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Patrick S. Carney, MD

Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. is owned and supervised by Patrick S. Carney, M.D.— board certified dermatologist.

Dr. Carney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Southern Methodist University in 1976. He completed his medical training at the University of Texas in Dallas and pursued a career initially in emergency medicine for three years. Dr. Carney completed his residency at the Case Residency Reserve in Cleveland Ohio and subsequently moved to Minnesota and opened his own practice in 1988.

Dr Carney is one of the few dermatologists in the Twin Cities to dedicate time to the teaching of new M.D.s. He invites students from the University of Minnesota Smileys Residency Program and the North Memorial Residency Program to follow him during their dermatology rotations. Dr Carney knows the importance of education and shares his over 25 years of experience with each student to help them better understand the field of dermatology.

Since opening his first location in 1988, Dr Carney has grown his practice to include five medical clinics and one medical spa. His passion for helping others extends beyond the practice of dermatology, he makes a point to get to know every patient that comes in to his office. Each patient receives his undivided attention and concern, something that can be very hard to find in a physician today.



Curriculum Vitae
Patrick S. Carney, MD

Birthplace

Joliet, Illinois

Business Address

Centennial Lakes Medical Center
7373 France Ave S, Suite 110
Edina, MN 5543
763-231-8700

Education

Undergraduate
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Bachelor of Arts - Biology (B.A.) 1976
Phi Beta Kappa

Medical School

University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) 1980

Internship

Flexible Intern, Butterworth Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1980 - 1981

Residency

Dermatology University Hospital of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio - Case Western Reserve
1984 – 1987

Fellowships

Fellowship, Alt Cosmetic Surgery Center
Minneapolis, MN
July 1987 - 1988

Electives

Dr. Saul Asken
Westport, Connecticut
Jan. 1987

Dr. Bluford Stough
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Jan. 1987

Dr. John Yarborough
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jan. 1987

Dr. George Farber
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jan. 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology, 1988

Awards

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Art Exhibit
Art in Dermatologic Photography "Uncombable Hairs" under polarized lights 2nd Prize, 1985 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Art Exhibit Art in Dermatologic Photography "Bump on a Log/Blast Off" 1st Prize, 1986 Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine "Top Doc" Award Dermatology/Cosmetic Surgery 1999 – 2006 Professional Societies American Academy of Dermatology American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Minnesota Medical Association

Presentations

Cleveland Dermatology Society
University Hospital of Cleveland
September, 1984
Presented: Case # 8: The Uncombable Hair Syndrome "Pill Trianguli et Canaliculi" or "Spun Glass Hair"
Case # 26: Urticaria Pegmentosa
Case # 27: Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts

American Academy of Dermatology
Washington, D.C.
December 1984
Presented: The Uncombable Hair Syndrome

Cleveland Dermatology Society
University Hospitals of Cleveland
September 1985
Presented: Case # 5: Naegili-Francoschette-Jadassohn Syndrome
Case # 15: Arsenic Bowens
Case #20: Weber Cockayne Disease

American Academy of Dermatology
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 1985
Presented: The KID Syndrome, Keratitis, Ichthysosis and Deafness Syndrome

Cleveland Dermatology Society
University Hospital of Cleveland
September 1986
Presented:
Case #1: Condyloma Acuminata
Case #19: Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis

American Academy of Dermatology
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 1986
Presented: Herpes Gastationes Associated with Favorable Fetal Outcome

Teaching Experience

University of Minnesota-Smiley’s Residency Program
2000-present

North Memorial Residency Program
1991-present

Research experience

Pilot Efficacy Study of Roferon-A Administered Intramuscularly in the Therapy of Recurrent Condylomata Acuminata Coordinator Hoffman-LaRoche.ss hr Nutley, New Jersey

Publications

1) Hazen, P.G., Carney, P.S., Lynch, W.S: Keratitis, Ichthyosis and Deafness. Report of a case with development of multiple cutaneous neoplasms.
2) Carney, P.S., Bickers, D.: Dermatologic Disease of the Genitalia in: Urology for the NonUrologist. Edited by Kursh, Medical Economics Book Publisher.

