Meet the Team

The accomplished physicians at Central Dermatology Center bring unique backgrounds to the practice, but a shared belief that medical treatment is most effective when it is a collaborative effort between the patient and the dermatologist. In Durham and Cary, NC and throughout the Research Triangle, our dermatology practice is known for providing quality care. Our team of board-certified dermatologists is dedicated to educating patients about the prevention of skin diseases and effectively treating conditions. Review their pages to learn more.

If you’d like to meet with one of our physicians, request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Beth G. Goldstein

As a dermatologist serving Sanford, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC, I focus on treating skin cancers and emphasize providing the best experience and outcome possible for the patient. With more than 21 years of dermatology experience, I have developed a focus on surgical dermatology, including Mohs surgery. It’s my passion to educate patients about not only the prevention of skin cancer, but also its early detection when treatment is much more effective and less disfiguring. I also focus on educating patients about avoiding further sun damage to their skin.

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When I moved to Chapel Hill as a dermatologist more than 20 years ago, I knew that treating skin cancer was one of the most gratifying aspects of my practice. For many years I desired to learn more surgical skills and get training in Mohs surgery, which is one of the most effective techniques available for treating skin cancers. Since 2008, I have been performing this technique in a quiet, comfortable setting.

While my focus is now primarily surgical, I am still involved in treating dermatology patients of all ages and diagnoses as a supervising physician of our excellent physician assistants. I also continue to perform cosmetic laser surgeries, chemical peels, fillers, and consult on other cosmetic procedures.

If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Beth Goldstein for a Mohs or Skin Cancer consultation, please request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • Phi Beta Kappa 1981
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • North Carolina Dermatology Society
  • North Carolina Medical Society

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia, cum laude
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
  • Internship and Residency: Medical College of Georgia

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Durham Regional Hospital

Dr. Beth Goldstein’s Complete CV

Dr. Jennelle S. Williams

A Chapel Hill medical and cosmetic dermatologist serving Durham, Sanford, and Cary, NC and beyond, Dr. Jennelle S. Williams joined Central Dermatology Center in 1999. She served as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Duke Medical Center and attending physician at Durham Veterans Administration Hospital prior to joining Central Dermatology Center.

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Dr. Williams graduated as valedictorian with a Bachelor of Arts from Mary Baldwin College in Stanton, Virginia. She received her medical degree from University of Virginia, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed her internship of at University of California, San Francisco before completing her dermatology residency at University of Virginia. Dr. Williams practiced general dermatology in central Virginia before moving to North Carolina. If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jennelle S. Williams, request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Williams’ interests include pigmented lesions, as well as melanoma and skin cancer surveillance. She enjoys performing cosmetic dermatology through The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology, including laser treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and dermal fillers.

Board Certification

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Accomplishments & Affiliations

Board Certification

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Contact Dermatitis Society

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: Mary Baldwin College
  • Medical School: University of Virginia
  • Internship: University of California San Francisco
  • Residency: University of Virginia

Hospital Affiliations

  • Durham Regional Hospital

Dr. Jennelle Williams’s Complete CV

Dr. David T. DeVries

A dermatologist serving Cary, Sanford, Durham, and Chapel Hill, NC, Dr. David T. DeVries began his education locally by earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to receive his medical degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His training as a dermatologist was completed at the University of Rochester.

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If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. David T. DeVries, request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Professional & Personal Interests

Dr. DeVries specializes in adult and pediatric medical dermatology, skin cancer surveillance, and skin surgery. He enjoys running, cooking, theater, and spending time with his family. He and his wife live with their 3 children in Chapel Hill.

