Our Team
 
Renuka Bhatt M.D.
Dermatology & Cosmetic Skin Surgery
Board Certified Dermatologist, Member of the American Academy of Dermatology, ASDS, CDS, and others. Also, on staff at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center & Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, IL

Dermatology Residency
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL July 1992- May 1995
Dermatology Clinical Research Fellow, Chicago, IL July 1990- May 1992

Internal Medicine Internship
Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago IL

Education
Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL August 1985- June 1989

M. S. in Pharmacy
Gujarat University, India (August 1977-1979)

B. S. in Pharmacy
Gujarat University, L. M. College of Pharmacy, India (1973-1977)
 
Douglas Fife, M.D.

Mohs Surgery, Reconstructive and Dermatologic Surgery
Board Certified Dermatologist, Member the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Chicago Derm Society

Procedural Dermatology /Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship
Northwestern University Department of Dermatology, Chicago, IL July 2008-June 2009.

ASDS Preceptorship Program in Mohs Surgery, Summer 2007
UT Southwestern Skin Surgery and Oncology Clinic, Dallas TX
Skin Care Physicians, Boston, MA

Dermatology Residency
University of California Irvine, Orange, CA 2005-2008

Internship
Mercy Medical Center Merced, Merced, CA 2004-2005

Doctor of Medicine
University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 2000-2004

Bachelor of Science/Zoology
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, graduated 2000

Gisela Yingst, M.D., FAAD

Dermatology Residency:
University of Illinois Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago (July 1990-June 1993)

Internship and Residency:
University of Chicago. Pediatrics (July 1984-June 1987.

Education:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago (August 1980-June 1984)

Bachelor of Arts/Zoology:
Rutgers University, N.J. (Graduated in 1976)

Board Certified Dermalotogist with over 20 years of experience has joined Fine Skin Dermatology. Dr Yingst is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Academy of Dermatology Association, the Chicago Dermatology Society, and the Illinois Dermatology Society. Her interests include medical, surgical, cosmetic, and pediatric dermatology. Dr Yingst sees patients at the Burr Ridge Office. Office Hours by Appointment Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

John Bulger, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S.

Skin Cancer Surgery,
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery,
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Surgical Training:
Mohs Surgery Honorary Fellow; St. Helen's and Knowsely NHS Teaching Hospital NHS Trust Merseyside, England July-December 2014
Plastic Surgery Fellowship University of Cincinnati 2002-2004
Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Drs. Baker Gordon and Stuzin, Miami January-March 2003
General Surgery Residency Mt. Sinai Hospital/Chicago Medical School 1998-2002
General Surgery Chief Resident Mt. Sinai Hospital/ Chicago Medical School 2001-2002
General Surgery Internship Boston City Hospital/Boston University 1997-1998

Education:
M.D. Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School 1997
M.Sc. Pathology Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School 1997
M.Sc. Physiology Rosalind Franklin University, Chicago Medical School 1993
B.F.A. University of Illinois, Urbana 1991

Alexandria Z. Meccia, M.D.

Dermatology Residency:
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (1992-1995)

Medical Internship:
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL (1991-1992)

Education:
Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL (1987-1991)

Bachelor of Arts/Molecular Biology:
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (1983-1987)

Dr. Meccia is a Board Certified Dermatologist with over 20 years of clinical experience. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She sees all patients ages 5 to 105, but has a special interest in the geriatric population. Her areas of expertise include exams for skin cancer detection, mole monitoring via photography and Dermoscopy, treatment of acne and psoriasis, and evaluation of hair and nail diseases. She also performs minor surgical procedures. Dr. Meccia lives in Burr Ridge with her husband and four sons. She sees patients at our Burr Ridge location.

Kelly Rankin, MMS, PA-C

Education:

Board Certification from The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2012-present

M.M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Downers Grove, IL 2012

B.S. in Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 2003

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Illinois Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Experience: 

Kelly joined the team at Fine Skin Dermatology in February, 2013 after she graduated from the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University.  She has training and experience in general and surgical dermatology, including the treatment of acne, rosacea, eczema, warts, psoriasis, and skin cancers.  Kelly has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology, including Botox and Dysport, dermal filler, and sclerotherapy injections.  She also specializes in laser treatments for skin resurfacing, hair removal, leg and facial vein removal, and tissue tightening.  

Maria Wemple, MSPAS, PA-C

Education:

Board Certification from The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, 2015-present

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, University of St. Francis, Albuquerque, NM2015

Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL 2011

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Pi Alpha National Physician Assistant Honor Society

Experience: 

Maria is a board certified Physician Assistant who began her professional career in Women's Health in 2015. She acquired an interest in dermatology through working with women's skin issues posed by hormones, puberty, and menopause, and joined the Fine Skin Dermatology team in 2017. She has training and experience in clinical and surgical dermatology for various skin disorders. She has special interest in skin cancer surgery.  

Shannon Kimsey, MS, FNP-BC

Education:

Board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2013-PresentMaster's of Science in Family Practice Nursing, Purdue Calumet, 2013. Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, Valparaiso University, 2009. Aesthetician license, Aveda Institute Chicago, 2004.

Experience:

Shannon has been practicing dermatology and skin care since 2004. First as an aesthetician focusing on medical-grade skin care treatments, then as a R.N mastering laser treatments and assisting in various procedures and now as a Nurse Practitioner treating cosmetic, surgical, and all types of general dermatology patients. Along the way, Shannon has been certified in numerous laser procedures and cosmetic treatments including injections of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, and Voluma for wrinkle correction. She has received continuing education and training in skin cancer surgery, moles, and wart removal. Shannon's special interests include laser therapies for various skin conditions and cosmetic Botox injections. 

Lisa Oswald, Licensed Aesthetician

Education:
Bachelors in Health Administration, Governors State, University Park, IL, 2005
HP Esthetics, Trend Setters, Mokena, IL, 2005
Certified Revitalight Technician (LED Light Therapy), 2005

Experience:
Lisa has been with Fine Skin Dermatology since 2002. She focuses on the treatment of acne, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation with use of medical grade chemical peels and microdermabrasion. She has worked with multiple dermatologists since 1997 which have taught her the importance of maintaining healthier looking skin for all ages.