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1505 Northside Blvd. Suite 1500
Cumming, Georgia 30041
Georgia Dermatology Center is located in Cumming Georgia, under the direction of Board Certified Dermatologist, Alexander S. Gross, M.D. The overall health and appearance of their patients’ skin is the main priority at Georgia Dermatology Center. Dr. Gross and his well-trained staff blend modern medical techniques and effective cosmetic procedures together allowing them to provide their patients with a variety of dermatology services that deliver impressive and noticeable results.
In addition to providing many modern medical procedures, Georgia Dermatology Center is a training facility for CoolLipo™, VelaShape™, FotoFacial™, and ReFirme™ , and a certified national training center for the use of Botox®. Georgia Dermatology Center also houses a full-service medical spa making Dr. Gross’ practice a truly dynamic and complete dermatology clinic. Learn more about Dr. Gross, his medical professionals and his practice’s support staff below.
Dr. Gross received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biology from Emory University and then attended medical school at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine. Upon receiving his medical degree he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Emory University. He then completed a dermatology residency and fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Gross is board certified in both the fields of internal medicine and dermatology.
Dr. Gross lectures both locally and nationally, and has published numerous papers on dermatology. Dr. Gross is a Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American College of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is a member of Annenberg Circle of Dermatology Foundation, Atlanta Dermatological Association, Georgia Dermatology Society, Southern Medical Association, and In April 2008, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dr. Gross to the Georgia Medical Board. Dr. Gross was influential in drafting and lobbying for the Medical and Laser Act that was passed in 2009, and will chair the laser licensing committee. Dr. Gross has been featured in both television and magazine articles as an advocate of “talk-esthesia,” the art of keeping patients comfortable during surgery through conversation.
Dr. Gross has been affiliated with the American Cancer Society for 26 years and remains active in his community. He served as president of the DeKalb County Unit from 1995-1996 and was the Medical Director of the Greater Atlanta Unit from 1996-1997. Dr. Gross was formerly the chairman of the Skin Cancer Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Unit. He co-chaired the 2008 American Cancer Society Gala and was the Medical Honoree in 2009. Annually, Dr. Gross sponsors the Relay for Life program each May, he volunteers his time to do free cancer screenings to specific organizations and pre-school children.
In addition to his full time practice at Georgia Dermatology, Dr. Gross is an attending physician at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Emory University, and trains residents and students from the Medical College of Georgia. He also trains other physicians to perform tumescent liposuction and soft tissue filler injections.
Dr. Gross’s extensive involvement and experience in the field of medicine has led him to many awards and honors. He was named the winner of the Dermatology Abstract Symposium at Vanderbilt University in June of 1990. He also received an American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award in 1992 and an American Academy of Dermatology Continuing Education Award in 1992, 1995, and 1998. Because of his dedication and work with The American Cancer Society, Dr. Gross was named Cancer Control Volunteer of the Year in 2008.
In January 2009 Dr. Gross received The President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition and appreciation for his commitment to strengthening our Nation and for making a difference through volunteer service.
After completing his residency at Vanderbilt, Dr. Gross made Georgia his home. He is married and has 2 sons in college. His interests outside of dermatology include his love of all types of music, watching professional sports, and occasionally playing the piano. Much of Dr. Gross’s spare time is spent volunteering and fund raising for numerous philanthropic organizations such as the American Cancer Society, The Arthritis Foundation and Senior Citizens of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. which supports Meals on Wheels Atlanta and other programs that serve North Georgia Seniors. Dr. Gross shares his passion for helping the citizens of the north Georgia community with his wife as she has served as chairperson and organizer for such benefits as the Hospice Ball, Ballet Ball, Opera Ball and American Cancer Society Ball. Dr. Gross currently serves on the board of Directors for Verizon Park.
After completing a dermatology residency at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Henna Pearl joined Georgia Dermatology in 2012. Attending the University of Georgia, Dr. Pearl received a Bachelor’s of Science in biology and a minor in anthropology. Dr. Pearl then went on to earn her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and complete an internal medicine internship with Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama.
