About Our Providers

Laurie L. Shinn, M.D.

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Dr. Shinn is a board certified Pediatric Dermatologist who has been in practice since 1998. She has completed a pediatric residency and dermatology residency at VCU Medical School where she was chief resident in Dermatology. She is a member of the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) and is a member of the multidisciplinary team of Vascular Anomalies Clinic at VCU.

Camille Haisley-Royster, M.D.

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Dr. Camille Haisley-Royster is certified by the American Board of Dermatology as a General Dermatologist. Before joining Commonwealth Dermatology in 2003, Dr. Haisley-Royster received her medical training at Duke University and served on the Duke Faculty for Dermatology.
In addition to her practice, 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 as well as community magazines such as Richmond Family Magazine.
Dr Haisley-Royster is married with 3 children. She embraces a healthy lifestyle and stays active with her family.

Matthew Sage, M.D.

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Dr. Sage specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree with departmental honors from the University of Richmond and earned his medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, and his dermatology residency at the Weill-Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in New York, NY.

He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and has numerous publications. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and reading.

Sarah Skillman, M.D.

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Dr. Sarah Skillman completed her undergraduate studies in biology and microbiology at the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude with honors. She earned her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

As a dermatology resident, she served as chief resident and she was awarded the Cleveland Francoeur Outstanding Dermatology Resident of the Year award. She then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Dr. Skillman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology and of the Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance.

Neel Nath, M.D.

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Dr. Nath attributes his affable smile and demeanor to his formative years in Des Moines, Iowa. He left those frigid plains for Durham, NC, where he completed his undergraduate and medical degrees at Duke University. He remained at Duke for dermatology residency and will be starting at Commonwealth Dermatology in September 2022. He is interested in medical and surgical dermatology and enjoys taking the time to get to know his patients.

Hazel Vernon, M.D. (Urgent Clinic)

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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 since 1989. She is recognized by her peers as a Top Doc in Dermatology by Richmond Magazine and Virginia Living 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 at regional and national conferences. Current board certifications include the American Board of Dermatology for general dermatology and pediatric dermatology.

Hazle Konerding, M.D. (Emeritus)


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.

Dr. Konerding is Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and has been named Top Doc in Dermatology by Richmond Magazine. She is Past President of the Richmond Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia and continues to serve on the MSV insurance center board of directors as well as the Virginia AMA delegations. She has held leadership positions in the American Academy of Dermatology and is currently Chair of Access Now, a virtual free clinic offering specialty medical care to indigent persons in Central Virginia. She has also served in a variety of leadership positions for Bon Secours Health System.

Dr. Konerding and her husband have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. She has a passion for community service. Among the many ways she serves, has been her involvement in Rotary and other community organizations.

Rachel Lee, M.D.

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Dr. Rachel Lee received her Bachelor of Science with university honors from Virginia Commonwealth University, then remained at VCU to earn her medical degree and complete her dermatology residency. She served as chief resident during her final year of training.

Dr. Lee enjoys being able to provide her patients with the full spectrum of services in dermatology, including medical, surgical and cosmetic management. She has particular interest in acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, and cosmetic interventions for patients desiring a natural and balanced approach to the aging process. Professionally, Dr. Lee is also passionate about educating the next generation of dermatologists and serves as an affiliate faculty member for the VCU Department of Dermatology.

Outside of work, Dr. Lee loves road running and traveling the world with her husband and daughter.

Darren Guffey, M.D.


A dermatologist who cares for patients of all ages, Darren Guffey, MD, specializes in procedural dermatology. His expertise includes surgery for hidradenitis suppurativa, nail procedures, excision of benign and malignant neoplasms, as well as Mohs surgery. He is particularly passionate about cutaneous oncology and reconstruction of Mohs surgical defects. He also has extensive experience with systemic medications for the treatment of inflammatory dermatoses.

Dr. Guffey’s medical training began at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, where he attended medical school and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then completed an internship in internal medicine at UVA, followed by a dermatology residency. During his residency he developed an evidence-based approach to treating patients with Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis. He was also awarded the American Academy of Dermatology’s Native American Health Services grant, which allowed him to travel to Chinle, Arizona, to provide dermatologic care to indigent patients living on a Navajo reservation. Guffey returned to UVA once again where he completed an ACGME accredited Mohs fellowship under Dr. Mark Russell.

Dr. Guffey spent 3 years on the faculty at UVA where he mentored medical students and residents and served as the associated program director for the Mohs surgery fellowship. During his time at UVA he received several awards for patient satisfaction and was nominated for the Mulholland teaching award. Dr Guffey is board certified in Dermatology as well as Micrographic dermatologic surgery (Mohs surgery). He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Dermatology and an Associate member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Happily married with two young boys, Guffey grew up on a poultry farm in a rural community in southern North Carolina. Today, he spends his free time with family, running, hiking, playing basketball, mountain biking, making barbeque, and watching college and professional sports.

Ana S. Wiley, NP

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Ana S. Wiley, Nurse Practitioner, has joined Commonwealth Dermatology after 10 years of nursing experience in the Department of Dermatology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is board certified as a Nurse practitioner, graduating with a Masters degree in the Science of Nursing from Maryville University, where she was a member of Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.

She earned her Bachelors Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. She is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and serves on the board of directors for the Dermatology Nurse Certification Board.

Ana and her husband have a daughter. Ana has a passion for medical missions and has traveled to Africa and Jamaica.

Mary Graves, PA-C

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Mary Graves is a board-certified Physician Assistant who returns to the Richmond area and joins Commonwealth Dermatology after working the last several years in Northern Virginia. Mary received her Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech after graduating with honors with a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise and a minor in Leadership and Social Change. She then pursued her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia. She brings with her previous dermatology experience focused on medical dermatology. 

She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. Outside of work, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and their dog.

Sam Martin, NP

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Sam Martin is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner who joins Commonwealth Dermatology with several years of experience in Dermatology. Sam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise. She went on to pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing as well as her Master’s degree in Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with both degrees.

Sam is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Her primary focus is medical dermatology. Outside of work, Sam enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and attending Hokie football games

Kirsten Yezzi, PA-C

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Kirsten Yezzi is a board-certified physician assistant joining Commonwealth Dermatology with five years of dermatology experience. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise from Virginia Tech, graduating Summa Cum Laude with honors. She then graduated from James Madison University with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree.

She is a certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Kirsten is skilled in performing thorough skin examinations and maintains a focus on medical dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband, son, and dog,Juniper.

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