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Dr. Groysman, MD, FAAD

Vlada Groysman, M.D. is the founder and Medical Director of Cahaba Dermatology & Spa Skin Health Center. She is a Board Certified Dermatologist and a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Groysman specializes in medical, surgical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology for adults and adolescents. Dr. Groysman has a special passion for women’s health dermatology and received specialized training for vulvar dermatologic conditions and is proud to be the only Vulvar Dermatologist in the Southeast.

Dr. Groysman received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, as well as a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Arizona. She completed residency in dermatology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and became Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic surgery by the American Board of Dermatology. She worked as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama Department of Dermatology where she served as Director of the Women’s Health Clinic with subspecialties in mucosal disorders, acne, rosacea and dermatologic diseases of pregnancy. Dr. Groysman led a team of expert physicians, residents and medical students in providing outstanding and comprehensive care in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She is a Member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatology Surgery and Alabama Medical Society.

Dr. Groysman is a National Advanced Trainer for Galderma and Allergan Aesthetics, the makers of injectable fillers and neurotoxins such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, Botox, and Dysport. She is a master injector and has trained multiple physicians in the art of aesthetics. Under Dr. Groysman’s direction, Cahaba Dermatology became one of the top Aesthetic practices in the state of Alabama.

Dr. Groysman is the Clinical Director of Cahaba Dermatology Research Department completing over 40 research trials at Cahaba Dermatology for numerous dermatologic conditions including Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Lichen Sclerosis, Vitiligo, and Urticaria. She serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Vial Health Research. She has multiple publications in the field of dermatology. She served as a speaker at many National Conferences on the topic vulvar dermatology, lichen planus and lichen sclerosus.

Dr. Groysman is a medical director of Spa Cahaba which was established in 2012. Under her direction, Spa Cahaba currently offers the most advanced treatments in esthetics, including ablative and non-ablative lasers as well as the latest in facial procedures and collagen induction therapy.

Dr. Groysman received the Birmingham Business Journal’s Women to Watch award in 2021. Cahaba Dermatology won Shelby Living Magazine’s Best Dermatology office in 2021 as well as Best Dermatology and Spa in 2022 and 2023. Cahaba Dermatology has also been a finalist for Hoover Living Magazine’s Best Dermatologist office in 2019, 2021, and 2022.
Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Groysman enjoys spending time with her husband Joel, her children Naomi and Jonathan, her dogs Snickers and Milo, as well as traveling, reading, cooking and doing yoga.

Malia Downing, MD, FAAD

Dr. Malia Downing is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs and Cosmetic surgeon. She was raised in Hawaii and received her undergraduate degree from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she played collegiate soccer and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was awarded her medical doctorate from the University of North Dakota, graduating second in her class. Upon completing medical school, she moved to Kansas City, KS where she did her medical internship and dermatology residency at the University of Kansas. Dr. Downing completed her fellowship training in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery at Surgical Dermatology Group in Birmingham, Al. She received advanced training in the management of skin cancers and reconstructive techniques. She has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at national conferences. She also regularly volunteered at the KC Health Center, providing dermatologic care to uninsured patients. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In her free time, Dr. Downing enjoys scuba diving, spear fishing, hiking, skiing, working on her family's farm in Hawaii, and spending time with her husband, son, and dogs.

Tim McGraw, MD, FAAD

Dr. McGraw is a board-certified Dermatologist originally from Huntsville, AL and graduated magna cum laude from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in chemistry. He earned in commission in the United States Air Force through the ROTC program at Samford University and obtained his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. His medical internship was at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at nearby Andrews AFB, MD where he also completed a Family Medicine residency and became board-certified in this specialty.
Dr. McGraw served in the U.S. Air Force for several years as a family physician and flight surgeon including deployments to the Pacific Theater and Afghanistan, as well as a tour at the Pentagon before pursuing his Dermatology residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. He was presented both first and second-place research awards by the Association of Military Dermatologists during his residency and also shared responsibilities as chief resident.

Dr. McGraw performs a wide range of Dermatology services for patients of all ages including skin cancer screenings, evaluation and treatment for rashes, acne, skin cancer, eczema, and psoriasis. He also performs cosmetic services including fillers, Botox injections, and performs and directs laser treatments for multiple skin conditions.

