Nikki Rataj Casady has been working as a dermatology physician assistant since 2007. A Michigan native, Nikki grew up in Rochester and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She pursued her Physician Assistant education at Central Michigan University’s College of Health Professions.
After earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from CMU in 2005, Nikki received her board certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She successfully passed her recertification examination in 2011.
Nikki was awarded the Diplomate title from the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants in January 2015. This is the highest honor available as a Dermatology PA. The title of SDPA Diplomate is a nationally recognized title awarded only to experienced dermatology PAs, reflecting an individual’s utmost dedication to the dermatology profession.
She maintains professional memberships with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants.
Nikki recently relocated from the Detroit area with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. She was thrilled to join Dermatology Associates of Northern Michigan in June 2015.