Dr. H. Duncan Dorris, Jr.
Dr. H. Duncan Dorris, Jr. was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies where he majored in Microbiology. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Dorris became interested in the specialty of Dermatology. After completing two years of an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, he returned to the Medical College of Georgia for an additional three years of Dermatology training. Completing that program in June 1995, Dr. Dorris joined Dermatology Associates of Asheville in 1995. In January 2006, he opened Forest Dermatology. Dr. Dorris is a board certified Dermatologist and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Dorris is also an adjunct instructor with the UNC Asheville School of Medicine. Additionally, he participates as a preceptor for several different Physician Assistant programs and regularly sponsors local students from the MAHEC Minority Mentoring Program. Dr. Dorris and his wife, Mary, have lived in Asheville since 1995 and have five grown children.
Dr. Justin R. Sigmon
Dr. Sigmon was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina and graduated from T.C. Roberson high school in 1999. While earning his bachelor degree in biology at UNC-Asheville, he spent time volunteering at Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry and became interested in pursuing a career in medicine. Upon graduating from UNC-Asheville in 2003, Dr. Sigmon went on to earn his medical degree from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee, graduating in 2009. As a junior medical student he was chosen by his peers and instructors to be inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. In addition to this prestigious honor, he received other awards and recognition for his excellence in surgery and medicine as a medical student. Dr. Sigmon stayed at East Tennessee State University to complete an internship in Internal Medicine before going on to a Dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Sigmon has participated in multiple research studies over the course of his training and presented at regional and national conferences with over ten publications in peer-reviewed journals. He also had the distinction of serving as the chief resident of dermatology at the Medical College of Georgia in his last year of residency. Dr. Sigmon has a strong interest in general medical dermatology and dermatological surgery. Dr. Sigmon is currently a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, North Carolina Dermatology Association, Western Carolina Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the UNC School of Medicine teaching students and residents, participates as a preceptor for several different Physician Assistant programs, and regularly sponsors local students from the MAHEC Minority Mentoring Program. Dr. Sigmon lives in Arden with his wife, Jolie, and their two children. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, cooking, flyfishing, and hiking.
Dr. Logan D'Souza
Dr. Logan D'Souza is a specialist in skin cancer and Mohs micrographic surgery. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, he attended the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Microbiology followed by medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. During medical school he received several accolades from his peers and professors, including membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as a junior medical student for academic excellence, serving as elected President of his class, and membership in the Gold Humanism Honor Society for attitudes and behaviors of the most humanistic physicians. After medical school, Dr. D’Souza completed an internship in Internal Medicine followed by a residency in Dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He continued at UConn for an extra ACGME-accredited fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, gaining subspecialty training in several professional areas of interest - Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. During his postgraduate training, Dr. D’Souza trained with 4 fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeons with a combined 4 decades of experience, and he performed over 2,000 supervised skin surgeries. Dr. D’Souza has been active in research with original articles accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and JAMA Dermatology, and he has also presented at national annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. D’Souza is currently a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and he is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the UNC School of Medicine teaching students and residents. Dr. D’Souza, his wife Stephanie - a native of North Carolina - and their daughter Isabel enjoy being outdoors, traveling, running, hiking, and playing and watching sports.
Kellye Bookout, PA-C
Kellye is originally from Gainesville, Georgia, and is a graduate from South University in Savannah, Georgia, with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She received her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia. She then worked as an Athletic Trainer at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, for five years providing medical coverage for local high school sports teams. Kellye is a Board Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants. Kellye and her husband J.D. enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and spending time with their sons, Jackson, Finn, and Sam.
Rebecca Rankin, PA-C
Rebecca was born and raised in Abingdon, Virginia, where she lived before attending Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina for her undergraduate studies. While at Wofford, Rebecca studied Pre-med Biology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. She then completed her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. Rebecca is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed in the state of North Carolina. She is a member of the Western Carolina Medical Society. While seeing patients for medical and cosmetic dermatologic needs, Rebecca has partnered with Avadim Technologies, Inc., a local life sciences company, where she has conducted cosmetic clinical trials for new skin care formulations. She resides with her husband, Isaac, in Arden, North Carolina. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Willow.
Jennifer H. Taylor, PA-C
Jennifer has been practicing medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology since 2004. She is a native North Carolinian, born in Raleigh and raised in Fayetteville. Jennifer attended North Carolina State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and minors in both Botany and Genetics. She then attended graduate school at Methodist University in Fayetteville where she earned her Master of Medical Science degree and completed her Physician Assistant Certification. Jennifer was president of her physician assistant class and has served as a dermatology preceptor to both physician assistant and nurse practitioner students over the years. Prior to joining Forest Dermatology, she practiced dermatology in Fayetteville, Lumberton and Pinehurst. Jennifer is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the North Carolina Dermatology Association. She loves spending time outdoors and chasing waterfalls with her husband, Nathaniel, her two sons, Wyatt and Weston, and her black lab, Allie.