Our Providers at Lake Norman Dermatology maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology.

The Providers:

Dr. Joel Sugarman, MD, FAAD

    Dr. Sugarman is a third generation physician who has chosen the Lake Norman area based on strong family roots established by his father Daniel I. Sugarman, MD (now retired)  who practiced as a Cardiologist in Mooresville as part of the Sanger Vascular Institute.   Dr. Joel Sugarman received his Bachelors degree in Zoology from the University of Florida where he graduated as Valedictorian.   He received his Doctorate in Medicine from Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2000.   Dr. Sugarman remained at Wake Forest for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Molecular Genetics as well as for a categorical internal medicine internship.    Dr. Sugarman completed his residency training in Dermatology at the University of Missouri (Mizzou) where he received strong dermatologic surgical training within the focus of evaluation and management of cutaneous malignancy.    Dr. Sugarman has recently been awarded an adjunct faculty position with University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Medical School and greatly enjoys his teaching role with medical students.

Allison Hanley, PA-C

    Allison Hanley is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) with Lake Norman Dermatology. After graduating from North Carolina State University, she began her healthcare career as a surgical technologist at Carolinas Medical Center. She then moved to Hamden, Connecticut to attend Quinnipiac University’s Physician Assistant Program which she graduated from in 2010. Allison’s experience comes from her previously working as a plastic surgery PA in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois and as an emergency medicine PA in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined our practice in 2013. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and American Academy of Physician Assistants. 

Melissa Moser PA-C

Melissa Moser graduated from the Physician Assistant program at East Carolina University with a Master's Degree in Physician Assistant studies. Before beginning her education as a Physician Assistant, she received her undergraduate degree in Health and Science from Wake Forest University.  She joined Lake Norman Dermatology in 2005 and provides quality care to our patients as a valuable member of our team.  Melissa is a member of several professional organizations including the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants.