Heather Callahan is a dermatology physician associate certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and holds medical licenses in the states of Virginia and Maryland.
Heather is passionate about all facets of dermatology with extensive training and experience in general medical dermatology, surgical dermatology including Mohs, and cosmetic dermatology.
Heather is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in both Biology and Psychology. She then earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
Prior to joining Dermestetics, Heather worked in a private dermatology office in Warrenton, Virginia where she was instrumental in growing both the medical and aesthetic aspects of the practice. After she joined the practice in 2016 and each year for the following five years she practiced there, the clinic earned Best Dermatology Practice of Fauquier. Heather herself was nominated for Lifestyle Magazine’s 16th Annual Best Physician in 2021.
In 2020 Heather earned the highly prestigious honor of becoming a SDPA Diplomate Fellow. The Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants Diplomate Fellowship™️ program is an all-encompassing, didactic training program for physician assistants working in the field of dermatology. The SDPA worked with testing industry experts and dermatology professionals to build this standardized program from the ground up. All content was validated by the dermatology community to ensure it includes the skills, tools and knowledge set a dermatology Physician Assistant needs to perform their job with excellence. The program covers all aspects (medical, surgical, cosmetic) of dermatology. There are only 22 SDPA Diplomates in Virginia, and less than 1,000 nationwide.
Heather is a member of the following professional organizations, including:
• American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
• Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA)
• Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants (VAPA)
• Cellular Medicine Association (CMA)
As a dermatology physician assistant, Heather is licensed to perform comprehensive skin cancer screenings, identify and treat skin cancers. She is also trained to diagnose and treat numerous other dermatological conditions, including but not limited to acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, and rashes. She is well-versed in skin cancer prevention, delivers and manages treatment plans for acute and chronic skin conditions. She often incorporates exosomes and platelet rich plasma in her treatments, confident in their medical and aesthetic benefits.
With an artistic eye and skilled hands, Heather is especially enthusiastic about aesthetic medicine and is passionate about injectables, i.e. Botox and filler, as well as enjoys working with a multitude of laser platforms and medical devices. She firmly believes the mind-body connection is powerful and that improved self-perception can positively impact one’s well-being. Her philosophy that everyone has their own sense of what beauty is helps her develop individualized treatment plans customized to each’s own aspiration, comfort level and budget. She feels we must allow every person the opportunity to express beauty without judgment. Heather feels safety is paramount, while striving to deliver exceptional and natural outcomes.
Heather strives to develop long-lasting relationships with her patients. She is a patient favorite, and it shows when you read her reviews on Google and social media. She takes a very gentle, considerate and extremely thorough approach in her practice of medicine.