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For over 20 years, Bellaire Dermatology has cared for Houstonians by providing the latest proven treatments to protect and improve their skin. At Bellaire Dermatology we are committed to providing the finest care through personalized, individual attention and progressive treatment strategies in the fields of medical and cosmetic dermatology. We offer the most current and effective therapies in both pediatric and adult dermatology in a patient-friendly environment. Making your visit comfortable and achieving superior results are our top priorities. Located in Bellaire, just minutes from the Galleria, we offer our patients the latest advancements in treatment regimens, surgical techniques, and laser procedures to improve condition of the skin, hair, and nails. Explore our website and learn more about our services, physicians, and staff. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call. Thank you for visiting Bellaire Dermatology on the web, and we look forward to helping you and your family achieve the healthiest skin possible.

Our Practitioners

  • Dr. Craig Teller
    Dr. Craig Teller
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dr. Howard Gerber
    Dr. Howard Gerber
    Medical Dermatology & Dermapathology
  • Dr. Kayla McNiece
    Dr. Kayla McNiece
    Medical Dermatology & MOHS Surgery
  • Dr. Mildred Lopez
    Dr. Mildred Lopez
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dr. Alison Messer
    Dr. Alison Messer
    Medical Dermatology
  • Dr. Ali Dana
    Dr. Ali Dana
    Medical Dermatology
  • Elizabeth Charpiot Mackie, MPAS, PA-C
    Elizabeth Charpiot Mackie, MPAS, PA-C
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Paige Yelich, MPAS, PA-C
    Paige Yelich, MPAS, PA-C
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Garland James, MMS, PA-C
    Garland James, MMS, PA-C
    Medical Dermatology & Clinical Research
  • Allison Bootin, MPAS, PA-C
    Allison Bootin, MPAS, PA-C
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Kristie Borne, MPAS, PA-C
    Kristie Borne, MPAS, PA-C
    Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Courtney Brown, NP
    Courtney Brown, NP
    Medical Dermatology

Aestheticians

  • Lori Martinez
    Lori Martinez
    Medical Aesthetician
  • Chanel Bermudez
    Chanel Bermudez
    Medical Aesthetician

Clinical Research Team

  • Harmony Saqr
    Harmony Saqr
    Clinical Research Supervisor
  • Amanda Romero
    Amanda Romero
    Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Maribel Rodriguez
    Maribel Rodriguez
    Clinical Research Coordinator

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Dr. Craig Teller
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Craig F. Teller, MD, is a native Houstonian and has been practicing dermatology since 1995. He is an honors graduate of the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. After an internship in internal medicine at UT Houston, he completed his dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prior to establishing Bellaire Dermatology with Howard Gerber, MD, in 1997, he served as staff dermatologist at the Diagnostic Clinic of Houston.

Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Teller holds an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology in family medicine at Baylor College of Medicine as well as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He has given more than 100 presentations and lectures nationally on a variety of topics, including advanced cosmetic procedures, advanced psoriasis care, phlebology, laser treatments, and challenging skin conditions. He is recognized as a national trainer for his expertise in the use of cosmetic injectables.

He has also been recognized as a Top Doctor by his medical peers in several national publications, including Texas Monthly from 1999-2019. Dr. Teller is the author or co-author of articles published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Psoriasis Forum, EADV, and poster exhibits at national and international meetings. He is a member of the National Medical Advisory Board.

When not practicing, Dr. Teller enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, wine, and sports.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Howard Gerber
Medical Dermatology & Dermapathology

Howard B. Gerber, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist who has over 20 years of experience caring for patients with a wide variety of skin conditions. A native Houstonian (and a Bellaire High School graduate), he completed his B.S. in psychology from Duke University. Following medical school at the University of Texas Medical School-Houston, he completed an internship in transitional medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He went on to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to complete his dermatology residency, followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology.

Since 1992, Dr. Gerber has practiced both dermatology and dermatopathology. After spending a few years practicing in Oklahoma, he returned to Houston and established Bellaire Dermatology with Dr. Teller in 1997. In addition to seeing clinical patients, he has served as a consultant dermatopathologist to various clinical laboratories in the Houston area.