Work experience

Advancements in Dermatology
Medical Director/Owner
Edina, Robbinsdale, Crystal, Burnsville, Woodbury Minnesota
September 1, 1988 - present
Dr. Boni Elewski, Partner


Barberton Citizen Hospital
Barberton, Ohio
December 1988

Mednet Immedidate Care
Euclid Clinic Foundation
July 1984 - December 1986

EmCare Medical Center
Medical Director
Dallas, Texas
1982 – 1984

Major Trauma Center
Emergency Physician
Dallas, Texas
1981 - 1984

J. Michael Carney, MD

Dr. Carney is board certified in dermatology and fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a specialized method of treating skin cancer. Utilizing Mohs surgery, Dr. Carney can achieve the highest cure rate while saving the maximum amount of normal skin. He has been performing Mohs surgery for 22 years, since his fellowship in 1985.

Dr. Carney graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duke University. His twelve years of formal medical training began at Northwestern University, where he received the highest honors, Alpha Omega Alpha. He followed this with a General Surgery internship in Michigan and a three-year Dermatology residency in Cleveland. He extended his training with four fellowships: Laser Surgery at Harvard Medical School; Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical School; and two fellowships in Cosmetic Surgery in Arkansas. . He divides his time between private practices in Little Rock, Arkansas and his Mohs practice with Advancements in Dermatology.

He was first attracted to a medical career by observing the life of joyful service given by his father, John Francis Carney, M.D., a urologist. Dr. Carney is blessed with the gift of a helping profession and is thankful that Mohs surgery provides the opportunity to get to know so many wonderful patients.

Dr. Carney has been voted Best of the Best by readers of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, AY’s Best by AY magazine, Best of Arkansas by readers of the Arkansas Times, and received Best Doctors designation from the Best Doctors in America based on peer-to-peer reviews. Most recently, US News also listed Dr. Carney in the top 1% of dermatologists.



Curriculum Vitae Michael J. Carney, MD

Birthplace

Joliet, Illinois

Business Address

Southwest Medical Arts Building
11321 Interstate 30, Suite 201
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209
(501) 455-4700

Education

Undergraduate
Duke University Durham North Carolina Bachelor of Science, Zoology
1971-1975

Medical School

Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, lllinois
1975-1979

Internship

General Surgery Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids, Michigan 1979-1980

Residency

Dermatology David R. Bickers, M.D.,
Chairman University Hospitals of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
1981-1984

Fellowships

Clinical and Research Fellow in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Hospital
Robert Stern, M.D., Ken Arndt, M.D.,
Suzanne Olbricht, M.D., and O.T. Tan, M.D., Directors
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
1984-1985

Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic and Laser surgery
Rex A. Amonette, M.D., Director Memphis Dermatology Clinic
University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Memphis, Tennessee
1985-1986

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship, Dermatologic
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
D. Bluford Stough, M.D., Director Dermatologic Plastic Surgery Clinic
Hot Springs, Arkansas
1987-1988

Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship, Surgical American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
James D. Billie, M.D., Director Cosmetic Surgery Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
1988-1989

Clinical Appointments

Clinical Instructor
Department of Dermatology
University of Tennessee Medical Center
Memphis, Tennessee
1985-1986

Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1991-1993

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
1987-Present

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
1984

American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous
Oncology
1991

Honors

Magna Cum Laude
Duke University
1975

Alpha Omega Alpha
Northwestern University Medical School
1979

AAD Traveling Resident Fellow to British Association of Dermatology Meeting
Belfast, North Ireland
June 1984

Trainee Fellowship to Annual Meeting of American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
Orlando, Florida
1985

Presentations


The Naegli-Fraceschetti-Jadassohn syndrome
Presented to the Gross and Microscopic Pathology Symposium
American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana
December 1983

A study of Bactroban Against Its Vehicle In Secondary Skin Infections
Poster presented to First International Bactroban Symposium
Nassau, Bahamas
May 1984

Cutaneous Tissue Repair After Focused C02 Laser Irradiation
Presented to Annual Meeting of American Society of Lasers in
Medicine and Surgery
Orlando, Florida
June 1985

Anatomy and Regional Anesthesia in Dermatologic Surgery
Presented to Department of Dermatology
University of Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
February 1986

