Jerry L. Cooper, M.D.
Dr. Cooper is a board-certified dermatologist and laser expert. He specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. He is affiliated with Emory University, Northside Hospital and DeKalb Medical Center.
Dr. Cooper is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. He has been recognized by the American Medical Association and given the Physicians Recognition Award for the years 2001 through 2005. Dr. Cooper was named one of America’s top physicians in 2003, 2004 and 2005 by Consumer’s Research Council, and Atlanta Magazine awarded him Top Doc in 1999. Dr. Cooper was recently named one of Atlanta's Top Health and Beauty Experts by the Atlantan Magazine for 2012. Dr. Cooper was recognized by the International Society for Cosmetic Laser Surgeons as a master in cosmetic and laser surgery in 2006.
Kathleen J. Smith, M.D.
Dr. Smith is nationally board-certified in dermatology, dermatopathology, dermatological immunology, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology. Her areas of specialty include hair loss, autoimmune disorders, allergic and atopic diseases, psoriasis, skin cancer, and all hair, nail, and skin disorders. She joins Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery with over 20 years of active military service as a U.S. Army physician and nearly 10 years of private practice experience.
Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, followed by a three-year residency in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She also completed one-year fellowships in dermatopathology and immunodermatology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
As a gifted presenter and writer, Dr. Smith has completed more than 250 formal presentations at major medical meetings and has authored and coauthored several dermatology-related book chapters. She has active memberships with the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society and International Society of Dermatopathology and The American Contact Dermatitis Society, among many other professional organizations.
Laura Browning, PA-C
Laura is a Certified Physician Assistant with a special interest in dermatological hair, skin and nail disorders. Prior to joining Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery, Laura worked in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Laura has a graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest University and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Georgia Dermatology Physician Assistants. While not at work, Laura enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her husband, Steve.
Amanda Sanders, PA-C
Certified Laser TechnicianMichele has been with Atlanta Dermatology and Laser Surgery since1990 initially as a Certified Medical Assistant. While working with Dr. Cooper as a CMA, she began training to become a Certified Laser Technician for the practice. Michele has performed cosmetic and laser procedures since 1993, and is an active member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. As an expert in Laser and Cosmetic procedures, Michele specializes in Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal, Photorejuvenation, Exilis, CoolSculpting, micro laser peels, microdermabrasions, facial vein removal and chemical peels.
Certified Laser TechnicianCathy has been practicing esthetics for 20 years. Prior to joining Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery she developed her expertise working with Atlanta plastic surgery and medical spa practices. She has received advanced training and certification in laser skin rejuvenation & tightening, laser hair removal, medical facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning and non-invasive fat reduction. Cathy has a passion for esthetics and providing her patients with the highest level of service and quality of care. Cathy enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and two grandchildren.