John Q. Binhlam, MD, FAAD, FASMS

Board Certified Dermatologist

A native of Kentucky, John Q. Binhlam, MD, FAAD, FASMS, received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University (VU) in Computer Science and Mathematics. He then felt the call to pursue medicine, which led him to the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Binhlam later completed his Internal Medicine residency at Indiana University before returning to VU to pursue his subspecialty residency in Medical and Surgical Dermatology. Dr. Binhlam is an active mentor and educator of medical students, residents, and other physicians. He has served in various societal leadership positions; most notably, as past-President of the Nashville Dermatology Society, the Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the national American Society of Mohs Surgery. As a strong advocate for patient health and rights, he regularly participates in lobbying efforts on behalf of the American Academy of Dermatology Association and the One Voice Against Cancer Coalition. In his spare time, Dr. Binhlam is a golf hacker; yet, remains supremely dedicated to his four-legged child, a spunky Westie, Abby Sugarpie.


• American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
• Dermatology Foundation, Leaders Society, Annenberg Circle
• American College of Phlebology, Member
• American Society for Contact Dermatitis, Member
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member
• American Society for Mohs Surgery, Fellow
• Nashville Dermatology Society, Member
• Tennessee Dermatology Society, Member
• Tennessee Medical Association, Member
• Tennessee Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member

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Ellen Jacobson, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Ellen Jacobson, a native of West Nashville, embarked on her medical journey through volunteer work in rural Latin America with the Amigos de las Americas program, where she dedicated three summers to providing vaccinations against childhood diseases and basic dental care. This impactful experience ignited her passion for medicine, leading her to further her education after graduating cum laude from the University of the South where she earned a B.S. degree with dual majors in Spanish and Biology.

In 1982, Dr. Jacobson enrolled in the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science in Memphis, where she successfully obtained her M.D. degree in 1986. During her medical school tenure, a personal experience involving the diagnosis of a family member with malignant melanoma sparked her interest in dermatology.

Following a two-year term at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jacobson immersed herself in the Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee. Her dedication and expertise culminated in her certification by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991. Today, Dr. Jacobson brings a wealth of experience and a genuine commitment to dermatology and we are excited to have her as part of the ASLC team.

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Mary Butterfield, MD

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Practice Manager