Meet Our Providers
Kevin Wright, MD, FAAD
Dr. Kevin Wright recently joined our team here at The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness as our Board Certified Staff Dermatologist and Medical Director.
Dr. Wright currently splits his time between Medford and San Diego, where he is an active duty United States Naval Officer serving as the Staff Dermatologist at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa). Dr. Wright and his family have long been interested in the Rogue Valley and plan to settle here after his time in the Navy concludes.
Dr. Wright received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Washington DC after graduating with a double major from the University of Colorado. After running a hyperbaric chamber for US Navy dive teams in Micronesia, he then completed 3 years of dermatology training at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, the last as Chief Resident. He was the recipient of the Alfred Hollander Memorial Award for teaching, as well as professional and personal integrity. Dr. Wright specializes in all facets of complex medical and surgical dermatology, with an extra focus on aesthetic and sun care regimens, acne, tattoo reactions, anogenital disease, infectious diseases of the skin, and precancerous and cutaneous oncology. His dermatologic career and passion for travelling have taken him around the world.
Outside of work, Dr. Wright and his family can usually be found enjoying the great outdoors. He is an avid surfer and enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with his family.
Nikki Tang, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Dr. Nikki Tang is excited to be returning to the West Coast and her new position as the Mohs Surgeon at The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness.
Dr. Tang attended Brown University where she received her B.A. in Sociology, after which she attended the Brown University Warren Alpert School of Medicine. Her Dermatology residency and Mohs Surgery Fellowship were completed at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel-St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
After finishing her training, Dr. Tang was the Director of Cutaneous Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Assistant Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program.
Her passions outside of treating skin cancer include travel, skiing, music, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Joe Gatti, MPAS, PA-C
Joe Gatti is a native of the Pacific Northwest, who moved to Medford after 15 years of active duty military service in the United States Army to focus on his family and his love for dermatology.
After graduating from Del Norte High School in Crescent City, CA, Joe earned a Congressional appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following his graduation and commission as a Second Lieutenant in May 2005, Joe then applied to and excelled in the military’s Interservice Physician Assistant Program through the University of Nebraska Medical Center. After graduating with a Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS), then-Captain Gatti spent the next four years serving the Soldiers of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as a dermatology focused Physician Assistant.
Joe is highly passionate about medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, with a particularly keen interest in excellent cosmetic results with dermatologic surgeries and procedures. “I don’t want my patients to only LOOK healthy,” he says, “but after healing, know they ARE healthy!” He is certified and trained in such areas as cosmetic and aesthetic dermatology including body contouring (CoolSculpting), neuromodulators (Botox), and fillers (Juvéderm), as well as advanced dermatologic surgical procedures. Joe takes great pride in his ability to offer patients maximum flexibility for their dermatologic needs while minimizing the necessity of seeing multiple clinicians at multiple facilities.
Joe is a founding member of The Clinic for Dermatology & Wellness and focuses his passion for excellence to his ongoing pursuit of better health, inside and out, for his patients, staff, friends and family.
Elena Forster, MPAS, PA-C
Elena Forster, PA-C, born and raised in Russia, recently moved with her family to the Rogue Valley from Pasadena, California. Over the past fifteen years she acquired expertise in all areas of dermatology, practicing in medical (adult and pediatric) and cosmetic dermatology. While Elena particularly enjoys medical dermatology and the challenges posed by difficult cases, she feels very passionate about treating children with skin diseases and offering support to them, and their families.
Elena is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She enjoys research and working on the cutting edge, and was listed as a sub-investigator on eight separate clinical trials conducted under the umbrella of Pasadena's well-regarded Huntington Hospital.
In many ways her move north to Oregon has felt like a homecoming because the Rogue Valley so closely resembles her home in southern Russia, where she graduated from medical school prior to coming to the United States.
Elena and her family are enjoying settling into their new lives - gardening, cooking, hiking with their Weimaraner, and sampling local restaurants. Their favorite pastime is exploring, and they are happiest when wandering the streets of ancient European cities or engaged in the hunt for the perfect Tuesday night taco truck!