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About Us

Learn more about our practice’s history & values

Dermatology Associates of Virginia’s mission is to provide compassionate, high quality, and cost-conscious dermatologic care to the central Virginia region.

Charles M. Caravati, Jr., M.D., a Richmond native, founded Dermatology Associates of Virginia in 1969. The original office started on Hamilton Street in the near West End, but was soon moved to a house on Grove Avenue. Since then, Dermatology Associates has grown to twenty-one providers practicing at six central Virginia locations. We have one office in Colonial Heights and five in the greater Richmond area.

Our doctors and physician assistants provide medical and surgical treatments for skin diseases occurring in patients of all ages. While the treatment of skin diseases and skin cancers is our specialty, we also offer a variety of cosmetic services. Furthermore, our highly professional team members address all of our patient’s skin diseases in convenient, comfortable and attractive settings.

Our dermatologists are all board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Additionally, all are members of our local, state and national dermatological and medical professional societies.

DAV is a founding member of MD Value Care, an organization of independent physician practices in Richmond, VA. We believe that we can excel in quality, patient experience, and cost-effectiveness.

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Our Physicians

LAWRENCE E. BLANCHARD, III, M.D.

LAWRENCE E. BLANCHARD, III, M.D.

GEORGIA K. SEELY, M.D.

GEORGIA K. SEELY, M.D.

KIM M. PANZARELLA, M.D.

KIM M. PANZARELLA, M.D.

SUZANNE G. SPADAFORA, M.D.

SUZANNE G. SPADAFORA, M.D.

CHRISTOPHER T. ALEMAN, M.D.

CHRISTOPHER T. ALEMAN, M.D.

LISA C. EDSALL, M.D. PH.D.

LISA C. EDSALL, M.D. PH.D.

ADAM A. MARTIN, M.D.

ADAM A. MARTIN, M.D.

ANGELA M. SPRIGLE, M.D.

ANGELA M. SPRIGLE, M.D.

RAJ AGARWAL, M.D.

RAJ AGARWAL, M.D.

AMANDA K. SCHMITT, M.D.

AMANDA K. SCHMITT, M.D.

ALYSON V. RIDPATH, D.O.

ALYSON V. RIDPATH, D.O.

GABRIELLA J. MELSON, M.D.

GABRIELLA J. MELSON, M.D.

Mohs Specialists

ASHLEY N. SULLIVAN, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

ASHLEY N. SULLIVAN, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

JULIA K. PADGETT, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

JULIA K. PADGETT, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

NIKOO CHERAGHI, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

NIKOO CHERAGHI, M.D., MOHS SURGEON

Advanced Practice Providers

JENNIFER D. BAUER, MPA, PA-C

JENNIFER D. BAUER, MPA, PA-C

RATHI BLANKENSHIP, MPA, PA-C

RATHI BLANKENSHIP, MPA, PA-C

KRISTEN A. ALBRIGHT, PA-C

KRISTEN A. ALBRIGHT, PA-C

MICHELE R. RHOE, MPA, PA-C

MICHELE R. RHOE, MPA, PA-C

SHELLEY B. WOODLEY, DNP, FNP-BC

SHELLEY B. WOODLEY, DNP, FNP-BC

SUZANNE N. WEST, MSN, FNP-BC

SUZANNE N. WEST, MSN, FNP-BC

BROOKE E. HARMON, MPA, PA-C

BROOKE E. HARMON, MPA, PA-C

An advance practice provider (APP) enhances the patient service provided by Dermatology Associates of Virginia by offering a team approach to healthcare delivery. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are able to provide a wide range of examinations and procedures under the direction and close supervision of the patient’s normal physician. This clinical partnership allows for additional time to be spent with patients by the physician-APP team depending on the treatment, education, and follow-up care needed. Many treatments are of a nature which allows follow up assessment by the APP, and appointments with the APP can often be scheduled sooner than with the supervising physician. In general, the supervising physician is always working in the same clinic with the APP and is readily available should further collaboration be needed.

Cosmetic Specialists

CAROL BYRD, M.D., LASER SPECIALIST

CAROL BYRD, M.D., LASER SPECIALIST

E. BERKELEIGH LADD, MSN, FNP-C

E. BERKELEIGH LADD, MSN, FNP-C

ALISON HEINRICH, MASTER AESTHETICIAN

ALISON HEINRICH, MASTER AESTHETICIAN

Emeritus

E.M. HUDGINS, M.D., EMERITUS

E.M. HUDGINS, M.D., EMERITUS

JOAN E. ROUNTREE, M.D., EMERITUS

JOAN E. ROUNTREE, M.D., EMERITUS

LAURA L.K. PRATT, M.D., EMERITUS

LAURA L.K. PRATT, M.D., EMERITUS

Lawrence E. Blanchard, III, M.D.

