About Us

Meet The Team

Dr. Mario Maruthur

MD

Dr. Maruthur is a fellowship-trained and Board-Certified Mohs Micrographic surgeon and board-certified dermatologist that focuses exclusively on skin cancer treatment.
While his father was born in Kerala, India, and his mother was from Chicago, IL, he was born and raised in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where his father practiced medicine as an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes. After graduating as the valedictorian of his high school class, he attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology…keep reading

Dr. Katie Morganti

MD

Dr. Morganti is a Board-Certified Dermatologist focusing on skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. 

Dr. Morganti was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at LSU-Baton Rouge and earning her Doctor of Medicine at LSU-Shreveport, Dr. Morganti completed a one-year internship in internal medicine with the Brookwood Baptist Health System in Birmingham…keep reading

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Dr. Kelsey Kennedy

MD

Dr. Kennedy is a Dermatologist that primarily focuses on skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment.  She is also expertly trained in general and cosmetic dermatology and sees patients for this as well. 

A Birmingham native, Dr. Kennedy is an alumnus of the University of Alabama, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where she graduated in the top 5% of her class…keep reading

Adrienne Keely, CRNP

Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Adrienne Keely, CRNP has been working in Dermatology since 2016, where she has performed full-body skin cancer screenings and assisted in Mohs procedures and post-Mohs plastic surgery reconstruction.

Adrienne was born and raised in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, and graduated from Briarwood Christian High School. She went to Mississippi College, where she obtained a BS in Kinesiology in 2011…keep reading

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Chelsi Davis, PA-C

Certified Physician Assistant

Chelsi Davis, PA-C, was born and raised in Chelsea, Alabama. She graduated with honors from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a minor in Spanish in 2015. She then attended the Surgical Physician Assistant program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Chelsi is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants…keep reading

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Barbie Curren

Front Desk Supervisor/Billing

Barbie is a seasoned expert with 26 years of experience in the medical field. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, reading, and eating sushi.

Lisa Glen

Lisa Glen

Billing Department

Lisa has worked in the Medical Billing field for over 25 years. She enjoys working in her flower gardens and spending time with her family.

Lauren Nichols

Lauren Nichols

Surgery Scheduler

Lauren calls Morris, AL her hometown. Spending 20 years in the clerical/medical field, Lauren handles surgery scheduling and referrals for Southern Skies Dermatology and Surgery. She lives with her son and loves dogs, although doesn’t currently have one.

Tabatha Platts

Tabatha Platts

Front Desk Receptionist

Tabatha is a local here and lives in Leeds, AL. She enjoys spending time and cooking with her spouse, daughter, and their German Shorthaired Pointer.

Christina Thomson

Christina Thomson

Front Desk Receptionist

Christina was born and raised in Gadsden Al, and spent 18 years in Florida. She has seven years of experience in the front office medical industry. Her hobbies include having fun with her nine grandchildren and her orange bobtail kitty. She enjoys any kind of seafood and is a big sushi lover.

Amber Mccann

Amber McCann

Front Desk Receptionist

Amber is a southern-born local, born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She studied Psychology and Music Education at the University of Montevallo and graduated from Ashford University with a B.A. in Psychology. She enjoys playing the flute and trumpet and can occasionally pick up a sax when the day calls for a little rhythm and blues. She loves reading, hiking, cooking, and attempting to learn Korean. For the last few years, she has been doing primarily front office work, along with teaching. She has a passion for photography and seafood and sushi. She has a wonderful, bright and sweet four-year-old who keeps her on her toes and pushes her to chase her dreams and be the best version of herself. Most days Amber likes to relax by playing tea party, making up stories, and enjoying a good cup of tea in the evenings.

Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson, CCMA

Surgical Medical Assistant

Pam Owen

Pamela Owen

Medical/Surgical Assistant

Pamela hails from Pell City AL. She Graduated from Pell City High School in 2003. She’s worked in various fields within the medical field including cardiology, peds, and dermatology for 18 years. Pamela is an avid self-taught crafter and tumbler maker. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 14 blissful years, and their dog Roxie.

Kelsie Bogan

Kelsie Bogan

Medical/Surgical Assistant

Kelsie grew up in Evergreen, AL but relocated to Birmingham, AL in 2018 to attend UAB where she received a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. While attending UAB, Kelsie worked many jobs in the medical field. She has experience as a Patient Care Technician, an Ophthalmic technician, and a Clinical Assistant in the Children’s of AL Emergency Department before coming to Southern Skies. Kelsie plans to one day return back to UAB to further her education. In her free time, Kelsie likes to bake, go kayaking, and sit on the porch with her future husband, Victor, and their dog, Bella.

Shundra Sawyer

Shundra Sawyer

Medical Assistant

Shundra grew up in Gadsden, AL, graduating from Gadsden High School. She then attended Gadsden State Community College. Shundra has 25 years of experience as a medical assistant. Shundra enjoys spending time with her family. She and her husband Joseph have been married for 22 years. They have two children, Alicia and Joseph Jr., with the recent addition of their sweet grandson Major. Shundra’s favorite food is seafood.

Landry Oden

Landry Oden

Medical Assistant

She graduated from UAB in 2020 with a Biomedical Sciences major and plans to continue her education in Physician Assistant studies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking/baking and spending time with family, her boyfriend, and puppy, Jett.

Amie Golightly

Amie Golightly, LPN

Histotechnician

Amie is a Licensed Practical Nurse and Mohs Histotechnician. She joined the practice in 2017 after her husband retired from the Marine Corps. She lives in Springville with her husband and three children.

Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Medical Assistant

Stephanie is from Pell City, Alabama. She has 15 years of medical experience. She completed the Clinical Medical Assistant Program at Jeff State Community College. She is currently married and has three teens, Emma, Ella, and Hayden, with her husband Toby. She enjoys working out, spending time with her kids, attending concerts, and anything that involves being outside in water during the summertime.

Michelle Flowers

Michelle Flowers

Practice Administrator

Michelle was born and raised in Birmingham. She has over 20 years of managerial experience with exposure to Primary Care, General Surgery, and currently, Dermatology. She enjoys spending time with her family. Together, they enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking. Michelle also enjoys cooking and trying new foods. She likes experiencing new adventures and considers her happy place to be Smith Lake.

Our Approach to Medical Care

Southern Skies Dermatology and Surgery is dedicated to diagnosing and treating skin cancer at our Birmingham/Trussville, Pell City, and Gadsden dermatology and surgery clinics. Our philosophy is that we are here to help, and we do that best by focusing on our area of expertise.

We believe your skin health is vital to your well-being, and every individual should have access to personal and affordable care. We specialize in the detection and treatment of skin cancers, which is often a worrying diagnosis for patients. You’ll always be greeted with a smile and can expect friendly services from each of our staff members. We believe in staying in close communication with our patients before, during, and after their medical visits with follow-up calls and emails.

A priority in our practice is working to continually improve the patient experience. This means creating more appointment spots when our patient backlog gets long, staying aware of our visit wait times to keep them fast and convenient, and taking to heart the feedback that we receive from patients.  

We also understand that our patients have varied experiences with dermatologists, and embark on treatments that are complicated and stressful. Our staff does our best to alleviate your worries with understanding and patience. Our doctors and advanced practice providers (APPs) are encouraged to continually expand their knowledge so our patients across Alabama receive the latest evidence-based, high-quality medical care.