Your kids make me smile. When you bring your child to my office, I will do my best to put them at ease while diagnosing and treating their various skin conditions. When required, I perform skin surgery and have made it a point to fine-tune my surgical skills and take care to leave no scars or only the most cosmetically appealing scars. From diagnosing lumps, bumps, and rashes to removing warts and birthmarks, I am comfortable treating your children.

I obtained my medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2006. My dermatology training was completed with Greg Messenger MD after completing my pediatric training at Sparrow Hospital and MSU. I am board certified in pediatrics, a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and make it a point to stay up to date with current medical literature. Practicing pediatric dermatology at Dr. Messenger’s office since 2009 has been a very rewarding career choice. I stay busy teaching pediatric and family practice residents through Michigan State, and lecturing to physicians all across the state.  In 2018, I took on a new challenge, coordinating and teaching the five week dermatology course at Michigan State’s Osteopathic Medical School.  I am proud to say that I was awarded the “Golden Apple” teaching award in 2021 and 2022.

On a more personal note, I am married and have three daughters. I am proud of my tech-savvy husband (who set me up with this website), and my three daughters- an animal-loving, athletic, and social 18-year-old, a creative ten-year-old who loves to act (All-of-Us Express Childrens Theatre), and an energetic eight-year-old who loves reading and martial arts.  They all make me laugh daily. I spend my free time with family and friends and enjoy swimming, reading, and photography.

If you are looking for a good children’s book, here are our favorite books lately:

The Lemonade War series by Jacqueline Davies

“Wilfred” by Ryan Higgins

The Elephant and Piggie Series by Mo Willems

Chris Van Dusen is a hilarious author and talented illustrator.  Click here for Chris Van Dusen books.