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Education:

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina | B.A. English, 1972
  • Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri | M.D., 1976
  • Internship: The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, 1976-1977
  • Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1977-1980

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Special Interests:

Dr. Blanchard has served as President of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, The Medical Society of Virginia, and the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Midlothian Office

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Georgia K. Seely, M.D.

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Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina | 1985, B.S. Biology
  • Medical School: East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina | 1989, M.D.
  • Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, North Carolina | Internal Medicine, 1989-1992
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Department of Dermatology, Richmond, Virginia, 1992-1995

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Dermatology

Special Interests:

Dr. Seely teaches medical students at the Medical College of Virginia, Department of Dermatology. She has an interest in Internal Medicine, as well as general Dermatology.

Location(s):

  • Midlothian Office
  • Nuckols Road Office

Awards:

  • Top Doc Award 2023 - Richmond Magazine
  • Top Doc Award 2022 - Richmond Magazine
  • Top Doc Award 2020 - Richmond Magazine

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Kim M. Panzarella, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Kim M. Panzarella, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. | B.A., 1988
  • Medical School: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY | M.D., 1993
  • Internship: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1994
  • Residency: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 1994-1997

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Special Interests:

Skin cancer, general dermatology. Sees all ages, infants through elderly.

Location(s):

  • Colonial Heights Office
  • Hanover Office

Q&A:

  • What is your favorite thing about your career?
    The opportunity to see patients of all ages.
  • What are your hobbies?
    I enjoy calm water kayaking and biking with my husband and kids.
  • Do you have any pets?
    I have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, and a bearded dragon. The dogs and cats are all rescue animals from shelters.
  • Where did you grow up?
    In Allegany, New York, a small town 90 minutes from Buffalo.
  • Where have you lived before moving to Richmond?
    Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Brighton, England; New York City; Cleveland, OH; Austin, TX, and San Antonio, TX. I settled in Richmond in 2003.
  • What are your favorite things about the Richmond area?
    The James River and the Capital Bike Trail.

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Suzanne G. Spadafora, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Suzanne G. Spadafora, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. | B.S. Biology, 1995
  • Medical School: Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. | M.D., 1999
  • Internship: St. Vincent’s Medical Center, New York, NY, 1999-2000
  • Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2000-2003

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Special Interests:

General Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Nuckols Road Office

Q&A:

  • What is your favorite thing about your career?
    Monday mornings are never bad because I work alongside a great, caring staff and have wonderful patients!
  • What did you want to be when you were small?
    Space physician like Dr. Bones and Dr. Crusher on Star Trek.
  • What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
    Scuba diving with sharks in the Bahamas.
  • What is the last book you read?
    Die With Zero
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Aliens
  • What do you do to keep fit?
    Play tennis, cycle, and strength training with Body Pump
  • What was your first job?
    Cashier at Weis Market grocery store

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Christopher T. Aleman, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Christopher T. Aleman, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia | B.S., 1989
  • Medical School: Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | M.D., 1995
  • Internship: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1995-1996
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1996-1999
  • Graduate: KIT Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands | MSc International Health, 2017

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Midlothian Office
  • Colonial Heights Office

Interests:

In his spare time, Dr. Aleman enjoys being outdoors fishing, hiking, and whitewater kayaking on the James River. He also enjoys international travel and is active in medical volunteer projects around Richmond and abroad.

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Lisa C. Edsall, M.D. Ph.D.

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Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia | B.A. Chemistry, 1991
  • Graduate: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. | Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1999
  • Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia | M.D., 2004
  • Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 2004-2005
  • Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 2005-2008
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2009-2010

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatopathology

Special Interests:

Besides her medical practice, Dr. Edsall provides dermatopathology services for the practice. Dr. Edsall is also an associate professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Department of Dermatology.

Location(s):

  • Midlothian Office
  • Colonial Heights Office

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Adam A. Martin, M.D.

