Sophia J. Hendrick, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and then pursued biochemistry research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. She later received her doctorate of medicine from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed dermatology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Hendrick’s special areas of interest have been pediatric dermatology and laser surgery. She is board certified in both general dermatology and pediatric dermatology. She is a long standing member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology as well as the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Cynthia Kang-Rotondo, M.D. graduated from Brown University and Brown University Medical School. She trained in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis and completed her dermatology residency and research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. She was on the staff at UT, Memphis prior to moving to Knoxville in 1993. Her interests are general medical dermatology, skin cancer and melanoma screening in adolescents and adults. She is board certified in Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Outside of work, she is very involved with youth soccer and the American Youth Soccer Organization.
Shona D. Hamlin, PA-C was born in Madrid, Spain into an Air Force family. She was a member of the TN Air National Guard for over 15 years serving as a flight medic during Desert Shield/Storm. Before her career as a Physicians Assistant, She was a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Knoxville for 18 years. She graduated from Tusculum College with a Bachelor of Science Degree while working full time and went on to achieve her Masters of Health Science degree from South College in Knoxville. She began her career in the trauma/critical care service at the University of Tennessee Hospital until joining Dermatology Specialists team in October of 2010. She still serves our country as a Captain in the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 1204th Aviation Support Battalion as a flight physician’s assistant.
Leslie Heller,PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant who joined the practice in October 2012. She is a 2007 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville and received her undergraduate degree in 2005 from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Leslie chose a career in healthcare because of her fascination with the intricate details of the human body, as well as her passion to serve others. She strives to help patients live a healthy, fulfilling life. She is a Knoxville native and enjoys hiking, boating, traveling, church activities, and cooking. Leslie and her husband have two sons and an equally energetic yellow Labrador!