Medical Doctor

Education & Training:
• Undergraduate: University of Washington, Seattle, WA Graduated 1978, Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Phi Beta Kappa
• Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI. Graduated 1982, Doctor of Medicine
• Internship: Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR. Graduated 1983
• Residency: University of Colorado, Denver CO. Graduated 1986 – Dermatology

Professional Affiliations
• Member of the American Academy of Dermatology
• Member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery
• Member of the American Medical Association
• Member of the Washington State Medical Association
• Member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society

American Board of Dermatology – Diplomate
Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery Certification


Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

Melissa discovered her passion for cosmetic aesthetics while training for her new career in medical dermatology. She enjoys combining her knowledge of facial anatomy with the meticulous skills she has honed under the watchful eye of her mentor Dr. Hopp. Melissa is looking forward to forming strong client relationships so that she can design personalized treatment plans that deliver optimal results which in turn empowers others to feel great about themselves. When Melissa is not working she enjoys traveling and discovering new places, new foods, and new cultures. She is equally happy to curl up with a warm blanket, a cup of tea, and a good book.


Licensed Master Laser Esthetician

Jennifer Allen is a Licensed Master Laser Esthetician who has been with the Center for Excellence in Dermatology for 18 years! She graduated from Spokane Community College and has been in the industry for 20 years. Jennifer began working as a licensed massage therapist at a day spa in Spokane Washington. It was the combination of this and her own struggles with her skin that she began her interest in dermatology. When she is not here she is spending her time at Sephora and Ulta, “a job prerequisite after all!”, curled up with a good book, antiquing and most of all, spending time with her family. “I love working with others and helping them to achieve their own skincare goals. This is a very rewarding profession.”