Our Providers

Our Physicians

Jerry L. Cooper, MD

Dr. Cooper is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Ohio State University, where he graduated cum laude. His postdoctoral training included an intensive dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI. Dr. Cooper also served the United States Army as Chief of the Department of Dermatology at Fort Campbell between 1966 and 1968.

Dr. Cooper is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with special interest and extensive training in medical dermatology, Mohs Micrographic surgery, moles and skin cancer, cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. As a long-standing member of the American Board of Dermatology, he serves as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Emory University and is affiliated with Dekalb Medical Center and Northside Hospital. Dr. Cooper is the former President of the Georgia Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and proudly serves as an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and the Georgia Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Cooper has been named one of America’s Top Physicians in 2003 to 2005 and voted Atlanta’s Best Dermatologist in 2013 and 2014, amongst other awards for his expertise.

Testimonials for Dr. Cooper

“Dr. Cooper is the rare doctor who not only has the expertise to help his patients, but cares about them as well. He is always willing to spend the time to answer questions, offer compassion, and share his knowledge. His diagnostic skills are unsurpassed and due to his treatment through the years, I have better skin and in turn, a better life. Thank you!” - T.W. (Mar. 7, 2012)

Tunisia F. Cornelius, MD

Dr. Cornelius is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, where she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She received her undergraduate degree with honors in psychology from the University of Georgia. Dr. Cornelius’ postdoctoral training includes a general medicine residency at the University of Tennessee, where she served as the program’s Chief Resident, followed by the dermatology residency program at the University of Chicago where she led her peers as Chief Resident in Dermatology.

Dr. Cornelius is a Board-Certified Dermatologist with a special interest and training in general dermatology, ethnic skin conditions, hair disorders and cosmetic dermatology. She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In 2012, Dr. Cornelius returned to her hometown and began practicing in the metro-Atlanta area. She joined Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery in May 2014.

Dr. Cornelius is currently accepting new patients for all medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology appointments.

"Dr. Cornelius is phenomenal. She takes time to listen and educates her patients. Her supreme knowledge and kind demeanor make having your skin surveyed for adult acne easy." - Shanna M. (Dec. 18, 2014)

Testimonials for Dr. Cornelius

"Many doctors rush patients and give them a general diagnosis. Dr.Cornelius took my medical history into consideration and went beyond what any other doctors have done before in the past. " - Tia O. (Mar. 11, 2015)

Dr. Benjamin Kelly

Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery (ATLDerm) is pleased to announce that Dr. Benjamin J. Kelly has joined our staff of Skin Experts. Dr. Kelly graduated with honors from the Medical College of Georgia and has spent the last 18 years gaining extensive dermatological experience; specializing in skin cancer and MOHS micrographic surgery that he will be bringing to our patients. “It has been our commitment from day one to ensure that patients have access to the best medical care possible and I believe that Dr. Kelly is a perfect addition to that promise” said Dr. Cooper, ATLDerm’s founder & Chief of Staff.

ATLDerm is strengthening its commitment to fight the war against skin cancer as numbers of new diagnoses continue to rise. “ATLDerm is doing all we can to educate our patients about preventing & early diagnosis of skin cancer. “Those who are facing a skin cancer diagnosis need the most capable specialist in their corner, we know patients will be glad to have Dr. Kelly as part of our team.” said Practice Administrator Bradley Cooper.

Dr. Kelly lives with his wife and 2 children in Atlanta and is an avid world traveler in his spare time.


Our Providers


Amanda is a certified Physician Assistant who has worked in the field of dermatology since 2010. She joined Atlanta Dermatology and Laser surgery in 2013 and specializes in pigmentation disorders and hair and skin disorders. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Georgia Dermatology Physician as well as the Society of Physician Assistant .

Amanda received her bachelor's degree from South Carolina State University and her master's in Physician Assistants studies from Eastern Virginia Medical school.

Amanda enjoys reading and spending time with her son and husband in her free time.

Testimonials for Amanda Sanders, PA-C

"It was a bonus to meet Amanda who knew my previous dermatologist and we shared special moments about him. She was very informative with my problem and gave me professional advice. She made me feel like she care and concerned about me!" -Georgette P. (Oct. 1, 2014)


Kristen is a certified Physician Assistant. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

She joined Atlanta Dermatology and Laser Surgery in 2017, but has worked exclusively in dermatology since she was licensed as a Physician Assistant. She has special interests in medical dermatology as well as cosmetic dermatology.

She is a member of the Georgia Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants as well as the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants.

Kristen received her Bachelors of Health Science as well as a Masters of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies from Mercer University.

Kristen enjoys hiking, traveling, and painting in her spare time.


Michele has been with Atlanta Dermatology and Laser Surgery since 1990 initially as a Certified Medical Assistant. While working under Dr. Cooper as a CMA, she began training to become a Certified Laser Technician. Michele has performed cosmetic and laser procedures for 21 years, 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 laser resurfacing, facial rejuvenation, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, skin tightening, fat reduction, and more!

Testimonials for Michele Salazar, Laser Specialist

"Michelle is wonderful and really takes the time to listen to her patients and their concerns and offers suggestions for the best treatment options. She discusses and explains what realistic results you can expect from your treatment. I have seen great results from my treatment and would refer any of my family or friends to go here." - Laura H. (Feb. 12, 2015)


CJ graduated with honors from Paul Mitchell the School Esani in 2011 and became a Licensed Esthetician. In 2012 she became a Certified Medical Aesthetician in 2012. She is passionate in making individuals feel and look their best. Since 2012, CJ gained a wealth of experience working in a nationally recognized plastic surgery center performing customized facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, HydraFacials, skin tightening procedures and skin care for all ages. She joined our practice in 2015 and is happy to add Exilis and Vanquish to her list of specialties. CJ joined Atlanta Dermatology & Laser Surgery in 2015 and we are thrilled to have her add growth to our aesthetics department.


Heather Schardan is our most recent addition to ATL Skin’s team of Skin Care Experts. She graduated from the Academy of Spa Esthetics and the International School of Skin and Nail Care in Atlanta then spent the next 15 years in Atlanta’s top spas building a sterling reputation among clients and colleagues. Her passion for skin care is evident not only in her results and but her loyal following of patients. It was her own life long struggle with acne that led Heather to want to find greater levels of correction. She studied medically esthetic treatments and became a skilled licensed laser practitioner. She believes that the confidence once has in their appearance is the most impactful part of her beloved profession. “There are people who hate looking in the mirror and it affects so much of their lives. Watching patients go through treatments and watching their confidence soar, as they fall in love with their skin is the most rewarding part of my job. It’s why I do what I do”.

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