Providers

Our Dermatology team goes beyond the surface to give you peace of mind.

Our experienced professionals are led by Dr. Patel, who is board-certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology. This means he is both a skin doctor and a pathologist, a unique combination that enables him to see patients and examine biopsies to provide the most accurate diagnoses

Samir B Patel, MD

Dr. Patel is a dual board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology. He founded The Dermatology Group (formerly Advanced Dermatology and Dermatopathology) in 2004. He is passionate about finding the precise diagnosis for every patient and goes the extra mile to ensure patients are served well.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Nominee for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society.
Internship, Residency and Fellowship
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Honors and Associations
  • Consistently recognized by his peers in Cincinnati Magazine as a “Top Doctor.”
  • A past recipient of the Ruth and Mitchell Ede Award for Excellence in Dermatology awarded by the University of Cincinnati Department of Dermatology.
  • Served as the chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Resident Fellows Committee and as a member of the Council on Health Policy and Practice of the American Academy of Dermatology Association.
Publications
  • High WA, Aranda J, Patel SB, Cockerell CJ, Costner MI. Degos’ disease is likely a common histological endpoint rather than a specific disease etiology. J A m A cad Dermatol 2004 J un; 50(6):895-9.
  • Patel SB, Mutasim DF. Yellow urticarial secondary to hyperbilirubinemia in a patient with end stage liver disease. Cutis 2002 Jul;70(1):41-4.
  • Patel SB, Sheth AP. Early onset cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: How it differs from adult onset cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Geriatr Dermatol 5:335-338, 1999.
  • Patel SB. Message from the chair. Dermatology Resident Roundup. August 2003
Samir B. Patel certified by ADB in Dermatopathology Samir B. Patel certified by ADB

Jason Martin, MD

Dr. Martin is a board certified dermatologist. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology who practices adult, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He is committed to providing exceptional medical and surgical care that is personalized to the needs of each patient.

Education
  • Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Ohio State University
  • Master’s degree: Masters in Physiology, University of Cincinnati
  • Medical degree: Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Internship and Residency
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Served as Chief resident. Honors and Associations
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and American Medical Association (AMA).
  • A past recipient of the Ruth and Mitchell Ede Award for Excellence in Dermatology awarded by the University of Cincinnati Department of Dermatology.
  • A past recipient of the Golden Scalpel Award awarded by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
  • Awarded the honor of presenting original research at the National Medical Student Research Forum.
Publications
  • (Jason Martin MD), Ali Alikhan MD. When Eczema Affects Your Hands: Hand Dermatitis. In: Eichenfiled, Lawrence;Sivamani, Raja;Shi, Vivian;Perman, Marissa. Integrative Approaches to Eczema Volume 2. CA: Dermveda; 2017: Chapter 10.
  • (Martin J), Donnelly JM, Houghton J, Zavros Y. The role of sonic hedgehog reemergence during
  • gastric cancer. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Jun;55(6):1516-24.
  • (Martin J), Duncan FJ, Keiser T, Shin S, Kusewitt DF, Oberyszyn T, Satoskar AR, VanBuskirk
  • AM. Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) plays a critical role in pathogenesis of ultraviolet-B (UVB) -induced nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC). FASEB J. 2009 Mar;23(3):720-30.
  • Duncan FJ, (Martin J), Wulff BC, Stoner GD, Tober KL, Oberyszyn, TM, Kusewitt DF, VanBuskirk AM. Topical treatment with black raspberry extract reduces cutaneous UVB- induced carcinogenesis and inflammation. Cancer Prevention Research. 2009 Jul;2(7):665-72.
  • Duncan FJ, Wulff BC, Tober KL, Ferketich AK, (Martin J), Thomas-Ahner JM, Allen SD, Kusewitt DF, Oberyszyn TM, Vanbuskirk AM. Clinically relevant immunosuppressants influence UVB-induced tumor size through effects on inflammation and angiogenesis. Am J Transplant. 2007 Dec;7(12):2693-703.

Jessica Perkins, DO

Dr. Perkins is a board certified dermatologist who practices general and surgical dermatology for all age ranges. She has a particular passion for allergic contact dermatitis and skin cancer prevention. She joined The Dermatology Group in 2018 and is excited to serve the greater Cincinnati area in their skin care needs.

