JAN DANK, MD
is board-certified in Dermatology, currently serving as a Partner at the Dermatology & Laser Center NW, where he has been in practice since 2003. Dr. Dank obtained his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he graduated with honors and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He then went on to the University of Washington where he completed his first residency in Internal Medicine and subsequently completed a second residency in Dermatology. He also completed additional course work at the University of Washington School of Public Health. Before leaving Seattle, Dr. Dank was a full time faculty member for one year in Internal Medicine at Harborview Medical Center and three years in Dermatology at the University of Washington Medical Center. Dr. Dank currently focuses his practice on medical and surgical dermatology, offering care to both adults and children.
CORINNE HECHT, MD
Corinne Hecht MD is a board certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has authored articles, book chapters and lectured at professional society meetings throughout her career, but her greatest strength lies in patient care. Scholarship, leadership, and service have been focuses throughout her education. Dr Hecht earned her bachelor’s degree in human biology at Stanford University, followed by a year immersed in fine art studies in Florence, Italy. While at the University of Washington School of Medicine she was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and served as a counselor at a camp dedicated to kids with skin disease. After medical school she continued at the University of Washington to complete her dermatology residency and was selected as chief resident for the program in her final year of training.
Prior to joining Dermatology Laser Center, she enjoyed a diverse dermatology practice in San Diego, CA at a Sharp Rees-Stealy and in Bellingham as part of the team at Peace Health Medical Group. Dr Hecht’s approach to dermatology is inspired by her conviction that the very best outcomes are achieved when patients and doctors partner together. The more a patient understands about their skin disease the better equipped they are to navigate through its challenges. She believes in engaging patients and using the most current scientific data to guide choices and individualize care.
Within dermatology she treats all ages from grandparent to grandchild and manages the full spectrum of skin conditions be it skin cancer or inflammatory disease such as acne and psoriasis. She also finds joy in the details of Dermatology procedures and skin surgery. When she is not scratching itches at the office you can usually find her picking vegetables in the garden with her husband and their two fun-loving preschoolers, feeding their flock of chickens or exploring nature’s best here in the PNW.
DEBBIE SHERMAN-GRODA, PA-C
Debbie Sherman-Groda has been with Dermatology and Laser Center since 2015. She is a nationally certified Physician Assistant, graduating with her Masters of Science PA-C degree from Western Michigan University. Prior to becoming a Physician, Assistant Debbie worked as a Medical Technologist for over 20 years. She is an active member of the NCCPA and works closely with our team of physicians to provide excellence in medicine and a superb patient experience.
Debbie is a highly valued PA for the physicians at Dermatology and Laser Center NW. She treats patients of all ages with a variety of skin conditions; including acne, eczema, skin cancer, psoriasis, skin tags, unsightly moles, and hair loss.
Debbie has over 6 years of experience as an injector in the art of facial aesthetics. Preferred product lines include: Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and Kybella (Allergan) and Xeomin, Radiesse, and Belotero (Merz).
Debbie works closely with patients to balance cost and corrective desired results. Patients say their friends know “something is different” but they can’t put their finger on it. She prides herself on natural results and a gentle touch.
Outside of work, Debbie enjoys time with her family, her 2 grown children, and her adorable dog. She also enjoys traveling, skiing, and just relaxing at home.
AMY CLASSEN, MASTER ESTHETICIAN
Amy comes to Dermatology Laser Center NW as a fifteen year veteran in the field of Aesthetics. For the past thirteen years, Amy has refined her skills as a Master Aesthetician working in conjunction with a local facial plastic surgeon. She has had experience and exposure to an wide range of techniques and procedures. Amy has had consistent opportunities to observe the results of her treatments and skin care advice in the faces of thousands of satisfied patients.
Under dermatologist Dr. Corrine Hecht, Amy enters a new phase in her career. Years of experience coupled with collaboration with the providers at Dermatology and Laser Center NW offers a new opportunity to work as a team to provide optimal patient outcomes. An appointment with Amy is educational, comfortable, and results driven. She loves getting to know her patients so that she can help them achieve their individual skin care goals. Come see how Amy can improve the quality and appearance of your skin.
Amy loves living in Bellingham with her husband, Glen, and her twin boys Henry and Wyatt. Outside of Aesthetics she nurtures her creative side with home design projects, gardening and growing microgreens. She also loves traveling, identifies as a “foodie”, and is a serious coffee connoisseur.