Doctor/Mid-Level Provider Team Approach
Our approach at Village Dermatology is different from the national model. We work out of a single office location, where Dr. Tran is assisted by a team of mid-level providers consisting of Board Certified Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) and a Board Certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). By being in the same place each day, our mid-level providers collaborate directly with Dr. Tran, eliminating the practice of scheduling follow-up visits just to be seen by the doctor. Our method allows us to easily coordinate your care, make efficient decisions, and give you the opportunity to develop a relationship with people you know and trust.
Dr. Thi Tran has dual-board certification in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Tran completed his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University, and received his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tran completed his residency and post-graduate training in medical and surgical dermatology at Nova Southeastern University in Florida, where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Tran has been published in leading dermatology journals and has presented at national conferences for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is renowned for his work in Mohs micrographic surgery and facial reconstructive repair for skin cancer surgery, and his practice fostered the development of the Il Duomo Sim Skin model. Dr. Tran was nationally recognized with Most Compassionate Doctor and Patients’ Choice Award, as a reflection of the high quality of care that he and his staff provide.
Laura Erika Christine Dermenjian, PA-C
Laura Erika Christine Dermenjian, often referred to as Erika, was raised in
northeastern Ohio. She traveled to Italy as an exchange student in high school
and attended Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan for a year in college. She
started her first Master's degree in Systems Management in Berlin, Germany while working for American Express Bank. After welcoming her children into the world, she felt a career change was in order. She returned to college and successfully completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida.
Erika started her career as a Physician Assistant in the Florida panhandle. She
worked for a multi-group practice and then moved to a rural community setting. She has worked in both Family Practice and Urgent Care settings.
As a preceptor for medical students, Erika was a Clinical instructor for the
Department of Family Medicine at the Nova Southeastern University. She then
proceeded to become an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Physician Assistant program in Orlando. While instructing, Erika continued clinical work in her favorite niche in the medical field — dermatology. She has been practicing dermatology close to eight years.
Erika joined Village Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, LLC in 2013 and enjoys the team-oriented atmosphere.
In her spare time, Erika enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading, and enjoying nature.
NCCPA, Florida State Medical Board
American Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants, Fellow
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Fellow
Michelle A. Copp, ARNP-BC
Michelle Copp received her master’s degree in Nursing at South University, with an emphasis in Adult Gerontology Primary Care. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Oakland University. She has been practicing as a Nurse Practitioner since 2016. Since 1999, she has been a nurse in multiple area of the hospital including: Cardiology, Newborn Nursery, and Critical Care.
During her career, Michelle has been dedicated to the care and treatment of patients as a whole. She began her NP career in primary care then proceeded to the hospital. It was during this time she was able to evolve with medicine and develop a solid foundation in the care of patients. In addition, she has also been able to precept future nurse practitioners. Michelle has worked in collaboration with multi-specialties to promote best health practice for patients.
Michelle is originally from Michigan, but has been in Central Florida for over 10 years. She enjoys traveling, hiking, shopping, and most of all being with family. Her two fur-baby pups, Olivia and Nathaniel, are spoiled. She also continues to advance her medical education when possible by attending conferences.
ANCC, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Certification Board
Drug Enforcement Administration