Kayci- Clinical Supervisor
Kayci graduated from California University of PA with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. Following graduation, she worked in a food science lab before deciding her true interest fell in the medical field. She has been with Dr. Abell as a medical assistant for one year and loves the hands-on learning. Outside of work, Kayci is a loving mother of a four year old son and an active volunteer with the leukemia and lupus foundations and a youth soccer team.
Kelly graduated with honors from the Practical Nursing Program at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, VA in 2010. She is licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of nursing. Kelly is originally from Butler, PA and returned to PA in 2013 after her husband got out of the military. She has been specializing specifically in the field of dermatology for 4 years now and joined Dr. Abell’s practice in April 2017. When she’s not working, she and her husband enjoy caring for their animals, especially their ducks, baking, gardening, hiking, and any activities they can enjoy outdoors.
Gabrielle – Medical Assistant
Gabrielle graduated from High Point University, located in High Point, NC, in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in human relations. After graduating from college Gabrielle moved back to her hometown of Pittsburgh in order to pursue her dreams of becoming a Physician Assistant and eagerly accepted a position at Dr. Abell’s office to learn the ins and outs of the medical field. Aside from her passion for medicine, Gabby enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering through the VIDA program, and staying active with kickboxing and yoga.
Gabby – Medical Assistant
Gabby graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Bio behavioral Health. She is currently enrolled in her second year at the University of Pittsburgh working towards her masters of science degree in Physician Assistant Studies.
She has been a medical assistant with Dr. Abell for two years where she continues to focus on providing quality patient care and furthering her medical knowledge with clinical experience. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends & family including many nieces and nephews.
Katie – Medical Assistant
Katie is a recent graduate of Penn State University class of 2017. Currently, she is enrolled in her first year at the university of Pittsburgh masters of Physician Assistant studies. She has been a medical assistant with Dr. Abell for one year where she continues to expand her patient care knowledge outside of classwork. In her spare time she loves traveling with friends, exercising, and eating lots of food.
April – Medical Assistant
April is currently a student at CCAC taking pre-med courses. She has been working with Dr. Abell since the fall of 2017. In her spare time April enjoys traveling to new places, cooking, eating, and reading science fiction novels.
Allison – Medical Assistant
Allison is originally from Pine-Richland and received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2017. She is looking to attend a physician assistant masters program in the near future. After working at UPMC Passavant for a year, she was seeking experience in a specialty medical office and found dermatology to be a perfect fit. She also enjoys swimming, playing soccer, and meeting community members through both activities.
Colin – Medical Assistant
Colin is a graduate of Duquesne University in Business Management and is currently satisfying his requirements to enter Physician Assistant school . He is a US army Veteran. He has been working with Dr. Abell for two years as a Medical Assistant. In his free time, he enjoys foreign travel, outdoor hiking and hunting, and gourmet cooking. Colin is also an avid Steeler fan.
Megan – Medical Aesthetician
Megan is our resident aesthetician who trained at the Atelier Esthetic School in New York City. She specializes in European Facials and microdermabrasion. She splits her time between our office in Pittsburgh and Hey Day Spa in New York City. She is also a graduate of NYU with a bachelor’s degree in film and television and has a graduate degree from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. When she is not performing facials, she is performing in off-Broadway theater.
Janene – Office Coordinator
Janene has been with Dr. Abell for 8 years now and specializes in front office scheduling, reception, and medical records coordination. She previously worked with another Dermatologist in the South Hills for 4 years before joining our practice. In her spare time, especially in the summer she enjoys spending time on her motorcycle as well as getting together with family and friends. She also enjoys cooking out and entertaining.
Christina- Medical Office Specialist
Christina is our medical office specialist who has been with Dr. Abell for one year. Prior to joining the practice, she spent many years in retail management but decided she was ready for a new setting. She’s passionate about travel, hockey, and her family.
Sara is our newest addition to our front office staff. She attended the University of Phoenix focusing on business marketing and obtained her personal training certification from the International Sports Sciences Association. She has a passion for healthy living and enjoys incorporating that into both her job and her daily life. Sara specializes in social media marketing, website design, and product branding. She has been in the customer service industry for over 15 years and prides herself on patient satisfaction. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and spending time with her daughter and fiancé.
Sandra – Director of Financial Accounts
Sandy has been working for Dr. Abell for 32 years. This has been a longtime working relationship starting as a receptionist and staying in finance for many years. Sandy has been a lifelong resident of North Hills of Pittsburgh and has resided in the town of McCandless for the last 35 years. Her family includes her husband, Norm, 2 children, and 3 grandchildren, as well as her dog, Timber. She has a strong sense of fraternal membership being a committee member of a local youth group, Faith #150 since 1995 (IORG/ PA Rainbow) and a Past Matron/member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1995. She currently serves as the secretary of her Chapter #356. Her hobbies include knitting, reading, and spending many hours with her family and friends.
Stephen – Director of Operations
Stephen joined the practice in 2015 after completing his bachelor’s in Health Care Administration and his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University. Prior to being in the healthcare field he spent 20 years in the retail industry. With over a decade of management and leadership experience, his focus is on operational functions that continue to improve the practice’s interests.