15215 S. 48th Street Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85044
3011 S. Lindsay Road Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
36359 N. Gantzel Road Suite 103
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
At English Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by our provider's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a provider who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at English Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
Dr. English attended Weber State University graduating magna cum laude with a major in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. Dr. English attended medical school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and after graduation, completed an internship in Pediatrics at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. English completed a Dermatology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and served as Chief Resident. Dr. English is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and holds a lifetime certificate. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. English has been practicing medicine in Arizona for over 23 years. He opened English Dermatology in Ahwatukee in 1997 and added an office in Gilbert in 2000.
Dr. English was voted locally as Best Dermatologist in Arizona Foothills magazine in 2011. He has won 5 placements in the Top Docs Phoenix Magazine, and has also appeared in multiple national publications, such as Good Housekeeping and Prevention Magazine.
Dr. English is active in his church and has spent years working with young people. He volunteers and performs humanitarian work with his wife for an NGO, Care for Life that serves the people in Mozambique, Africa. Dr. English loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, hunting, backpacking and hobby farming. He He loves to spend time with his wife and family who have made this all possible.
Dr. English is the Official Licensed Dermatologist for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 1999. He is priveledged to be the referring Dermatologist of the Arizona State University Health Services, treating ASU students and their dermatological needs.
Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, followed by one year of internship in Internal Medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed a three year Dermatology residency at the University of Puerto Rico in 1984 and became board certified by the American Board of Dermatology that same year. He taught Dermatological surgery as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Puerto Rico until 1987. He moved to New Orleans, LA where he obtained additional training in Dermatological Surgery, which included fellowship training in Dermatological Cosmetic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatological Laser Surgery. He practiced in New Orleans for nine years and has taught Dermatologic and Reconstructive Surgery after skin cancer removal to residents and fellows.
Dr. Hernandez has been practicing Dermatology for over 30 years, performed over 10,000 Mohs cases, and has been a faculty member in multiple national and international Dermatology meetings. He has been an author of several chapters in medical textbooks. In addition to Mohs surgery, he has expertise in the areas of facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal, using cosmetic surgery techniques.
In 1984 Dr. Hernandez was privileged to meet Dr. Frederic Mohs and spent two days at his Mohs Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin.
Besides being a family man and physician, Dr. Hernandez is an avid photographer, runs 5K's and half-marathons, and is a private pilot.
Dr. Ali Rkein received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University. He received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor society. He was also awarded the Outstanding Senior Award for graduating at the top of his class.
Dr. Rkein completed his internship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, and Dermatology residency at the Henry Ford Medical Center, serving as chief resident during his final year of Dermatology training and receiving the top research award by the Michigan Dermatological Society for his work on lasers. At Henry Ford, Dr. Rkein trained under Dr. Henry Lim, a world renowned expert in photodermatology.
Dr. Rkein has authored several book chapters and journal articles covering topics in the field of dermatology, dermatologic surgery and lasers. He has been invited and presented at the national level at the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Rkein specializes in General Dermatology, with a special interest in surgical treatment of skin cancer and disease, laser skin treatments, and cosmetic skin treatments.
Outside of work, Dr. Rkein enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, reading, and cooking. Dr. Rkein will be accepting new patients in August 2014.
Dr. Desvigne is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field.He is board certified in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dr. Desvigne attended the University of Maryland College Park and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He graduated with honors and was elected to the Omicron Delta Kappa Leaderdship honor society. He was offered the opportunity to attend the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), department of defense medical school. He accepted and served 12 years in the United States Air Force as a medical student, flight surgeon, and general surgeon. He performed his General Surgery training at David Grant USAF Medical Center in northern California, and completed 2 additional years as a research fellow in Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine.
Following his training, he served the Air Force at Osan airbase, Korea as a general surgeon and flight surgeon. He established himself as an outstanding physician and clinician and was awarded the honor of Pacific Air Force’s Flight Surgeon of the Year.
After Korea, Dr. Desvigne completed a 3-year residency training program in Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas San Antonio, followed by additional fellowship training in Cosmetic Surgery in Maui, Hawaii.
He has continued to be active in all aspects of Plastic Surgery and has become a national speaker for advanced wound care and reconstruction. Recently, Dr. Desvigne has enhanced his cosmetic surgical practice performing most facial cosmetic procedures with local anesthesia (only) to avoid the additional risk of general anesthesia. Having performed numerous cosmetic surgical procedures under local anesthesia, Dr. Desvigne believes this affords the greatest benefit for the patient- by minimizing cost and maximizing safety.
Dr. Desvigne is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Arizona Society of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He and his wife enjoy their four-legged furry children, outdoor activities, fitness, travel, and spending time with family and friends. Both are active in performing humanitarian missions and enjoy the prospect of giving back.
