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For Tomorrow's Health

                         RESEARCH TEAM

All of our providers at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay current of the latest technologies and techniques in medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Melody Stone, M.D., FAAD


Dr. Stone obtained her medical degree from the University of Missouri Internal Medicine and completed her internship at Brown University. She completed her dermatological residency at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Stone completed her Preceptorship in Mohs Surgery in Kansas City. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Mohs Surgery and the Kansas and Missouri Dermatological Societies. She has also performed dermatology research at Yale University, publishing many journal articles and chapters for dermatology textbooks. Her greatest satisfaction is derived from knowing that along with her staff, she has helped her patients by providing the highest standard of care with a warm smile and a compassionate touch.


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Amy Horner Medisearch Clinical Trials
Amy Horner, PA-C         


Amy has been with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center since August 2011.  She graduated with honors from The University of Nebraska with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies in 1995 and has been board certified in Missouri since 2011.


Amy has vast experience as a Physician Assistant in many areas including Family Practice, Cardiology and Dermatology with an emphasis on preventative care and patient education.  In addition to treating patients with acute and chronic dermatological conditions, Amy is trained with MOHS surgery, surgical closures and the administration of Superficial Radiation Therapy.  She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society for Dermatologic Physician Assistants.

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Austin Shandley, PA-C


Austin Shandley is the newest Physician Assistant join the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center team. He is a native of St. Joseph and is excited to serve his home community. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia before pursing his graduate degree at Missouri State University. 


He has most recently practiced in an Ear, Nose and Throat specialty clinic in Sedalia, Mo for the past 3 years. Austin is very passionate about medicine and helping others. We are excited that he has joined our team and look forward to him making a difference in our community.