Michael H. Gold is the founder of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics
Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical
Research Center located in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Gold is also Clinical
Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and School of
Nursing and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Meharry Medical College, School of
Medicine also in Nashville. He is a Visiting Professor of Dermatology for
Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China (11/2006), Guangdong
Provincial People’s Hospital, Guangzhou, China, as well as Visiting Professor
of Dermatology at Number One Hospital of China Medical University (11/2008) in
Shenyang, China. Additionally, he is Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery,
First People’s Hospital of Foshan, Guangzhou, China and The First Affiliated
Hospital of Zhejian University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
Gold is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who oversees the
various facets of the Center’s operations: a combination of medical and
surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services and research
endeavors. Dr. Gold has earned a national and international reputation for
providing patients with leading-edge technological advances and has expertise
in all facets of dermatology and aesthetic care. The Tennessee Clinical
Research Center is now one of the leading dermatologic research institutions in
the U.S. Dr. Gold is the author of over 300 published scientific articles, 15
textbook chapters and the editor of two textbooks on photodynamic therapy and global
use of PDT. Dr. Gold works as an associate editor with the majority of
dermatology journals and actively contributes to the medical literature with
his colleagues from around the world.
Gold speaks on national and international fronts, focusing on dermatology
issues related to the use of lasers and energy-based devices, as well as the
use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology. He lectures in
venues around the world and is a sought-after contributor to educational
meetings globally. Dr. Gold is an active member of many of the leading
dermatology and laser specialty societies in the U.S. and around the world. He
is the founder, past president, past treasurer, and now president-elect of the
Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL), whose
mission is to teach dermatology and dermatologic surgery all over the world in
a non-profit setting. This society has become one of the fastest-growing
international dermatologic societies because of its core beliefs of teaching
and transparency. He is also a founding member of the 5-Continent-Congress, one
of the leading global aesthetic congresses. In addition, Dr. Gold is the
President of the Symposium for Cosmetic
Advances & Laser Education (SCALE), which is part of the Tennessee
Laser Society, of which Dr. Gold began 10 years ago to educate and teach the
proper use of lasers and injectables in the community.
MICHAEL H. GOLD, MDLocated in Nashville, Tennessee, and servicing the Middle Tennessee community since 1990, Dr. Michael H. Gold is the founder and medical director of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center. Dr. Gold is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatological surgeon and oversees the various facets of the Center’s operations; a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services and research endeavors. Dr. Gold has earned worldwide recognition for providing patients with leading edge technological advances in dermatology and aesthetic skin care. He plays and integral role in the development of new pharmaceutical products and medical devices through his clinical research, and presents the results regularly at national and international dermatology and cosmetic meetings.
RYAN WOODS, BSN/MSN
Ryan is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and joined Gold Skin Care Center in February 2014. While previously practicing in a Family Practice and Urgent Care setting, he developed a passion for dermatology. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s degree from Freed-Hardeman University, and his master’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
SANDRA HEDDEN, RN, MSN
Sandra Hedden is a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s Masters of Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner program. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, has over 10 years of dermatology experience, and specializes in all aspects of clinical dermatology.
SUZANNE CRAVEN, PA-C
Suzanne obtained her Master of Medical Science degree from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. before moving to the Nashville area. She practiced as a psychologist in North Carolina for over six years, then became a physician assistant. Suzanne is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. She is very excited to be part of the team and enjoys providing medical and cosmetic dermatology services.
KERSTIN STEVENS, SPA MANAGER & LICENSED AESTHETICIANKerstin joined the team in February 2012. She has more than 13 years of experience in the beauty industry. She has worked closely with Dr. Gold to discover and test all the latest ingredients, devices and products so Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa can provide the most current and effective treatments and products. In recent years she has worked diligently with Dr. Gold to formulate and successfully launch his skin care line, ilissa by Gold, MD. Kerstin is certified and experienced in providing visible results with excellent patient care and a true passion for helping her clients reach their skin care goals through the latest technology and medical devices offered at Gold Skin Care Center.
LAURA BART, LICENSED AESTHETICIANLaura joined Advanced Aesthetics in February 2014 and has been working as an aesthetician and nail technician for the past five years in the Middle Tennessee area. She graduated from the Tennessee School of Beauty in 2009. Laura has always had a passion for helping clients feel good about themselves. The highlight of her job is getting to know each of her clients and delivering results to improve their complexion. Laura offers a variety of services customized to each individuals needs such as facials, waxing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
LINDSEY BAKER, RN, BSN, LASER CENTER MANAGER
A Nashville native, Lindsey is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Cumberland University. She joined the team in June 2013 and works on all facets of lasers, light sources and injectables. Her favorite procedures are photorejuvenation and injectables.
Megan moved from Michigan and joined The Laser & Rejuvenation Center in February 2014. She received her Certification in Aesthetics in 2005 at the Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology in Port Huron, Michigan. In 2008, Megan completed a Medical Aesthetics and Laser Certification Course in Dallas, Texas. Megan specializes in a variety of cosmetic laser procedures.
After attending Henderson School of Electrology, Sherri became an electrologist in 1983. She worked several years in a private practice, and joined Gold Skin Care Center in 1993. Working closely with Dr. Gold and his staff, Sherri assisted in the FDA approval of the first Laser Hair Removal IPL system in the US, known at the time as the EpiLight Hair Removal System. From the ground breaking clinical work that Sherri performed with Dr. Gold in the early 1990’s, this IPL hair removal system became one of the most widely used systems for long-term hair removal in the world. Sherri has participated in several clinical research projects with Dr. Gold, and both are considered experts in the laser hair removal community. Due to this ground-breaking clinical research, Sherri and Dr. Gold have worked with numerous hair removal lasers at the Center. They continue to be a valued resource for industry due to the wealth of knowledge in treating people with all skin colors and hair colors with lasers and light sources. Dr. Gold notes that Sherri has treated more people with laser hair removal systems than most people in the world today.
KARA EARTHMAN, RN, BSN
Kara started in both the Clinic and Laser Center in July 2014. Born and raised in Nashville, she graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. She worked for a year as a labor and delivery nurse in Atlanta but missed her hometown and wanted to pursue dermatology.