In addition to our skilled physicians, we have some of the best medical staff in Denver.
Dr. Richard Asarch, MD is the head of the Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser & Mohs Surgery in Englewood, CO, its accompanying state-of-the-art DermaSpa and is an Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Asarch introduced Mohs Micrographic surgery, the procedure that has the highest cure rate for all skin cancers, to the State of Colorado in 1977 after he had studied with Dr. Frederic Mohs in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1983, Dr. Asarch was the first doctor in Colorado to incorporate laser treatments for skin issue correction.
Dr. Asarch has spent 35 years practicing Dermatology, evaluating and adopting the latest advances in the field. His experience and continued dedication to skin wellness led him to create a comprehensive line of skin care products to meet the needs of individual skin types. The DERMAspaRx line is continually evolving and is backed by years of research and proven scientific studies.
An innovator in skin health, Dr. Asarch published his first book, “Turn Back Your Face Years” after studying the aging process of patients’ skin over decades. His theories on how skin ages and how that process could be remedied include dietary aspects he has addressed in his second book, “Beautiful Skin Diet” -recipes with ingredients that promote healthier skin.
These two pieces, topical skin care and diet, are two facets of what Dr. Asarch calls the four spheres in a complete skin care regime. The other two spheres are prevention and procedures. He practices his four-sphere theory out of his Dermatology offices in Denver, CO where he also opened the first medical spa in the state, DERMAspa.
Dr. Asarch earned his undergrad and medical school degrees at the University of Iowa. After he completed his internship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Oregon, he served as a General Medical Officer at McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. He studied for a year in the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Iowa followed by another year of general surgery residency at the same institution. In addition to his private practice, he is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology and is also a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Asarch set up his dermatology and medical DermaSpa practices across the hall from each other, to give patients instant access when medical and cosmetic dermatological issues intertwine.
Dr. Asarch is married and has four sons and one daughter.
“I’ve been privileged to work in Dermatology. This specialty offers a truly varied career where I can treat patients of all ages and promote skin health, as well as provide cosmetic procedures to maintain a youthful appearance at any age.”
Dr. Thomason is a Dermatologist at the Asarch Center for Dermatology, Laser and Mohs Surgery and is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She began treating patients at the Asarch Center in 1997 after practicing for eleven years in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and learning new techniques for treatments and procedures as the field advanced. Dr. Thomason was an undergraduate at the Colorado College as a Boettcher Scholar and attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for medical school. She did her internship in Internal Medicine and her residency in dermatology, spending her final year as a Chief Resident. Dr. Thomason is married to a physician and has two sons. Away from the office, she enjoys botanical illustration, playing the piano, cooking, gardening and spending time with family.
Dr. Tanya Riddle is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist from Texas. She received high honors at the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate B.S. degree in Biochemistry. She went on to complete her medical degree and internal medicine internship at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She then completed a dermatology residency at University of Texas Medical Branch where she served as Chief Resident during her final year of residency. Following residency, she completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Riddle has an interest in medical, surgical, cosmetic and pathological care for patients of all ages. She truly loves her profession, and her charismatic bedside manner is great evidence of that. She continually strives to provide her patients with the highest level of expertise while treating them with the same respect and care she would want for her own family members.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology and International Society of Dermatopathology. In her free time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, dancing to live music with her husband and exploring new hiking trails.
“The personal interaction I have with my patients is my favorite part of what I do.”
Amber is a Physician Assistant at Asarch Center and DERMAspa. Amber has been specializing in Surgical, Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology since 1998. Amber graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BS from Morningside College and graduated with honors from the University of South Dakota Medical School. Amber is married with two daughters and enjoys running, hiking, mountain biking, boating, camping and WWII history.
“I love working in Dermatology, because I enjoy helping patients look and feel great about themselves by managing and treating their unique skin conditions.”
Kathryn is a NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant at Asarch Center. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2007, she completed the Physician Assistant Program at Red Rocks Community College and Master of Medical Science Program at Saint Francis University in 2012. Kathryn also joined the Asarch Center in 2012. She performs routine skin exams, and sees patients for acute and chronic skin conditions, in office procedures and excisions, laser treatments and injections. Kathryn is also conducts clinical research trials as a Sub-Investigator. Kathryn takes pleasure in spending time with her husband, son and two Siamese cats. She also enjoys playing the piano, hiking, tent camping, downhill skiing and travelling the world.
“I encourage people to look and feel their best and love addressing both inner and outer health to help people achieve that goal.”
Kristie is a Physician Assistant at Asarch Center and DERMAspa. Kristie has been practicing as a PA since 2007 and has a Master’s Degree, as well as having completed a Surgical Residency before joining Asarch Center in 2014. The first five years she was in practice, she was a surgical PA and has been working in the Aesthetic and Wellness field ever since. Kristie specializes in cosmetic laser procedures, injectable treatments and preventative health, including weight loss and nutrition. Kristie is married with two sons and enjoys running and spending time with her family.
Jennifer G Burke is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who is licensed by the state of Colorado. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degree at the Ohio State University. Upon receiving her Nurse Practitioner degree, Jenny worked as a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner in Ohio prior to moving to San Diego and practicing in a general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology office for 8 years and now resides in Colorado.
As a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Jenny has special interest in the treatment of acute and chronic skin conditions, routine skin exams, excisions, lasers and injectables.
In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, training and running marathons and traveling.