine policy, and Medicaid data analysis, and has led efforts funded by regional foundations to improve health equity and foster health literacy for all Missourians. She served as clinical lead for Missouri’s highly successful Regional Extension Center and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Missouri Health Connection, Missouri’s state-designated health information organization. Her current titles include Philip C. Anderson Professor and Chairwoman of the Department of Dermatology, Medical Director of the Missouri Telehealth Network & Show-Me ECHO, and Director of the Center for Health Policy (CHP) at the University of Missouri.

Joseph C. English III, MD

Dr. Joseph C. English III is currently a Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Dermatology. He graduated from St Bonaventure University with a Bachelors of Science in 1987 and obtained his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 1991. His dermatology residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center from 1994-1997. He has spent his entire career in academic dermatology as a clinician educator and is currently faculty with the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology. He has a broad range of interests in medical dermatology, producing over 160 various publications and a textbook on “Skin and Systemic Disease”. He is the Medical Director of the UPMC Hair and Nail Clinic. He is also the Medical Director of Tele-dermatology and his current focus is on expanding the department’s tele-dermatology platforms/capabilities for the patients of the UPMC Health System.

Shiela Freidlander, MD

Dr. Sheila Friedlander is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, is a pediatric dermatologist with subspecialty training in infectious diseases. She has published more than 70 scholarly texts, and serves as an advisor on numerous national committees. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker and her residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Yeshiva Univ, University of California Los Angeles. She is a board certified pediatric dermatologist and is affiliated with Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego.

Bethany Grubb, MPAS, MPH, PA-C

Bethany Grubb, MPAS, MPH, PA-C graduated from the UT-Southwestern Physician Assistant program in 2002 and the post-graduate fellowship in dermatology a year later. She has worked as a PA in dermatology for almost 14 years. Bethany is a Past President of the SDPA and was also instrumental in the creation of the Distance Learning Initiative (DLI). She is also a Trustee At Large for the Dermatology PA Foundation (DPAF). She lives with her husband and five children in Dallas, TX.

 

Roger S. Ho, MD, MS, MPH, FAAD

Bio and photo coming soon.

Melanie Kingsley, MD

Melanie Kingsley, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Kingsley completed her medical education and her dermatology residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine, where she acted as Chief Resident and was awarded Top Dermatology Resident.  Following residency, Dr.Kingsley completed a prestigious Laser, Cosmetic and Dermatologic Surgery fellowship at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, with clinical faculty from the Harvard and Yale Departments of Dermatology. Dr. Kingsley has presented at both local and national professional meetings, published several articles for peer-reviewed journals and dermatologic textbooks, and has participated in research trials for innovative laser devices. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Women’s Dermatology Society, and Indiana Academy of Dermatologic. Dr. Kingsley is assistant professor of Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine and is actively involved in teaching dermatology residents. Dr. Kingsley focuses her practice on both general and cosmetic dermatology. She places a strong emphasis on patient education and mapping a comprehensive treatment plan suitable for each individual patient. Dr. Kingsley specializes in injectables, such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Radiesse, and laser procedures for wrinkles, red blood vessels, brown spots, tattoos, and laser resurfacing. She also performs VASER liposuction and other fat and cellulite reduction procedures.

Joe Monroe, PA, MPAS

Joe Monroe, MPAS, PA is the founder and former President of the SDPA and has been a practicing dermatology PA for nearly 30 years. He is heavily involved in teaching and writing about dermatological topics. He is a graduate of the Physician Associate Program of the University of Oklahoma in 1978, and has been practicing dermatology and performing dermatological surgery since 1985. In 1997, he obtained his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies with concentration in dermatology from the University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Program.

Misha Rosenback, MD

Misha Rosenbach MD is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He did his undergraduate work at Princeton, medical school at Cornell, and then combined Internal Medicine & Dermatology residency at Penn. He stayed on as faculty and now is the director of the inpatient consult service, and serves a variety of educational roles including associate program director of the dermatology residency. He is focused on complex medical dermatology, directs the dermatology urgent care clinic and a sarcoidosis& granulomatous skin disesae clinic, and sees inpatients and patients with complex autoimmune skin conditions or undiagnosed diseases. His research is focused primarily on sarcoidosis and granulomatous skin conditions.

Mark Russell, MD

Dr. Mark A. Russell is Associate Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Pathology at the University of Virginia Health System.  He is Medical Director and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery in the Department of Dermatology.  He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Dr. Russell completed his residency in Dermatology, and his fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He completed fellowship training in Dermatopathology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Russell is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.  Dr. Russell specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of skin cancer.

Bethanee Schlosser, MD

Bethanee J. Schlosser, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine where she serves as Director of the Women’s Skin Health Program, Vulvar Mucosal Specialty Clinic and Skin Concerns in Pregnancy Clinic. Dr. Schlosser’s areas of interest include female genital (vulvar) mucosal disorders, acne, rosacea, and skin disorders in pregnancy. Dr. Schlosser hails from Pennsylvania and earned her medical degree, as well as her doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology, from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Dr. Schlosser completed an internship at Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL) and her training in Dermatology at Emory University. Dr. Schlosser serves on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She also serves as multiple committees within the American Acne and Rosacea Society and American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Schlosser is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD

Dr. Weinberg is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In addition, he is acting director of the Division of Dermatology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Weinberg graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed an internship in medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He then completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Weinberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, where he has served on several committees, and a member of the Dermatology Foundation. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Weinberg is on the editorial board and is a Senior Editor of Cutis. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is a member of the Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation. His clinical research encompasses a variety of dermatology-related topics, including studies of diagnostic methods in the evaluation of onychomycosis. He has been principal or co-investigator for several clinical trials. In addition, he has written or co-authored numerous articles for professional journals such as Cutis, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Blood, as well as reviews, book chapters, and abstracts.

Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD

Dr. Yamauchi is a dermatologist in private practice and medical director at both the Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center and Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica, California. He has admitting privileges and is on staff at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA. He specializes in medical and complex dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research. Dr. Yamauchi is recognized as a key opinion leader in psoriasis and is on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has extensive experience using the new biologics in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at international, national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis. Dr. Yamauchi has published extensively in new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.

“I love the excellent speakers and the broad range of topics SDPA conferences always provide! It’s always a great conference! From the meeting location to the comfort of the hotel, to mingling with colleagues – overall it’s such a wonderful experience.”

– 2017 Annual Summer Dermatology Conference Attendee