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Chicago Cosmetic Surgery & Dermatology offers all of the latest innovative treatments only performed by the best providers. Alongside our Board-Certified Dermatologists, we have a specialty-trained team of Physician Assistants that perform a variety of treatments including CoolSculpting EliteEMSCULPT NEOEMFACEThermage FLXmiraDry and so much more!

But what is a Physician Assistant? PAs are licensed clinicians who evaluate, diagnosis and treat a broad variety of medical and cosmetic concerns. They also perform screening exams, preventive care and education for dermatologic patients and families. Our Certified Physician Assistants are under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Jacob, have a Master of Science and are also certified by the National Commission of Certification of PAs.

Meet our Physician Assistants!

  • Nirali Miller, PA: Nirali has been with CCSD since 2005, lending her skills in laser hair removal, CoolSculpting Elite, miraDry, and Thermage FLX just to name a few treatments!
  • Whitney Hersh, MS, PA-C: Whitney is a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant who joined CCSD in 2016. She is experienced in diagnosing and treating dermatological conditions as well as a variety of aesthetic treatments like EMSCULPT NEO, CoolSculpting Elite and Thermage FLX.
  • Brittany Rank, MS, PA-C: Brittany joined CCSD in 2017 as a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant trained in general dermatology as well as aesthetic treatments. Brittany has a philosophy for providing compassionate and integrative care, tailored to each person as an individual.
  • Caroline Sheppard, MS, PA-C: Caroline joined CCSD in 2020 with years of experience as a Nationally Board-Certified Physician Assistant at the University of Chicago Medicine, where she cared for patients in general dermatology. She is passionate about maintaining strong patient-provider relationships and has a special interest in treating acne, psoriasis and hair loss!

Book your cosmetic or dermatologic appointment with one of our experienced Physician Assistants today!

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