Dr. Duane Whitaker has been performing Mohs surgery for over 30 years. He is one of the leading Mohs surgeons in the United States, providing leadership and education in skin surgery and treatment of skin cancer. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and served in the U.S. Army in Distinguished Combat Service, where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster for Valor.
Dr. Whitaker has taught and trained numerous Resident Physicians and Postgraduate Fellows who specialize in Mohs surgery and skin cancer treatments. He has had the prestigious honor of being Professor and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Iowa. He has also served as Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona, President of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and authored over 100 publications.
Dr. Whitaker has served on the Board of the Accrediation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, one of the largest accrediting agencies of healthcare organizations in the country. He is currently a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona and is a National Leadership Council Member of the University of Arizona Foundation.
Dr. Whitaker is consistently listed as one of the "Best Doctors in America" each year. He is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology.
Prior to joining English Dermatology Centers in April of 2001, Mary Connolly had already devoted twenty years to her nursing career. She received her undergraduate degree at Chapman University in Orange, CA and her nursing degree at the University of Phoenix.
A member of The Dermatology Nurses' Association, Mary brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to our practice. She especially enjoys working with young women and teenagers facing issues with acne and other skin conditions.
Mary has been actively involved in community education for many years. She has two sons and enjoys spending her leisure time in Northern Arizona.
Mindy has been with English Dermatology since October of 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University. She then entered the Physician Assistant program at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ where she completed a master's portfolio and practicum in dermatology. She graduated from Midwestern University in 2007 with a Master of Medical Science degree.
Mindy is originally from Northern Minnesota. She enjoys running and other outdoor activities. Her work related interests include minor cosmetic procedures, skin cancer prevention, and pediatric dermatology.
She is a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Mindy is board certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the state of Arizona.
Brian Brinegar has been with English Dermatology since 2010. He is certified by the NCCPA and is licensed to practice in the state of Arizona. Brian completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 2003 he received his master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California.
Brian is trained and skilled in all areas of Dermatology. He specializes in dermatologic skin conditions, including skin cancer. Brian also has expertise in cosmetic dermatology including laser procedures, injectable fillers, and sclerotherapy for vein reduction.
Before joining English Dermatology, Brian worked as a dermatology physician assistant in California. He has also worked in numerous areas of the medical field. He has served as a physician assistant in a Plastic Surgery office and a Gastroenterology practice. He has worked as a national trainer and educator for a medical technology company providing training to doctors on the use of lasers and IPL machines.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys snowboarding and spending time with his family. He and his wife were raised in Southern California and are proud parents of three children.
Cindi is a native Floridian who graduated valedictorian of her high school class. Cindi completed her B.S. degree at Florida State University where she received the prestigious Florida Academic and Presidential Scholarship Award. After earning her undergraduate degree, Cindi attended the United States Sports Academy where she attained her Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine with a 4.0 GPA.
After a seven year engagement working in sports medicine, United States Air Force Civil Service, and as an Adjunct Professor, Cindi entered the celebrated MCP Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University. MCP Hahnemann is the second oldest PA training program in the nation and holds the distinction of being within the top 25 Physician Assistant Training Programs in the country.
Cindi developed her love of dermatology during her training. Through the years, Cindi has had the fortune to train closely with several distinguished physicians. As a result, she has amassed a vast repertoire of medical, cosmetic, and surgical skills. Cindi joins English Dermatology with a wealth of 10 years of Dermatology experience that includes medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology skills. With a genuine, compassionate, and energetic treatment style, Cindi communicates her remarkable abilities and respect for her patients. Cindi is board certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the state of Arizona.
Megan, an Arizona native, joined English Dermatology in 2013. She graduated with her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University. Prior to receiving her master's, Megan had the prestigious honor to sign a National Letter of Intent for The University of Texas at Austin where she was a scholarship athlete and a member of the Texas Longhorn’s Division I Women's Rowing program. While attending UT Austin, Megan balanced her academics with her athletics and graduated, earning her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Health Promotion and Fitness.
Megan loves all aspects of Dermatology (medical, surgical and cosmetic) and has a true passion for skin care. She is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Megan is board certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the state of Arizona.
During Megan’s spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and trying new restaurants in the valley.
Trina is a licensed medical aesthetician and a certified laser technician. She joined English Dermatology in 2007. Prior to her time at English Dermatology, she worked at DermaCare Med Spa in Arizona and Randall Dermatology in Indiana.
Trina received her aesthetician license from Kayes Beauty College in Indiana and became a certified laser technician for the state of Arizona through the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency during her time with DermaCare. Trina stays current on the latest skin care research and laser technology through her continual aesthetic educational classes.
Trina is experienced with the use of various lasers involving hair removal, photo facials, vascular issues, and skin tightening. She is skilled in the use of the XTRAC Laser for patients with Psoriasis and Vitiligo. Trina also provides the services of photodynamic therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion’s.
During Trina’s spare time, she enjoys making jewelry (necklaces and belts), antique shopping, and hiking.