His areas of interest include: autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis and lupus erythematous, pediatric dermatology including acne, early detection and management of skin cancers including melanoma.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Kayla McNiece
Medical Dermatology & MOHS Surgery

Dr. Kayla McNiece, a native of Abilene, TX, earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (2014). In 2018, she completed her dermatology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and became a member of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Following residency, she fulfilled an ACMS accredited, highly competitive surgical fellowship for Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction at Skin Care Physicians of Georgia. Dr. McNiece has performed over 1300 Mohs surgical cases for difficult and recurrent skin cancers. Although she specializes in dermatologic surgery, she also has expertise in general dermatology and facial aesthetics.

Dr. McNiece is the author or co-author of articles published in national journals and textbooks and has presented at national and international meetings. Her professional interests include skin cancer, facial reconstruction, topical dermatology, and complex medical dermatology. Her belief in professional and patient education inspires her to lecture medical students, residents, and non-dermatologists on numerous skin conditions. She has a strong, unwavering commitment for excellence and superior care for each patient every day.

Outside the office she loves traveling, fitness, her family, and her rescue pets (cat–Chaplin and dog–Thor).

Dr. Mildred Lopez
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Mildred Lopez Pineiro, a native of San Juan, PR earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed one year of Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital and went on to graduate from Dermatology residency at UT Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center. Following residency, she went on to complete an ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at Skin Associates of South Florida, previous practice of world-renowned cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt.

Dr. Lopez is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her areas of interest include facial aesthetics, laser medicine, complex medical dermatology and clinical research. She is co-author of articles and chapters published in national and international journals and is currently co-author of a Dermatology Times column on lasers and their uses in the dermatologic field. Dr. Lopez has been featured in Univision for her knowledge and opinion in Dermatology. She has also lectured in a variety of meetings nationally.

When not in the office, Dr. Lopez enjoys long distance running, spending time with her family and traveling.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Alison Messer
Medical Dermatology

Dr. Alison Messer is a native Texan who grew up in Austin and has spent the past 8 years living in Houston for her medical training. She graduated with high honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biochemistry and then attended the University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School for her MD degree, where she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society. Dr. Messer recently completed her Dermatology residency at the combined MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas McGovern Medical School program, and she served as Chief Resident during her final year. She is continuing her training in Dermatopathology, at the University of Texas at Houston McGovern Medical School, and joined the Bellaire Dermatology team in June working on Saturdays.

Dr. Messer is interested in general and complex medical dermatology as well as prevention of and treatment of skin cancers, and sees patients of all ages. She enjoys connecting with her patients and seeing their progress after treatment. She has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in dermatology literature and is a member of multiple dermatology and medical societies. She is currently serving on the American Academy of Dermatology’s Practice Management Committee. Dr. Messer is licensed by the Texas State Medical Board and is board eligible by the American Board of Dermatology.

In her free time, Dr. Messer enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. One of her passions is exercise, she loves running, biking, and swimming. After a workout, you can find her exploring the wonderful restaurants that Houston has to offer or catching basically any sports game. Her favorite team is the Texas Longhorns!

Dr. Ali Dana
Medical Dermatology

Dr. Ali Dana is originally from Long Island, New York, received her combined medical degree and doctorate in molecular genetics (M.D./Ph.D.) from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of Notre Dame in 2006. After medical school, she finished an internal medicine internship at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and then completed her Dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins University, becoming board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology in 2010. Following residency, she held a joint position with Columbia University Department of Dermatology and the James J. Peters Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York City, which affording her the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population.

Dr. Dana has dedicated her career to training the next generation of dermatologists and has spent over a decade teaching residents and physicians in training. In addition to being involved in basic science and clinical research, she has authored articles published in national journals and has lectured at national conferences. Her professional interests include general medical dermatology, including skin cancer, psoriasis, and eczema.

When not in the office, she loves globetrotting and has visited more than eighty countries. She also designs gemstone and beaded jewelry and enjoys exploring the dining scene with her husband.

Elizabeth Charpiot Mackie, MPAS, PA-C
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Elizabeth Charpiot Mackie, MPAS, PA-C, grew-up in the nearby small town of Bellville, Texas, but has long called Houston home. Elizabeth works in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, focusing primarily on the evaluation, treatment and prevention of skin cancers. In addition to performing comprehensive skin examinations, she ensures elimination of dysplastic nevi, cyst excision, and skin cancers. She has received specialized training in laser therapy, Botox, Dysport and Kybella. Elizabeth is an advocate of the advances CoolSculpting technology has to offer patients. She regularly participates in continuing medical education programming to stay current on the latest in dermatological developments.

Elizabeth received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and joined Bellaire Dermatology in 2013. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, she spent eight years in Marketing and Client Development for several Houston-based international law firms. After leaving the corporate world to pursue a second career in medicine, Elizabeth spent a year working in pediatric neurology in San Antonio. Elizabeth completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Elizabeth is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Texas Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling, volunteering, exercising and exploring Houston’s diverse restaurant scene.

Professional Memberships

Paige Yelich, MPAS, PA-C
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Paige Yelich, MPAS, PA-C grew up in Katy, TX. She received her Bachelors of Science in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and went on to obtain a Masters of Physician Assistant studies at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in August of 2019. Paige joined the team at Bellaire Dermatology in October 2019.

She is Certified by the National Commission on Certification on Physician Assistants and licensed by the Texas Medical Board. Paige is a Member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Texas Association of Physician Assistants.

Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, being outdoors, playing tennis, trying new Houston restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. Paige is a proud Longhorn and spends many fall weekends cheering on the football team at home games in Austin! She is passionate about educating patients on medical and cosmetic dermatological concerns. Paige is excited to be a part of the Bellaire Dermatology family,and serving the Houston community!

Professional Memberships

Garland James, MMS, PA-C
Medical Dermatology & Clinical Research

Garland James, MMS, PA-C, grew up in Missouri City, Texas. She attended Wiley College in Marshall, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. Prior to furthering her education, she worked for three years as a Dermatology and Rheumatology Research Coordinator and as a Clinical Assistant.

Garland then went on to obtain her Master of Medical Sciences in Physician Assistant studies from the University of Tennessee in Memphis, 2019. Her clinical rotations included work at Memphis Dermatology, where she observed and assisted on Mohs surgery cases. She completed a capstone research project titled “Overdosed – Physician Assistants Combating the Opiate Crisis in Tennessee.”

She joined the Bellaire Dermatology team in March of 2020 as a Physician Assistant and will also be a part of the Clinical Research team.

She is certified by the National Commission of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Texas Medical Board. Garland is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants as well as a member of Pi Alpha Honor Society and Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society.

Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, sports, reading and spending time with family and friends. She also volunteers at various community fundraisers and events including the Restoration House of Boxing and TIPS to raise awareness of health and wellness.

She is excited to be part of the Bellaire Dermatology family and serving the Houston community.

Professional Memberships

Allison Bootin, MPAS, PA-C
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Allison Bootin, PA-C joined the Bellaire Dermatology group in June 2020. Allison was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and pursued her educational career in New York. She specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments and strives to give her patients long term results.

She received her Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from New York University. Post-graduation, Allison found her love for dermatology while she worked as a Medical Assistant at a local dermatologist in New York City. She then completed her Physician’s Assistant studies at Pace University, Manhattan in 2019.

Allison is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and holds certifications from NCCPA, BLS and ACLS Certification, and Infection Control. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. While she is not caring for her patients, Allison enjoys spinning, flower arranging, and discovering new restaurants.

Kristie Borne, MPAS, PA-C
Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology

Kristie Borne is a master’s educated Physician Assistant with over 8 years experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She has been practicing as a PA since 2007, receiving her Master’s degree at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago, IL as well as completing a surgical residency program. The first five years she was in practice, she was a surgical PA and then transitioned to dermatology and has been working in that field since. Kristie is skilled at performing in-office dermatological procedures as well as master trained and certified in cosmetic injections and aesthetic laser applications.

