Skin Doctors in Greater Athens, GA
Meet Our Skin Doctors and Skin Specialists in Greater Athens, GA
Ragan Phillips, PA-C
Ragan Phillips, PAC, MPAS is a native of South Carolina and one of our many skin doctors. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University, she attended the Medical College of Georgia and graduated in 2009 with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. She is a NCCPA Certified Physician Assistant and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants. Passionate about dermatology, Ragan joined the Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology team in 2012, bringing with her an abundance of dermatological knowledge. Ragan has experience treating a variety of medical and cosmetic dermatology conditions. She lives in Watkinsville, GA, with her husband, Daniel, and sons, Carter, and Hayes. In her time away from work, Ragan enjoys spending time with family and friends. Ragan looks forward to meeting you and caring for your needs.
Amanda Pisciotta, PA-C
Amanda Pisciotta is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science before moving to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from South College in 2012. Amanda returned to the Athens area and worked in primary care for over two years before joining Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology in 2015. She enjoys caring for general dermatology patients in our Athens area and Lake Oconee offices. Amanda and her husband, Michael, are both natives of South Georgia but fell in love with Athens while attending UGA. They now call Athens their home, and enjoy living in the area with their sons, Noah and Mason.
Hope Cook, PA-C
Hope Cook has been a PA since 2002, first in internal medicine, and in dermatology since 2009. She loves recognizing the links between skin diseases and systemic illness. Hope enjoys teaching yoga, podcasting, and studying functional medicine in her free time. She lives in Athens with her husband and two kids.
Ben Rosen, PA-C
Ben Rosen is an NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant who received his B.A. from the University of Georgia and M.S.P.A.S. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Surgical Physician Assistant program where he graduated summa cum laude. He comes to Athens after practicing both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in the Greater Atlanta Area since 2014. He has a background of extensive training and experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, including specialized training at UAB University Hospital and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He also has comprehensive training in both cosmetic injectables and medical lasers. He is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA,) Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants (GDPA), and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Interestingly, Ben is a certified SCUBA diver and FAA licensed private pilot. He is a native of Marietta, GA. Ben currently lives in the Athens area with his lovely wife Ashley, sons Josh and Ryan, and their English Bulldog, Gus.
Chris Brune, M.M.Sc., PA-C
Chris Brune was born in the little apple (Manhattan, Kansas) and grew up in Virginia. He graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in June 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Mgmt. After working all over the globe in the oil industry and serving as the medical officer aboard deep-sea oil tankers, he moved back to Richmond, VA, and completed a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program where he graduated magna cum laude. In 2015, he graduated with honors from Emory University Physician Assistant Program and earned his master’s degree in Medical Science. Chris has worked in dermatology for nearly 4 years before joining Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology. Chris currently lives in Bogart, GA with his wife, Heather, and short-haired pointer dog, Skipper. He enjoys traveling, playing tennis and soccer, and snow skiing. He is a member of American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Karly Moss, PA-C
Karly Moss is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant who was born and raised in Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia in 2010 and her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant from Nova Southeastern University in 2012. Karly has always had a passion for dermatology and enjoys practicing her lifelong dream. In her time away from work, Karly enjoys attending UGA football games, reading, and spending time with her husband and two sons.
Melissa Cannon, PA-C
Melissa Cannon is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant. She received her Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University and then went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with her MSPAS from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. Melissa worked in internal medicine for four years before switching to dermatology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Melissa offers a variety of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Melissa lives in Watkinsville with her husband, Trey, and their three children, Reid, Levi, and Sydney. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new destinations.
Taylor Sandlin, PA-C
Taylor Sandlin is a NCCPA board certified Physician Assistant who serves a dual function on both our clinical and surgical teams. She is an Alabama native and received her Bachelor of Science from Auburn University. She received her MSPAS from the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Surgical Physician Assistant Program where she underwent extensive surgical training. Taylor is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants, and American Academy of Physician Assistants. Taylor recently got married to her husband, Jesse, who is also a Physician Assistant here in Athens. In her time away from work, she enjoys being cooking, gardening, and hiking with her dog, Kali.
Leah Watts, PA-C
Leah Watts is a NCCPA board certified physician assistant and has been practicing dermatology since 2018. While Leah is a native of Snellville, Georgia, she has also lived in Minnesota and South Carolina. Leah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University and her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina. Leah is a member of the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants (GDPA), the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). A melanoma survivor herself, Leah is passionate about the early detection and treatment of skin cancers. Leah enjoys hiking, watching Clemson football, and spending time with friends and family on Lake Hartwell.
Brittany Wheatley, NP-C
Brittany Wheatley joins GSC as a member of Dr. Campbell’s Mohs surgical team. She is a 2017 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Brittany is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Dermatology Nurses Association, and an affiliate member of the Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants. Brittany brings with her to Georgia Skin Cancer a combined 9 years of experience as a registered nurse, 3 years of dermatology experience, and a passion for quality patient care. Brittany currently lives in Washington, GA, with her husband Brandon and two children, Shep & Sully. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and loves a good DIY project.
Jody Clearman, FNP
Jody Clearman is an ANCC board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended the Pennsylvania State University for her Baccalaureate and Master of Science degrees in Nursing, with an emphasis in dermatology. She has served in the medical field for over a decade, developing a passion for skin health and aesthetic medicine. Jody offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology services, delivering a customized approach to each individual's skin and natural features. Outside of the office, Jody and her husband enjoy staying active outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family. She is a strong supporter and advocate for Foundation Outreach International, a non-profit organization devoted to global humanitarian and educational projects. She welcomes the opportunity to provide for you, and your loved ones, from skin cancer concerns to cosmetic treatments.
Skin Doctors and Skin Specialists in Greater Athens
Our Skin Doctors and Skin Specialists in Greater Athens, GA are here to help you get clear, smooth skin. Contact one of our skin doctors today to receive treatment.