Education
  • Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science, Norther Kentucky University
  • Master's degree: Anatomy and Physiology, Wright State University
  • Medical degree: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship and Residency
  • Largo Medical Center. Largo, FL. Served as co-chief resident in final year
Honors and Associations
  • Julian Ngo Spirit Award for leadership in dermatology residency
  • Galen Award for Academic Excellence, Wright State University
  • Freshman of the Year Nominee, Northern Kentucky University
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic surgery
Publications
  • Reed Syndrome: an atypical presentation of a rare disease. Perkins JC, Scarbrough C, Sammons D, Magro C. Dermatology Online. 2014 Dec 14;21(3)
  • Osteopathic manipulative medicine for inflammatory skin diseases. Hibler J, Perkins JC, Eland D, Sammons D. Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (JAOCD).
  • The Photosensitive Patient. Perkins JC, Crittenden K, Gray B, Croft S, Miller R. Primary Care Reports. January 2015. Emergency Medicine Reports. December 2014.
  • Glycated Hemoglobin Testing to identify underdiagnosed diabetes mellitus in the hospital setting. Jones D, Scharfenberg B, Perkins J, Childers K, Dogbey G and Shubrook JH. J AM Osteopath Assoc. 2016;116(6):350.
  • Fungus among us? Dermatophyte infections and mimickers. Perkins JC, Buckland M, Miller RA. Primary care reports, August 2017.

Elizabeth Uhlenhake, MD

Dr. Uhlenhake is a dual board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. She is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. She joined The Dermatology Group in 2017 and has experience in providing high quality medical and surgical dermatology care for patients in addition to producing accurate and clinically focused dermatopathology reports. Patients are her priority and she goes to great lengths to ensure the best, most efficient patient care is provided to all.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Kent State University
  • Medical Degree: Northeast Ohio Medical University (Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine)
Internship, Residency and Fellowship
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio
  • Dermatology Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Honors and Associations
  • 2014 Bruce R. Smoller Pathology Resident & Fellow Research Symposium Research Award
  • 2013 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
  • 2009 North American Primary Care Research Award for Outstanding Primary Care Research
  • 2008 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Best Research Presentation
  • 2007 Women’s Dermatologic Society Medical Student Awareness Award
  • 2007 Life Banc Organ Donation Student Volunteer of the Year - Summa Cum Laude, Kent State University
  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology), ASDP (American Society of Dermatopathology), and American Medical Association (AMA)
Publications
  • Uhlenhake E, Smoller B, Shalin S, Gardner J. Characterization of Dermatopathology Fellow Applicants: a Five-Year Experience. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016;43:411-7.
  • Uhlenhake E, Smoller B, Shalin S, Gardner J. Nuclear factor XIIIa staining (clone AC-1A1 mouse monoclonal) is a sensitive and specific marker to discriminate sebaceous proliferations from other cutaneous clear cell neoplasms. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016;43:649-56.
  • Clark L, Elwood H, Uhlenhake E, Smoller B, Shalin S, Gardner J. Nuclear factor XIIIa staining (clone AC-1A1 mouse monoclonal) is a highly sensitive marker of sebaceous differentiation in normal and neoplastic sebocytes. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2016;43:657-62.
  • Uhlenhake E, Smoller B, Shalin S, Gardner J. Epithelioid melanocytic nevus with pseudoacini formation. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2015;42:213-16.
  • Uhlenhake E, Gokden M, Gardner J. An Infantile Scalp Mass: Cranial Fasciitis. American Society of Dermatopathology On-line Case of the month- September 2014.
  • Uhlenhake E, Murrell D. Drugs Eruptions: 20 Years of Dermatology Practice. Australian Doctor. 2013;22:33-35.
  • Uhlenhake E, Aronson P, Watson A. Sorafenib Induced Eruptive Melanocytic Lesions. Dermatology Online Journal. 2013;19:13.
  • Uhlenhake E. Optimal treatment of actinic keratoses. Journal Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2013;8:29-35.
  • Uhlenhake E, Mehregan DR. A Prospective Examination of Histologic Findings in Patients who Practice Traumatic Hairstyling. International Journal of Dermatology. 2013:52,:1506–12.
  • Uhlenhake E, Mehregan DA. Managing Psoriasis: What’s Best for your Patient. Journal of Family Practice. 2012:61:402-51.
  • Uhlenhake E, Mehregan DR. Annular Hypopigmented Mycosis Fungoides: A Novel Ringed Variant. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2012;39:535-539.
  • Uhlenhake E, Feldman S. Psoriasis Patient-Physician Interactions. Psoriasis Forum. 2011;17:1-5.
  • Uhlenhake E, Mehregan DA. Ustekinumab- Differential Use in Psoriasis. Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology. 2011;4:93–99.
  • Uhlenhake E, Sangueza O, Jorizzo J. Spreading Pigmented Actinic Keratosis: A Review. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2010;63:499-506.
  • Uhlenhake E, Feldman S. Efficacy and Safety of Ustekinumab and Etanercept for the Treatment of Psoriasis. Expert Opinion On Biological Therapy. 2010;10:1105-1112.
  • Uhlenhake E, Yentzer B, Feldman S. Acne vulgaris and depression: a retrospective examination. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2010;9:59–63.
  • Uhlenhake E, Feldman S. Dermatological Safety: Problems and Solutions. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2010;21:86-92.
  • Uhlenhake E, Kurkowski D, Feldman S. Conversations on Psoriasis- What Patients Want and What Physicians Can Provide: A Qualitative Look at Patient and Physician Expectations. Journal of Dermatological Treatment. 2010;21:6-12.
  • Uhlenhake E, Bhatia A. Photography of Skin Malignancies Post Laser Treatments. Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine First Edition. Editor Keyvan Nouri, 2009, Springer, London
  • Uhlenhake E, Bhatia A. Online Resources for Dermatological Laser Therapies. Lasers in Dermatology and Medicine First Edition. Editor Keyvan Nouri, 2009, Springer, London
  • Uhlenhake E, Brodell R, Nedorost S. Pruritic rash. Journal of Family Practice. 2009;58:597-600.
  • Uhlenhake E, Brodell R, Mostow E. The Dermatology Work Force: A Focus on Urban versus Rural Wait Times. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2009; 61:17-22.
  • Uhlenhake E, Davidson E, McCord G. Increasing Lipid Adherence to Goal. The Journal of Clinical Lipidology. 2008;2:354-59.

