Staff Report

New doctors have recently been welcomed into the Academic Alliance in Dematology practice located in Brandon.

Originally a native from Tanzania, East Africa, Hoka Nyanda, MD, FAAD, FAAP, came to the Brandon area from Nashville, Tennessee. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University, and received her medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, and completed both dermatology and pediatric residencies at the University of South Florida. During her dermatology residency, she served as a chief resident for academic education. She is double board certified in dermatology and pediatrics, and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Nyanda is Board Certified in Dermatology and Pediatrics.

David Sable, MD, PhD, FAAD, FACMS, also joined Academic Alliance in Dermatology, Inc. in February. He is an American Board of Medical Specialties Board Certified Dermatologist and a Fellowship-trained Dermatologic Surgeon. In addition to an active general dermatology practice, he is one of the few Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons in Tampa Bay specializing in surgical dermatology, skin cancer, and surgical reconstruction. Originally a Boston native, he earned a Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Tufts University before successfully completing a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. After completing his Ph.D., he returned to Boston to complete an M.D. at Tufts before successfully completing an Internal Medicine Internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Pathology Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He then completed a Dermatology Residency at Wayne State University where he was ultimately named chief resident for his final year. Dr. Sable then completed a Fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Surgery at the University of Wisconsin, where he had the opportunity to learn the Mohs Surgery under Dr. Stephen Snow who had been trained by Dr. Frederick Mohs. He said, “My mission as a dermatologist is simple: I want my patients to be treated like family.”

Academic Alliance in Dermatology is located at 131 N. Oakwood Ave., Ste 135 in Brandon. Call 440-5544.

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