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Board-Certified Dermatologist in Birmingham, MI

Wendy McFalda, D.O.

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. McFalda is the principal provider at Clarkston Dermatology. She has worked hard to build her practice into a state-of-the-art dermatologic center with a highly-trained staff. Under her guidance, Clarkston Dermatology has been awarded the honor of being an accredited Center of Excellence by Lumenis, the maker of the Active/Deep FX Laser. Dr. McFalda provides hands-on training for physicians in beginning, intermediate and advanced uses of the Active/Deep FX technology. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor at Michigan State University.

In addition to running her practice and holding her Lumenis preceptorships, Dr. McFalda is a sought-after speaker who has lectured for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, has numerous published articles, and is an attending physician and past director of the Dermatology Residents Clinic at the POH Medical Center. She often speaks for Allergan, Medicis, and Astellas, for all of whom she is a speaker’s bureau member. Dr. Wendy L McFalda is listed at DoctorsDig.com.

Credentials

  • Medical School, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Residency
  • Training, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Michigan Dermatological Society
  • American Medical Association Preceptor for Lumenis
Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon in Birmingham, MI

Brian Kopitzki, D.O.

Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Kopitzki is a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon and dermatologist. He completed both an internal medicine and dermatology residency. After residency he practiced general and surgical dermatology in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He went on to complete a one year fellowship in Mohs and dermatologic surgery under the guidance of Roger Ceilley, MD a former pupil of Dr. Mohs. He performed more than 1,400 cases during his fellowship.
Dr. Kopitzki has lectured at national meetings and is published in dermatologic literature. Clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, actinic keratosis, and surgical and non-surgical treatments of skin cancer. Dr. Kopitzki performs Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, and sees general dermatology patients of all ages.

Credentials

  • Mohs Surgery Fellowship: Dermatology PC / Roger Ceilley, MD
  • Dermatology Residency: Genesys/ Michigan State University
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Genesys / Michigan State University
  • Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine: DO
  • Michigan State University: BS Psychology / Pre-med
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Osetopathic Association
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Board-Certified Dermatologist in Birmingham, MI

Brett Bender, D.O.

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Brett Bender is a board-certified dermatologist, originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who graduated cum laude from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and continued with his medical education at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completing an internship year in Philadelphia, he completed residency training in family practice at St Luke’s in Allentown, PA and then a residency in dermatology through Michigan State University at Botsford and McLaren Hospitals. For 8 years, Dr. Bender practiced at Middlebelt Dermatology Center in Farmington Hills, MI as an associate dermatologist. He joined Clarkston Dermatology in 2016 and soon developed a partnership with his patients. Dr. Bender specializes in general and surgical dermatology with special interest in treating psoriasis and contact dermatitis. He remains active in academic medicine by serving as a trainer for dermatology residents through Michigan State and as an editorial board member for the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. 

Credentials

  • Medical School, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency Family Practice, St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown PA
  • Residency Dermatology, Michigan State University at Botsford and McLaren Hospitals
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Oakland County Medical Society
  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Dermatology Resident Trainer for Michigan State University
Board-Certified Dermatologist in Birmingham, MI

Michelle Dawson, M.D.

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Michelle Dawson grew up in Rochester, MI and is happy to be practicing in Clarkston, so close to her roots. Dr. Dawson has an undergraduate degree in business and completed medical school and residency through Wayne State University (all in the top 5% of the class) where she was active in dermatology research including areas of melanoma, hair loss, genetic syndromes and antibiotic usage in dermatologic conditions. Dr. Dawson partners with each patient to provide superior care, with special interest in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for hair loss in men and women and cosmetic injectables such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking pilates and barre classes–she is even a certified teacher.

Credentials

  • Medical School, Wayne State University
  • Dermatology Residency, Wayne State University
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Registered Nurse in Birmingham, MI

Carol Ecker, R.N.

Registered Nurse

Carol has been a Registered Nurse and Clinical Educator for over 17 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan University. She has a passion for the field of aesthetic medicine. Using her expertise, she also trains other professionals to be successful in their aesthetic practices. Carol has developed a very modern approach to blending the art and skill of injectables with innovative science and technology of laser. This experience allows her to partner with all generations in finding anti-aging solutions. Whether it is skin rejuvenation or body sculpting, she will develop a customized treatment plan to help you look and feel your best. When she is out of the office, she enjoys friends, family, gardening and travel, especially to California where she began her career.

Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Nursing, Eastern Michigan University
  • ASLMS – American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Clinical Application Specialist for Lumenis
  • CoolSculpting Certification
  • Aesthetic Extender Symposium
  • MBA of Aesthetics Program
Certified Physician Assistant in Birmingham, MI

Kelly Swanson, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

We are proud to have Kelly Swanson on our team as our Physician Assistant. She has an undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Western Michigan University. She became a certified physician assistant with a master’s degree from the University of Toledo. Kelly works under the guidance of Dr. Wendy McFalda and sees clinical dermatology patients at our practice. Her friendly demeanor and passion for dermatology have made her a popular choice for patients. When she is not seeing patients, she loves to golf and also teaches barre classes!

Credentials

  • Dietetics, Western Michigan University
  • Master’s Degree, Certified Physician Assistant, University of Toledo
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistants
Certified Physician Assistant in Birmingham, MI

Revonda Nieporte

Licensed Aesthetician

Revonda Nieporte is a licensed aesthetician with over 15 years experience in dermatology and plastic surgery. She partners with her patients to find real solutions for their individual skin concerns with treatments varying from chemical peels and facials to microneedling and lasers. When she is not in the office, Revonda enjoys spending time with her family, attending spin classes, and boating during the beautiful Michigan summers!