Nicole Warner, MD

Dr. Warner is a board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs Surgery). Her clinical interests include Mohs and dermatologic surgery, skin cancer management, and cosmetics. She is passionate about providing exceptional patient care in her home state of Ohio.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, The Ohio State University
  • Medical Degree: MD, The Pennsylvania State University
Internship, Residency and Fellowship
  • Internship: Internal Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • Residency: Dermatology, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, served as chief resident final year
  • Fellowship: Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs Surgery), Geisinger Medical Center
Honors and Associations
  • 2015 American Academy of Dermatology Resident International Grant
  • 2015 ProPath Challenge Winner
  • 2013 Outstanding Preliminary Intern of the Year
  • 2012 Sylvia and Gilbert Nurick Medical Achievement Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2011 Ruth S. Wolfe Memorial Scholarship
  • 2011 College of Medicine Class of 1972 Scholarship
  • 2011 Pathology Honor Society
  • 2010 Millie (Andrason) McGlumphy/Craig Andrason Memorial Scholarship
  • 2010 College of Medicine Class of 1975 Scholarship
  • 2009 College of Medicine Class of 1984 Scholarship
  • 2006 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Publications
  • Warner N, Petrick M. (Accepted). Perineurioma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. Dermato Surg.
  • Warner N, Marks JG, Cartee TV. Successful treatment of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia with arterial ligation and pulsed dye laser. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Jul;43(7):981-983.
  • Chase EC, Warner N, Marks VJ, Petrick M, Ramsey ML. Mohs Stages for Fellows and Experienced Mohs Surgeons in Cosmetically Sensitive versus Other Areas of the Face. Poster presented at: American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting; Apr 27-30, 2017; San Francisco, CA.
  • Kansal R, Ioffreda M, Warner, N, Drabick J, Bayerl M. Indeterminate dendritic cell sarcoma with rapidly disseminated fatal course. EAHP 2016 Lymphoma Workshop.
  • Warner N, Helm K, Travelute C. Petrified ear discovered during Mohs surgery. Poster presented at: 2015 State of the Art Issues; Jul 30-Aug 1, 2015; Hershey, PA.
  • Warner N. Focal acral hyperkeratosis. Poster presented at: 2015 State of the Art Issues; Jul 30-Aug 1, 2015; Hershey, PA.
  • Warner N and Ioffreda M. Indeterminate Cell Sarcoma. Poster presented at: 2015 Atlantic Dermatology Conference; Apr 24-26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA.
  • Warner N and Kirby J. (2014, March). Do you know the TRUTH about sun protection and skin cancer? Poster.
  • Clarke LE, Conway AB, Warner NM, Barnwell PN, Sceppa J, Helm KF. Expression of CK7, Cam 5.2 and Ber-Ep4 in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Jul;40(7):646-50.
  • Warner N, Salvaggio HL, Zaenglein AL. JAAD Grand Rounds quiz. An erosive vulvar rash. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Feb;68(2):350-2.
  • Turrisi R, Gunn H, Hultgren B, Warner N, Mallett KA. The style project: feasibility of collaborating with salons for prevention and early detection of skin cancer. Arch Dermatol. 2012 Oct;148(10):1206-7.
  • Wood LD, Warner NM, Billingsley EM. Infectious complications of dermatologic procedures. Dermatol Ther. 2011 Nov-Dec;24(6):558-70. Review.
  • Warner NM, Ioffreda MD. Angiofibroma, Adenoma Sebaceum, Fibrous Papule. In Heymann WR, Anderson BE, Hivnor C, Lessin S (eds) Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE (2011).
  • Warner NM, Ioffreda MD. Eccrine Spiradenoma. In Heymann WR, Anderson BE, Hivnor C, Lessin S (eds) Clinical Decision Support: Dermatology. Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Wilmington, DE (2011).
  • Research contributor/editor 2009- Skin Cancer Prevention: Useful Information for Parents from the Fields of Behavioral Science and Dermatology, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T. http://cancercontrolplanet.cancer.g

Kristine B. Zitelli

Dr. Zitelli is a board certified dermatologist who practices adult, pediatric, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special clinical interest in psoriasis. Originally from Cincinnati, she shares Dr. Patel’s desire to provide excellent patient care to our community.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Kentucky
  • Medical Degree: Wright State University School of Medicine
Internship and Residency
  • Extended clinical research student internship in psoriasis: University of California, San Francisco, Psoriasis Treatment Center.
  • Internship in Internal Medicine: Kettering Medical Center, Dayton OH
  • Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Served as Chief Resident in final year.
Honors and Associations
  • 2014 Humanism in Medicine Award, Department of Dermatology, University of Cincinnati
  • 2013 Internal Medicine Resident of the Year Award, Department of Internal Medicine, Kettering Medical Center
  • Member of the AAD (American Academy of Dermatology)
Publications
  • Zitelli KB, Sheil AT, Fleck R, Schwentker A, Lucky AW. Idiopathic Facial Aseptic Granuloma: Review of an Evolving Clinical Entity. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 Jul- Aug;32(4):e136-9
  • Zitelli K, Fernandes N, Adams BB. Eosinophilic folliculitis occurring after stem cell transplant for acute lymphoblastic leukemia; A case report and review. Int J Dermatol. 2015;54(7):785-9.
  • Zitelli KB, Lucky AW. Psoriasis First Presenting Around an Enteral Feeding Tube in Three Pediatric Patients: An Important Consideration for Timely Diagnosis and Management. Pediatr Dermatol. 2014;31(1):68-72.
  • Zitelli KB, Adams BB. Resident rounds. Part III: case report: temporary traumatic discoloration from handling moss-covered firewood. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013 Jul 1;12(7):822-3.
  • Zitelli KB, Cordoro KM. Evidence-based evaluation and management of chronic urticaria in children. Pediatr Dermatol. 2011 Nov;28(6):629-39.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T, Patel T, Chiang C, Wu JJ, Koo J. A clinical study comparing the efficacy of halobetasol propionate 0.05% ointment once daily vs. twice daily in combination with ammonium lactate lotion in the treatment of stable plaque psoriasis. PsoriasisForum 2011;17(1):2-8.
  • (Zitelli), Maibach HI. Transdermal Estradiol and Testosterone Transfer in man: Existence, Models, and Strategies for Prevention. Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2011;24:57-66.
  • (Zitelli), Bhutani T, North J, Koo J. Consider Excimer Laser for Extremely Recalcitrant Psoriasiform Plaques with Clinical Suspicion of MF? A Case Report of Successful Management. Practical Dermatology. Feb 2011;45-47.
  • Zitelli KB, Bhutani T. A Practical Approach to the Use of Ustekinumab. PsoraisisForum. 2011;17(2):132-139.
  • Bhutani T, (Zitelli), Koo J. Yin-Yang strategy: Proposing a New, Effective, Repeatable, Sequential Therapy for Psoriasis. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2011;10(8):329-333.
  • (Zitelli) K, Koo J. Goeckerman combination therapy with low-dose acitretin –an effective option for HCV associated psoriasis: A case report and review of the literature. Practical Dermatology. 2010:7(4):25-26.
  • (Zitelli) K, Koo J. A Practical Approach to the Use of Methotrexate. PsoriasisForum 2010;16(3):45-56.
  • Bhutani T, (Zitelli) K, Koo J. Revisiting Cyclosporine in the Age of Biologics: An Update on the Mechanism of Action. – in press Practical Dermatology. 2010;7(7):28-32.
  • Bhutani T, (Zitelli) K, Koo J. A Practical Approach to the Use of Acitretin for the Treatment of Psoriasis. PsoriasisForum. 2010;16(2):62-68.
  • (Zitelli) K, Liao W. Which Psoriasis Patients Develop Psoriatic Arthritis? Psoriasis Forum. 2010;16(4):17-25.
  • (Zitelli) K, Alikhan A, Feldman S. Optimizing topical therapy for psoriasis. Expert Rev Dermatol. 2009;4(4):385-402.
  • Hoch HE, (Zitelli) KL, Dellavalle RP. Consumer Empowerment in Dermatology. Dermatol Clin. 2009 Apr;27(2):177-83, vii.
  • Zitelli KB, Maibach HI (2012). In vivo human transfer of topical bioactive drugs among individuals: Estradiol and testosterone. In: KP Wilhelm, H Zhai, HI Maibach, Dermatotoxicology, 8 th Ed (Ch 27). Informa Healthcare.
  • Zitelli KB, Alikhan A (2011). Current treatment options in psoriasis: topical agents. In: Current and Emerging Treatments for Psoriasis. Unitec House, 2 Albert Place, London N3 1QB, UK (Future Medicine Ltd). Pages 32-59. eBook ISBN: 978-1- 78084-038- 3

