When you’re with us, you’re family. Family Dermatology was founded in 2003 by Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Matt Flynn. We have two convenient locations in Apex and Raleigh which provide a wide range of dermatological services to keep you and your skin healthy. We strive to educate our patients and members of our community about the importance of healthy skin care practices. We are committed to assist you and your family with the care your skin deserves. Our office makes a continual effort to communicate with the primary care practices of the community so we may assist them in the referral of their patients needing dermatological care.
Matt Flynn, M.D. founded Family Dermatology in 2003. He is originally from Oakland and Stockton, California. He earned his B.A. in applied math from Harvard then attended Duke Medical School, where he was first in his class. After interning at UC San Francisco, he served as resident and chief resident in dermatology at Stanford. He is the recipient of a Presidential Service Award from President Obama for his ongoing work volunteering as the dermatologist for Wake County’s Department of Pediatrics, where his wife Theresa is a pediatrician. He also serves as the dermatologist for the Carolina Hurricanes. Dr. Flynn has coauthored half a dozen medical Board review and other books. He has three boys.
Kara Brooks, M.D. was raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. She graduated with a B.A. in cellular neuroscience from Colgate University in upstate New York. After returning to warmer weather for medical school at the University of Hawaii, she came back east to complete her Internal Medicine internship and Dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Brooks is a board-certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She and her husband, Aaron, have agreed that North Carolina feels like home. They love spending time with their daughter, dog, and extended family.
Dr. Johr joined Family Dermatology after relocating from Boca Raton, FL, where he had been in solo private practice for many years. Dr. Johr completed his dermatology residency at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY and at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. While in private practice, he also held appointments as Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Miami, where he was also Director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic for twenty years.
Dr. Johr’s main areas of interest are in the diagnosis and treatment of atypical moles and skin cancer. He has extensive expertise in dermoscopy and digital dermoscopy, which can greatly improve the accurate diagnosis of worrisome skin lesions. He has authored two books on dermoscopy and continues to lecture nationally and internationally on the topic.
Dr. Johr and his wife moved to Chapel Hill to be closer to his family and grandchildren. His hobbies include skiing, surfing, and golf, and he is a third-degree black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate. Dr. Johr is also fluent in Spanish and German.
Shaily Bhatnagar is originally from Richmond, VA. She first lived in North Carolina as an undergraduate at Duke University, where she received a B.A. with a major in public policy and a minor in biology. She then moved to New York City to attend the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During medical school, she was selected for a Doris Duke Clinical Research fellowship with a focus in melanoma at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. After completing an intern year in Massachusetts, she returned to North Carolina for Dermatology residency at UNC. She served as chief resident during her final year there. Dr. Bhatnagar is a board-certified dermatologist and member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She and her husband Amit love spending time with their son, traveling, and playing tennis.
Kelly Blount received a Bachelor of Science at Pepperdine University in 1997 and graduated from the Saint Louis University Physician Assistant Program in 2001. She has been practicing dermatology since 2002. Mrs. Blount is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Dermatology Society, and the Triangle Dermatology Association. She is a native of North Carolina, and has three children. She enjoys running, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Ginger Smith received a BA in Bio-Health Sciences from Gettysburg College. She graduated from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program with a Master of Health Science degree. Mrs. Smith is a certified Physician Assistant who holds memberships with the Society for Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Her clinical interests include general dermatology, acne, and atopic dermatitis. Mrs. Smith lives in Raleigh with her husband Peter and their three children. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
Andrew Schano, PA-C is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has practiced as a Dermatology PA and Aeromedical PA for the past 14 years. He completed a Clinical Master’s degree in Dermatology in 2011 and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2005, at the Military Physician Assistant Program accredited through the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
PA Schano retired from the United States Army as a Major in the Medical Specialists Corps in September of 2016 after 20 years of active duty service.
His last assignment was Assistant Professor at the Interservice Physician Assistant Program at Fort Sam Houston, TX where he taught Dermatology to Military PA Students.
Beth MacPherson was born and raised in New Jersey. In 1997 she received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Medicine for over nine years. In 2005 she completed her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification at Northeastern University in Boston. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Dermatology Nurses Association and the Society of Dermatology Physicians Assistants. She brings over twelve years of dermatology experience to Family Dermatology. She enjoys treating a variety of both medical and cosmetic concerns for patients of all ages. She recently relocated to Cary with her husband, two young boys, and dog.