At Texas Dermatology Associates, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Texas Dermatology Associates every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Alan Menter, M.D.
Dr. Menter was born in England and is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria, also in South Africa, and two fellowships in London at Guy's Hospital and St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin.
A fellowship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas brought Menter to the United States. Since then, he has held several positions within the UT and Baylor University systems. In 1992, he was appointed chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center and still holds that position. In 2007, he was appointed director of the Baylor Research Center and in 2010, Program Director of the newly formed Dermatology Residency Program at Baylor University Medical Center.
Committed to patients
Dr. Menter has a long-held interest in psoriasis and psoriatic disease research. In 1994, he co-authored the first gene discovery for psoriasis, published in Science in 1994. His research on psoriasis has examined everything from ultraviolet phototherapy, biologic therapy to the mapping of genetic patterns to predict if a person is at risk of developing psoriasis.
In August 2004, Dr. Menter helped found the International Psoriasis Council to raise international awareness of psoriasis as a serious autoimmune disease that can significantly impact quality of life. His clinical practice includes more than 1,600 patients on systemic and biologic therapy and phototherapy.
Dedicated to research
Dr. Menter held the position of clinical director of the National Psoriasis Foundation Gene Bank from 1996 to 2002. His resume lists some 300+ articles, four books and 19 book chapters. He serves as a member of the editorial board for several medical journals, including the Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. He is chair of research for Dermatology at Baylor Research Institute, Principle Faculty at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, as well as clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
Dr. Menter has been listed in the Best Doctors in America since 1994 and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare since 1996. He also represented the South African National Rugby team, the Springboks, in 1968. In 2013, Dr. Menter received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. In March 2015, he received the Dermatology Foundation annual Clark W. Finnerud award at the AAD meeting in San Francisco.
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So Yeon Paek, M.D.
Dr. So Yeon Paek graduated from Yale University with a degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. As a native Texan, she returned to Texas and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), internship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. She is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Research Award for psoriasis research and the Michael S. Benninger, M.D. Award for excellence as physician, researcher, and teacher at Henry Ford.
Before joining Texas Dermatology Associates, Dr. Paek was Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Brown Medical School, Co-Director of the Center for Skin and Musculoskeletal Diseases, and Medical Director of the Phototherapy Unit at Rhode Island Hospital. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Medical Dermatologic Society, and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. She has been Principal Investigator for numerous research studies and has written book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has also lectured at the local, state, national, and international level. Her clinical and research interests include psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, biologic therapy, general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Paek enjoys international travel, food, and music. She is excited to be back in Dallas with her husband and son.
Dario Kivelevitch, M.D.
Dr. Dario Kivelevitch was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and completed his medical degree in University of Buenos Aires. He graduated in 2000 and completed both an
Internal Medicine and a Dermatology residency in Buenos Aires. Following his training he became Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires. Dr. Kivelevitch has been involved in psoriasis research from an early stage in his dermatology career and in 2013 accepted a two-year translational research fellowship at the Baylor Institute of Immunology Research. He re-trained in Dermatology at the Baylor Dermatology residency program and graduated as chief resident in June 2018.
Dr. Kivelevitch has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, including articles in Circulation and The Lancet. He has received several awards for his research and has presented the findings of his research to highly-esteemed audiences at numerous national and international medical conferences. He is the primary author of a book chapter and frequently reviews manuscripts for esteemed dermatology research journals. The majority of his research to date has focused on the immunobiology of psoriasis and psoriasis therapy.
His areas of clinical interest include: Psoriasis, Alopecia (hair loss), Atopic Dermatitis (eczema), Contact Dermatitis, Acne, Lupus, and Skin Cancer
Cosmetic Dermatology: facial rejuvenation, neuromodulators, injectable hyaluronic fillers
Cynthia Trickett, PA-C, MPAS
Cynthia Trickett has been a Physician Assistant since 1995 when she graduated with her Bachelor's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. She practiced Family Medicine for approximately 3 years in Houston, Texas before transfering into Dermatology in 1998, and has been practicing in this specialty ever since. In 2000, she completed her Master's of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (with a concentration in Dermatology) from The University of Nebraska. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Physician Assistant Departments with both the University of Texas Southwestern as well as the University of North Texas. She regularly mentors and lectures to the PA students. She has guest lectured for the National Psoriasis Foundation as well as lecturing to Dermatology practitioners across the United States on psoriatic disease.
Cynthia has been in the United States Air Force since 1990, serving in both the Air Force Reserves and the Texas Air National Guard in the Biomedical Science Corps. She holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in her position as a Physician Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys travel, foreign movies, World War II history, and works with the Ronald McDonald House of San Antonio.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, as well as the Air National Guard Association of Physician Assistants.
Lisa Ostrowski, PA-C, MPAS
Lisa is a native Texan from the Texas Coast, she began her medical career as a Pediatric RN at the Houston Children's Medical Center.
In 1986, Lisa graduated with a degree in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Texas Medical branch in Galveston. During her career as a Physician Assistant, Lisa worked in many branches of the hospital including Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Nephrology/Dialysis and Emergency Medicine.
Ultimately, she brought her 20 years of experience into a field of study that would combine her talents and her love of the holistic treatment to treat the largest organ in the body, our skin.
Lisa specializes in the treatment and prevention of psoriasis, skin cancers and cosmetic treatments.
She feels blessed to have been trained by many of the leaders in the dermatology field.
Lisa has a forever growing aspiration for insight and technique to provide the best possible outcome for her patients and future patients.
In her spare time, Lisa is president and founder of a not for profit ministry, and enjoys spending time with her amazing husband and their two children.