Nia Banks, MD, FACS
Dr. Banks is a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC, Columbia, MD, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Banks is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In addition, she is a patron of the arts and a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Alia Brown, MD, FAAD
Dr. Alia Brown joined Georgia Dermatology Partners in 2010 after distinguishing herself at Meharry Medical College as an Honor’s Graduate and inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She has published in multiple medical and dermatology journals. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Women’s Dermatology Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Dr. Brown specializes in partnering with patients to deliver the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible. As a highly skilled skin laser and surgery specialist, she focuses on cosmetic dermatology, including laser medicine and injectables. She places a high priority on her patients’ well-being and enjoys designing the most appropriate and successful treatment path for each individual. In addition, Dr. Brown enjoys traveling, exercising, and volunteer work with several civic organizations in her free time. Dr. Brown is married and has three children.
Jeanine B. Downie, MD, FAAD
Dr. Downie is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and holds medical licenses in the states of New Jersey, New York, and California. In addition, Dr. Downie is the director of her own practice, Image Dermatology P.C. in Montclair, N.J. She has extensive training and experience in all aspects of dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, laser, and dermatologic surgery. Dr. Downie provides both adult and pediatric patients with competent, compassionate care, and all patients are treated utilizing the most medically advanced techniques.
Dr. Downie is a philanthropist and is very involved with the United Negro College Fund, National Public Radio, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Dress for Success, The Junior League, Public Broadcasting Services, March of Dimes, All-Stars, Cares Mentoring, The National Urban League, Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, Planned Parenthood, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and several other national and local charities.
Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS
Vikisha Fripp, MD, FACS, is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Women's Health Advocate. She is a natural leader and has been recognized as such throughout her life. Dr. Fripp was the first person to successfully complete the combined BS/MD program at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. She then completed her General Surgery training at Howard University Hospital, earning Intern of the Year, Resident of the Year twice, and graduating as 'Chief Resident of the Year.' Dr. Fripp completed her Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training in 2006 at the prestigious Cornell University - New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Fripp practices at The University of Maryland Capital Region in Prince George's County, Maryland, where she is the Chairman, Department of Surgery for the Bowie Surgery Center. Dr. Fripp is also the Medical Director of Radiance Day Spa in Washington, DC. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS), and AWS Foundation Board. She is active in the medical community, currently serving as the Vice Chairman for the Board of Medicine for the District of Columbia, a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards Sexual Boundary Violations Workgroup, and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for Amerigroup DC Medicaid. In addition, she has served on the Medical Executive, Ethics, Peer Review, Credentialing, and Operating Room committees within the hospital.
Corey Hartman, MD, FAAD
Corey L. Hartman, MD, is the founder and medical director of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he is Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. A native of New Orleans, Dr. Hartman attended Emory University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After earning a doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, he completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University Medical Center and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Hartman is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Hartman has a special interest in Dermatologic Surgery, Injectables, Hair Restoration, and Laser Dermatology. He frequently speaks on cosmetic procedures and social media marketing in dermatology at meetings around the country. Dr. Hartman was voted 2016 Best of Birmingham: Dermatologist by the readers of Birmingham Magazine and the 2018 Best Dermatologist by the readers of About Town Magazine. Most recently, in 2020, Dr. Hartman was named physician spokesman and brand ambassador for iconic Old Spice’s skincare lines for men. He also serves on the Advisory Boards for Men’s Health Magazine, Allergan Aesthetics, Galderma Aesthetics, and Revision Skin Care. Most recently, Dr. Hartman was named to the Board of Directors of the Skin of Color Society.
Sumayah Jamal, MD, FAAD
Sumayah Jamal, MD-PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, specializing in the skin of color. She conducted her undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins and completed her MD-PhD at NYU School of Medicine. In addition, she conducted her Internship in General Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian and her Dermatology Residency at NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Jamal was Founding Director of the Ethnic Skin clinic at NYU School of Medicine for 13 years until she joined the Schweiger Dermatology Group, where she currently serves as Program Director for the Skin of Color Speciality Clinic.
Chesahna Kindred, MD, FAAD
Board-certified Dermatologist published research author and national speaker Dr. Kindred was recently named “Physician of the Year” by the Daily Record. She grew up in South Central Los Angeles, an area of California known for its tough streets and strong community spirit, and a place where overcoming adversity was not simply a choice but a way of life. This environment planted the seed for Dr. Kindred’s future in her field, cultivating a strong ambition and drive to serve her community, empowering people through beauty.
Dr. Kindred has several publications concerning an array of dermatologic topics, including co-writing chapters in leading dermatology textbooks. Her publications include but are not limited to hair loss, skin cancer, and treatments in patients with skin of color. Philosophically her focus of “Empowering through beauty” has resonated with patients worldwide. Understanding the desire people have to feel as beautiful outside as they do within, Dr. Kindred helps them achieve the balance that allows people to feel complete. True beauty is not about vanity but instead about empowering one’s self to have the confidence to live life to the fullest.
Katina Byrd Miles, MD, FAAD
Whether you need a thorough skin cancer screening or you want that flawless facial rejuvenation, Katina Byrd Miles, MD, FAAD, of Skin Oasis Dermatology in Gambrills, Maryland, is eager to restore your skin to its usual glow. A board-certified dermatologist specializing in children, adolescents, and adults, Dr. Miles diagnoses and treats a wide variety of skin disorders as she specializes in skincare for people of all ages.
Dr. Miles has more than 15 years of experience in practicing dermatology and has been published in peer-reviewed medical textbooks and journals. With her advanced training in the use of the dermatoscope, she is an expert in skin cancer detection and treatment. Dr. Miles is also a specialist in the skin of color. She is passionate about treating and preventing hair loss and other skin conditions that commonly affect ethnic skin.
Wendy Roberts, MD, FAAD
As a preeminent Board-Certified Physician, Dermatologist, and Board-Certified Dermatopathologist, Dr. Roberts specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology, Generational Dermatology™, and Ethnic Skin of Color. Well-equipped by the rigors of her Stanford Medical School training, surgical and dermatology residences, and Pathology fellowship, Dr. Roberts is the Founding Director of Dermatopathology of the Loma Linda Division of Dermatology. She has tackled and triumphed over a comprehensive range of skin problems, diseases, and conditions using innovative methods that have earned her national and international recognition. Generational Dermatology™ is a practice she’s very passionate about, which imparts education and science to help treat patients from the generational boom worldwide.
Dr. Roberts is the recipient of two Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology, Certification of Appreciation from the California Medical Association, is the author of numerous published articles, textbook chapters, and is currently writing a textbook on Geriatric Dermatology for Springer Verlag. Dr. Roberts believes everybody can have healthy, beautiful skin throughout the course of their lifetime. Her personal, proactive motto is “Leave no stone unturned until the solution for a specific skin problem is found.” Her goal is that Generational Dermatology will become a household name to empower patients to start early to save their skin.