C02 Laser vs. Electrosurgery in the Treatment of Warts
Presented to Annual Meeting for American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery
Orlando, Florida
April 1986
&
Presented to Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology
Boston, Massachusetts
June 1986

Liposuction as an Outpatient Procedure
Presented to Liposuction and Fat Transplantation Workshop and Public Forum
Sponsored by the American Society of Liposuction Surgery
Little Rock, Arkansas
March 1987

Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Indications and Techniques
Presented to Department of Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
March 1988

Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Presented to the Colorado Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Aspen, Colorado
April 1990

Micropigmentation: Permanent Cosmetic Application
Presented to National Meeting of Interstate Council of State Boards of Cosmetology
Hot Springs, Arkansas
June 1990
&
Presented to Department of Ophthalmology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
October 1990

Chin Implants in Cutaneous Surgery
Presented to Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
September 1991


Augmentation Mentoplasty
Presented to American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Scottsdale, Arizona
March 1992

Aesthetic Approaches to Benign Skin Lesions
Presented to World Congress on New Advances in Cosmetic Surgery European Society of Aesthetic Surgery
London, England
October 1992

Update on Chemical Peel
Presented to Department of Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
September 1993

Facial Rejuvenation by Medium Dept and Deep Chemical Peel
Presented to Department of Dermatology
Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.
March 1994

Ambulatory Phlebectomy
Presented to Department of Dermatology
University of Arkansas for Medial Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
January 1995

Botox in Facial Plastic Surgery
Presented to Department of Otolaryngology
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Rochester, New York
July 1995

Botox Treatment of Facial Wrinkles
Presented to H and H Traveling Dermatologic Seminar
Santa Fe, New Mexico,
September 1995

Workshop on Botox Treatment of Facial Wrinkles
Department of Dermatology Washington Hospital Center
Washington, D.C.
January 1996

The Botox Consultation and Informed Consent
Presented to Botulinum A to Z Symposium
Dallas, Texas
August 1996

Technique for Botox Injection of Platysma[ Bands
Presented to Botulinum A to Z Symposium
Dallas, Texas
August 1996

Informed Consent in Dermatologic Surgery
Presented to Department of Dermatology University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
October 1996

The Botox Consultation and Consent Form
Presented to Botulinum A to Z- New Horizons; Beyond Laser Resurfacing Symposium
Newport Beach, California
March 1997

Alloderm Grafts for the Correction of Depressed Scars and Lip Augmentation
Presented to Botulinum A to Z- New Horizons; Beyond Laser Resurfacing Symposium
Newport Beach, California
March 1997

Upper Face Rejuvenation; Focus Session
Presented to American Academy of Dermatol0gy Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California
March 1997

Trends in Cosmetic Surgery of the Periorbital Complex; Focus Session
Presented to American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida, March 1998

Silastic Implants for Chin and Nasolabial Augmentation
Presented to American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Portland, Oregon
May 1998

The SurgicalTeam of Dermatologist and Vascular Surgeon: Efficient
Simultaneous Treatment of Saphenofemoral Junction and Varicose Veins
Presented to American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Portland, Oregon
May 1998

Kelly Jerstad, MD

Dr. Jerstad graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha. She interned at Northwestern University, in Illinois and had a four year Dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Jerstad extended her training by obtaining a Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery with a procedural emphasis on ablative and nonablative laser techniques; use of vascular, pigment and hair removal lasers; chemical peels; liposuction, sclerotherapy; Botox; Fat Transfer; and filler substances.

Dr. Jerstad is board certified in dermatology and divides her time between a group practice in South Dakota where she is a partner and her Mohs practice with Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D.



