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The Sona Medical Team is made up of leaders in the dermatology industry, giving you access to substantial experience and excellence in care. Learn more about our dermatologists and dermatology PAs by reading their bios below.

Dr. Ronea Chambers
Dr. Ronea Chambers Ronea Chambers, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. She received her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She completed her internship in internal medicine while serving in the U.S. Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, in the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. After completion of dermatology residency training at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., Dr. Chambers continued her military service as Chief of the Dermatology Element at Andrews Air Force Base, MD. She has several articles published, has been featured in many publications/media and has traveled nationally for lecturing engagements. Throughout her career, she has continued to mentor and/or train resident physicians, medical and physician assistant students. The prevention and treatment of skin cancers are of particular interest to her. “My goal for each patient is to help them achieve their healthiest skin possible. It’s rewarding to use my creativity and skill to educate, equip and empower my patients so that we attain this goal together.”
Dr. Heather Lampel
Dr. Heather Lampel Heather Lampel, MD, MPH is double board certified in Dermatology and Occupational Medicine. She received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed her post-graduate year-1 at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh while also completing an Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency. Additionally, she completed her Dermatology Residency at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Lampel is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Lampel gives local and national lectures and has written several publications. Although she has many clinical interests, Dr. Lampel focuses on the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer, including melanoma. “I greatly enjoy the “sleuthing” challenge of medicine and, more importantly, applying this skill to improve patients’ lives. Whether it is through finding skin cancer or making a challenging dermatologic diagnosis, I am grateful for the privilege to be a part of my patients’ lives and health.”
Dr. Michael J. Redmond
Dr. Michael J. Redmond Michael J. Redmond, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in our Lake Norman office. He received his medical degree at The University of Michigan Medical School and completed his internship in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Redmond also received his residency training in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, North Carolina Dermatology Association, North Carolina Medical Society, Michigan Dermatological Society, Michigan State Medical Society and Wayne County Medical Society. Dr. Redmond has more than 30 years’ experience in the private practice of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He is skilled in dermoscopy and has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. “I take great pride in providing the best care for my patients. I am fully engaged in their treatment from start to finish to ensure the best possible outcome(s).”
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas
Dr. Carol A. Trakimas Dr. Carol A. Trakimas is a board-certified Dermatologist with 20 years’ of experience. In addition to her Doctorate in Medicine, she holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in science. Dr. Trakimas completed her internship and residency training at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, where she provided medical and dermatology care to our troops and their families. Dr. Trakimas is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the North Carolina Dermatology Association and other medical societies.
Suzanne Craven, PA-C
Suzanne Craven, PA-C Suzanne Craven is a board certified Physician Assistant with three years of experience, who specializes in medical dermatology for all ages and a broad range of conditions, as well as cosmetic dermatology services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC-Greensboro and Master’s Degree from Wake Forest Medical School, where she focused on Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as well as the Society of Dermatology of Physician Assistants. It is Suzanne’s passion to evaluate, diagnose and treat an array of dermatological conditions.
Tarsha Rivens, PA-C
Tarsha Rivens, PA-C Tarsha Rivens is a board certified Physician Assistant with eight years of experience, who specializes in acne, eczema, scalp issues and addressing hair loss. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Augustine’s College and a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University, where she focused on Physician Assistant Studies. She is a member of the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistant, as well as the American Academy of Physician Assistant. It is Tarsha’s passion to provide compassionate, thoughtful, and in-depth dermatology evaluations to patients with a wide variety of skin maladies.

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