Dr. Ricardo Mejia earned a B.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Mejia then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He completed his Dermatology residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center where he was Chief Resident. During this time, Dr. Mejia received specialty training in Lasers and Mohs surgery.
He also trained with one of the leading vein surgeons in sclerotherapy and ambulatory phlebectomy. Dr. Mejia is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Phlebology and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. Although he performs a variety of procedures, Dr. Mejia’s emphasis is on skin cancer surgery, laser surgery, vein treatment and hair transplantation. He has additional training in chemical peels, collagen and Botox treatments. He is Board Certified in Dermatology. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Italian and French.
Ashley Hess is a certified Physician Assistant trained in general and surgical Dermatology. She has received extensive dermatology training by Dr. Mejia to ensure the highest quality of care to our patients.
Ashley graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Gerontology. She continued her education and earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Florida. Ashley enjoys the diversity that Dermatology offers, and the opportunity to help patients prevent and treat various dermatological conditions. She is an active reader and researcher constantly studying new updates and treatments in Dermatology. Ashley provides comprehensive dermatological care, taking time to listen and understand her patient’s particular needs, thereby building a long lasting and trusting relationship.
Ashley joined Jupiter Dermatology because of the warm and caring environment that Dr. Mejia provides his patients. She values the team approach at Jupiter Dermatology, and the opportunity for continual learning. She is Board Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician assistants and licensed through the state of Florida Board of Medicine. Ashley is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Florida Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
As a Florida native, Ashley enjoys outdoor activities and being active. She enjoys running, biking, boating and spending time with family and friends.
Sarah B. Martin is a certified Physician Assistant, specializing in Dermatology. She obtained her Master’s of Medical Science at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale; FL. Sarah graduated from the University of Virginia with her Bachelor’s in Arts and Science, majoring in Psychology with a minor in American Politics. She is an affiliate of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Sarah is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of adult and pediatric dermatology disorders. She is certified and trained to perform both cosmetic and medical laser procedures. Sarah is trained to administer Botox Cosmetics and facial fillers.