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Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, PC

Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, PC

5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE Ste 190 | Atlanta, GA 30342

Call 404-939-4993
Monday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Scar Revision
  • Sun Damage Repair
  • Vein Therapy
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Acne Treatment
  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Birthmarks
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dermatitis
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Eczema treatments
  • Dermatology
  • Mole Removal
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Dermatopathology
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Vitiligo Treatment
  • Wart Treatment
  • Age Spot Reduction
  • Anti-aging Facial Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Non-Surgical Face Lift
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Liposuction

We we specialize in Dermatology & Skin Cancer Treatment! The physicians of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta and its specialty centers utilize the latest medical technologies and procedures to take care of everything from general issues such as: moles and acne to specialty cases like Mohs Surgery (skin cancer removal). Our Dermatologists, Skin Cancer Center’s specialists, Psoriasis Treatment Center’s professionals, and Skin Medics™ Medical Spa’s estheticians are patient-centric and invested in individualized care to prevent and treat the skin issues of any life phase.

Hair Restoration and Research

Hair loss affects millions of people across the globe, and has equally numerous causes. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s skilled providers can help determine the cause of hair loss and an advantageous treatment plan. The Griffin Center of Hair Restoration and Research is at the forefront of hair loss research and restoration for men, women, and even children. Dr. Griffin takes the time to individually graft each strand of hair (Follicular Grafting) as well as explore non-surgical alternatives to ensure that each patient achieves their best possible result.

Cosmetic Surgery and Treatments

Atlanta Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center is a full-service center for your cosmetic surgery needs. Using our triple A.A.A.H.C accredited The Surgical Suite’s 2,000 square foot facility, we offer facial procedures like blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation with Botox and Dysport and body contouring procedures like liposuction, the Atlanta Laser and Cosmetic Surgery Center can refresh your image and restore that youthful confidence today!

Vein Elimination

An early adopter of Sclerotherapy and other laser vein removal methods, the Atlanta Center for Veins has long been a leader in field of vein elimination and treatment procedures. The experienced professionals of the Atlanta Center for Veins employ state-of-the-art digital vein imaging to make certain patients obtain the most favorable results possible and avoid the side-effects and hospital stays associated with traditional vein stripping and ligation.

Cosmetic Laser Treatments

The Laser Institute of Georgia’s enlightened professionals use their professional expertise and membership in The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. to rid your skin of unwanted blemishes and birthmarks. Also skilled in resurfacing, the center’s technicians can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and remove unwanted tattoos through the artful use of a combination of their 18 specialized lasers.

Laser Hair Removal and Electrology

Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s Laser Hair Removal Center makes permanent removal of body- hair as smooth as possible. After a thorough analysis of your skin and hair type, the Laser Hair Removal Center’s technicians can effectively remove hair from the face, arms, legs and body with a few short laser treatments or an electrolysis regimen.

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Edmond I. Griffin, M.D.
Edmond I. Griffin, M.D.

Dr. Griffin is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon and a recognized expert in the field of dermatological surgery specializing in hair replacement surgeries. Not only do U.S. surgeons (ENT, Dermatological, and Plastic) visit and observe Dr. Griffin's techniques, but surgeons also come from other countries. In addition to training others, he gives lectures at the national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and also those sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Since 1976 Dr. Griffin has specialized in hair replacement surgery and has devoted his resources and time to improving this specialty. Dr. Griffin regularly attends conferences, workshops, congresses, and forums wherever they are held (both in the U.S. and abroad) and exchanges the latest information on all aspects of continuing education about hair replacement. He has worked individually with Dadour of Paris, the Ungers of Toronto, Alt of Minnesota, Mayer and Fleming of Beverly Hills, Pitanguy of Rio de Juaniro, Yarborogh of New Orleans, and Barrnet of New York.

After growing up in Albany, Georgia, Dr. Griffin completed his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Georgia. He earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After interning at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in pediatrics, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and stationed at Norfolk, Virginia where he was assigned to a pediatric clinic. This term was followed by three years at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital at Dartmouth College for his residency in Dermatology.

Dr. Griffin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a member of the clinical faculty at Emory University Medical School and is on the staffs of Scottish Rite Children's, Northside, and St. Joseph's Hospitals. In addition, Dr. Griffin is an active member of the Atlanta Dermatology Association, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Medical Association of Georgia, and American Medical Association.

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D. Scott Karempelis, M.D.
D. Scott Karempelis, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

* PLACE OF BIRTH: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
* DATE OF BIRTH: July 25, 1954
* MARITAL STATUS: Married; three children (Peter, Matthew, and Kyle)
o RESIDENCY: University of Minnesota Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota
+ Type: Dermatology
+ Program Director: Robert W. Goltz, M.D.
+ Dates attended: 1982-1985
o INTERNSHIP: LaCrosse Luther Hospital/Gundersen Clinic, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
+ Type: Flexible
+ Program Director: Edwin L. Overholt, M.D.
+ Dates attended: 1981-1982
o MEDICAL SCHOOL: Medical School of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+ Degree: M.D.
+ Dates attended: 1977-1981
o COLLEGE: University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
+ Major: Zoology
+ Degree: B.A.
+ Dates attended: 1972-1977
o Wisconsin 26725
o Minnesota 028160-9
o Georgia 028422
* BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Academy of Dermatology, November, 1985
* CURRENT MEDICAL PRACTICES: Private Practice/Dermatology Associates of Atlanta - 1986,
* SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION: Board Certified - November, 1985, American Academy of Dermatology
o American Medical Association
o Southern Medical Association
o Minnesota Medical Association
o American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
o American Society for Dermatology Surgery
o American Society of Outpatient Surgeons
o American Academy of Dermatology
o State Medical Society of Wisconsin
o Milwaukee County Medical Society
o American Society of Liposuction Surgery
o Atlanta Dermatology Association
o Georgia Society of Dermatologists
o North American Society of Phlebology
o Medical Association of Georgia
o Atlanta Medical Association
o Atlanta Dermatologic Surgery Association
o Associate of Clinical Pharmacology
o Drug Information Association
o Georgia Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Inc.
o St. Luke's Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
o Consulting Staff - July, 1985 to March, 1986
o St. Francis Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
o Courtesy Staff - July, 1985 to March, 1986
o Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital - Milwaukee Wisconsin
o Attending Staff - July, 1985 to March, 1986
o West Allis Memorial Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
o Consulting Staff - July, 1985 to March, 1986
o St. Joseph's Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
o Consulting Staff - July, 1985 to March, 1986
o Veteran's Administration Hospital - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
o St. Joseph's Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia - Active staff
o Northside Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia - Application submitted
o Scottish Rite Hospital - Atlanta, Georgia - Application submitted

