Rocco Serrao, MD

Dr. Serrao is a board certified Dermatologists. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Serrao recently completed his residency at Wright State where he served as the Chief Resident. Dr. Serrao served as the chief resident at WSU. Prior to his residency Dr. Serrao completed his internship at Kettering Medical Center. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Serrao is a native of Pittsburgh and a diehard Steelers and Penguins fan. Dr. Serrao is also a clinical professor at Wright State University.


Douglas DuRiggerio, PA-C

Douglas completed his Doctorate degree at Lynchburg University and his Master’s degree and PA training at Duke University. After practicing Internal Medicine for 2.5 years, he specialized in dermatology 22 years ago. He enjoys medical and surgical dermatology, clinical research, publishing, and mentoring. Douglas is a nationally-recognized medical lecturer and a passionate dermatology teacher who has received a National Clinical Science Award for published research, Clinical Preceptor of the Year by PA, NP, and medical residency programs, Georgia Humanitarian PA of the year, Presidential Volunteer Service Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently, the National Dermatology PA of the Year by the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).

Douglas’ leadership involves being the past President of both the Georgia and New York Derm PA societies, founding board member of the Derm PA Foundation (DPAF) and served as the only PA on the Dermatology Hall of Fame executive board. His wife and three children are his most prized possessions.

Tracee Blackburn, PA-C

Tracee Blackburn is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant, nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed by the state of Illinois. She has been serving in the healthcare industry since 1998 and has specialized as a PA in Dermatology since 2005. She also had the privilege of practicing in Adolescent and Pediatric Health and enjoys interacting with and treating children and teenagers. Tracee graduated from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois in 2005. She has worked in several entities of healthcare, but found her passion in Dermatology where she has extensive experience in general, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology. She diagnoses and treats common dermatologic conditions, is proficient in detecting and treating skin cancers, performs basic and intermediate surgical procedures, and performs cosmetic and laser services. Her special interests are acne, eczema, psoriasis, benign skin lesions, and skin cancer. Tracee likes to focus her attention on patient education, as she believes it is a vital part to every patient’s recovery.  She is an active member and co-chair for the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and an active member and former President and Director at Large of the Illinois SDPA.  She is also a member of the AAPA and the NEA, the National Eczema Association, in which she volunteers her time annually at the Eczema Expo.

Tracee is a published author and  has written two childrens’ books entitled “Wally The Wart” and “Xzema, A Children’s Guide to Happy Skin”, as well as a few published articles.  She is also a Speaker, Mentor, and creator of Project Skin-X, her passion project to help those in need of help for their skin, hair, and nails. 

She has also volunteered her time doing medical mission trips with CHAI to Haiti. 

When she is not at work or driving her 4-yo daughter around to social events, she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family and friends, and watching anything on the Bravo network. :-)

‘Currently, she is pursuing her Masters Degree in Integrative Medicine at George Washington University in Washington DC and is expected to graduate in 2022.

Pearl Kwong, MD

Pearl Chu Kwong MD, PhD is a board-certified pediatric dermatologist in private practice in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr Kwong received her doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and received a degree in medicine from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.

 After an internship at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Dr Kwong completed a pediatric residency at the University of Alberta, followed by a dermatology residency at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Before she went to private practice in Jacksonville, Dr Kwong was Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA where she held an academic position of Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2001, she moved to Jacksonville to join Nemours Children’s Clinic Jacksonville as Chief of Pediatric Dermatology and was Assistant Professor of dermatology at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.

Dr Kwong has authored and coauthored more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles as well as several article abstracts. She has presented more than 100 presentations and participated at conferences and student lectures.  She has been a reviewer for Pediatric Dermatology Journal and Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr Kwong is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Jacksonville Dermatology Society. In 2004, she received a Teacher of the Year award from Mayo Medical School in Jacksonville.

Dr Kwong was born in the Philippines and is of Chinese descent who grew up in Canada (therefore she is not qualified to become POTUS). She has one daughter, Emma, who followed tradition and had just obtained her BSc Honours in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and is currently attending medical school .


Lisa Swanson, MD

Dr. Swanson is a board-certified dermatologist and pediatric dermatologist. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She attended college at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors as an English major. After that she obtained her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She performed her internship at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and went on to complete her dermatology residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. After that, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona.

She is a past Treasure, Vice President and President of the Colorado Dermatologic Society. She is an active lecturer at conferences discussing pediatric dermatology with audiences across the country. She has been selected as a “Top Doc” by 5280 Magazine in 2012 through 2019. She is on staff at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children where she sees hospital consults and performs procedures.

Leigh Ann Pansch, NP

Leigh Ann received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Thomas More College in Kentucky in 1997.  She worked in women’s health, pediatrics, and nursing education for the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center where she had joint faculty appointment.  She completed her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a family medicine focus at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health in 2010. She then underwent training for dermatology certification from the Dermatology Nurses’ Association.  She is a national speaker on topics such as pediatric dermatology, melanoma, and psoriasis and enjoys educating hundreds of high school students yearly on sun safety.  She is attentive to patient needs, enjoys getting to know her patients, and thrives on educating on diagnosis and treatment options which improves her outcomes.  She has worked as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner since 2010 in pediatric, private practice, and hospital settings. Leigh Ann is married with three daughters, sings in the worship team at her church, and works in student ministry in her free time.

Raj Chovatiya, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Chovatiya is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Chovatiya received his M.D. and Ph.D. in immunology from Yale University. He completed his internship at Yale followed by residency and postdoctoral research fellowship at Northwestern, where he also served as Chief Resident. Dr. Chovatiya directs the Eczema and Itch Clinic at Northwestern, and his clinical focus includes atopic dermatitis, eczema, chronic itch, and other chronic inflammatory skin disorders including psoriasis, hidradenitis, immunobullous disease, and vitiligo. Dr. Chovatiya’s research interests include patient-reported outcomes, health services research, epidemiology, implementation science, translational therapy, and improving care for patients with skin of color. He has published numerous abstracts and manuscripts and been recognized for his research at national and international conferences.

John Koo, MD

Dr. Koo graduated from Harvard Medical School.  He is board certified in both Psychiatry and Dermatology.  He finished his dermatology residency at University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Psychiatry residency at UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.  He has been a faculty at University of California San Francisco Medical Center Department of Dermatology.  He has more than 300 peer reviewed publications.  He is the chief editor for a two volume textbook on psoriasis where “mild to moderate psoriasis” volume is now in its third edition and “moderate to severe psoriasis” is in its fourth edition.  This two volume textbooks is one of the most widely used in USA.  Dr. Koo was named “best researcher in dermatology” at SID meeting.  He also received the “best speaker” award at Fall Clinical Conference.    He received the best mentor award from UCSF.  Lastly, he was honored for “lifetime achievement award” by National Psoriasis Foundation.