Curriculum Vitae
Kelly Jerstad, MD

Education

Undergraduate
Duke University Durham North Carolina Bachelor of Science, Zoology
1971-1975

The George Washington University School of Medicine Washington, DC
Medical Doctor, Alpha Omega Alpha
May 1998

Tufts University, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Science in Biology-Psychology
Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
May 1994

Residency

Dermatology
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
1999-2002

Transitional Internship
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
1998-1999

Fellowship

University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Under Drs. Roy Grekin, Christopher Zachary, and Richard Glogau Mohs
fellowship with a procedural emphases on ablative and nonablative laser resurfacing; use of vascular, pigment and hair removal lasers; chemical peels; liposuction, sclerotherapy; Botox; fat transfer; filler substances.
2002-2003

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha 1998

Columbian Women’s Scholarship for academic achievement and community service
1995, 1996, 1997

KiWives Scholarship for academic achievement
1995, 1996, 1997

Phi Beta Kappa
1994

Audrey Butvay Gruss Science Award (1994):
for excellence in the field of science

Activities/Membership

Women’s Dermatologic Society
2001, 2002

Young Leaders in Dermatology Representative
(2001)

Honorary member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society
2001

The George Washington University Dermatology Society
1996-1998

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
1994-1998

President of The George Washington University AMWA Chapter
1995-1996

Students Teaching AIDS to Students
1994-1996

Biochemistry Teaching Assistant
1995-1996

Follies variety show participant
1995, 1996

Alpha Phi Sorority
Scholarship Chair, Alumnae Chair
1990-1994

Tufts Athletics Department Work Study, 20-30 hours/week
1990-1994

Leonard Carmichael Society volunteer
1990-1994

Lawrence Memorial Hospital volunteer
1993-1994

Elementary school tutor
1992-1994

Upward Bound biology and chemistry tutor
1993

Tufts University South Dakota recruiting representative
1990-1992

Presentations

Mohs MicroGraphic Surgery: History, Current Indications and Cost Evaluation
University of California at San Francisco
Grand Rounds Guest Lecturer: Jerstad K
June 2003

Flaps: A Review
University of California at San Francisco
Invited Lecturer for Resident Review: Jerstad K
April 2003

Actinomycetoma
Gross and Microscopic Anatomy. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
New Orleans, LA
Oral presentation: Jerstad K
March 2002

Minnesota Dermatologic Society Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
Oral presentation: Jerstad K
December 1999

Soft Tissue Augmentation
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Oral Presentation: Jerstad K
November 2001

First Known Reported Case of Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Latanoprost, the Active Ingredient in Xalatan Ophthalmic Solution
American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual Meeting
Washington, DC
Oral presentation: Jerstad K
March 2001

Dermatoses of Pregnancy.
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
One-hour oral presentation: Jerstad K
September 2000

Perturbation of the Miniaturized Hair Follicle’s Innervation with Capsaicin in Extensive Alopecia Areata of Greater than Two Years Duration.
European Hair Research Society Meeting
York, England
Oral presentation: Ericson M; Jerstad K, Guanche A, Hordinsky MK
September 1999

Differential expression of substance p in perifollicular scalp blood vessels and nerves after topical therapy with capsaicin 0.075% in controls and patients with extensive alopecia areata.
Annual Meeting of the Society of Investigative Dermatology
Chicago, IL
Poster presentation: Ericson M, Jerstad K, Guanche A, Hordinsky MK
May 1999

Perifollicular nerves in alopecia areata: response to tropical capsaicin.
Third National Alopecia Areata Foundation Research Workshop
Washington, DC
Poster presentation: Ericson M, Jerstad K, Guanche A, Hordinsky MK
September 1998

Capsaicin
University of Minnesota Clinical Dermatology Research Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
Oral presentation: Jerstad K
August 1997

Publications

Warshaw E, Sui A, Jerstad K, Lee G, Larson K, Farrell A, Bailey J, Nelson D.
Pilot evaluation of a convenient and cost-effective method of patch testing. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis.
March 2003

Jerstad K and Warshaw E.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Latanoprost, American Journal of Contact Dermatitis. 2002;13(1):39-41.

Jerstad K and Warshaw E. First known reported case of allergic contact dermatitis to latanoprost, the active ingredient in Xalatan ophthalmic solution. Abstract. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis. 2001; 12(2):123.

Research

Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
Co-Investigator
2000-present
Effectiveness of a convenient and cost-effective method of patch testing.
Erin Warshaw, M.D.

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology
Principal Investigator
1997
Perifollicular nerves in alopecia areata: Response to topical capsaicin.
Maria Hordinsky, M.D.

