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Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD | Harriet Lin Hall, ARNP-BC

Susan H. Weinkle, MD, FAAD

Experienced, Knowledgeable, & Skilled

Dr. Weinkle is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and was recertified in 2009, one of only a few practicing dermatologists to take and pass this rigorous recertification exam.  A skilled surgeon with 30 years experience, she is also a Fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery.

She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 1975 and received early admission to medical school, earning her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in 1978. Her Dermatology training was completed in 1982 at Stanford University, where as Chief Resident, she had the opportunity to train with Dr. Frederic Mohs, pioneer of the state-of-the-art skin cancer therapy that bears his name. It was at Stanford where she met her husband, Dana, and started her Bradenton private practice in 1984, specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and cosmetic dermatology.

Her active participation in many professional organizations and societies enables her opportunity to share and experience a broad range of the latest treatments and  techniques in dermatology. She has been on the Board of Directors and chaired numerous committees in these organizations such as the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, and Florida Society of Dermatology for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Weinkle served as Past President of the Women's Dermatological Society and  was their 2010 recipient of the prestigious Rose Hirschler Award, honoring an outstanding physician who has contributed to medicine and dermatology while enhancing the role of women in the field of Dermatology.  She is Immediate Past President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

With a passion for teaching, Dr. Weinkle is an assistant clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of South Florida and she frequently lectures at national and international dermatology meetings instructing dermatologists and plastic surgeons on various aspects of dermatologic and aesthetic surgery.  She has authored numerous articles on skin carcinomas, surgical techniques and cosmetic therapies and also serves on the medical advisory and editorial boards of popular dermatological publications including the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology and the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery.  She has been quoted in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Goodhousekeeping, and  Redbook.

Dr. Weinkle's numerous professional affiliations reflect the wide range of her work:

  • Board Certified & Re-Certified, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology Foundation
  • Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic & Clinical Conference
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Women's Dermatological Society
  • Women's Dermatologic Foundation

Outside of her office, Dr. Weinkle is an outdoor enthusiast enjoying long distance bicycling, kayaking, snow skiing, or simply relaxing in her garden appreciating  the wonders of nature.  She and her ophthalmologist husband, Dr. Dana J. Weinkle, M.D., are currently empty-nesters with two grown children.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSURES

  • Fellow, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery &  CutaneousOncology
  • Medical Board of California
  • Medical Board of Colorado
  • Florida Board of Medicine
  • Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners
  • New York State Board of Medicine

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, University of Florida, Gainesville 1975
  • Medical Degree, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, 1978
  • Internship, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA 1978-1979
  • Dermatology Degree- Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1982

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Women's Dermatological Society - Rose Hirschler Award, 2010
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery - President's Award, 2007 & 2008
  • Women's Dermatological Society - President's Award, 2003 & 2008
  • Chief Resident in Dermatology - Stanford University, 1981-1982
  • Junior Honors Medical Student - Early Admission to medical School, 1974

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatological Foundation
  • Florida Dermatology Society
  • Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
  • Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
  • Manatee County Medical Society
  • Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Women's Dermatological Society
  • Women's Dermatologic Foundation

Harriet Lin Hall, ARNP-BC

Dermatology & Cutaneous Oncology

Lin Hall is a board-certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner specializing in Dermatology and licensed to practice through the Florida Board of Nursing.  She is able to diagnose and treat common dermatologic conditions, do complete skin exams, biopsies and counsel patients regarding their diagnoses, treatment options, and prevention.  She is known for her caring bedside manner and compassion for patients.

Lin's professional journey with Dr. Susan Weinkle began twenty three years ago, when she was "taken under her wing" while working as one of the medical assistants.  Dedicated to making a positive influence on people's lives, in 1995, Lin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio.  After becoming an RN,  it was Dr. Weinkle who encouraged her to pursue a master's degree and become a Nurse Practitioner. Lin completed her Master's of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Phoenix, in Tampa, Florida in 2001.

Additionally, Lin continues to work as an RN, on an "as needed" basis, at Manatee Memorial Hospital where she is able to keep current with her clinical and technical nursing skills.  In conjunction with sharing the latest treatments in patient care, she and Dr. Weinkle have collaborated on several book chapters and articles related to skin cancer, sun protection and cosmetic dermatology.

Lin is a member of the following professional societies:

  • Nurse Practitioner Society of the Dermatology Nurses' Association
  • Dermatology Nurses' Association
  • Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
  • American  Academy of Nurse practitioners
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • American Nurses' Association
  • Florida Nurses' Association

When Lin is not addressing her patients' concerns, she enjoys spending time with her four younger sisters and her mother, Darlene.  Leisure time is spent reading, hiking, biking, camping and playing with her two Jack Russell Terriers.          

Credentials/Training

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Dermatology Nursing Certification Board: Nurse Practitioner
  • Dermatology Nursing Certification Board: Registered Nurse

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Capital University, Columbus, OH
  • Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, Tampa, FL

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • American Nurses Association
  • Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Dermatology Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Society
  • Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
  • Society of Dermatology Physicians Assistants

What is an ARNP?

ARNP stands for advanced registered nurse practitioner. This is a registered nurse who has completed graduate level training and received a master’s degree in nursing. They are then required to pass national board certification to become licensed as an ARNP. ARNP’s in dermatology are able to diagnose, treat, perform minor surgical procedures, and provide various cosmetic therapies. In addition to providing clinical care, ARNP’s also focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and patient education.