Board Certification and Education

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology - Dermatology


  • Emory University, GA, 2012

Residencies & Internships

  • Stanford University Hospital, Dermatology, CA, 2016
  • Emory University, Transitional, GA, 2013

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute 


Care Philosophy:

Because skin is visible to the outside world and can affect quality of life in such a powerful way, treating and caring for the skin can have an important, meaningful, and lasting impact on peoples' lives. Additionally, the skin can serve as a window to underlying systemic disease, and the detailed skin exam can offer crucial information for diagnosing and managing conditions that may be less visible or apparent.


Biographical Statement:

I grew up in Carrollton, Georgia, about 50 miles outside of Atlanta, and have two sisters and one brother. I obtained my degree in biology from Duke University, where I also swam on the varsity swim team and served as a team captain my senior year. I then attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta where I met my husband, who is now an Emergency Medicine physician. Dermatology residency took me to Stanford University in California for 3 years. After working for a year in Cincinnati while my husband completed his training, we moved to midtown Detroit to be closer to his family. My husband and I were married in September, 2017. I enjoy running, meeting new people, being an aunt to my nieces and nephews, and exploring and trying new restaurants around Detroit.


Awards & Honors:

  • 2012 Magna cum laude, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2011 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Emory University School of Medicine
  • 2008 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Duke University
  • 2008 Magna cum laude, Duke University
  • 2004-2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll
  • 2004-2008 Dean’s list, Duke University; Graduation with Distinction




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Henry Ford Medical Center - Pierson Clinic
STE 210B
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital