Welcome to Our Practice

Whether you are a child, adolescent, or adult, our experienced dermatologists are committed to offering state-of-the-art care for concerns related to your skin, hair, and nails. We also offer cosmetic services to enhance your appearance and rejuvenate your skin!

Our goal at Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care is to help you more clearly understand your skin concerns and treatment options. We invite you to explore information on this website so that you may begin to understand diseases of the skin and how you can look your best. During your appointment, our dermatologists will discuss with you the most recent trends in dermatology so we can work together to achieve a positive outcome.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care's capabilities and services. We also invite you to email or call our Ellicott City, office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

Patient Portal: Directions are as Easy as 1-2-3!

If you have already set up an account, click here.
If you do not have an account set up on our portal, click the blue Patient Portal box to the left . 

1. Review Demographics tab THEN
2. Complete On Line Patient Medical History under Forms tab THEN
3. Under the Messages tab, Send the Office a Message saying your forms are complete!


Can't keep your appointment?
Be informed! Cancelling your appointment impacts 2 - YOU and the other person who would love to have your appointment time!   If you are unable to keep your appointment, be courteous! Kindly provide 24 hours notice to avoid being assessed a $75 cancellation fee. Surgical and cosmetic appointments require 48 hours noticeSaturday and Sunday do not count since we are closed on the weekend.  Appointments can be cancelled by calling 410-203-0607 or using Contact Us on this website. For your convenience, messages can be left 24-hours a day.

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Meet the Providers

Paul Rusonis, M.D.

Dr. Rusonis has been practicing dermatology in Howard County since 1986 and established Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care in 2002. He received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and trained in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. He treats a wide range of dermatologic issues in patients of all ages and offers cosmetic services as well.

Adekemi Akingboye, M.D.

Dr. Akingboye attended medical school and completed her residency in Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She continued her professional career as a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt and Beth Israel Hospitals in New York City. Dr. Akingboye is board certified in Dermatology and is interested in general dermatology and cosmetic procedures. She has a particular interest in patients of color and acne and has conducted research in this area.

Aerlyn Dawn, M.D. - Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Dawn attended Harvard University for his undergraduate studies and received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. After his internship at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, he completed his Dermatology residency at the University Pennsylvania and then completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology in Philadelphia. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has presented at national dermatology and dermatologic surgery meetings.

Anita Iyer, M.D.

Dr. Iyer received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, where she graduated with honors. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at the Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts and then trained in Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

Smitha Kuppalli, M.D.

Dr. Kuppalli received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Virginia. She is board certified in Dermatology. Prior to returning to her home roots in Howard County, she was on faculty at the Unversity of Virginia School of Medicine and, more recently, was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University. Dr. Kuppalli enjoys practicing both general dermatology and cosmetic procedures.


Nicole Reagle, CRNP

Nichole Reagle earned her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati. In 2012, she became a certified registered nurse pratitioner (CRNP) and board certified as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). She has worked in dermatology since 2013 providing comprehensive, patient-centered care to patients of all ages.

Amy Spangler, P.A.

Amy Spangler earned her Masters Degree of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She is nationally certified as a Physician Assistant. She has practiced general and cosmetic dermatology since 2003. In addition, she spent a year practicing as a Family Practice Physician Assistant.

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