University of Minnesota Department of Dermatology
Co-Investigator
1997
The genetics of androgenetic alopecia.
Maria Hordinsky, M.D.

Tufts University Psychology Department
Research Assistant
1993-1994
The effects of intracranial midazolam and progesterone on sexual receptivity in female hamsters.
Joseph DeBold, Ph.D.

Certification and active licensure

Minnesota Board of Medical Practice
2004-Present

South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
2003-Present

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
March 2010

Current projects

Paramedian Forehead Flaps
Review article written as first author in conjunction with Christopher Zachary, M.D.
Currently being edited by second author.

Cynthia Santos Jansen

PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Cynthia Santos Jansen PA-C, is a certified physician assistant, who joined Skin Speaks Advancements in Dermatology | Spa M.D, in 2012. She attended the University of Washington, Seattle for premed courses and then earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota in 1995. Cynthia furthered her medical training by completing the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Osteopathic Medicine Des Moines, Iowa in 1998 — and was certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant in 1999. From 2000 through 2006, she served in the United Sates Army Reserve in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a First Lieutenant PA-C.

Cynthia discovered a passion for dermatology during her twelve years as a primary care provider — this experience and ongoing training with Dr. Patrick Carney have provided Cynthia with expertise in minor surgical procedures including excisions, biopsies, and cryotherapy. She is qualified to perform comprehensive dermatologic exams and to diagnose, treat and prescribe the appropriate medical therapy. She is certified by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and she is a member of the American & Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Moreover, she is certified in Basic and Pediatric Life Support.

Elisa Hanson

FNP-C, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Elisa is a certified nurse practitioner who joined Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2010. She has specialized in dermatology for more than 7 years. Elisa completed her nursing undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with honors. She then worked as an RN in surgical, medical and neonatal intensive care units prior to pursuing her master's degree.

Elisa earned her Master of Science, with a nurse practitioner specialization, at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses Association, and the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner Society.

Elisa is qualified to perform comprehensive dermatological examinations, diagnose, treat, and prescribe appropriate medical therapy to meet the skin care needs for both medical and cosmetic patients.

Jacalyn J. Beiler

MPAS, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Jacalyn (Jackie) Beiler, MPAS, PA-C, is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice. She graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics. She then pursued her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois in 2005.

Prior to joining Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2007, Jackie worked in general and vascular surgery giving her a wealth of hands-on surgical experience. She also serves as a Clinical Preceptor for Augsburg College and is on the medical advisory team at Globe College Medical Assistant Program. Plus, she is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Jackie is trained to diagnose and manage patients with a variety of skin conditions. She is skilled in performing excisions, shave and punch biopsies, and cryotherapy as well as cosmetic Botox injections. Jackie has a passion for dermatology and provides her patients with experienced care.

Adam R. Hetz

MPAS, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Adam R. Hetz, MPAS, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who joined Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2012. He earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and Biology with a minor in Psychology graduating magna cum laude from Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin in 2008. Adam then earned his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Missouri State University in 2011. Prior to his graduate studies at Missouri State University, Adam worked as an ambulance emergency medical technician in Ripon, Wisconsin and Fargo, North Dakota.

Adam is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and he is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants.

As a physician assistant he has received specialized training in dermatology. Adam is licensed and qualified to perform comprehensive dermatologic examinations, diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for a wide range of dermatologic conditions.

Heather Smith

MPAS, PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Heather Smith MPAS, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who joined Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2007. Heather continued her education at Des Moines University where she earned a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2009. After graduating with her Master’s Degree, Heather completed an intensive 16-week training program in dermatology.

Heather is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She also is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

As a physician assistant, she has received specialized training in dermatology. Heather is licensed and skilled in diagnosing, treating and prescribing therapies for a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatological conditions.

Kelsey Thompson

PA-C, MPAS, Certified Physician Assistant

Kelsey Thompson, PA-C, MPAS, is a certified physician assistant who joined Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She then received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010.

Her experience as a physician assistant working in the emergency room and family practice provides her with a strong and solid medical background, which enhances the quality of care she gives patients.

Kelsey is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

As a physician assistant she has received specialized training in dermatology and is licensed and qualified to provide care for patients’ clinical and surgical dermatology needs.

