Doctor's Profile Picture at Denver Dermatology Specialists

“Dermatology is a field where we can make a big difference in people’s lives quickly, whether by improving appearances, removing skin cancers, treating rashes, or just with educating our patients about their conditions. I was drawn to dermatology because it’s a very visual and tactile field of medicine. Helping patients, and getting to know them & their families, gives me joy daily,” says Louisville-based physician assistant Joanna Baskett.

A nationally-certified physician assistant since 2001, Joanna spent six years as a PA-C in Family Medicine and Urgent Care before shifting focus to dermatology in 2007. Graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in international studies from University of Connecticut, Joanna worked with international businesses before her passion for science led her to a career change. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences in 2001.

She discovered Colorado during a winter ski trip and has lived here since 1993 (with a brief hiatus during graduate studies). In true Colorado form, she enjoys staying active hiking, cycling, skiing and traveling. Joanna is a member of the Colorado Society of Dermatology Professionals (CSDP), and speaks Spanish, Polish, and some French in addition to English.

“Dermatology Specialists promotes a positive and professional environment for patients, providers, and staff to feel welcomed and comfortable in a medical setting; we have some of the kindest, brightest, and caring providers in dermatology.” We’re glad to have her as part of the team.