Meet Our Staff

Shari Hicks-Graham, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Board-certified Columbus dermatologist Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham is a leading skin care specialist that provides comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology services to children, teenagers, women and men who want healthier skin. She helps her patients manage chronic and acute skin conditions, as well as fight the signs of aging and have incredible skin for their lifetimes.

Dr. Hicks-Graham is a board-certified Columbus dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She enjoys all aspects of dermatologic care, including general medical dermatology, aesthetic dermatology, and surgical procedures. As a dedicated Columbus dermatologist, she also performs skin screenings for skin cancer and treats common skin conditions, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Treatments for hair disorders are also part of her general medical practice. Her aesthetic services include helping men and women with facial wrinkles, texture and pigmentation abnormalities.

A Columbus, Ohio native, Dr. Hicks-Graham returned to the area in 2005 after completing her training. She is a graduate of Spelman College and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hicks-Graham completed a research fellowship at Harvard’s Wellman School of Photomedicine under the direction of Dr. R. Rox Anderson. She also served as an intern in the Department of Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her dermatology residency was completed from 2002 to 2005 at the Los Angeles County Medical Centers.

Dr. Shari Hicks-Graham is a board-certified dermatologist who is highly respected amongst her peers and patients. If you are looking for an exceptional dermatologist in the Greater Columbus area, contact Downtown Dermatology to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hicks-Graham.

Dr. Ezra Hoover

We are excited to welcome Dr. Ezra Hoover, the newest addition to our team! Dr. Hoover completed medical school at Touro Osteopathic College of Medicine in his hometown of New York City. He then completed his dermatology residency with OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. Dr. Hoover is focused on providing excellent, empathetic care to patients of all ages and skin types, with a special interest in dermatologic conditions affecting our skin of color population. He is well-versed in the latest evidence-based treatments for ailments affecting the hair, skin and nails, and is particularly passionate about hair loss affecting both women and men.

Jana Shaffer M.S., PA-C (Physician Assistant)

Mrs. Shaffer is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant since 2008. Prior to joining our practice in 2013 she practiced dermatology in the Chicagoland region. She is experienced and proficient in detecting, managing and treating a multitude of dermatological conditions. These include but are not limited to skin cancer, acne, rashes, warts, eczema, psoriasis and other various skin eruptions. She is skilled in laser hair removal as well as Botox injections. Above all, Jana wants patients to look and feel their very best.

Amy Lipp, PA-C
(Physician Assistant)

Amy Lipp is a Nationally Board Certified Physician Assistant. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. She was trained in dermatology by Dr. Hicks-Graham at Downtown Dermatology.

Kathy Catania

Office Manager

Linda Collins

Billing Specialist

Rachel Farney

Administrative Assistant

Rachel Johnson

Administrative Assistant

Hannah Flax

Administrative Assistant

Kourtney Willis


Morgan Ruen

Medical Assistant

Kelsey Johnson

Medical Assistant

Kaitlyn Wancevich

Billing Specialist

Jules Coleman

Administrative Assistant