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.  


Stephanie  Byrne, APRN

Stephanie Byrne is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She began her nursing career in 2009 and joined our practice in June of 2016. As a Registered Nurse, Stephanie specialized in neurology, cardiac, and transplant intensive care as well as post-operative care. Stephanie obtained her Master's Degree in Nursing Education and her Post-Master's Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Spalding University. Stephanie is an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing. Stephanie has been a great addition to our Louisville Dermatology practice; not only focusing on medical dermatology, but she also has a passion for skin care and aesthetics. Stephanie is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to serving you!


Rachel Wallace, APRN

Rachel Wallace is a Family Nurse Practitioner. Rachel graduated with her Masters Degree in Nursing (Family Practitioner) from Bellarmine University. Rachel joined our practice in the summer of 2019. She graduated nursing school from the University of Louisville in 2016. As a Registered Nurse, Rachel specialized in critical care for three years and obtained her certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse. Rachel is an active member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Rachel is currently accepting new patients.


Kelsey Mason, FNP

Kelsey Mason, Family Nurse Practitioner joined our practice in December of 2019. Kelsey graduated from Truman State University in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner in 2013 from Cox College in Springfield, Missouri. Kelsey is a ANCC Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Kelsey has enjoyed diverse experiences in her career; she has practiced abroad with West Visaya State University in the Philippines to gain extensive cross-cultural clinical experiences both in acute care and community based care. Prior to specializing in dermatology, Kelsey practiced in her hometown of Springfield, IL working with an Internal Medicine Physicians Group- providing comprehensive healthcare to patients of all ages. Kelsey has completed additional dermatology focused education courses through the SIU School of Medicine and practiced along side their dermatology division Chief of Dermatology for more than 3 years. Kelsey is now accepting patients and looks forward to providing excellent care for your dermatology needs.