Complete Skin Care For All Ages

James R. Wharton, MD

Dr. Wharton earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1990. He graduated at the top of his class from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 1994. His residency in dermatology was completed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After finishing his training, he entered into private practice in Northwest Arkansas where he practiced for 9 years prior to moving to Louisville. While in private practice Dr. Wharton finished specialized training in dermatopathology and was on the faculty at the University of Arkansas in the Department of Dermatology. He is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology and is currently on the faculty at both the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. Dr. Wharton is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the International Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society of MOHS Surgery, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the Greater Louisville Medical Society.  

Melissa Davis, PA-C

Melissa Davis earned her undergraduate degree from Miami University in 2003 with a double major in Zoology and Psychology. She then went on to complete her Physician Assistant degree from the University of Kentucky in 2007. Melissa became board certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2007.  Melissa practiced family medicine for 5 years and has been with our practice since 2012.  She is a member of the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants and Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants  Melissa and her husband have lived in Louisville since they married in 2006, they have two sons.

Shannon England, APRN

Shannon England is a Family Nurse Practitioner that has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over 12 years.  Shannon has been a dedicated member of the healthcare community committed to the highest standards of quality care. She has specialized in pre and post operative care, cardiac nursing, wound care and women’s health.  

Shannon obtained her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the Frontier Nursing University in an effort to provide a higher level of quality healthcare to all individuals.  Shannon is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She is also an active member of Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives and has recently been nominated into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.

Shannon is excited to be part of the professional healthcare team at Louisville Dermatology.  She remains committed to providing optimal care to individuals of all ages seeking treatment for a variety of skin care needs

Janelle Willoughby, Medical Aesthetician 

Janelle Willoughby started in the beauty and wellness industry over 18 years ago out of sheer passion and excitement for skin care. Originally from Austin, Texas, she specialized in a natural approach to skin health as the Regional Director for Woodhouse Spas. Her studies took her New York City where she went on to become a licensed medical aesthetician, studying at Christine Valmy, the United States' first and original school of aesthetics. While in New York, she worked with the latest lasers, chemical peels, and IPL systems in medical aesthetics, and brought her expertise as a makeup artist to the runways of the 2009 Fall Fashion Week.

Now in Louisville, Janelle hopes to bring her clients the latest and best practices in medical grade skin care. Janelle understands that every client struggles with unique and individual skin concerns. That is why she offers complimentary consultations where she will create a customized plan to achieve their skin care needs. 

Janelle is certified in Photofacials, laser hair removal, IPL treatments, laser tattoo removal, laser scar revision, laser leg veins, Pelleve, Exilis, and Miradry. She holds an advanced certification in Ultherapy, an ultrasound skin lifting device. Janelle also specializes in chemical peels, medical grade microdermabrasion treatments, and advanced acne therapies. Janelle is also a proud clinical trainer for Cynosure, the leading developer and manufacturer of a broad array of light-based aesthetic and medical treatment systems. 

Kae Roe-Rubino, Medical Aesthetician

Kae Roe-Rubino has been emotionally and intellectually immersed in the cosmetic and skin care markets for over 13 years. Kae started out just having a passion for all things cosmetic and was very inspired and captured by theatrical and movie makeup. In Phoenix, Arizona she took her passion to the next level in management at Ulta Cosmetics overseeing all of the high-end cosmetics and skin care lines and she was responsible for al of the staff advanced product training. She was then brought thru Louisville, KY where she was recruited by Sephora as an assistant manager overseeing the staff and products in the skin care department. While at Sephora, she was exposed to multiple on and off-site specialized training and has diverse knowledge and experience in multiple cosmetics and skin care lines. 

Over the years, she then ignited her true passion for skin health, advanced biological sciences of skin care, and knowledge of skin care ingredients. This year she finished the aesthetician program at PJ's cosmetology and loves to mesh her loves for the arts of makeup and the science of dermatology and skin care. Kae has been employed with Dr. Wharton for over 3 years and is certified and trained to perform: medical grade microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and consultations for all of our cosmetic product lines and aesthetic treatments.