As a medical researcher, Dr. Pearl has extensive experience. Publishing a number of articles over the last several years, Dr. Pearl continues to collaborate on dermatological research with other doctors from around the world and within the state. She has presented abstracts and given presentations on her work in China, Los Angeles, as well as a number of cities throughout the southeast.
In addition to her commitment to research, Dr. Pearl remains active within the dermatology community as a member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Georgia Society of Dermatology, the Dermatology Foundation, and the American Medical Women’s Association.
Horace Saunders (better known as H.A.) graduated from Emory University School of Medicine with a Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.
H.A. came to Georgia Dermatology Center in 2010 from Savannah, GA where he had been working as a Physician Assistant in both internal medicine and dermatology.
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. He is a Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
The SDPA is the only specialty organization that has developed a program that awards Diplomate status to experienced dermatology PAs. Becoming a SDPA Diplomate indicates that you have achieved the highest honor available as a Dermatology PA.
Janette received her undergraduate degree at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She then her graduate degree, Master of Science at the University of Massachusetts and was certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
For over 30 years Janette has devoted her professional life to nursing. She spent many years specializing in pulmonary medicine, HIV care, and then 10 years as a family nurse practitioner. It was then she decided to specialize in dermatology and joined the staff at Georgia Dermatology Center in 2005. She is a member of Dermatology Nurses Association.
Janette is married with two children, Cadie and Jack.
Linda joined the staff at Georgia Dermatology Center in 2009. Her experience includes over 15 years of medical practice management in the fields of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery.
She has attended numerous seminars on medical management and is a member of A.D.A.M., Association of Dermatology Administrators and Managers. She also actively represents Georgia Dermatology Center in the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce. She has joined the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County as an Advisory Council Member through the Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of the Forsyth Leadership Council for the American Cancer Society.
She is an avid health fanatic and believes strongly about the importance of keeping fit and eating healthy food. She and her husband are members of St. Benedict Catholic Church where she is a member of the Women’s Guild. They also enjoy participating in St. Marlo's dinner club. Linda is married and has raised two daughters and is now a grandmother of a wonderful little boy.
Priscilla is a Licensed Esthetician with certification in Medical Aesthetic. Priscilla comes to us with over 15 years of experience in Clinical & Medical Aesthetics. She started 20 years ago as a makeup artist and worked for two of the top cosmetic lines. Fueled by her frustration of trying to camouflage her client’s imperfections she became a Licensed Esthetician and continued her education to include certification in Medical Aesthetics and post-op camouflage makeup techniques. Priscilla is very passionate about helping her clients achieve optimal results by working one on one with them to create a skincare regimen designed just for them. Priscilla worked for seven years at Institut’ DERMed in many facets of the wholesale and retail business. Most recent she worked as Spa Coordinator and Medical Esthetician at OH2 Medical Spa & Dr. Randy Rudderman in Alpharetta, GA.
Lesley, a Georgia native, graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Public Recreation and Leisure. Soon after graduation she attended the International School of Skin and Nails, and has been working in plastic surgery and dermatology ever since.
Lesley loves the Esthetic industry because it is exciting, rewarding and constantly changing. When she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her 6 dogs and playing sports.
Born in Riverside California, Jocelyn attended the University of Georgia where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2011. Jocelyn joined the Georgia Dermatology Center and Med Spa staff in 2012. In addition to being the owner of a lively Siamese kitten named Chai, Jocelyn enjoys running, reading, cooking, and good music.
The highly trained staff at Georgia Dermatology Center is committed to creating positive experiences for their patients. Dr. Gross and his staff welcome and encourage their patients to contact them with questions, comments or suggestions.
Back from the top:
Tina Cunningham, Linda Popowitz, HA Saunders, Michelle Davis, Dr. Gross, Lynne Abbott, April Beamon, Lena Coppola
Front from the top:
Jessica Sullivan, Janette Walsh, Missie Rhoden, Debora West, Lisa Fillicetti-Ray, Frances Anclien, Christi Butler
Left to Right:
Tina Cunningham, Dr. Gross, and Michelle Davis
Left to Right:
HA Saunders, PA, Janette Walsh, MSN, Nurse, Alexander Gross, M.D., Linda Popowitz, Practice Administrator
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