Meet The Team
Dr. Mario Maruthur
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. Kelsey Kennedy
Dr. Kennedy is a Board-Certified 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
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
Lauren Miller, PA-C
Lauren graduated summa cum laude from Jacksonville State University, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in both biology and chemistry. She went on to graduate from University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been practicing exclusively in the field of Dermatology since her graduation in 2008.
Lauren is committed to supporting her colleagues and advocating for the PA profession through her leadership roles. She currently serves as President on the Board of Directors for the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA); serves as Vice Chair of the Dermatology Physician Assistant Foundation(DPAF), and is honored to be a founding Board member of the Alabama Society of Dermatology Professionals…keep reading
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 has worked in the Medical Billing field for over 25 years. She enjoys working in her flower gardens and spending time with her family.
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.
Front Desk Coordinator Oxford
Shannon is from the Gadsden area and has been working in the medical field for over 25 years. She has experience working with various specialty groups, including neurology, hospitalists, women’s health, and orthopedics. In her free time, Shannon enjoys antiquing, painting, and spending time with her kids. Her happy place is the beach, and she loves getting away whenever she can.
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.
Amanda is from a small town called Remlap, Alabama, but currently lives in Southside, Alabama. She has six years of experience working at the front desk, and she loves anything related to the outdoors. Amanda has a family of four, which includes two beautiful girls, and many other people in her life who provide her with a lot of support.
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.
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 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.
Taegan is from Southside, AL. She recently graduated from The University of Alabama and moved to Birmingham. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and her dogs Duke and Bolt.
Ashleigh is from Birmingham, AL and attended Vestavia Hills High School. She then received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University, while minoring in Classics (Latin and Greek), and she plans to further her education in a professional program. Ashleigh loves to spend her time playing the piano, baking, and spending time with her family, her fiancé Will, and her friends!
Amie Golightly, LPN
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.
Medical Assistant/Biologic Coordinator
Jennifer has 10 years of experience in dermatology, specializing in biologics and patient care. She is originally from California but has been living in Alabama since 2015. Jennifer has four children and four fur babies, and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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.
Allison was born and raised in Gadsden AL. She graduated from Glencoe High School and plans on furthering her education to become a nurse. In her free time she enjoys working out, shopping, traveling, and spending time with the people she love.
Raised in Springville, AL. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children: Coven and Gibson. She loves watching football and Nascar and spending time outdoors. Jessica has 3 dogs: Nelson, Yeti and Mario and 3 cats Priscilla, Tom and Sylvester.
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.