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Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD
Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Dr. Vandana Madkan is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She not only enjoys practicing the full breadth of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, but also feels passionately about educating physicians and patients alike on the important aspects of medical to cosmetic skin health. She lectures nationally on the identification and treatment of skin disease and works actively with patient groups such as the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Alopecia Areata Foundation to promote new therapies for patients. Dr Madkan has also traveled to Cuba to study different health care systems and observe the implementation of psoralens and other plants in medicinal therapies.​

Dr. Madkan trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center where she served as chief resident in her final year. She then joined a locally well respected and academically inclined private practice in Houston where she was sub-investigator for the clinical trials that brought Humira to market for psoriasis in 2008 and was also principal investigator for the clinical trials that brought Otezla to market for psoriasis in 2015. She left Texas and returned to California, where she lived as a young child, to oversee the psoriasis clinic at UCLA where she was honored by the residency program as Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She left UCLA as Assistant Professor of Dermatology in 2013 to begin her own practice with locations in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills to increasingly focus on patient care and expand on her previous clinical trial experience by opening a clinical trials center attached to an international consortium of trial physicians called Probity Medical Group. In 2021 she moved back to Houston, Texas to continue her work in private practice and to be closer to family.

Dr Madkan has an extensive list of published studies and articles in esteemed journals such as The Archives of Dermatology and The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as chapters in Dermatology textbooks on the subjects of psoriasis, herpes, skin cancer, and cosmetic enhancements. She continues to expand her knowledge of treatments to provides her patients the latest and greatest in medical care.​

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Madkan received her undergraduate education at Emory University after which she completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.  The remainder of her medical training took her through an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers, a clinical research fellowship in virology, psoriasis and sexually transmitted diseases at the Center for Clinical Studies in Houston, and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center.​

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and visiting with her close-knit family. She is great fan of historical nonfiction and as a literature major in undergrad, loves any books about people in medicine.

 

Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD
Vandana Madkan, MD, FAAD

Dr. Vandana Madkan is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She not only enjoys practicing the full breadth of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, but also feels passionately about educating physicians and patients alike on the important aspects of medical to cosmetic skin health. She lectures nationally on the identification and treatment of skin disease and works actively with patient groups such as the National Psoriasis Foundation and National Alopecia Areata Foundation to promote new therapies for patients. Dr Madkan has also traveled to Cuba to study different health care systems and observe the implementation of psoralens and other plants in medicinal therapies.​

Dr. Madkan trained at the prestigious MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center where she served as chief resident in her final year. She then joined a locally well respected and academically inclined private practice in Houston where she was sub-investigator for the clinical trials that brought Humira to market for psoriasis in 2008 and was also principal investigator for the clinical trials that brought Otezla to market for psoriasis in 2015. She left Texas and returned to California, where she lived as a young child, to oversee the psoriasis clinic at UCLA where she was honored by the residency program as Outstanding Teacher of the Year. She left UCLA as Assistant Professor of Dermatology in 2013 to begin her own practice with locations in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills to increasingly focus on patient care and expand on her previous clinical trial experience by opening a clinical trials center attached to an international consortium of trial physicians called Probity Medical Group. In 2021 she moved back to Houston, Texas to continue her work in private practice and to be closer to family.

Dr Madkan has an extensive list of published studies and articles in esteemed journals such as The Archives of Dermatology and The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology as well as chapters in Dermatology textbooks on the subjects of psoriasis, herpes, skin cancer, and cosmetic enhancements. She continues to expand her knowledge of treatments to provides her patients the latest and greatest in medical care.​

Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Madkan received her undergraduate education at Emory University after which she completed her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.  The remainder of her medical training took her through an internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Centers, a clinical research fellowship in virology, psoriasis and sexually transmitted diseases at the Center for Clinical Studies in Houston, and a residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center.​

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and children and visiting with her close-knit family. She is great fan of historical nonfiction and as a literature major in undergrad, loves any books about people in medicine.

 

Kathy Nguyen, FNP, BC

Kathy Nguyen, FNP, BC

Kathy Nguyen, FNP, BC

Originally from Utah, Kathy Nguyen, FNP- BC, DCNP received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Utah, She was awarded an academic scholarship to continue a Master of Science in Nursing in a competitive Family Nurse Practitioner Program and graduated with honors in 2000. After graduating, Kathy worked as a Nurse Practitioner at South Valley Dermatology in Utah where she gained substantial experience in Clinical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology. She also served as a sub-investigator on clinical trials to study a variety of dermatological conditions.

After arriving to Texas in 2006, Kathy was recruited by the leading rheumatologist at Texas Rheumatology and Research Center. During this time, Kathy treated patients with systemic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus and some rare autoimmune skin disorders. She also served as a sub-investigator for clinical trials on rheumatoid arthritis. Before joining Complete Dermatology in 2013, Kathy worked with an outstanding Mohs Surgeon at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Specialists of Houston diagnosing and treating skin cancer and other skin disorders including eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Kathy Nguyen is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner who is supervised by Dr. Sonabend. She is a lifetime member of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society of nursing. She is also a member of Texas Nurse Practitioner and Dermatology Nurses’ Association.

“Love Kathy Nguyen and Dr. Sonabend, great team.” 
– Suzanne D.

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Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C

Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C

Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C

Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C

Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C, joined Complete Dermatology in 2018 after working at a dermatology practice in Bellaire, Texas for 3.5 years where she focused on medical dermatology and served as a sub-investigator in several clinical trials for acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis medications. Laura is licensed to perform comprehensive dermatological exams in order to diagnose, treat, and prescribe appropriate medications and therapy. She pursues continuing medical education training on a regular basis in order to stay up to date with the latest dermatological advances and strives to provide superior and compassionate care for her patients.

Laura is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is supervised by Jennifer Maender, M.D.  She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Texas Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Laura is a native Houstonian and graduate of The Kinkaid School. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Human/Organizational Development and Spanish from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduation, Laura lived and worked in Madrid, Spain, to further improve her Spanish language skills.  She earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In her free time, Laura enjoys serving the community, travelling, and exercising in addition to spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Sheedy, MSPAS, PA-C, joined Complete Dermatology in 2018 after working at a dermatology practice in Bellaire, Texas for 3.5 years where she focused on medical dermatology and served as a sub-investigator in several clinical trials for acne, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis medications. Laura is licensed to perform comprehensive dermatological exams in order to diagnose, treat, and prescribe appropriate medications and therapy. She pursues continuing medical education training on a regular basis in order to stay up to date with the latest dermatological advances and strives to provide superior and compassionate care for her patients.

Laura is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is supervised by Jennifer Maender, M.D.  She is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, Texas Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Laura is a native Houstonian and graduate of The Kinkaid School. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Human/Organizational Development and Spanish from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduation, Laura lived and worked in Madrid, Spain, to further improve her Spanish language skills.  She earned her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In her free time, Laura enjoys serving the community, travelling, and exercising in addition to spending time with her family and friends.

“”I have been treated by Laura Sheedy, she’s a wonderful PA! She has such a wide depth of knowledge and really takes her time listening to all your concerns. I’ve received great care with her!”
– Haneen A.

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Bryan Hiscox, M.D., M.B.A., FAAD

Bryan Hiscox, M.D., M.B.A., FAAD

Bryan Hiscox, M.D., M.B.A., FAAD

Dr. Bryan Hiscox is an honors graduate of Princeton University, where he studied English Language and Literature. He went on to receive his medical training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society. While at UCLA, he an earned a concurrent master’s degree in business administration from the Anderson School of Management. Dr. Hiscox then completed his internship at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego before moving to Houston for his dermatology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. While at Baylor, he was chosen to serve as Chief Resident.

Following his specialty training, Dr. Hiscox practiced in Southern California for several years, before returning to Texas to join Complete Dermatology.  He has broad clinical interests, encompassing medical, procedural, and cosmetic dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Texas Dermatological Society, the Houston Dermatological Society. Dr. Hiscox has published multiple peer-reviewed articles, and continues to teach, lecture, and mentor students interested in health science.

When not in the clinic, Dr. Hiscox enjoys over-the-top cooking projects, crossword puzzles, and being active in the great outdoors — including backpacking, cycling, and triathlon. 

“I have seen many dermatologists over the years and Dr. Hiscox is the best. He is thorough, polite, and when I have a concern he listens. I see him for skin cancers, but he also takes care of my teenage sons’ acne and they love him as well.” 
– PL

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Bartley Joseph (BJ) Gill, M.D., Ph.D.

Bartley Joseph (BJ) Gill, M.D., Ph.D.

Bartley Joseph (BJ) Gill, M.D., Ph.D.

B.J. Gill, M.D., Ph.D. graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Southern California where he attended on a prestigious Trustee Scholarship. He then entered a highly competitive dual-degree Medical Scientist Training Program, receiving his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Rice University.  For his Ph.D. thesis he developed a hydrogel biomaterial scaffold to study a cancer metastasis model.

Following completion of internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gill continued at Baylor for residency in the Department of Dermatology where he was honored with the selection as Chief Resident. Dr. Gill has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed Bioengineering and Dermatology journals.

Dr. Gill has presented work over a dozen times at scientific and clinical meetings including recent presentations to the Texas Dermatological Society and Houston Dermatological Society.  He has also enjoyed mentoring students throughout his career and has led teaching conferences on a variety of dermatology topics for residents and trainees across different medical specialties.

Dr. Gill’s clinical philosophy is to leverage a scientific knowledge base with a friendly and approachable communication style to the ultimate service of patient care.  His clinical interests include skin cancer, psoriasis, infectious dermatology, autoimmune blistering disorders and cosmetic dermatology.  He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Texas Dermatological Society, Houston Dermatological Society and Harris County Medical Society.

