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Christy Lorton, M.D.

Christy Lorton
M.D.

Christy Lorton, M.D.

Dr. Christy Lorton founded Dermatology Associates in 1991. A native of Fairborn, OH, Dr. Lorton graduated summa cum laude from Wright State University, BS Chemistry in 1979. She attended medical school at The Ohio State College of Medicine Health Professions Scholarship Program, and graduated with honors in surgery and medicine. After an internship at Wright Patterson AFB Medical Center, she served for three years in the Air Force as a general medical officer at Zweibrucken AFB in West Germany. Dr.Lorton completed her residency training in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati (1986-1989), where she served as Chief Resident. She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology and the Ohio State Medical Association. Dr.Lorton practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and serves as president of Dermatology Associates, Inc. She has been married to Dr.Michael Lorton since 1980, and they have four children (Jessica, Alex, Holly and Hillary).


Beth Zavell, M.D.

Beth Zavell
M.D.

Beth Zavell, M.D.

Dr. Beth Zavell has been practicing dermatology at Dermatology Associates since 1994. A native of Springfield, Ohio, Dr. Zavell graduated from Bowling Green State University, summa cum laude. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1990. After an internship at MCO, she completed her residency training in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan (1991-1994), where she served as a Chief Resident. She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Zavell enjoys practicing medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is married to Dr. John Zavell, and they have three children.


Sarah Stierman, M.D.

Sarah Stierman
M.D.

Sarah Stierman, M.D.

Dr. Sarah Stierman joined Dermatology Associates in 2012. A native of Maumee, Ohio, Dr. Stierman graduated magna cum laude from the Kent State University Honors College in 2002, where she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly MCO), graduating in 2007 with a doctorate in Medicine and a graduate certificate in Pathology. After an internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Dr. Stierman completed her residency training in Dermatology at Wayne State University (2008-2011), where she served as Chief Resident. She then completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Cincinnati (2011-2012). She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Stierman practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology, as well as Dermatopathology. She has been married to Mike Stierman, CNP, since 2003 and enjoys working with her husband. They reside in Toledo and have one son.


Dr. Deborah Thaler hasl joined Dermatology Associates of Ohio.

Deborah Thaler D.O.

Deborah Thaler, D.O.

Dr. Deborah H. Thaler is a native of Toledo, Ohio, where she attended Sylvania schools. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors from Indiana University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Thaler then attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, she returned to Toledo to complete a family practice residency at St. Vincent’s Mercy Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. Dr. Thaler is a board certified family physician, with focus exclusively in dermatology. Prior to joining Dermatology Associates in September 2010, Dr. Thaler practiced in Sylvania with the late Dr. Harry Humeniuk. Dr. Thaler is married to Dr. Russell Thaler, a periodontist in Maumee, Ohio. They have three children.


Shannon Hammond, PA-C

Shannon Hammond
PA-C

Shannon Hammond, PA-C

Shannon Hammond has been working with Dr. Lorton and Dr. Zavell at Dermatology Associates since 2001. She received her Master's Degree from the Medical College of Ohio, after receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and Dietetics from Michigan State University. Shannon is certified by The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Shannon diagnoses and treats many dermatological conditions, and performs minor procedures in the office. She lives in the area with her husband and two children.


Sherri Whitcomb, PA-C

Sherri Whitcomb
PA-C

Sherri Whitcomb, PA-C

Sherri Whitcomb has been working with Dr. Lorton and Dr. Zavell at Dermatology Associates since 2003. She received her Master's Degree from the Medical College of Ohio, after receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Eastern Michigan University. Sherri is certified by The National Commission on Ceritification of Physician Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Ohio Association of Physician Assistants and The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Sherri diagnoses and treats many dermatological conditions, as well as, performs minor procedures in the office.


Joanna Ansted, PA-C

Joanna Ansted
PA-C

Joanna Ansted, PA-C

Joanna Ansted has been working with Dr, Lorton and Dr. Zavell at Dermatology Associates since January 2009. She received her Master's Degree from the Medical College of Ohio, after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Wells College in New York. Joanna is certifed by The National Commission of Physican Assistants. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, The Ohio Association of Physician . Joanna diagnoses and treats many dermatological conditions, as well as, performs minor procedures in the office.


Mike Stierman, CNP

Mike Stierman
CNP

Mike Stierman, CNP

Mike Stierman joined Dermatology Associates in 2012. A Toledo native, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo in 2003, followed by his Masters of Science in Nursing in 2007. Mike is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society of nursing. Prior to joining Dermatology Associates, Mike was a staff nurse practitioner in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati. Mike diagnoses and treats many dermatological conditions and performs minor procedures in the office. Mike has been married to Dr. Sarah Stierman since 2003. They reside in Toledo and have one son.



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