Jennifer Jeansson

RN, Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Jennifer Jeansson, RN received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting and Medical Office Management from Grand Island College, Grand Island, Nebraska in 1998. Before continuing her education she worked as a full-time medical assistant. She then graduated from the College of St. Catherine with an Associate of Science degree in Nursing in 2006.

Jennifer joined Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. as a registered nurse in 2008. Her unique background allows her to perform a variety of duties, including assisting with occupational safety compliance and also aesthetic treatments. She has more than 14 years of experience in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

Jennifer is an experienced and skilled aesthetic nurse injector with advanced training in Botox, Juvederm, Sculptra, and many other dermal fillers. She also has experience with lasers and a multitude of skin rejuvenation treatments. Her Sculptra training includes specialized education with Dr. Danny Vleggaar, considered one of the top Sculptra injectors and trainers in the world.

Jennifer attends educational courses and seminars to continually further her skills and competency in the latest aesthetic treatments and advancements in technology. Jennifer is licensed by the Minnesota State Board of Nursing, an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA) & Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA).

Gayle Hanson

PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Gayle is a certified physician assistant who received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1962. She then completed her RN degree through Normandale Community College. Before earning her degree as a physician assistant from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1988, Gayle worked in the medical field as a nurse for 4 years.

Gayle is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, with honors. She is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Minnesota Association of Physician Assistants.

Prior to working in dermatology, she worked for 10 years in family practice medicine and urgent care. Gayle has more than a decade of experience working at Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. and enjoys providing dermatologic care for all ages.

Kathy Larson

PA-C, Certified Physician Assistant

Kathy is a Certified Physician Assistant. She earned her undergraduate degree from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 1996.

She received her graduate training in physician assistant studies from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in 2000. She also had the opportunity to do an elective dermatology rotation at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Kathy is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

As a physician assistant she has received specialized training in dermatology. Kathy is licensed and qualified to perform comprehensive dermatologic examinations, diagnose, treat, and prescribe appropriate medical therapy. She is skilled in performing various procedures that include shave biopsies, punch biopsies, surgical excisions and cryotherapy. Since joining Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. in 2006, she continues to extend her training and experience in the field of dermatology.

Emily Turgeon

CLT, Medical Aesthetician, Permanent Makeup Artist

Emily is a medical aesthetician, permanent makeup artist, and certified laser technician. She is recognized as a Diplomat of CIDESCO—the world’s most prestigious qualification in the field of aesthetics and beauty.

Since 2005, Emily has provided laser treatments, permanent makeup, and aesthetic services at Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D.. With years of experience and certifications from the National Laser Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, Emily has performed hundreds of Fraxel, Pulsed Dye laser (Vbeam), IPL, and Diode laser treatments.

Emily was trained in permanent makeup under Susan Church in Costa Mesa California at the International Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She also has received advanced training from renowned permanent cosmetic artist John Hashey. Her treatment options include the application of eyebrows, eyeliner, lip liner, full lip color, areola reconstruction and scar camouflage.

Emily also provides chemical peels, facials, eyebrow shaping, needling, photodynamic therapy, custom makeup applications and clinical skincare services.

Shae Lyrenmann

CLT, Medical Aesthetician

Shae completed laser training and certifications in Scottsdale, Arizona at the National Laser Institute in 2005. Prior to joining Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D., Shae honed her skills as a certified laser technician by providing laser treatments for pigmentation correction, vascular concerns, skin resurfacing and hair removal. She has worked for Skin Speaks: Advancements in Dermatology and Spa M.D. since 2008. Her knowledge and experience working with lasers and other technologies is extensive and includes: the Vbeam Pulsed Dye Laser, Diode, ND Yag, IPL, fractional resurfacing, Fraxel Dual, non-invasive skin tightening, Thermage CPT, CoolSculpting and more.

As a medical aesthetician, she passed the CIDESCO certificate of examination in 2005, and is now an ambassador of this most prestigious group of medical aestheticians. She is continually testing the newest products, treatments and emerging technologies available, as well as continuing her training.

Shae provides a thorough consultation and assessment prior to creating customized treatment plan for each patient.