Dr. Gill was born in Guam and grew up in Hawaii and Dallas, but is now happy to call Houston home.  In his spare time he enjoys fancy food, craft cocktails, overly complicated board games and cats.

“It was the first day for everyone since they moved the office to Sugar Land. Dr. Gill at this location is phenomenal and takes his time to go over each and everyone of my concerns and his reasoning for the suggested course for improvement! A+ all the way! Dr. Gill & his wonderful staff sure get the Best Dermatology team Award in my books!” – Michael C.

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Payal Patel Dixit, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS

Payal Patel Dixit, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS

Payal Patel Dixit, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS

Payal Patel Dixit, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS
Payal Patel Dixit, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, ACMS

Dr. Dixit is from Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas Austin with a degree in Biology.  She then went on to graduate from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center with her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Internship at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Ohio and Dermatology Residency at Michigan State University-Genesys Regional Medical Center, where Dr. Dixit was chosen to serve as Chief Resident in Dermatology. Dr. Dixit then went on to complete a competitive and prestigious ACGME Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at Affiliated Dermatologists & Dermatologic Surgeons in New Jersey.

Dr. Dixit enjoys teaching medical students and residents.  She serves as teaching faculty at the University of Houston College of Medicine.  She also serves as teaching faculty for the Memorial Hermann Physicians at Sugar Creek Family Residency Program. Dr. Dixit is a physician staff member at St. Luke’s Hospital at The Vintage.  Dr. Dixit is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Texas Medical Association, Texas Dermatological Society, Houston Dermatological Society, and Harris County Medical Society. She has published numerous articles and presented many lectures on various dermatology topics, including her specialty, Mohs Micrographic Surgery. 

Dr. Dixit enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, an Emergency Room doctor, and their 3 rambunctious kids!

“My husband and I both love this doctors office. The staff are super friendly & helpful, take you right in, no long waits and Dr Patel Dixit is simply the best!!! We have been very pleased with the various procedures she has performed. Highly recommend Complete Dermotology!” 
– Brenda B.

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Jennifer Maender, M.D., FAAD

Jennifer Maender, M.D., FAAD

Jennifer L. Maender, MD earned her college degree at Tulane University in New Orleans, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine during which time she was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After obtaining her medical degree, then moved to Houston, Texas, completed an internship in medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, and dermatology residency training at Baylor College of Medicine, where she was honored to be chosen to serve as Chief Resident of Dermatology.

Dr. Maender has authored numerous articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals and participated in researching the development of a vaccine for HSV-2.  She has presented case reviews at state and national meetings on rare dermatologic diagnoses. Dr. Maender is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Texas Dermatological Society,  and she is currently the Vice President of the Houston Dermatological Society.

Dr. Maender has been practicing dermatology for 12 years in the Houston area.  She specializes in medical and surgical dermatology and enjoys seeing both pediatric and adult patients.  For any patients who feel more comfortable conversing in Spanish, she is a fluent Spanish speaker. 

Outside the office, Dr. Maender is married to her college sweetheart who has worked for NASA and the commercial space industry for the past 20 years and is a proud mom to two young children.

“Complete Dermatology is AWESOME from the front office staff to the doctors, technicians and support staff!!!! They definitely hire extremely well! It is the best run doctor’s office we’ve experienced in our over 30 years in the Houston, Sugar Land area. Our doctor is Dr. Jennifer Maender and she and her staff are truly exceptional. Friendly, helpful, and very good at everything they do. Courtney, Dr. Maender’s assistant, is always very friendly and helpful as well. My wife and I leave their offices, every time we visit, talking about how fortunate we are to have found Complete Dermatology.”
– Mike C.

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Michael-Sonabend,-M.D.,-FAAD

Michael Sonabend, M.D., FAAD

Michael Sonabend, M.D., FAAD

Michael Sonabend, M.D., FAAD

Michael L. Sonabend, MD, has never settled for less than excellence. After finishing at the top of his high school class, he entered an elite accelerated 7-year medical program at Boston University. He was awarded both his medical sciences degree and his medical degree summa cum laude, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society, and was elected president of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society.

Dr. Sonabend did his medical internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Boston area, where he was named intern of the year. He then moved to Houston, Texas, and completed his residency in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. Upon completing his training, he received the Tad Johnson Award given to the most outstanding graduating resident. Prior to joining US Dermatology Medical Group, Dr. Sonabend worked with Nigro Dermatology in the West University area for four years.

Dr. Sonabend was awarded the 2011 Patient’s Choice award given to highest rated dermatologists in Houston. He maintains his appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and is involved in resident teaching. He has authored over a dozen scientific publications, has performed clinical research in lasers, and is involved in clinical research for psoriasis.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and an active member of the Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and Houston Dermatologic Society. Dr. Sonabend practices a wide range of medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. He has a particular passion and interest in laser technology, advances in the treatment of psoriasis, skin cancer treatments including non-surgical approaches, and reversal of photoaging with an emphasis on therapies that have both medical and cosmetic benefits.

Out of the office, Dr. Sonabend enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children.

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