Professional Highlights

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina, B.A., English Literature
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., English Literature
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine, M.D.
  • Brown University, Internship
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine, Residency

Hospital Affiliations

  • Durham Regional Hospital

Dr. David T. DeVries CV

Dr. Rebecca W. Todd Bell

Dr. Rebecca Todd Bell, a dermatologist serving Durham, Chapel Hill, Sanford, and Cary, NC, earned her bachelor’s degree in science at Wake Forest University, where she met her husband. She returned to Tennessee, where she was born, to complete her medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Todd Bell completed a dermatology residency at the same university, where she was named chief resident during her senior year.

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She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and maintains interests in adult and pediatric dermatology, skin cancer surveillance, skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. When not practicing medicine, Dr. Todd Bell spends her time reading, exercising, listening to bluegrass, and spending time with her husband and their two sons

If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rebecca W. Todd Bell, request a consultation online request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • North Carolina Dermatology Society

Education and Training

  • Wake Forest University, B.S. in Science
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, M.D.
  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Internship and Residency

Hospital Affiliations

  • Durham Regional Hospital

Dr. Rebecca Todd Bell’s CV

Dr. Nadia S. Wang

Dr. Nadia Wang is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist, serving Durham, Chapel Hill, and Cary, NC and surrounding areas. She attended the seven-year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program at Boston University, where she earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees.

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Dr. Wang completed a dermatology residency at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at New York University, where she also served as an assistant professor of dermatology.

If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nadia S. Wang,  request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Wang is interested in general dermatology and dermatopathology.

Accomplishments

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: Boston University, Bachelor of Arts, Accelerated Liberal Arts/Medical Education Combined Degree Program, summa cum laude
  • Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, magna cum laude
  • Residency: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Hospitals, Department of Dermatology
  • Fellowship: New York University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Dermatopathology Section

Dr. Nadia S. Wang’s CV

Dr. C. Lynn Cheng

Dr. C. Lynn Cheng serves dermatology patients at our Chapel Hill, Galloway Ridge, Sanford, and Cary, NC locations. She moved back to the Triangle Area after working in private practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate and medical degree from Duke University. After completing a pediatric internship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she moved to Milwaukee where she completed a dermatology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin

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Dr. Cheng is married and enjoys spending time her family and friends. She loves to travel and enjoys reading, photography, running and downhill skiing. Dr. Cheng is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

If you’d like to meet with board-certified dermatologist Dr. C. Lynn Cheng,  request a consultation online, or call Central Dermatology Center at (919) 401-1994 to schedule an appointment.

Areas of Specialization

Dr. Cheng is interested in adult and pediatric medical dermatology and cutaneous surgery.

Accomplishments

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering
  • Medical School: Duke University
  • Internship: UNC at Chapel Hill, Pediatrics
  • Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Dermatology

Dr. C. Lynn Cheng’s CV

Dr. Ruth F. Walters

Dr. Ruth Walters is a Dermatopathologist and the director of the Dermatopathology laboratory at our Chapel Hill practice.  Her clinical interests are melanocytic lesions and inflammatory dermatoses.  She enjoys working closely with our providers to incorporate each patient’s unique clinical history into the diagnostic process.  Dr. Walters feels that being part of the practice fosters open communications between Dermatology and Pathology allowing for a more precise diagnosis, which ultimately provides the patient with better treatment options. 

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After graduating with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Walters received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and received the Merit Award for her first and second years of training. She completed a residency in Pathology and a fellowship in Surgical Pathology at University of North Carolina Hospitals where she served as chief resident and was selected to receive the Medical Alumni Endowment Fund Grant for research on melanoma. She then completed a Dermatopathology fellowship at New York University and stayed on to serve as an assistant professor of Dermatology and Pathology, and as Assistant Laboratory Director. She was honored to receive the full-time attending of the year award from the Department of Dermatology in 2011 for her role in teaching dermatology residents. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to continue teaching residents in the pathology department at the University of North Carolina.

When she is not at work, Dr. Walters enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and two dogs, gardening, yoga, and volunteering as a school reading partner.

