15215 S. 48th St.
Suite 120

Phoenix, AZ 85044
3011 S. Lindsay
Rd. Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
36359 N. Gantzel
Rd. Suite 103

San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
3102 E. Indian School Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85016
20950 N. Tatum
Blvd #350

Phoenix, AZ 85050
1729 North Trekell
Rd. #124

Casa Grande, AZ 85122
1242 E. McKellips
Rd. #103

Mesa, AZ 85203
230 S. 3rd St.
Suite B-4

Phoenix, AZ 85004

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.


Paul E. English, MD, FAAD

Doctor English received his undergraduate training at Utah State University and graduated from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.  He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City and completed a Pediatric Internship at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals.  His residency training was obtained at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas, Texas and served as the Chief Resident during his last training year.

Doctor English is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.  He has been practicing dermatology in Arizona since 1990.

Doctor English is a past board member of the Maricopa County Medical Society and past President of the Phoenix Dermatologic Society.

He has been recognized, by his peers, in Phoenix Magazine on multiple occasions as a “Top Doctor”.  He has been voted “Best Of” in several Valley publications.  Doctor English has been interviewed by local and national media outlets for advice and recommendations on sun protection and ways to improve skin health.  He has contributed to articles published in Prevention and Good Housekeeping magazines.

In addition, he has provided screening services for the Major League Baseball Umpires Association and been involved in the screening and care of players and staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks for over 18 years.  He provides care for the ASU athletes and students at Arizona State University.

Doctor English and his wife serve on the Board of Directors for Care for Life, a non-profit organization providing training and support to help alleviate suffering of the people in Mozambique, Africa.  He and his wife have taken many trips to work directly with these people they have grown to love.

Doctor English enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting and gardening.  He enjoys hobby farming and raises beef cattle and enjoys cultivating a variety of fruit trees.  He enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with his 5 children, their spouses and their 14 grandchildren.

To top this off, he enjoys the uplifting interactions with his patients and truly feels rewarded for providing services to improve their skin conditions and health. 

Mohs Surgeon

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.

Ali M. Rkein, MD

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.




Mary Connolly, RN, CNP


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 Hendrickson, MMS, PA-C

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, MPAS, PA-C

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. 

Cynthia (Cindi) Franco, MS, PA-C

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 Shoen, MPAS, PA-C

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 with 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 with a special interest in cosmetics and skin cancer. She is trained in cosmetic Botox and Fillers. Megan treats general Dermatology conditions in children and adults. 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 trying new restaurants in the valley. She loves watching football, especially the Arizona Cardinals and Texas Longhorns.

Annie Sullivan, MMS, PA-C 

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 Wright, LE, CLT

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. 

 Melanie Childs, LE, CLT

Melanie is a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician. She received her training at Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics. Prior to becoming a aesthetician, Melanie spent 10 years in the Education field.

Along with her passion for helping people she has always been interested in the Medical field and the beauty industry. The transition to aesthetics was a natural step for her but more importantly, her patients appreciate the benefit from the unique blending of skills she derives from this background. Melanie has been licensed in aesthetics and laser since 2015 and began working for English Dermatology that same year.

Her areas of expertise include; acne facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, derma planning, micro needling and photodynamic therapy. As a laser technician she has experience with various lasers, involving photo rejuvenation, resurfacing, skin tightening and laser hair reduction. Through continued education Melanie stays current on the latest skin care research and laser technology.



Join our team, connect with Espie Byrd, Physician Recruiter. 
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 714 809 5833

Our Offices

15215 S. 48th Street, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Phone: 480.706.6580
Fax: 480.706.8157
3011 S. Lindsay Road, Suite 111
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Phone: 480.507.5011
Fax: 480.355.1999
San Tan Valley:
36359 N. Gantzel Road, Suite 103
San Tan Valley, AZ 85140
Phone: 480.636.1193
Fax: 480.664.3661
Downtown Phoenix:
230 S. 3rd St. Suite B-4
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602.374.2415
Central Phoenix​:
3102 E. Indian School
Rd. #140
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: 602.266.0266
North Phoenix​:
20950 N. Tatum Blvd #350
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone: 480.502.6651
Casa Grande:
1729 North Trekell Road, #124
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: 520.421.7100
1242 E. McKellips Road, #103
Mesa, AZ 85203
Phone: 480.962.4269