Our Providers

Dr. Diane Ford, President


Dr. Ford has been providing quality, personalized care for all of your dermatologic needs for 20+ years. Dr. Ford is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and currently gives public lectures on the topic of dermatologic health. She is a graduate of Bennett College and Wake Forrest University School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Before going into practice, Dr. Ford completed a residency in Dermatology at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.


Dr. Ford enjoys helping patients achieve the healthy beautiful skin they have always wished for, and she is excited about the opportunity to help you.

Dr. Sophia Reid


Dr. Sophia Reid is a Board Certified Dermatologist specializing in both medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as various surgical procedures with emphasis on aesthetically appealing results. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of ethnic skin as well as alopecia and cutaneous oncology.


She is well versed in multiple avenues of skin rejuvenation and aesthetics including the use of fillers, neurotoxins, platelet-rich plasma, medical grade chemical peels on all skin types, various body contouring technologies, and laser procedures.


Dr. Reid grew up in the Washington DC area and completed her undergraduate training at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she received her B.S. in Kinesiological Science. She then went on to complete her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and medical internship year with the University of California Irvine. She completed her dermatology residency at Albert Einstein's program in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Reid is happy to be joining Dr. Diane Ford's excellent team of medical providers. 

Kristina Trunnell MPAS, PA-C


Kristina has joined Dr. Ford with over ten years’ experience as a physician assistant.  She is a 2002 graduate of St. Francis University with her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and achieved her Master’s degree in physician assistant sciences the following year. Kristina currently is board certified, state licensed, and holds current memberships with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


Ms. Trunnell will be providing general dermatologic, surgical, and cosmetic services for patients.  She received her surgical training at Hershey Medical Center and started her PA career in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Lancaster Regional Hospital and the Ortenzio Heart Center in Harrisburg, PA.  She also worked as a surgical PA for the general surgery, orthopedic, and cardiac surgical services at Suburban Hospital Bethesda, Maryland from 2005-2010.  Kristina has been practicing dermatology since 2008 and since then has completed advanced training and is state licensed to perform skin cancer excisions, laser hair removal, and Botox injections. 

Maria Hawkins,  MPAS PA-C


Maria Hawkins is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant, a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is board certified through the NCCPA. She received her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master's degree in Physician Assistant Sciences from Saint Francis University in 2011. 

She has served the greater Baltimore and Frederick County areas for over 8 years, starting in Emergency medicine, and now pursuing her dream in Dermatology. Maria specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. She holds certifications in cosmetic injectables, skin tightening, laser skin resurfacing, micro-needling and radiofrequency devices. She also holds certifications and has attended advanced trainings in body contouring procedures including Coolsculpting and BTL aesthetics. Maria continues to peruse the most cutting edge and up to date advancements in skincare and facial rejuvenation and is a great addition to our cosmetic division.

Courtney Knowles, RN

Courtney Knowles received her registered nursing degree from Hagerstown Community College in 2017. She is currently working toward a BSN at Stevenson University.  She has worked in dermatology since 2014.

Courtney has extensive knowledge of skin care products and procedures which she has accomplished through numerous certification programs from cosmetic device manufacturers including BTL Aesthetics, Aerolase, Cynosure, EndyMed Intensif, Botox, Hydrafacial, SkinBetter Science, SkinMedica, Topix, ISDIN & Latisse which ensures her patients receive the best treatment and results possible. She is also certified in Coolsculpting through Coolsculpting University where she learned the most up-to-date protocols and technique.

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