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 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. Rkein will be completing a one-year fellowship of advanced surgical, cosmetic and laser training with Dr. Heidi Donnelly in Ohio, and will be returning in August 2017.
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. Wing is a board certified dermatologist who joined English dermatology in August 2015. Dr. Wing is a Utah native and earned his bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Wing completed his Dermatology residency at the University of Colorado and served as a chief resident at various clinics including the Denver VA Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and the University of Colorado Hospital. Upon the completion of his residency, Dr. Wing was selected to be a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society for exemplifying professionalism and patient-centered care throughout his training. After finishing his residency, Dr. Wing completed an additional year of fellowship training in dermatopathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
Dr. Wing has experience treating patients of all ages and skin types with an emphasis in general dermatology and skin cancer surveillance. He has published several journal and textbook articles related to the diagnosis and treatment of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
Outside of work, Dr. Wing loves to spend time with his wife, Elisabeth, and three children. He’s an avid tennis player and is happy to be in Arizona where he can play year-round.
Dr. Rita Fisler is an experienced dermatologist and a graduate of Harvard Medical School in 2002. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology. After an internship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, she completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she was chief resident, and practiced for 10 years in the Kansas City area before moving to Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Fisler is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society. She has published many articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals and has presented at many national meetings. She has won numerous awards during her undergraduate and post-graduate training, and was voted “Most Compassionate Doctor”, in 2011 and 2012. She has an undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she majored in Vocal Performance, and she lived and performed in Paris, France for five years before medical school.
Her areas of interest include general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Fisler enjoys spending time with her family and traveling and enjoys all outdoor activities including running, biking, yoga, skiing, and scuba diving.
Mary Connolly R.N., C.N.P.
Mary has been with English Dermatology since 2001. Prior to EDC, Mary had twenty years of hospital experience as an R.N. Her clinical background includes, Medical Surgical, ICU, OR, Psych ER, NICU, L&D, Hospital Management and Dermatology. Beginning her career in California, Mary worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse and assistant clinical director, always directly involved in patient care. Even as a Clinical Director of a Level III OB Department, with 24 hour accountability, she always remained hands on in patient care and as a patient advocate. She also planned, developed and opened a Level III NICU. After relocating to Arizona, Mary worked as Administrative Supervisor of Nursing in a 350 bed hospital. Her duties included problem solving for administration, medical and ancillary departments. She was also responsible for assisting and managing code blues. Prior to N.P. school Mary worked as a Maternal Child Health Supervisor. She coordinated a government maternal child health program for the state of Arizona. She was responsible for managing multiple offices and providing education and community outreach throughout the state.
Mary received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Chapman University and her N.P. from the University of Phoenix.She worked several years as an N.P. at Pinal County Health Department and in private practice prior to Dermatology.Her Dermatology career began at Clear Start Dermatology Centers in 1998 where she worked as an autonomous Nurse Practitioner.Mary is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association, and has been actively involved in community education. She brings a wide range of knowledge and experience to our practice.Her leisure time is spent with her husband and family in the mountains. She enjoys, traveling, reading, sports, hiking, biking and outdoor activities.
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 four 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 has been working in the field of Dermatology since 2003. 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. 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.
In her spare time Cindi enjoys scuba diving, tennis, travel, and spending time with her husband.
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.
Annie has been with English Dermatology since 2014. She has been practicing as a physician assistant for the past 6 years in dermatology and 6 years in family practice prior to that. She attended college on a full Division I athletic scholarship and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition. In 2002 she received her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University-Glendale.
Annie enjoys practicing medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, with a special interest in detecting skin cancers. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Board Certified by the NCCPA, licensed by the state of Arizona and a Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
In her free time Annie enjoys running. She has also participated in volunteer clinics in Guatemala, homeless clinics in downtown Phoenix and has been a foster parent for the Arizona Humane Society.
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.