Trina is a Certified Physician Assistant with over 18 years of experience in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery. Trina became interested in medicine due to a heart defect and 12 subsequent years of medical follow up after her treatment. Her draw to Dermatology occurred during PA school when her younger sibling was diagnosed with an autoimmune skin disease. Having suffered from severe acne herself, Trina understood the psychological impact of skin diseases and wanted to focus on both physical and mental outcomes of dermatologic diagnoses.
Trina treats all aspects of dermatology but especially enjoys treating acne and performing cosmetic procedures. She believes it is important to set realistic goals with each patient for cosmetic procedures to achieve a refreshed and natural outcome. She has a passion for educating the public on skin cancer prevention and has given multiple talks at schools, community events and participates in free skin cancer screenings.
Trina is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants, the Texas Medical Board and has achieved Diplomate status with The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Trina enjoys painting, reading historical fiction and outdoor activities with her husband, four boys and their numerous pets.
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Downers Grove, IL
Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Armstrong State University
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants