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About Bellaire Dermatology

Our Story

For over 25 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 Priorities Are Your Comfort, Safety, and Exceptional Results.

The Bellaire Dermatology team is committed to providing the finest care through personalized, individual attention and progressive treatment strategies in the fields of medical and cosmetic dermatology. 

Our Doctors

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.

Dr. Howard Gerber, MD Medical Dermatology and Dermatopathologist

Dr. 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 University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he completed his dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Dr. Teller is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. He enjoys teaching other physicians and has given more than 1,000 presentations and lectures nationally on a variety of topics, including advanced cosmetic procedures, advanced psoriasis care, atopic dermatitis, phlebology, laser treatments, and challenging skin conditions. He is recognized as a national trainer for his expertise in the use of cosmetic injectables and for his use of biologics for the treatment of psoriasis and eczema and JAK inhibitors. He is a Principal Investigator and clinical researcher doing FDA and investigator initiated clinical trials for many top tier pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Teller is consistently recognized as a Top Doctor by his medical peers in several national publications, including Texas Monthly from 1999-2022. He is the author or of numerous 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. Dr. Teller’s philosophy is, “At Bellaire Dermatology, we believe in creating a customized plan for everyone, no cookie cutter approach. Our goal is to make clients look natural and look like the best version of themselves. We stand behind what we do, and we care about our clients.”

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

Dr. Craig Teller, MD Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Mildred Lopez Pineiro, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. She completed a year of Internal Medicine at Duke University Hospital and then graduated from Dermatology residency at University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston and The University Texas M.D. 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. Frederic Brandt.

Dr. Lopez is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is co-author of articles and chapters published in national and international journals and was co-author of a Dermatology Times column on lasers and their uses in the dermatologic field.

Dr. Lopez has been featured on Univision for her expertise and continues to lecture around the country. She was a spokesperson for Dove in 2022.

Dr. Lopez’s areas of expertise include Facial Aesthetics, Laser Medicine, Acne & Scarring and Clinical Research.

Dr. Mildred Lopez, MD, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

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 is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. She has performed over 2000 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, tropical 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.

Dr. Kayla McNiece, MD, FACMS

Dr. Casey Wang was born and raised in Houston. She obtained an undergraduate engineering degree from Rice University and received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Subsequently she participated in clinical trials for several years before completing her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After graduating from residency, Dr. Wang continued to work on clinical trials and has practiced in both private practice and academic settings.

Dr. Wang is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and is a fellow of the AAD. She has authored many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Wang’s clinical interests include medical dermatology, clinical research, and cosmetic dermatology. In her free time, Dr. Wang enjoys playing classical piano, listening to opera, dancing, and spending time with her family and friends. Dr. Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Dr. Casey Wang, MD Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Lauren Pontius Floyd, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, having earned her Doctor of Medicine from Duke University School of Medicine. There, she interned, tutored, was chief medical resident, received a senior merit scholarship and was an Alpha Omega Alpha member.
An Echols Scholar and perennial member of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Dean’s List, Dr. Floyd double-majored in Environmental Sciences and Economics. “I’m curious about everything,” says the university’s four-time merit scholarship winner.
She fell in love with dermatology during her gap year, when she worked full-time as a dermatologist’s medical assistant in a Charlottesville clinic before attending medical school.
Daughter of a military radiologist and a signal corps officer, she grew up on bases from North Carolina to Hawaii. She decided to become a physician in grade school, having observed her Korean-born mother at work. “I saw her impact,” Dr. Floyd says. “Medicine is a team sport – a conversation and a relationship with patients, so they can make informed decisions and receive the best care possible.”
Before joining Bellaire Dermatology, Dr. Floyd worked as a general and medical dermatologist for Kaiser Permanente of Georgia in Atlanta. Dermatology is “a really satisfying job,” she says. “You feel like you’re making a difference because both you and the patient can see results.”
Dr. Floyd specializes in medical dermatology, skin cancer and dermatologic procedures.
A self-described “nerd with social skills,” she’s married to Warren Floyd, MD, PhD, radiation oncologist and resident physician at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
His intro to her at Duke’s freshman orientation was epic: “Hi, my name is Warren. What kind of antivirus do you use for your computer?” Besides building laptops together, the couple enjoys biking, skiing, and hiking with their “fur baby,” a Husky mix named Bear.

Dr. Lauren Pontius Floyd, MD

Dr. Nicole Reusser Bender is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology with the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology. In 2015 she earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, with a scholarly concentration in Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering. She completed her internal medicine internship and dermatology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where she served as Chief Resident from 2018-2019.

Dr. Bender was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Florida Department of Dermatology, leading the inpatient dermatology consult service and supporting resident education. She then completed her dermatopathology fellowship with the University of Florida. Dr. Bender has conducted and participated in research over the last decade, including publishing numerous basic science and clinical study articles, review articles, and textbook chapters.

Dr. Bender specializes in medical dermatology, skin cancer and dermatologic procedures. She has a special interest in psoriasis and contact dermatitis.

Born and raised in Bellaire, Dr. Bender is still a resident and is a frequent patron of local parks and the library. Outside the clinic, she is devoted to her two young boys and enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing board games, and gardening.

Dr. Nicole Bender, MD,
Medical Dermatology/Dermatopathologist

Our Nurse Practitioner

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 The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. 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.

Courtney Brown, Nurse Practitioner of Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology

Our Physician Assistants

Shelby Bonn, MPAS, PA-C, grew up in Flower Mound, Texas, prior to graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in 2015. Shelby then attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies in 2017. While in PA school, she was awarded the Lewis A. Leavitt, MD Academic Excellence Award, for achieving the highest scholastic honor in her graduating class.

