Dr. Hazle Konerding has been a practicing dermatologist in the Central Virginia region for nearly 30 years. She is the founding partner of Commonwealth Dermatology and continues to serve as its President.
Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Konerding is a member of several hospital staffs, including St. Mary’s, Henrico Doctors’ and Retreat, and also serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology for Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine. She was named the Top Doc in Dermatology by Richmond Magazine in 2004. She is Past President of the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia and continues to serve on the Medical Society Foundation Council.
Dr. Hazel Vernon was the first practicing dermatologist in Central Virginia to earn pediatric dermatology board certification status and has been an integral part of Commonwealth Dermatology for over 15 years. She was recognized by her peers as a Top Doc in Dermatology for 2006 by Richmond Magazine.
Dr. Vernon maintains her edge in the field by regularly providing training to residents from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and giving lectures on pediatric dermatology regional and national conferences. Current board certifications include the American Board of Dermatology for general dermatology and pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Laurie L. Shinn is a board-certified adult and pediatric dermatologist. Receiving her medical training in both pediatrics and dermatology at the Medical College of Virginia, Dr. Shinn has been practicing with Commonwealth Dermatology since 1998.
Identified as one of the premier pediatric dermatologists in the region, she also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Medicine, formerly known as the Medical College of Virginia, where she trains doctors in residence at the Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics. Dr. Shinn has served as a speaker on pediatric dermatology topics at national and regional levels. Her current board certifications include general dermatology, pediatric dermatology and pediatrics. She is one of the few board-certified Pediatric Dermatologists in the region.
Dr. Camille Haisley-Royster is certified by the American Board of Dermatology as an Adult Dermatologist. Before joining Commonwealth Dermatology in 2003, Dr. Haisley-Royster received her medical training at Duke University and served on the Duke Faculty for Pediatric Dermatology.
In addition to her practice, she provides training to residents from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology. Dr. Haisley-Royster is also a speaker and author of several articles of Dermatology, her articles appearing in the Archives of Dermatology and Twenty Common Problems in Pediatrics.
Dr. Agarwal graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. He completed his Dermatology residency at the Medical College of Virginia’s Department of Dermatology in Richmond.
He has received numerous honors and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, Medical Society of Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honor Society.
Dr. Karla Gayer, M.D.
Dr. Karla Gayer has been a practicing Dermatologist for over 25 years. Before relocating her practice to Central Virginia, she has spent the past years practicing with George Washington Faculty Associates at George Washington University, in Washington D.C.
Dr. Gayer is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, as well as the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit Michigan. She completed her Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine from Georgetown University, Washington D.C. and her Residency in Dermatology from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Gayer is the recipient of multiple honors, including Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Doctor Award. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is the author of several articles for Cutis Magazine, Archives of Dermatology, among others.
Margaret J. Constante, Nurse Practitioner, joined Commonwealth Dermatology in 2004 after six years of acute care surgery and trauma nursing at the Medical College of Virginia. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner earning her Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Norfolk State University where she graduated first in her class with Summa Cum Laude distinction in 1998. She is currently a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. Resume
Amy E. Black, Nurse Practitioner, joined Commonwealth Dermatology in 2007 after four years of physician practice experience in various specialty settings. She is Board Certified as a Nurse Practitioner, graduating with a Master’s Degree in the Science of Nursing in 2002.
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 where she was a member of the Nursing Honor Society and recipient of two scholarships based upon academic achievement. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Dermatology Nurses’ Association, and Richmond Dermatologic Society.
Leah Moore is a Master Esthetician providing cosmetic dermatology services, laser treatments and prescription skincare routines. After graduating from George Mason University with two B.A. degrees, Ms. Moore began work in the beauty and skin care industry earning her designation as Master Esthetician and several certifications for using state of the art skin care tools including the DermaMed MegaPeel Microdermabrasion machine, Lumenis One and M22 Intensed Pulsed Light devices, the Lumenis Lightsheer Duet, and Obagi Prescription skin care. In addition, Leah has advanced training with Skinceuticals, Epionce Skincare and Rhonda Allison chemical peels.
Ms. Moore is an active member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).
Tamara Stephens is a Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in the medical field including cosmetic dermatology. In our Center For Healthy skin, Tamara provides clients with expert services including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, botox injections, dermal fillers and more.
She graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a Masters of Science in Nursing degree with an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Tamara is a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia and holds many additional licenses and certificates.
Lynne McElroy Wold is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Clemson University where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society. She completed her master’s degree at The Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating summa cum laude.
Ms. Wold has worked in dermatology since 2004. Prior to 2004, she served in the areas of family medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine for 10 years. Additionally she has worked as a certified diabetes educator. Her diverse background also includes cardiology and critical care. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the nurse practitioner program at Old Dominion University. She is a member of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners and is on the Board of the Christian Medical Association.