Shana Peterson, PA-C is a certified physician assistant specializing in general and cosmetic dermatology. Shana joined Florida Skin Center, now a part of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, from New Mexico with experience in diagnosing and treating all types of skin conditions, including skin cancer. In addition, her expertise in laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology compliments the array of services offered to our guests. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Shana advanced her knowledge and skills, earning a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Upon completing formal education and training, she began her career as a provider for a dermatology office near her hometown in Pennsylvania. This led to developing an extensive background in skin health, expanding to laser and cosmetic procedures.
Shana’s passion for cutaneous medicine came at an early age when a loved one was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Achieving the highest certifications and credentials as a physician assistant in the field of dermatology, Shana’s dedication to providing exemplary, compassionate care is evident.
She is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. In 2019, Shana obtained Diplomate Fellow status in the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).
In her spare time, Shana enjoys traveling, weight lifting, finding the best coffee, and volunteering at the animal rescue shelter.