Donn LaTour, M.D., Ph.D. – PHYSICIAN
Dr. Donn La Tour received his medical degree from Loma Linda University of Medicine and his PhD in Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology. He completed his dermatology residency, as well as a one-year advanced Mohs surgery skin cancer fellowship at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.
Dr. La Tour’s Mohs skin cancer surgery fellowship provided him with in depth expertise in the management of skin cancer. Mohs surgery is a very specialized way to remove skin cancers preserving as much skin tissue as possible, while providing a high cure rate for the skin cancer.
Dr. LaTour returned to his home state of Michigan, to begin his practice in 1997. Since that time, he has expanded his practice with offices in Jackson, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan and Angola, Indiana. Dr. Donn LaTour is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
John Chung, MD, FAAD, FACMS – PHYSICIAN
Dr. John Chung received his post graduate medical training at Loma Linda School of Medicine, and residency training at the University of Florida, where he served as Chief Resident and scored in the top 1% in the nation on his board exam. Dr. Chung pursued advanced fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery as well as reconstructive & cosmetic surgery at the premier Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation in La Jolla, California.
Dr. Chung has been in private practice since 1996. He frequently lectures medical, professional and civic groups about skin cancer, skin care, and surgical procedures. Dr. Chung is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. Chung has received numerous awards in teaching, art, and chemistry as well as being chosen as alumnus of the year from Pacific Union College. He was also inducted to the prestigious Thomas P. Ryan Hall of Fame in 2003.
Geraldine Rupp, FNP-BC – CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER
In 2000 Gerri received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University graduating with a perfect 4.0. Gerri received her Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner concentration from the Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo Medical College in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated first in her class & received the Deans Award, following graduation she became a Certified Nurse Practitioner in 2002.
Prior to joining Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center, Gerri worked in Montpelier & Bryan, Ohio for over 11 years providing dermatologic care to patients of all ages. Gerri joined the Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center in 2014.
Steve Heckel, PA-C – CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Steve earned his bachelor degrees in health science & occupational safety & health at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. He obtained his master degree in Physician Assistant at Grand Valley State University.
Steve worked as a Physician Assistant for several years prior to joining Dermatology & Skin SurgeryCenter in 2012 and limiting practice to dermatology. Steve’s combined over 10 years experience as a Physician Assistant includes emergency medicine, occupational medicine and orthopedic medicine,where he assisted in surgery. His training and clinical knowledge has provided a strong foundationfor the specialty of dermatology. He is Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
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Angola Skin Cancer &
Cameron Medical Building, Suite 301
306 E. Maumee St. Angola, IN 46703