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Introducing Our Physicians

Dr. Harrigill

Dr. Harrigill is a fellowship trained and board certified Mohs surgeon and dermatologist who graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine with degrees in both medicine and public health/tropical medicine. As a resident, he won two research awards and was presented with the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons Certificate of Outstanding Achievement.

Dr. Harrigill joined the faculty of the University of Arizona and completed a three year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal medicine (high risk pregnancies). He was also presented with multiple teaching certificates in the Family Practice and Obstetrics/Gynecology departments and was named three times to the University of Arizona Dean's List for Excellence in Teaching in the Clinical Sciences.

In 2006, Dr. Harrigill decided to bring his surgical knowledge to the field of skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. While pursuing his dermatology residency at the University of Arizona and at Loma Linda University, he had the opportunity to learn from many nationally prominent Mohs surgeons. Dr. Harrigill completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery with Dr. David Kent in Macon, Georgia, before coming to Birmingham.

Along with being fluent in Spanish, Dr. Harrigill is a published photographer, a dedicated fused glass artist, and a classical guitar aficionado. He seeks to blend his artistic sensibilities with his surgical skill as he proudly serves the people of Alabama for their skin cancer needs.

 

Dr. Llivina (pronounced yee-VEE-nah), is a native of Puerto Rico, a board certified dermatologist whose primary clinical interest is the detection and treatment of skin cancers. As a child, she followed her dermatologist grandfather on his rounds and learned medicine at his knee. Dr. Llivina's family eventually left the island and lived in Dothan, Alabama for part of her childhood.

Dr. Llivina obtained her undergraduate degree from the prestigious John Hopkins University, where she studied biology and minored in the history of art. She graduated from Tulane University's School of Medicine, then served in the US Navy as a medical officer. While in the military, Lieutenant Commander Llivina cared for the Naval pilots and Marine recruits.

Dr Llivina completed her dermatology residency at the University of Arizona, an area with the highest concentration of skin cancers in the United States. Her private practice in Tucson focused on detecting and treating those cancers in older patients. She has been an attending physician dermatologist at Loma Linda University in California, where she practiced general and cosmetic dermatology in addition to her teaching duties.

In 2010, Dr. Llivina returned to Alabama. She is excited to offer complete skin cancer care, including full body skin examinations, lesion evaluations, and skin cancer services to her patients.

 
LeighAnn Aloia, CRNP graduated from University of Alabama School of Nursing with a Master of Science in Nursing. She has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner since 2000. LeighAnn has received specialized training in dermatology and has been providing a wide range of dermatological services to patients for over eight years. She has applied her extensive training and experience to examining, diagnosing, treating and prescribing the most appropriate treatments for patients of all ages. LeighAnn performs procedures such as biopsies and cryotherapy.

LeighAnn is nationally certifed by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed by the Alabama Board of Nursing. She has participated in research studies for the treatment of Psoriases and Suppurativa Hidradenitis.

Nurse Practitioners must complete a master's or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings.

LeighAnn enjoys spending time with her husband and children.