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Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia | BSBA, Finance, 2003
  • Undergraduate: University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee | Post-baccalaureate Science, 2004-2006
  • Medical School: University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VIRGINIA | M.D., 2010
  • Internship: University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2010-2011
  • Residency: University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2011-2014

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Colonial Heights Office

Awards:

  • Top Doc Award 2023 - Richmond Magazine

Q&A:

  • What is your favorite thing about your career?
    Great patients and working a team dedicated to providing exceptional care.
  • What did you want to be when you were small?
    Firefighter and Dinosaur Bone Collector
  • What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
    NFL Football & College Basketball
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Subway
  • What’s your favorite holiday?
    Halloween, though Christmas is a close second

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Angela M. Sprigle, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Angela M. Sprigle, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | B.S. Biological Sciences, Minor in Chemistry, 2006
  • Medical School: Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania | M.D., 2010
  • Internship: Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania, 2010-2011
  • Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, 2011-2014

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Midlothian Office
  • Colonial Heights Office

Q&A:

  • What is your favorite thing about your career?
    Balance – having a career that I love but also being able to have time for my family. This is somewhat rare in medicine.
  • What did you want to be when you were small?
    Always a doctor. My mother is a registered nurse, and I think that sparked my interest in medicine.
  • If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
    Ice cream (if that is even a meal)
  • What was the last thing you recorded on TV?
    Probably Grey’s Anatomy when I was in medical school. We don’t even have cable now. With a young child there is no time for TV!
  • What was the first concert you attended?
    8th grade – Backstreet Boys

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Raj Agarwal, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Raj Agarwal, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia | B.A. Economics, Minor in Biology
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Internship: Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia
  • Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Virginia

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Midlothian Office

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Amanda K. Schmitt, M.D.

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Education:

  • Undergraduate: West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV | B.S. in Biology, 2005-2010
  • Medical School: Joan C. Edwards Marshall University School of Medicine, Huntington, WV | M.D., 2010-2014
  • Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA, 2015-2016
  • Residency: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2016-2019

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Colonial Heights Office

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Alyson V. Ridpath, D.O.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Alyson V. Ridpath, D.O.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA | B.S. in Biology, 2011
  • Medical School: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blacksburg, VA | Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, 2015
  • Internship: Broward Health Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2016
  • Fellowship: Skin & Cancer Associates, Harold Rabinovitz MD, Plantation, FL, 2017
  • Residency: OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital , Columbus, OH, 2019

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office
  • Hanover Office

Q&A:

  • What did you want to be when you were small?
    An astronomer or a marine biologist working with dolphins.
  • What was your first job?
    Slow pitch softball umpire for young girls league.
  • Do you collect anything?
    Christmas ornaments!
  • What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever eaten?
    Rattlesnake pierogies
  • What’s your favorite movie?
    Pink Panther with Steve Martin!

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Gabriella J. Melson, M.D.

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Gabriella J. Melson, M.D.

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Duke University, Durham, N.C. | B.S. Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2012
  • Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA | Doctor of Medicine, 2016
  • Internship: University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 2016-2017
  • Residency: University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 2017-2020
  • Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA | Dermatopathology Fellowship, 2020-2022

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Location(s):

  • Nuckols Office
  • Hanover Office

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Carol Byrd, M.D., Laser Specialist

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - Carol Byrd, M.D., Laser Specialist

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, 1972-1976
  • Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1976-1980
  • Internship: Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office

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E. Berkeleigh Ladd, MSN, FNP-C

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - E. Berkeleigh Ladd, MSN, FNP-C

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC | BS, 1999
  • Graduate: Walden University, Minneapolis, MN | Masters of Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, 2016

Special Interests:

Laser Specialist

Location(s):

  • Reynolds Crossing Office

Q&A:

  • What are your hobbies?
    Volleyball, running, and fishing.
  • How would your friends describe you?
    My friends would describe me as kind, loyal to a fault, and competitive.
  • What was the first concert you attended?
    Alanis Morrisette
  • What was the first record album you bought?
    When I was 4 years old my parents gave me a Barry Manilow record and I still have it!
  • What is your favorite childhood memory?
    Growing up we had a place down in the Outer Banks. My family would go down there almost every weekend. My dad would take us driving out on the beach at Oregon Inlet and we would fish all day. I still enjoy going to Oregon Inlet because it has such good memories for me!

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E.M. Hudgins, M.D., Emeritus

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Dermatology Associates of Virginia - E.M. Hudgins, M.D., Emeritus

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Roanoke College, Roanoke, Virginia | B.S. Chemistry, 1964
  • Medical School: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia | M.D., 1968
  • Internship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1968-1969
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, 1971-1974

Board Certifications:

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatopathology

Special Interests:

Dr. Hudgins has retired from medical practice, but serves as a clinical professor at the Medical College of Virginia, Department of Dermatology.

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