Gerald D. Karabin, M.D. PhD. Dr. Gerald Karabin received his medical degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, and his internal medicine training from the University of Colorado. He completed his residency from the University of Michigan Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and is Board Certified.
Dr. Karabin has authored several articles regarding molecular genetics, biochemistry, and various skin diseases including skin cancer, psoriasis, and lupus erythematosus. He received a Predoctoral NIH Research Training Grant, ARCS Research Award, and the Robert W. Goltz Award for Excellence in Dermatology.
He has been practicing as a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon at Kalamazoo Dermatology since 1991. He has staff appointments at both Bronson and Borgess Hospitals.
Dr. Karabin specializes in skin cancer treatment, including Mohs micrographic surgery, and performs general and cosmetic dermatology.
Therese Birkam-Jade, PA-C. Therese Birkam-Jade joined our practice in October 2005. She is a graduate of Allegan High School in Allegan, Michigan. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI., and her Master’s degree of Health Science from University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
Therese worked in Orthopedics for two years prior to joining Kalamazoo Dermatology. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Jessica Umlor, PA-C. Jessica Umlor joined our practice in January 2009. She graduated from Forest Hills Central High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate studies where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, graduating with honors. She received a Master’s degree in Basic Medical Science from Wayne State University, as well as a Master’s degree of Medical Sciences from the Physician Assistant Studies program at Western Michigan University.
Jessica has worked in Hematology & Oncology, Cardiology, and Neurology & Sleep Medicine prior to joining us. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the Michigan Association of Physician Assistants.
Jessica is also a proud mother of three young children.
Paige Hickson, PA-C Paige Hickson joined our practice in July 2015. She is a graduate of Portage Central High School. She attended Western Michigan University for her undergraduate studies where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences. She also received a Master’s degree of Science in Medicine from the Physician Assistant program at Western Michigan University.
Paige worked in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management for over nine years in St. Clair Shores prior to joining us. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Paige is happy to be back in her hometown, close to many of her family and friends.