Julie Basile, PA-C

Julie is a board certified Physician Assistant who specializes in Dermatology. She has years of dermatologic experience and is well trained to diagnose and treat various skin conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures including shave biopsies, punch biopsies and cryotherapy.

Education:
  • Undergraduate Degree: Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA.
  • Physician Assistant Degree: Sullivan University, Louisville, KY.
Honors and Associations:
A member in good standing with:
  • The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Franceine S. Potter, PA-C

Franceine has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 1985. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies, cryotherapy, and excisions.

Education
  • Undergraduate: Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
  • PA Degree: Cuyahoga Community College
Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:
  • The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants
  • The American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Ashley Carrasquillo, CNP

Ashley is a Certified Nurse Practitioner who specializes in dermatology. She joins us from a local dermatology practice where she practiced for several years prior to joining The Dermatology Group.  She is well versed in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of skin conditions. Her interests include all facets of dermatology including general and procedural dermatology.  She is skilled in performing procedures including shave biopsies, punch biopsies, suturing, and cryotherapy.  Ashley is very excited to be working at The Dermatology Group and is committed to providing exceptional patient care.

Education and Training
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology, The Ohio State University
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
  • Graduate Degree: Master of Science in Nursing, University of Cincinnati
Honors and Awards
  • Awarded Deans List for Academic Achievement, The Ohio State University
  • Graduated with Highest Honors from Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
  • Elected student representative of nursing program, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, based on academic achievement and work in the community
  • Graduated with Highest Honors, University of Cincinnati
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Associations
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Dermatology Nurse Association

Laurie Stephan, CNP

Laurie Stephan is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner. Prior to joining The Dermatology Group, she worked for over 20 years in pediatric primary care. Laurie enjoys all aspects of pediatric dermatology.

Education and Training
  • Master of Science in Nursing- University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing- College of Mount St. Joseph
Honors and Awards
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Honor Society of Nursing, Beta Iota Chapter
Licensure and Certifications
  • Ohio Board of Nursing
  • Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
  • International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant
Associations
  • Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Seth Stephenson, CNP

Seth is a certified nurse practitioner hailing originally from Augusta, KY. He joins us from a local university dermatology practice where he met Dr’s Zitelli and Waymire. His interests include all facets of dermatology including general, pediatric, and procedural dermatology and is highly committed to providing exceptional patient care.

Education and Training
  • Graduate degree: Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner), Northern Kentucky University, 2012
  • Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Northern Kentucky University, 2005
Honors and Awards
  • 2012 Most Outstanding Student award, Department of Advanced Nursing Studies, Northern Kentucky University
  • 2011 Winter Commencement ceremonies graduate student marshal selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance, Department of Advanced Nursing Studies, Northern Kentucky University
Associations
    Member in good standing with:
  • Ohio and Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

Maria Weitfle, NP

Maria Weitfle has been a board certified Nurse Practitioner since 1997. She specializes in dermatology and is well versed in the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of a wide range of dermatology conditions. She is skilled in performing procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies and cryotherapy.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Masters Degree: Northern Kentucky
Honors and Associations
A member in good standing with:
  • The Ohio Board of Nursing
  • The American Nurses Credentialing Center

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