Elizabeth Bucher, MD
Dr. Elizabeth Foley Bucher is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon who was born and raised in New Orleans. She graduated from Mount Carmel Academy and then attended Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where she completed the college pre-medical curriculum and received a Bachelor of Arts in English. She completed her undergraduate medical education at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans in 2008.
Following a fellowship at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Bucher practiced Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery as a member of the faculty at UMass and in private practice in the Boston area. In 2015, Dr. Bucher returned home to New Orleans to join the Skin Surgery Centre, which has locations in Southshore, Northshore, and Biloxi.
Dr. Bucher is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgeons, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women’s Dermatologic Society, the Jefferson Parish Medical Society and the Louisiana State Medical Society. She is on the medical staff of East Jefferson General Hospital with courtesy privileges and also holds a position as Clinical Assistant Professor-gratis of Dermatology at LSU in New Orleans, where she participates in developing and teaching the surgical dermatology curriculum to the residents.
Immediate Past President
Erik Soine, MD
Dr. Soine is a board certified dermatologist practicing in Covington, Louisiana. After completing his medical doctorate at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana he continued in New Orleans to complete a dual residency program in both Dermatology and Internal Medicine. After residency, Dr. Soine started a solo practice in his home town on the northshore of Louisana. Dr. Soine is also an assistant professor of dermatology teaching residents at the VA in New Orleans.
Dr. Soine is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, Louisiana State Medical Society and the Current President of the Louisiana Dermatological Society. Dr. Soine is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology Electronic Health Records Implementation Task Force.
Elizabeth Long, MD
Secretary | Treasurer
Janine Hopkins, MD
Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and experienced physician practicing in Monroe since 1996. She received training through a progressive program with an emphasis on surgical and cosmetic dermatology at LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her full spectrum, solo dermatology practice offers general dermatologic care, as well as, advanced non-surgical cosmetic procedures and specialized laser treatments in the field of dermatology. She has a heightened awareness of skin cancer detection and prevention and offers the latest in mole mapping and pigmented lesion assays for early detection of melanoma.
Dr. Hopkins is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Ouachita Medical Society, and the Louisiana Dermatological Society; she also served as the past state chair for the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Hopkins also lectures on cosmetic procedures and innovations in lasers at both national and international medical meetings to educate others concerning her specialty.
Member at Large
Kathryn G. Kerisit, MD, MPH
Dr. Kerisit is a New Orleans native who graduated as valedictorian of St. Mary’s Dominican High School. She went on to Tulane University where she graduated magna cum laude and received a B.S. with honors in Cell and Molecular Biology. She was awarded her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, and at the same time completed a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology. She then completed her residency in dermatology at Tulane where she served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Kerisit is a board-certified dermatologist, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and an elected member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Tulane Department Head Dermatology
Dr. Erin Boh, MD, PhD
Dr. Boh trained at Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital. She joined the faculty at Tulane University School of Medicine in 1990 and is currently a Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Boh has a strong interest in Photobiology and chronic diseases such as psoriasis and skin cancers such as lymphoma. She also has a strong interest in Psoriasis, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphomas, graft vs host disease Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Disease, both in the pediatric and adult population. She participates in a number of clinical research projects involving Psoriasis, Psoriatic arthritis, and lymphoma. Dr. Boh is certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
LSU Department Head Dermatology
Brian Lee, MD
Dr. Brian Lee, MD graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine New Orleans in 1985 and has been in practice for 34 years. He completed his residency at LSU Health Sciences and also specializes in Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease) and Internal Medicine.
In 1993, Dr. Lee became the youngest Service Chief ever selected at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in New Orleans, a position he still holds. The Dermatology Service is recognized as one of the most productive services in the system, and Dr. Lee has received the highest performance appraisal possible each year for the last 20 years. Dr. Lee introduced a Teledermatology Program at the VA, thought to be the first of its kind in the country. Today the program serves more than 3,000 patients per year providing timely access to care and less travel for patients.
In 2002, Dr. Lee accepted the position of Residency Program Director at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine. In addition to residency education and administrative roles, Dr. Lee has been an advocate of medical student mentorship.