VIKAS PATEL, MD
Durham, NC; 1992-1996
California-Pacific Medical Center
San Francisco, CA; 2000-2001
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC; 1996-2000
Durham, NC; 2001-2004
Dr. Vikas Patel was born in Canada where he spent the first six years of his life. The remainder of his childhood was spent in the South including North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas. He graduated from Duke University with honors (Magna Cum Laude) with a degree in Biology and Religion and a minor in Chemistry. He also attended medical school at Duke University. Dr. Patel did his internship in Internal Medicine in San Francisco and returned to Durham, NC to do his residency in Dermatology at Duke University. After completing residency, Dr. Patel practiced in Washington DC and its suburbs of Sterling, Virginia.
Dr. Patel is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Other society memberships include the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the North Carolina Medical Society.
In addition to his clinical work, this Raleigh dermatologist has published several articles in dermatology journals on various topics in dermatology. He has presented at dermatology conferences and remains an active member in many local dermatology societies.
ELIZABETH JU, MD
Atlanta, GA; 2004-2008
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA; 2012-2013
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC; 2008-2012
Durham, NC; 2013-2016
Dr. Elizabeth Ju was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Emory University as a Mellon Mays fellow, where she earned degrees in Biology and Music. She then attended medical school at the UNC School of Medicine. After graduation, she completed an internship in Pediatrics in Philadelphia, after which she returned to NC to complete her residency in Dermatology at Duke University.
She currently resides in Durham with her husband David, who she met in high school in Raleigh. Outside of work, she enjoys playing piano and cello, exploring new countries, hiking, cycling and scuba diving.
Dr. Ju is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the North Carolina Medical Society.
In addition to her clinical work, she has published articles on various topics in dermatology.
KATHARINE KENYON HODINKA, MD
Vidant Medical Center
UNC School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Katharine Kenyon Hodinka is a North Carolina native and was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She attended Wofford College as a Presidential Scholar and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Biology and a concentration in Neuroscience. She then attended medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She briefly moved eastward to Greenville, NC for her internship in Internal Medicine, and then returned to Chapel Hill for her Dermatology residency at the University of North Carolina. She served as Chief Resident during her senior year of residency.
Dr. Hodinka lives in Chapel Hill. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs.
Dr. Hodinka is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Women’s Dermatological Society.
EMILY DIONNE, LMA
Licensed Medical Aesthetician
Emily Dionne graduate from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, Emily has been a North Carolina licensed medical aesthetician for the past 12 years. She has advanced training in medical-grade chemical peels, microneedling, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, and lasers. She holds certifications in numerous medical-grade skincare products and cosmetics, including Skinceuticals, Obagi, Avene, and Neocutis. Emily stays up-to-date with the latest cutting-edge skincare products and techniques by participating in ongoing training programs
and continuing education programs.
Emily’s goal is to help her patients obtain and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. She prides herself in offering a warm, friendly, and relaxing environment for open discussion of skincare needs. Aside from her aesthetic work, Emily’s hobbies include yoga, singing, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
"If you desire to have a healthy glowing complexion, schedule a complimentary consult with Emily today."