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Meet Our Staff


Judith Knight, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CCE, CME


Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Nursing where she was elected to Alpha Iota nursing honor society. In addition to over 30 years of dermatology nursing experience with Dr. Knight, she has also worked in long-term care and as an occupational health nurse at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in Westboro, MA. While working at AstraZeneca, she earned board certification in occupational health nursing and case management.

Judy is certified and licensed in electrology and laser hair removal. In addition, Judy serves as North County Dermatology Clinic’s office manager.


JoAnn Golden, LE, CDT (Esthetician, Permanent Make-Up)


JoAnn is a licensed esthetician and Certified Derma Technician with many years of dermatology experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge of dermatology conditions having worked directly with patients as a medical assistant prior to obtaining her esthetician license.

She has a deep interest in skin care and cosmetic procedures such as acne facials and chemical peels. She also offers permanent make up (cosmetic tattooing) for eyebrows, eyeliner and lip color. For more information, click on our link to Advanced Skin Services and then Aesthetic Skin Services.

JoAnn's depth of knowledge is a wonderful asset and she genuinely cares about everyone she meets. She assists at the front desk where she can readily answer questions about skin care and services.




Lisa Gray


Born in Kingston, NY she moved to Florida in 1994, to get away from the cold and snow. Lisa joined us in 2009 as our practice administrator. She is responsible for human resources, payroll, accounts payable and general administrative duties. She had extensive administrative experience including office management with another Florida corporation prior to joining NCDC

Lisa has lived in Lakeland for twelve years with her husband Mike and two daughters, Jessica & Dallas. Her family is a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will frequently fly to Dallas to see the games. She also enjoys photography and bike riding.


Eric C. Kellar, HTL, QIHC, SLS (ASCP)


Born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Eric attended and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, School of Histotechnology. He is registered as a Histologic Technologist with the American Society for Clinical Pathology, with a Qualification in Immunohistochemistry, QIHC (ASCP). He is also registered as a Specialist in Laboratory Safety, SLS (ASCP). He has worked in the Department of Pathology at the UPMC as a Lead Technologist in the STAT Transplant Laboratory.

He moved to Florida ten years ago and served as a Histology Supervisor at a major diagnostic lab in Miramar, Florida. He now resides in the North Tampa area. He is a die-hard Steeler’s fan and enjoys cooking, our beautiful Florida beaches and cruise ship travel around the world.


Shurun Zhao, M.D.

Shurun Zhao, M.D. is a Board Certified Dermatopathologist who completed fellowships in both Dermatopathology and Hematopathology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center in 2004 after completing a pathology residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in 2002.

Prior to this, he received degrees with honors as a Medical Doctor from China Medical University in 1983 and a Master of Science degree from the China Medical University in 1986. From 1987 to 1997, he conducted many research projects at LSUHSC in New Orleans and published numerous scientific articles.

Dr. Zhao resides with his family in Tampa, Florida. His wife is a medical technologist, and his daughter is a radiation oncology physician. In his spare time, Dr. Zhao enjoys watching basketball, playing bamboo flute, and spending time with his dogs, Georgia and Kepler.



North County Dermatology Clinic
6500 N. Socrum Loop Rd., Suite 100
Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone: 863-853-3331
Fax: (863) 853-3337

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