At Alexandria Associates in Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Alexandria Associates in Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Dr. Joanne K. Simpson

A board-certified dermatologist and New York native, Dr. Joanne K. Simpson received her medical degree (M.D.) from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her dermatology training at the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Duke University as well as a Master of Public Health (MPH) from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she pursued an interest in clinical research and epidemiology.

Dr. Simpson is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, Women's Dermatologic Society, and The American Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Society, and the Washington DC Dermatological Society.

Dr. Simpson enjoys practicing in all aspects of dermatology, with particular interest in cosmetic procedures, skin cancer screenings, and the treatment of acne and psoriasis.

Dr. Simpson offers cosmetic consultations tailored to your individual concern. Call,email or click on the "Appointment Request" tab to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

Key facts about Dr. Simpson:

  • Medical School: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Certifications: American Board of Dermatology
  • Areas of interest: General and Cosmetic Dermatology


Dr. David W. Bray

A board-certified dermatologist and Virginia native, Dr. Bray received his medical degree (M.D.) from Ponce School of Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico and completed his dermatology training at the National Capital Consortium of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Spanish from VirginiaTech. Dr. Bray served as a physician in the U.S. Army for 8 years, including overseas tours in South Korea and Iraq. He worked as part of the teaching staff for the dermatology residency programs at Walter Reed and at the San Antonio Military Medical Center. Since leaving the Army in 2009, Dr. Bray has been a dermatologist in private practice.

Dr. Bray is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Washington DC Dermatological Society.

Dr. Bray enjoys practicing all aspects of dermatology, with particular interest in skin cancer detection and treatment, psoriasis, acne, rheumatologic diseases affecting skin,and cosmetic dermatology. He is an avid outdoors enthusiast, traveler, and lover of world foods and languages. Call, email or click on the "Request Appointment" tab above to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bray to address your skin care needs.

Key facts about Dr. Bray:

  • Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico.
  • Residency: National Capital Consortium, Walter Reed, Washington D.C.
  • Certifications: American Board of Dermatology
  • Areas of interest: General and Cosmetic Dermatology

 


Sharon Kluger, PA-C

Ms. Kluger grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and attended UC Berkeley. She graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Duke University in 1998. As a Board Certified Physician Assistant, she has had experience in many areas of medicine, including preventative medicine, pediatric and adolescent medicine, and women's health.  She is able to treat both acute and chronic skin conditions. Sharon joins us from Northern Virginia Family Practice.  She is available for same day appointments and urgent skin concerns.  Sharon is fluent in French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.  Sharon lives in Alexandria with her husband and two sons.  Her interests include yoga, reading, cooking and outdoor activities.

Ms. Kluger is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Key facts about Sharon Kluger, PA-C

  • Undergraduate degree: University of California, Berkeley
  • Graduate degree: Duke University
  • Certifications: Board Certified by the National Commission of Certificate of Physicians Assistants
  • Active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Areas of interest: General and Cosmetic dermatology

Kelly Balestra, PA-C

Ms. Balestra is a board certified Physician Assistant. She received a BA in Biology from Youngstown State University in Ohio and completed her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Nova Southeastern University at Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Kelly comes to our practice with years of dermatology experience since graduating PA school. She has participated in medical mission trips to Kenya and Ecuador that have helped further her passion for medicine. She enjoys treating medical and cosmetic patients, working out and going to concerts.

Ms. Balestra is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Key facts about Kelly Balestra, PA-C

 

  • Undergraduate degree: Youngtown State University
  • Graduate degree: Nova Southeastern University
  • Certifications: Board Certified by the National Commission of Certificate of Physicians Assistants
  • Active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Areas of interest: General and Cosmetic dermatology

Nima Ghovanlu, LMA

Mr. Ghovanlu is Alexandria Associates in Dermatology’s Master Aesthetician. He brings with him years of experience in skin care and laser treatments to our practice. He offers skin care consultations, designer facials, laser treatments, and designer chemical peels.

Nima was born in Milan, Italy and raised in the beauty industry. His inspiration for beauty stems from his mother, who is a world-class beautician. He spent many years working in his mother’s spa business and from there developed a talent and interest for all things aesthetic. His training includes a Master Aesthetician license and Laser use certification. He has worked in the medical aesthetics industry for over a decade, providing his clients with the latest non-invasive skin treatments and exceptional results. He specializes in skin health, laser hair removal, IPL photo-rejuvenation, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and facials. Nima can prescribe an effective home skin care regimen for all skin types.

When he is not working, Nima is a musician, and performs in and around the DC metro area. He also enjoys watching films, traveling, and spending quality time with his family. 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.

Call (703) 212-7546

1900 N Beauregard Street
Suite 110
Alexandria, VA 22311