Shelby spent the first four years of her career practicing in obstetrics & gynecology in San Antonio, Texas. She is excited to transition to dermatology and help both men and women with their dermatologic needs. Shelby is certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Outside of the office, Shelby enjoys gardening, DIY projects, cheering on the Aggies at football games, and spending time with her husband and rescue dog. She is excited to be serving the Houston community. She provides medical dermatology services and is a participating member of the clinical research team.

Shelby Bonn, MPAS, PA-C

Allison Bootin, PA-C joined the Bellaire Dermatology group in June 2020. Allison was born and raised in Houston 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.

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

Kristie Borne is a master’s educated physician assistant with over 10 years experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She has been practicing as a physician assistant 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 three sons and enjoys running, traveling and being a proud spectator at her son’s sporting events.

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

Elizabeth Charpiot Mackie is a physician assistant with over nine years of experience in dermatology. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. 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.

Since she joined Bellaire Dermatology in 2013, Elizabeth specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Elizabeth has had a strong passion for treating patients of all ages with chronic dermatologic diseases, including psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. She has been an early adopter of new biologics when they hit the market and is an advocate for her patients. She regularly participates in continuing medical education programs to stay current on the latest in dermatological developments. She has received dedicated training in cosmetic laser therapies, Botox, Dysport and Kybella.

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 spending time outdoors with her husband and son, visiting her nearby hometown of Belville, and traveling and exploring Houston's diverse restaurant scene.

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

Paige Yelich, MPAS, PA-C, grew up in Katy, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and obtained her Master of Physician Assistant studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in August of 2019. Paige has been with our team since October 2019.

Paige is passionate about educating her patients and managing their various dermatologic and cosmetic concerns. From treating teenage acne, to performing full body skin exams to survey for skin cancer, Paige is highly trained and equipped to manage acute and chronic dermatological skin conditions. Paige performs a variety of cosmetic services including neurotoxin injections, PRP and laser procedures.

Paige is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants licensed by the Texas Medical Board. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, where she completed a diplomate fellowship. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Texas Association of Physician Assistants. Paige stays up to date with current dermatologic and cosmetic therapeutics by frequently attending conferences and reading dermatology journals.

Outside of the office, Paige enjoys traveling, attending concerts, spending time at the lake and hanging out with her friends and family. She is a proud Longhorn and loves cheering on the UT football team at home games in Austin! Paige is excited to be a part of the Bellaire Dermatology family and serve the Houston community.

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


Natalie’s interest in skin health began during her time working at the cosmetic front office and concierge. She guided patients, helping them come up with the best treatment plan for their skin and selected products aligned with optimum skin health in mind.

Natalie specializes in lasers, chemical peels, and CoolSculpting. Her favorite treatments are Diamond Glow and Clear and Brilliant followed by her favorite skincare brands – SkinMedica and SkinCeuticals’ Phloretin CF.

Outside of the treatment room you will find Natalie spending time with her children Leah and Liam, family, and friends. She enjoys traveling and shopping. A native New Yorker, she cultivated a love of learning about various cultures and traditions when she moved to Houston.

Natalie Morales, Medical Aesthetician

Zuzana has honed her skills and knowledge in the industry learning about skin care brands while working at Neiman Marcus. She graduated from CIDESCO’s Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics ICE) in 2015. She is certified in a vast array of aesthetic procedures and specializes in chemical peels.

Born in Poland and immigrating to the United State at a young age, Zuzanna now calls Sugar Land, Texas home.

Outside of Bellaire Dermatology, you can find her spending time with her furry friends (three dogs and two cats), tending to her garden, and taking trips to the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Zuzanna Nabzdyk, 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.

Lori Martinez, Cosmetic Manager/Medical Aesthetician

Tobie Wilburn, Licensed Esthetician/Laser Technician has been a licensed esthetician for 20 years and laser technician for 10 years.

Tobie specializes in Mopheus 8 face and body, Frax Dual, laser treatments, Cutera, AviClear, Ultherapy, Microneedle with and without PRP, Pixel 8, facial treatments, and chemical peels.

Tobie Wilburn, Licensed Esthetician/Laser Technician

Clinical Research Team

My name is Luis Leal. I’m very passionate about producing quality research data while providing excellent care to our patients.

I have more than 10 years’ experience in healthcare. I previously gained experience in Neurology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, and Oncology trials.

I look forward to the work of the Clinical Research Department here at Bellaire Dermatology!

Luis Leal, Clinical Research Coordinator

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.

Harmony Saqr, Clinical Research Manager


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 three children.

Maribel Rodriguez, Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Green

Clinical Research Coordinator

Hannah Green is from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Louisiana State University in 2022 and obtained her master's in Biology from the University of Houston in 2024. With a passion for scientific inquiry and a commitment to patient-centered care, Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the team. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys traveling, practicing Pilates and yoga, and volunteering in the community. She looks forward to contributing to the success of Bellaire Dermatology and making a positive difference in the lives of patients.

Hannah Green, Clinical Research Coordinator

Certifications & Accreditations

Zoe’s goal is to create a results-oriented treatment plan for her patients. She provides customized treatment plans and skincare regimens so they can achieve their body contouring and skincare goals.

Her favorite treatment is CoolTone, and her favorite product is SkinMedica’s Firm and Tone. Driven by the desire to be the best in her field, she obtained her Texas Esthetician license from the CIDESCO Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage.

In addition, she received her Master’s Certificate from CoolSculpting University.

When Zoe is not taking care of patients, she spends time exploring Houston with friends and family.

Zoe Wilburn, LME - Body Contouring Specialist

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