Meet Our Providers

We are excited to Welcome Dr. Dean Kane and Kelly Cochran, LE to the DASC Team!

  • Smitha Kuppalli, M.D.

    Dr. Smitha Kuppalli is a Physician Partner at Dermatology and Advanced Skin Care and has been practicing at the office since 2015. 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 University 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. She has a special interest in pigmented lesions and has published on various topics including psoriasis, vitiligo, and pigmented disorders. She is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society,  and American Society  for Dermatologic Surgery. 

  • Nicholas Girardi, M.D.

    Dr. Nicholas Girardi is a Physician Partner at Dermatology and Advanced Skin Care and has been practicing at the office since 2018. Dr. Girardi graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He was recognized in medical school by the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his achievements. He then went on to earn a Master’s degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Physiology and Biophysics. Dr. Girardi completed his Dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Chief Resident. He has published in professional journals and presented at several professional conferences. 

    Dr. Girardi enjoys practicing all aspects of dermatology including the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. He is also skilled in cosmetic procedures such as the use of Botox, Peels and Lasers.

  • 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. Dr. Dawn is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dermatology Foundation, and The Skin Cancer Foundation. Dr. Dawn has extensive experience in Mohs surgery for skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. He joined Dermatology & Advanced Skin Care in 2011. For more information about Mohs surgery click here.

  • Meredith Sagal, CRNP, FNP-C, DCNP

    Meredith is our board certified dermatology nurse practitioner. Meredith Sagal, FNP-C graduated cum laude from Villanova University with her bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She began her career as a trauma intensive care nurse at the world renowned University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. After this, Meredith attended Duke University for her Master’s degree in Nursing. Meredith has attained a vast medical knowledge base throughout her many years of providing medical care in areas such as emergency medicine, trauma, orthopedics, and surgical intensive care. Meredith has been practicing here at DASC since 2020 and has been working in dermatology since 2017. She treats a wide array of dermatologic conditions and performs skin cancer screenings, skin biopsies and various cosmetic procedures. Meredith has advanced training in Botox, dermal fillers, laser, and medical grade skin care product lines. She is particularly interested in the treatment of acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Meredith has a strong belief in working closely together with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to best fit the unique needs and individual goals of each patient. In Meredith’s free time, she enjoys visiting Walt Disney World, even running half marathons there with her husband! Meredith also still finds time to serve in the volunteer fire service as a firefighter/ emergency medical technician in Baltimore County, MD. Meredith is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, the Dermatology Nurses Association and the Society of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners. Meredith recently passed the Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner exam, making her one of ten DCNPs in the state of Maryland and the only DCNP in the Baltimore region!

  • Dean Kane, M.D.

    Here at DASC we are excited to expand our cosmetic services in welcoming Dean Kane, MD, FACS, a most caring, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Baltimore who has been practicing for over 33 years. He oversees the care of skin health for patients of all diversities. Dr. Kane has the honor of being 1 of 7 physicians in the U.S. who has been on Dr. Zein Obagi’s Skin Care Faculty.

    Dr. Kane, an experienced injector and surgeon, will be bringing his expertise in minimally invasive and non-surgical facial rejuvenation including SculptraBotoxRestylane FillersDysport, Jeuveau, Facial Contouring, Thread Lifts, fat transfer and medical-level chemical peels. 

  • Kelly Cochran, LE

    Kelly Cochran, Licensed Aesthetician, is excited to join the DASC team and offers an array of services including HydraFacial, Microdermabrasion, a variety of peels, skin care consultations, and more!

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