Doctors

Thomas K. Hirota | Assistant Professor

Dr. Thomas K. Hirota, DO, FAAD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:
Oklahoma University, Norman, OK

MEDICAL DEGREE: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Fort Worth, TX

RESIDENCY: San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, TX

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:
Dr. Hirota specializes in medical and surgical dermatology care. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a member of the South Puget Sound Dermatology Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a life member of the Association of Military Dermatologists. Dr. Hirota has served as Chief of Dermatology at Moncrief Army Community Hospital in South Carolina, Evans Army Community Hospital in Colorado, and at Madigan Army Medical Center here in Tacoma. Dr. Hirota proudly served in our country’s Armed Services (Air Force and Army) on active duty for 31 years, retiring from the US Army in 2011.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Hirota is a trained classical guitarist, and plays 6- and 12-string guitars as well, and plays a 12-string banjo.
June Kim | M.D

Dr. June Kim, MD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology - Mohs Micrographic Surgery

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE:
M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

MEDICAL DEGREE:
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

INTERNSHIP:
Internal Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

RESIDENCY:
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

FELLOWSHIP:
• Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
• Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:
Dr. Kim is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. In addition, she is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Medical Association. Her main areas of practice are medical and surgical dermatology with a focus in Mohs micrographic surgery.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:
In her free time, Dr. Kim enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and three daughters.
Dr. Maureen A. Mooney, M.D.

Dr. Maureen A. Mooney, MD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology: Fellowship-trained in both Dermatopathology and Mohs' micrographic surgery

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MEDICAL DEGREE: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

RESIDENCY: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

FELLOWSHIP: Dermatopathology fellowship and Mohs' micrographic surgery fellowship

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Mooney is board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and is a member of the American College of Mohs' Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. Her main areas of practice are skin cancer and Mohs' surgery as well as Cosmetic Dermatology.  Dr. Mooney is a fellow of the American College of Moh's Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of many dermatologic societies.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old and 11-year-old twins.

Dr. Tara A. Oetken, MD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Baylor University, Waco, TX

MEDICAL DEGREE: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

RESIDENCY: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr.Oetken enjoys practicing both general and cosmetic dermatology. 

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Oetken’s hobbies include home renovations, gardening, hiking, camping, kayaking, and skiing.
Susan L. Sullivan | M.D

Dr. Susan L. Sullivan, MD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MEDICAL DEGREE: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

RESIDENCY: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Sullivan is a board-certified fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is also a member of the Washington State Dermatology Association, the South Puget Sound Dermatology Society, and the Pierce County Medical Society.


PERSONAL INTERESTS: Outside of medicine, Dr. Sullivan enjoys the outdoors, reading, and the arts.  She is the proud mother of two young adult sons.
Leilani R. Townsend | D.O

Leilani R. Townsend, D.O.

Dr. Townsend attended California State University, Fullerton, where she had a full scholarship to play volleyball and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology, graduating with honors. She continued her education at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Henderson, Nevada, where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathy degree and was inducted into the sigma sigma phi honors society. Dr. Townsend completed her internship at Ohio University, and served as the chief resident of her dermatology residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Dr. Townsend is board certified in dermatology, has been published in multiple medical journals and has given lectures at several national meetings. She is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and is also a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the Women in Dermatology Society. Dr. Townsend has a passion for teaching, public service and medical education.

In her spare time, Dr. Townsend enjoys spending time with her family. She loves animals, nature, all forms of exercise and is a real “foodie”. Her main areas of interest are medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and pediatrics.
Kimberly A. Wenner | M.D

Dr. Kimberly A. Wenner, MD

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

MEDICAL DEGREE: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

RESIDENCY:
• Dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
• Family medicine residency, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Dr. Wenner is board certified in dermatology and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the South Puget Sound Dermatology Society and Association of Military Dermatologists. Dr. Wenner is a combat veteran and has served two tours in Iraq with the 31st Combat Support Hospital and the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. She was awarded the Bronze Star medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and the Combat Action Badge. She recently completed 17 years of active duty as Chief of the Madigan Army Medical Center Dermatology Service.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: In her free time, Dr. Wenner enjoys the outdoors – gardening, running, and boating and on the weekends and evenings can usually be found at an athletic field watching one of her three children playing baseball, soccer, and basketball.
Kieu N. Dang | Physician Assistant

Kieu N. Dang, PA-C

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

MEDICAL DEGREE: Medex Northwest Physician Assistant Program, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:
Kieu is a board-certified Physician Assistant with decades of practice experience in general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and a proud member of the South Puget Sound Dermatology Society, Washington Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant, and Washington State Dermatology Association. Her special interests include general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology including Botox, Dysport, various dermal filler lines, lasers, and numerous other treatments.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Kieu enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. As a family, they love hiking, traveling, serving their church, and community.

Carolyn L. O'Brien | Physician Assistant

Carolyn L. O'Brien, PA-C

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Grand Valley State University, Allendale Charter Township, MI                                                 

MEDICAL DEGREE: Grand Valley State University- Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, Allendale Charter Township, MI

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:
Carolyn is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Carolyn is skilled in medical and cosmetic dermatology including Botox and dermal filler injections, as well as lasers and sclerotherapy.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Carolyn and her husband are the parents of three adult children. They enjoy kayaking and cycling throughout the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Larinda M. Ogawa, PA-C

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

MEDICAL DEGREE: Interservice Physician Assistant Program- Masters in Physician Assistant Studies

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Larinda's skill set involves medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatological services. Memberships include the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Society of Army Physician Assistants, and the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Larinda concurrently serves in the US Army Reserves as an aeromedical physician assistant. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and finds herself hiking the many trails this state has to offer. Be on the lookout, as you may spot her with her family in the many State and Federal Parks in this region. 
Suzanne M. Richardson | Physician Assistant

Suzanne M. Richardson, PA-C

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: University of Washington, Seattle, WA                                      

MEDICAL DEGREE: University of Washington School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, Seattle, WA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Suzanne is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)and is a proud member of the Washington Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant, and Washington State Dermatology Association.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: Suzanne is a mother of three with two grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including traveling and camping with them.
David B. Sprouse | Physician Assistant

David B. Sprouse, MS, PA-C

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

MASTER'S DEGREE: Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

MEDICAL DEGREE: Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program, Roanoke, VA

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: David specializes in medical dermatology, excisional surgery, and tissue biopsies. He is a diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, a past member of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a certified ACSM health and fitness instructor.

PERSONAL INTERESTS: After being raised and educated on the East Coast, David fully enjoys the tranquil setting and beautiful mountains of the Pacific Northwest. David takes pleasure in the fresh, healthful air of the great outdoors through hiking and pickleball, and also enjoys weightlifting and yoga. He is passionate about nutrition as it relates to the aging process and devotes his energies toward promoting health and wellness in the patients he serves.

Shelley Velickoff, ARNP

SPECIALTY: Dermatology

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE: Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

MASTER'S DEGREE: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS: Shelley currently holds membership with the American Nurse Credentialing Center and the Dermatology Nurses Association.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:
Shelley enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include; stained glass, CrossFit, and travel.
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