Kristie has been recognized for the ability to deliver impactful results. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the State of Texas Physician Assistant Board.

Kristie grew up in Wisconsin and has practiced in the states of Colorado and Texas. She is proud to call Houston her home now. She is married with 3 sons and enjoys running, traveling and being a proud spectator at her son’s sporting events.

Courtney Brown, NP
Medical Dermatology

Courtney Brown is a native Houstonian and grew up in the Kingwood area. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of St. Thomas in 2010, she worked for many years with Dr. Craig Teller at Bellaire Dermatology. She returned to school to get her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Texas Women’s University. While in nursing school, Courtney was a member of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, and a professional student nurse extern at MD Anderson. After graduation, she began work as a research nurse in Melanoma Medical Oncology at MD Anderson. During this time, she worked on complex clinical trials managing patients with metastatic melanoma. In December 2020, she was awarded her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Cizik School of Nursing.

Courtney is fortunate to have most of her extended family in the Houston area, so when she is not working, she enjoys being with her family and friends. Courtney has a wonderful husband, Wells, who gave her two beautiful daughters, Avery and Annabelle, and four dogs.

Lori Martinez
Medical Aesthetician

Lori is a results-driven skin care provider and Certified Laser Technician. She started her medical career as a Surgical Technologist and her passion for skin care inspired her to move into medical aesthetics. She has spent the last few years training under Dr Craig Teller and was excited to add the dermatology experience to her broad knowledge base.

Since then, she has attended many additional advanced aesthetic training courses in microneedling, Ultherapy, Cool Sculpting, Clear & Brilliant laser, as well as advanced chemical peel training. She believes the esthetics industry offers an on-going learning experience, and keeping up with available knowledge is key to providing the best skin care treatments.

Lori has her finger on the pulse of the industry and is constantly advancing her treatments to keep up with the latest innovations in the field.

Lori can analyze your skin, listen to your aesthetic goals and create a customized treatment plan by combining both aesthetic and medical dermatology resources to provide you the best possible results.

Chanel Bermudez
Medical Aesthetician

Chanel Bermudez is a passionate skin care therapist!  She is married to her high school sweetheart, has 2  children and 2 wonderful dogs.  She has had a lifelong obsession with skin care, and in 2015 she decided to follow her passion and completed the Premier Program at the Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage in Houston Texas. Chanel is a licensed Esthetician and holds multiple certifications in skin care techniques such as HydraFacial MD, dermaplaning and chemical peels.  Her years of experience as a trusted esthetician has given her a variety of outlets for treating all skin types and a vast array of skin problems.  She is a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals and has a strong focus on continuing education and training.  Chanel is excited to join the team at Bellaire Dermatology!

Harmony Saqr
Clinical Research Supervisor

Harmony Saqr is the Clinical Research Supervisor for Bellaire Dermatology’s Center of Clinical Research. She has worked in world of dermatology since 2014 and has 10+ years of experience in clinical trials. Prior to joining Bellaire Dermatology, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator for Oncology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Otolaryngology, Family Medicine, and Urology. She truly enjoys playing a part in discovering the newest and most innovative treatments for her patients. Outside of clinical trials, Harmony enjoys traveling and spending time with her family- especially her English Bulldog, Zeus.

Amanda Romero
Clinical Research Coordinator

Amanda Romero is a Clinical Research Coordinator for Bellaire Dermatology’s Center of Clinical Research. She has been in the medical field for 9 years working as a PCA in Orthopedics, Heart and Vascular ICU. She found her passion for clinical research while conducting clinical trials for post-operative pain medication.

She has 4 beautiful children ranging from5 to 19 years old.

Maribel Rodriguez
Clinical Research Coordinator

Maribel Rodriguez is a Bilingual Clinical Research Coordinator. She has worked for Bellaire Dermatology since 2001 first as a Medical Assistant and joined the Research Team in 2017, with over 18 years of Dermatology experience she is most passionate about providing excellent patient care according to specific needs. Maribel has been married for 20 years and is a proud mom of 3 children.