At Dermatology Specialists of Greater Cincinnati, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. Dermatology Specialists of Greater Cincinnati offers dermatologists who are experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Dermatology Specialists of Greater Cincinnati every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.
Tiffany Pickup, M.D.
Dr. Tiffany Pickup is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in adult, pediatric, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Surgical Dermatology, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Dermatological Society, the International Peeling Association and the Women's Dermatologic Society. Dr. Pickup attended medical school and completed her dermatology residency at the University of Cincinnati. She was the Chief Resident of Dermatology during her final year.Dr. Pickup also has a Masters in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati and specialized in pediatrics where she worked in both Hematology/Oncology and Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital prior to obtaining her medical degree.
Dr. Pickup is married to Jon and is the mother of three girls, Madeline, Emily and Claire .
Dr. Amanda Rusk
Dr. Amanda Rusk is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in adult, pediatric, surgical dermatology. Dr. Rusk earned her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from The Ohio State University, where she graduated magna cum laude and her medical degree from The University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her postgraduate training included an internship at Christ Hospital, and she completed her dermatology residency at University of Cincinnati, where she served as chief resident and received The Mutasim Humanitarian award. She completed her pediatric dermatology fellowship training at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Rusk has published many journal articles and spoken at several dermatology conferences nationally.
Dr. Rusk enjoys spending time with her fiancé Nick and two dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends .
Meghan Jez, PA-C
Meghan "Meg" Jez is a board certified physician assistant. She is a Cincinnati native who graduated from Xavier University in 2008. Meg completed her Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies in Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She worked in emergency medicine for three years before changing her focus to dermatology. Meg is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She has a special interest in melanoma and skin cancers.
Meg is married to her husband Marcin and has two boys.
Tara Lair, PA-C
Tara Lair is a board certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Transylvania University in 1997 with a degree in biology. After graduating from University of Kentucky's Physician Assistant program in 2001, she worked in Emergency Medicine for 15 years. In 2016, she changed her focus to Dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Tara enjoys spending time with her family, reading, running, and boating. She is married to her husband Bryson and has two children.
Ariana Niver, NP-C
Ariana Niver is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who recently joined our practice. Ariana is an Ohio native. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010. Ariana's background is working in the medical Intensive Care Unit at University of California Las Angeles. She moved to Cincinnati on 2016 with her husband where she pursued her Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is passionate about improving her patient's quality of life.
Ariana enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and cooking. She is married to her husband Ben and and has two children.
Brittany Lipscomb, Managing Licensed Cosmetologist
Brittany is our licensed cosmetologist. Brittany received her cosmetology license in 2005. As an Cosmetologist Brittany is able to identify skin conditions and determine the appropriate type of care to correct or improve the condition. She offers chemical peels, dermaplaning, facials, as well as skin care assessments.
Jessica is the group's Practice Manager. Jessica has over 10 years experience managing medical practices.
Jessica is married to her husband Jeff and has three children.