Justin Perry, CRNP

Justin Perry, CRNP, is a Board-Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and a proud member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Justin specializes in medical dermatology for adults, adolescents, and children, as well as Clinical Research for the development of new treatment options for Chronic Skin Conditions. Justin has a special passion for helping patients find a treatment regimen when they have exhausted all other conventional treatment methods, via clinical research studies. He is proud to have been a part of conducting clinical trials that have brought us new treatments such as ruxolitinib and tapinarof.

Justin completed a 2-year program in Adult and Geriatric Acute Care Medicine from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and became Board Certified Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to completing his degree, he worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pulmonary and Critical ICU at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as unit charge nurse and as a wound care expert. Justin also received the Daisy Award, which recognizes extraordinary and compassionate care being provided by a nurse to patients and their family members.

He currently serves as a Sub-Investigator here at Cahaba Dermatology and is involved in 30+ clinical trials that will help provide much needed research to establish new treatment modalities for many of the Chronic skin conditions we treat here, including Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Outside of practicing and research, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and traveling to new places.

Kaitlyn Parker, PA-C

Kaitlyn Parker is a Certified Physician Assistant at Cahaba Dermatology and Skin Health Center. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Kaitlyn graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with undergraduate degrees in Human Development and Biology and completed her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of South Alabama.

Kaitlyn loves treating the dermatological needs of her patients of all ages, and she especially enjoys treating children. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Kaitlyn taught high school biology, and she now carries her passion for teaching into patient care. Kaitlyn is excited to have the opportunity to educate all of her patients about how they can achieve their healthiest and most beautiful skin.

Outside of dermatology, Kaitlyn enjoys spending time at home with her husband, Matt, and cat, Sara. She also loves spending time on the water, reading, and occasionally binge-watching shows on Netflix. She looks forward to seeing you in the office soon!

Elizabeth Smith, PA-C

Elizabeth Smith, PA-C is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant trained in Dermatology to diagnose and treat skin conditions in all ages. She is proficient in complete skin exams, diagnosing skin cancer, treatment of precancerous and cancerous lesions, diagnosing and treating acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sensitive skin/eczema, urticaria, psoriasis, hair loss, and more.

Elizabeth also specializes in lasers and radiofrequency microneedling. Specifically, she is well-versed in IPL, ResurFx, LaseMD Ultra, Keralase, GeniusRF, Sofwave, ExcelV, eMatrix, Enlighten and Profound. Elizabeth will help find the right solution for you, whether your concern be dark spots/pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, tattoo removal, broken blood vessels, and more.

Elizabeth is from Birmingham, AL. She attended the University of Alabama for her Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences followed by a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham).
She is a member of SDPA (Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants) and ASDP (Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals). She has completed the SDPA Diplomate Fellowship in Dermatology.

Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband (Warren), son (Walker), and two dogs (Wilson and Gizmo). She also enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Amy Ward, PA-C

Amy Ward, PA-C, is a dedicated and experienced healthcare professional specializing in Dermatology. A graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Amy holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in her field. She possesses extensive experience in surgical and operating room procedures, ranging from skin cancer excision and MOHS micrographic surgery to reconstructive plastic surgery and orthopedic procedures. With over 20 years of experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Cahaba Dermatology.

Passionate about helping patients achieve optimal skin health, Amy works tirelessly to address patients' individual needs. From initial evaluations and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care, she ensures that every patient receives personalized attention and comprehensive support. Amy's compassionate approach to patient care is reflected in her commitment to answering questions, addressing concerns, and providing guidance every step of the way.

Amy's clinical interests span a wide range of dermatological conditions, including Eczema, Acne, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, and more. Her extensive experience and expertise allow her to stay at the forefront of advancements in dermatological care, ensuring that her patients receive the highest standard of treatment.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Amy enjoys staying active with hobbies such as walking, running, and hiking. She also finds fulfillment in participating in Bible study groups and passionately supports all things Alabama sports, embracing the spirit of her alma mater.

With her expertise, compassion, and dedication to patient-centered care, Amy Ward, PA-C, is committed to helping her patients achieve Healthy, Beautiful skin and overall well-being.

DR. ANN GERALD, MD

SUZANNE VICKERS, PA-C