The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our physician's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Dr. Laura R. Klein

Dr. Klein grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and recevied an undergraduate degree in nursing from University of Kansas in 1981.  While practicing nursing, she studied pre-med at the University of Kansas and in 1982 moved to Louisville and studied at the University of Louisville.  Dr. Klein attended the University of Louisville Medical School and graduated in 1988.  She completed an internship in Internal Medicine followed by her dermatology residency at the University of Louisville where she finished her training in 1992.  Dr. Klein is board certified in Dermatology and maintains this status with regular recertification.

She volunteers as a clinical professor at the Veteran Administration Medical Center teaching dermatology residents. Dr. Klein is a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, Kentucky Dermatologic Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.  She is married to Dr. Jon Klein, a physician with the University of Louisville.  They have two daughters, Rachel and Sarah.

 

Dr. Denise L. Puthuff

Dr. Puthuff is a native of Louisville, who graduated from the University of Louisville Medical School in 1987.  Following her internship plus two years of Internal Medicine residency at the University of Louisville in 1990, she went on to complete a Dermatology residency at Ohio State University in 1995.  She is board certified in Dermatology and maintains this status with regular recertificiation. 

She volunteers her time as a clinical professor at the Veterans Administration Medical Center teaching dermatology residents and volunteers at the Mercy Medical Clinic in Shelbyville, Kentucky.  She is a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, Kentucky Dermatologic Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.  She currently serves as chair on the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation Committee: Medical Missions/Indigent Care.  She is married to John Timmons, an employee of Louisville Public Media and a board member of Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).

 

Dr. Janice W. Yusk

Dr. Yusk is a former Tennessean, who graduated from the University of Tennessee Medical School in 1966.  Following her internship and two years of dermatology residency at the University of Tennessee, she completed her last year of dermatology residency at the University of Louisville Medical School.  She is board certified in Dermatology and maintains this status with regular recertification.

She is a clinical professor at the University of Louisville Medical School in dermatology and pediatrics.  She is also former Chief of Pediatric Dermatology at Kosair Children's Hospital and currently volunteers at the Pediatric Dermatology Clinic there.  She is a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, Kentucky Dermatologic Society, Pediatric Dermatology Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.  She currently serves on the board of the Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation.  She is married to Ted Hodge, PhD. director of Pastoral Care at Baptist Health Louisville.  They have four children and several grandchildren.

 

Michelle Hannigan, APRN

Michelle is a native of Louisville.  She received her BSN from Spalding University and then her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisville in 2004 where she specialized in Adult Medicine.  She found her passion in dermatology in 2000 and began her career as a dermatology nurse practitioner immediately after graduation.  Michelle has extensive training and experience in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Michelle is AANP board-certified and is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives.

Michelle has two grown children, Nick and Lauren Hannigan.  She is engaged to Steve Barlow, and they have a new puppy, "Lady Daisy."