Dermatology Diversity Committee


Henry Ford dermatologist, Dr. Diane Jackson-Richards, M.D.Dr. Diane Jackson-Richards, Chair
Hometown: Flint, MI
Education: University of Michigan (Undergraduate), University of Michigan Medical School
Clinic Interests: Skin of Color, Hair Disorders
What I love about Henry Ford Health: I think Henry Ford is in a diverse community that we embrace, consequently I can’t think of any other place that will give a resident a more well-rounded training or experience. When you finish you are prepared for anything and everything. I’ve been here 36 years which speaks to the fact that I feel blessed and privileged to work with such an amazing group. My outside interests include cooking, hiking and traveling.

Richard Huggins MDDr. Richard Huggins, Vice Chair
Hometown: Spring Valley, NY
Education: Johns Hopkins University (Undergraduate), Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Clinic Interests: Vitiligo (especially patient support groups), Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Skin of Color
What I love about Henry Ford Health: The genuine, pervasive institutional desire to make a difference in the lives of everyone, from the patients to the individuals at every level within the hospital. Also, a consistent drive to get better in every way, and including everyone’s input in doing so. Last, but not least, a department-wide culture of not only accepting but embracing diversity in all of its forms.

Dr. David Ozog
Education: University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, New York
What I love about Henry Ford Health: David M Ozog, serves as Chair, Department of Dermatology and holds the C.S. Livingood Chair in Dermatology, at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. He is an active Mohs surgeon, and researcher. He is a graduate of Schoolcraft Community College in Livonia, before transferring to the University of Michigan Dearborn where he was a James B. Angell 4.0 GPA Scholar. He completed post baccalaureate work at Bryn Mawr in Philadelphia and his medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, New York where he was awarded AOA honors. He completed his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he served as Chief Resident. His Mohs, Cosmetic and Procedural fellowship was with Dr Ron Moy at UCLA Medical Center and Moy-Fincher Medical Group in Beverly Hills, CA. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, dozens of book chapters, and co-edited the popular textbook, “Botulinum Toxins: Cosmetic and Clinical Applications” with Joel Cohen. Dr Ozog has been actively treating and researching patients with skin of color for over 20 years, including being an advocate for treatment of keloid scars. His keloid work has manifested in several important peer reviewed manuscripts, culminating in the development of the “Detroit Keloid Scale” a rating scale for keloids. Dr Ozog has given hundreds of lectures nationally and internationally and has directed many procedural sessions at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) annual meeting, was an active member of the AAD coding committee, and was a six year member on the AAD Scientific Assembly Committee. He Chaired the successful Summer 2019 AAD meeting and the Annual 2022 AAD meeting in Boston. He is also an editorial board member of JAAD, Lasers in surgery and medicine (LSM) and an assistant editor of Dermatologic Surgery. His active research interests include cutaneous oncology, scarring prevention and treatment, keloids, botulinum toxins, as well as laser delivery for cosmetic and malignant conditions that includes …He has trained more than 75 residents in dermatological surgery and was chosen by the residents as “Teacher of the Year”.

Raechele Gathers MDDr. Raechele Gathers
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Education: Cornell University (Undergraduate), University of Michigan Medical School
Clinical Interests: Hair loss, Multicultural Dermatology, Public Health Education
What I love about Henry Ford Health: I trained at Henry Ford health System Department of Dermatology and was also Chief Resident of my graduating class. I enjoy the diversity of both the patients and staff. The achievement of healthy hair and skin are two of my passions, and I enjoy being a part of our Multicultural Dermatology Center.

Pranita Rambhatla MDDr. Pranita V. Rambhatla
Hometown: MI
Education: University of Michigan (Undergraduate), Wayne State University School of Medicine
Clinic Interests: Skin of Color, Rheumatology-Dermatology, Follicular Disorders, Psoriasis
What I love about Henry Ford Health: I am proud of our department and our leadership, which has always shown a commitment to support clinical care, education, research, collaboration and innovation in all aspects of diversity. I feel grateful to work with such an amazing group of colleagues, residents and support staff!

Henry Ford pediatric dermatologist, Allison Zarbo, MDDr. Allison Zarbo
Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
Education: University of Michigan (undergraduate), Wayne State University School of Medicine (medical school)
Clinical Interests: Pediatric Dermatology, Skin of Color, Birthmarks, Vascular Anomalies, Eczema, Genetic Syndromes, Psoriasis
What I love about Henry Ford Health: After completing my training in dermatology and pediatric dermatology at Henry Ford Health (HFH), I knew I wanted to stay here—and not just because I grew up in the area. At HFH, I have the privilege of caring for wonderful patients with all ranges of skin colors and a wide variety of skin diseases. Along with my amazing colleagues, I'm part of multidisciplinary clinics, including our pediatric eczema clinic with our partners in allergy. With our multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Team, I work with pediatric plastic surgery, interventional radiology, hematology/oncology, and genetics. Every physician wants to practice medicine in a collaborative environment that's focused on patient care. And I found it right here in my own backyard. 

Jungho Kwon MDDr. Jungho Kwon
Hometown: Irvine, California
Education: University of California, Los Angeles (Undergraduate), University of California, San Diego Medical School
Clinical Interests: Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin of Color
What I love about Henry Ford Health: I was fortunate to complete my dermatology residency at Henry Ford. I believe my training was exceptional and well-rounded. After completing my residency, I felt ready to tackle any situation. I have lived in the Metro Detroit area for the last 15 years. It has been amazing to see the Detroit community flourish economically as well as grow in diversity. I believe the Henry Ford community has played a large role in this process, and I am proud to be a member of this organization.


Dr. Avni Patel
Hometown: Anderson, SC
Education: Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine
Clinical interests: medical dermatology, skin of color, women's health
What I love about Henry Ford Health: Henry Ford provides a warm and welcoming environment in which residents train to be competent and compassionate physicians for all members of the community. I love the people that I work with, and I am honored to train in a department that places such value on diversity and inclusion.

Shetty Nayha 20Dr. Nayha Shetty
Hometown: Hernando, MS
Education: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (undergraduate), Tulane University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: procedural/surgical dermatology, complex medical dermatology, photoaging, pigmentary disorders, skin of color
What I love about Henry Ford Health: Henry Ford is an exceptional place to train because of its deliberate commitment to excellence in patient care, resident education, research, and innovation. I feel so fortunate to work in a health system that cares for, fosters, and celebrates a diverse community of patients.

Dr. Linna Guan
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (Undergraduate), Case Western University School of Medicine
Clinical Interests: Skin aging, skin cancer, photodermatoses, procedural and surgical dermatology, wound healing, healthcare disparities, and increasing access for patients
What I love about Henry Ford Health: Henry Ford teaches us be compassionate and culturally competent providers, teachers, and teammates. The exceptional camaraderie here makes coming to work a joy every day. As a resident amidst the COVID19 pandemic, I am so fortunate to be able to work in an environment that elevates and supports outstanding, emphatic, and safe patient care.

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