Accomplishments

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology

Dr. Ruth F. Walker’s CV

Dr. Austin Newsome

A Dermatologist serving in Chapel Hill & Cary NC, Dr. Austin Newsome began her education by earning a degree in Biology with a focus in cellular and molecular studies from Hampton University in Hampton Virginia. She then went on to receive her medical degree from East Carolina University. Her training as a dermatologist was also completed at East Carolina University.

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Her interest in dermatology started early during her medical training. She greatly values the knowledge that when she treats skin conditions, she can also be treating the social and mental anxieties that sometimes accompanies those conditions. Dr. Newsome enjoys general and cosmetic dermatology, but has a special interest in skin of color. She hopes to continue learning and bring new treatment ideas and techniques for all patients and to address specific conditions in skin of color. Dr. Newsome loves getting to work at CDC nwith such a wide variety of patients as well as warm, friendly providers and staff that enjoy coming to work.

She enjoys spending time family, friends, reading, biking, and attending church. As a native Durham, resident, she has been enjoying getting to relearn the area and enjoys the development and growth of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.

Accomplishments

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology

Physician Assistants

Anne Taylor Casperson

Certified Physician Assistant
Anne earned her undergraduate degree at UNC in 2003 and then worked as a medical assistant at Central Dermatology gaining valuable experience. She joined the Central Dermatology team of providers in 2007 after completing her physician assistant training with honors at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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Interests include skin cancer surveillance, skin surgery and acne treatment. Anne is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. In her free time, Anne enjoys spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Tar Heels. Anne lives in Apex with her husband, daughter, son and dogs. She splits her clinic time between our office in Sanford on Mondays and Fridays and our office in Chapel Hill on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Cheryl Jones

Certified Physician Assistant
Cheryl graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science from Michigan State University with high honors, then went on to complete her master’s degree in physician’s assistant studies at the University of Detroit Mercy.

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After graduating, she sharpened her internal medicine skills within a busy Detroit inner city office. Since 1996, Cheryl has worked as a dermatology physician assistant. She joined Central Dermatology Center in January 2018. Dermatology is a pleasure and a passion for her and she still finds it fascinating after 2 decades in practice. There are always new challenges to overcome and knowledge to gain. She feels that CDC is a unique practice with topnotch clinical staff and a professional attitude that influences the staff and patients alike.

Laura Z. Phillips

Certified Physician Assistant
Laura graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, then went on to complete the physician assistant graduate program in 2005 at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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She worked for a Charlotte dermatology practice before joining Central Dermatology Center. Her interests include acne and skin cancer surveillance. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Laura lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons.

Jennifer Adair

Certified Physician Assistant
Jennifer graduated with honors from the Physician Assistant program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 2000. She began her medical career working in Urgent Care and Internal Medicine. Since 2004, she has worked in Dermatology in Maryland and North Carolina.

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Special interests include skin cancer surveillance, teenage acne, and cosmetic dermatology. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Allison Weis

Certified Physician Assistant

Before joining Central Dermatology Center, Allison practiced Dermatology in Atlanta, Georgia with special training in Pediatric Dermatology. Her professional interests include general and surgical dermatology, and she is thrilled to serve the people of central North Carolina.

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She believes in treating the whole person, not just their symptoms, and strives to develop treatment plans with each patient’s unique needs and lifestyle in mind. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and she is a member of the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.

 

Allison is from Pinehurst, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill prior to beginning a career in medicine. She graduated with honors from Emory University’s Physician Assistant Program, ranked #3 nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and also received a Master of Public Health degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. She has worked on both local and international public health projects and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. She is an active member of American Associate of American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Stephanie Knutson

Certified Physician Assistant

Stephanie worked as a medical assistant at Central Dermatology Center before completing her physician assistant training. After her experience with the practice, there was simply no other field she could see herself working in. She is thrilled to now be able to care for patients in the same place she discovered her passion.

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Practicing in Dermatology, she is given the opportunity to improve the body’s first line of defense. She enjoys focusing on medical dermatology including skin cancer surveillance, acne management, warts, eczema, and psoriasis.

 

Stephanie received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received her physician assistant training with high honors from South University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Skin Care & Laser Center

Claire Brennan Stanko

Esthetician
Claire completed training in Birmingham, AL and worked for a year there before moving in 2006 to North Carolina with her husband. She is a licensed esthetician in both North Carolina and Alabama. Since arriving at The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology, she has earned certification in the use of multiple laser procedures and in the use of medical grade chemical peels. 

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Her training also includes the use of medical grade skin care products. “I love working in the skin care field and I especially love working with the wonderful clients at The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology.”

Kathryn Jackson

Registered Nurse, Nurse Injector and Laser Treatment Specialist
Kathryn graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1993. She began her nursing career as a floor nurse at Duke University Medical Center. She transitioned into medical aesthetics nine years ago. 

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She has years of experience injecting fillers and neurotoxins. She also enjoys using laser technology to help her clients achieve their aesthetic goals. She is married and has two beautiful teenage daughters. She enjoys spending time with family and good friends.

Stephanie Carnell

Clinical Manager, Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Injector and Laser Treatment Specialist
Stephanie’s versatility makes her a valuable member of our team. She began her medical aesthetic career at a private dermatology practice in Raleigh and quickly advanced in her career. She received extensive training in the use of more than eighteen different lasers and is a laser safety officer.

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She has completed numerous hours of continued education and is thoroughly trained to perform injections of neurotoxins and facial fillers. She is certified through the North Carolina Board of Nursing and is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Stephanie has also completed training under a board-certified dermatologist in performing sclerotherapy for spider veins, microdermabrasions and superficial chemical peels.

Sumner Spivey

Esthetician
After graduating from North Carolina State University with her Business degree, Sumner began working at The Skin Care and Laser Center. Sumner’s love for beauty and skin care started like most teenagers; trying on mom’s makeup and all those lotions and potions.  After being exposed to cosmetic and medical dermatology for several years, Sumner decided to further her education and become a Licensed Aesthetician, a graduate of Durham Technical Community College.

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Sumner has completed training under our board-certified dermatologists. From Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion and many other services SCLC has to offer, she takes pride in each treatment she performs. Sumner strives to help clients’ look and feel beautiful in their own skin, by sharing her skin care secrets about products and techniques. She finds it very fulfilling to connect with her patients, establish trust and give personal attention to each of their needs. She makes sure everyone leaves happy and confident!

Meredith Walter

Front Desk Associate
Meredith is one of the smiling faces that will greet you when coming to The Skin Care and Laser Center. She has been working as a front desk associate in the dermatology field for over five years. She moved to North Carolina with her husband after earning her Master Cosmetology license in Atlanta, Georgia. Meredith does her best to make sure each person feels welcome to our practice.

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She has received professional training in our skin care lines and can help recommend the best medical grade products for your skin. Her goal is to make sure everyone who visits The Skin Care and Laser Center has a great experience!

Noelle Grulke

Spa Coordinator
Noelle’s cheery voice is one of the first you will hear when contacting The Skin Care and Laser Center of Central Dermatology. 

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Noelle moved to North Carolina with her husband shortly after graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Science. Her helpfulness is out of this world and she will make sure you are getting the best care possible.

Dr. Beth Goldstein, Dr. Jennelle S. Williams, Dr. David T. DeVries, Dr. Rebecca Todd-Bell, Dr. C. Lynn Cheng, Dr. Nadia Wang and Dr. Austin Newsome are all board-certified Dermatologists and members of the American Board of Dermatology. At Central Dermatology Center, we specialize in the following areas:  the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, the treatment of acne and acne scars, aging skin and wrinkles, hair loss, eczema, rashes, moles, cysts, lesions, rosacea and redness.  CDC serves patients throughout North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, Cary, and Sanford.