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Founding Advisory Board
Faculty Advisory Board
  • Julia R. Nunley, MD, Program Director and Associate Professor of Dermatology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus
  • Algin B. Garrett, MD, Chairman and Professor of Dermatology, The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus
  • Robert T. Brodell, MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, The Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
  • Carol L. Hampton, MMS, Associate Dean, Office of Faculty and Instructional Development, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Seth B. Forman, Class of 2002, The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Campus

Public Health Advisory Board
  • Millie Becker, MPH
  • Alan Geller, RN, MPH, Boston University


Advisory Board
  • Ashish Bhatia, MD, FAAD, An accomplished board certified dermatologist, Dr. Bhatia is an internationally recognized expert in dermatology, dermatologic surgery and cosmetic surgery.  His expertise includes facial and body aesthetic surgery, skin cancer therapy, Mohs & reconstructive surgery, laser surgery, and skin resurfacing procedures, as well as cutting edge treatments for many skin conditions.  Dr. Bhatia has contributed to the advancement of techniques in facial reconstruction, scar revision, fat reduction, and the use of purified neurotoxins and fillers.

    He has published extensively in journals and textbooks, and is a sought after teacher, speaker, and instructor both nationally and internationally. Through his clinical research, publications, public service initiatives, and the use of innovative technologies for instruction, Dr. Bhatia has made a broad range of intellectual and practical contributions to the fields of dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

    Dr. Bhatia received his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honors society and earned awards for both achievement and service. He completed his residency in Dermatology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals where he served as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he completed an intensive fellowship in Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, Reconstruction, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery at SkinCare Physicians in Boston, MA under the direction of the leaders in the field from Boston University, Harvard University, and Yale University School of Medicine.

    Dr. Bhatia is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia’s memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

  • Paul Kostuchenko MD, PhD. (Dr. “K”) is a board certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. He completed his undergraduate training at University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his Dermatology training at the Medical College of Virginia and Dermatopathology training at Wake Forest University. Dr. ‘K” specializes in the microscopic diagnosis of skin disorders, and has a particular interest in malignant melanoma and rosacea.

Student Advisory Board
  • Rosalyn D. George, Co-President, Class of 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
  • Susan Bolton, Co-President, Class of 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
  • Michael Burdick, Executive Committee, Class of 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
  • Jennifer Marler, Executive Committee, Class of 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
  • Michelle Sumler, Executive Committee, Class of 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
  • Paige McCarthy, Executive Committee, Class of 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine.
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