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Stephen J. Kraus, M.D.
Stephen J. Kraus, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

* PLACE OF BIRTH: Akron, Ohio
* DATE OF BIRTH: October 27, 1938
* MARITAL STATUS: Married; three children (Stephen, Mark, Pilar)
o HIGH SCHOOL: St. Vincent High School, Akron, Ohio - 1952-1956
o COLLEGE: University of Notre Dame - 1956-60
o MEDICAL SCHOOL: Case-Western Reserve Medical School - 1960-64
o INTERNSHIP: Bellevue Hospital-II Medical Division - 1964-65
o RESIDENCY: Case-Western Reserve University, Division of Dermatology
* MILITARY: U.S. Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968-1990. Military Retirement
* FELLOWSHIPS: U.S.P.H.S. Post Doctorate Research Fellow - 1965-1968, Guest Investigatory, Rockefeller University, New York - 1970-1971
* MEDICAL LICENSURE: National Board Examinations Parts I, II, & III, Ohio State Medical Board Examinations, Georgia Board of Medical Examiners - License No. 12175
* BOARD CERTIFICATION: American Board of Dermatology - 1969, American Board Eligible: Board of Emergency Medicine
o Society for Investigative Dermatology
o American Academy of Dermatology
o American Venereal Disease Association
o American Society of Microbiology
o The Harvey Society
o American College of Emergency Physicians
o Georgia Chapter - ACEP
o Infectious Disease Society of America
o American Medical Association
o Atlanta Dermatology Association
o National Honor Society - St. Vincent's High School
o Magna cum laude - University of Notre Dame
o Special Faculty Research Award - Case-Western Reserve Medical School
o U.S.P.H.S. J.D. Lane Award
o Commendation Medal
o Unit Commendation Award
o Atlanta Magazine "Best Doctors" '95, '96
o West Paces Medical Center - Dermatology
o Newton General Hospital, Covington, Georgia - Emergency Medicine
o St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia - Dermatology
o Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia - Dermatology
o Dermatology Associates of Atlanta
o Acute Medical Associates
o Georgia Emergency Physicians

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Joseph R. Payne, MD
Joseph R. Payne, MD

Curriculum Vitae

Georgia: 059889


Specialty: Dermatology
Certifying Board: American Board of Dermatology
Date Certified: August 2004 (expires 2014)

Hospital Privileges:

Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Undergraduate Education:

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering with Highest Honor
September 1990 – March 1996

Medical Education:

Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina
Doctorate of Medicine
August 1996 – May 2000


Duke University Hospital
Durham, North Carolina
Department of Internal Medicine
June 2000 – June 2001


The George Washington University Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia
Department of Dermatology
July 2001 – July 2004

Military Service:

United States Navy
November 28, 2001 to present
Current Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Professional Experience:

August, 2007 to present Staff Dermatologist
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, P.C.
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Suite 190
Atlanta, GA 30342

January, 2005 to January, 2008 Staff Dermatologist
North Florida Dermatology Associates, P.A.
1551 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

August, 2004 to February, 2008 Department Head of Dermatology
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
2080 Child Street
Jacksonville, FL 32214-5000


Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery

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Ashley R. Curtis, M.D.
Ashley R. Curtis, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

* PLACE OF BIRTH: Atlanta, Georgia
* DATE OF BIRTH: October 17, 1980
* MARITAL STATUS: Married to Jeffrey Douglas Curtis
o HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate (1995-1999) Chattahoochee High School; Johns Creek, GA
+ Magna Cum Laude
o COLLEGE: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (1999-2003) Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, GA
+ Highest Honors
o MEDICAL SCHOOL: Doctor of Medicine (2003-2007) Medical College of Georgia; Augusta, GA
o Dermatology Resident Physician (2008-present) Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology; Winston-Salem, NC
+ Chief Resident 2010-2011
o Internal Medicine Preliminary Year (2007-2008) Palmetto Health Richmond; Columbia, SC
o State of North Carolina Medical Training License (2008-present)
o Diplomate, USMLE (2005-2008)
o Board Eligible for ABD and to sit for examination July 27, 2011
o American Academy of Dermatology
o Women’s Dermatologic Society
o American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
o American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
o Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
o Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award
o Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
o Lane Scholarship
o Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
o Alpha Pi Mu Engineering Honor Society
o Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
o HIV Dermatoses, Infectious Disease Department, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
o Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology
o Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
o American Journal of Dermatopathology
o Journal of Dermatological Treatment
o Gender Medicine
o Medical College of Georgia Office of Educational Outreach & Partnerships
o Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA
o Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Association

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