Doctors

Jess DeMaria, MD
Kelley Zyniewicz, MD
Maralyn Seavolt, MD
Jennifer Nash, MD
Jason Nash, DO
Thomas Wenker, MD
Richard Smialek, DO
Amy Gosnell, MD
Andrea LaTorre, MD
Carl Allen, DDS
Ashleigh Briody, DDS
Jess DeMaria, MD

Recently ranked as one of the top ten dermatologists in Central Ohio, Dr. DeMaria is a principal partner in Central Ohio Skin & Cancer. He specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery.

An avid sports enthusiast, Dr. DeMaria is the dermatology consultant for The Ohio State University Athletic Department, the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association's state wrestling tournament.

He continues his Ohio State University affiliation and has been an active member of the teaching faculty for more than 20 years. He currently is the director of the Resident Education Program at the Chalmers Wylie Veteran's Administration Clinic and serves as a preceptor for the OSU dermatology residents.

Dr. DeMaria is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Medical Association, the Ohio Dermatological Society, and The Thompson Society for Scholarship Endowment at The Ohio State University. He's also a past officer of the Central Ohio Dermatological Society and served as a member of the Ohio Dermatologic Association Board of Trustees.

Dr. DeMaria earned his undergraduate degree, Summa Cum Laude, from The University of Toledo in 1981. During his undergraduate period, he was a four-year member and letterman for the University of Toledo Rocket football team.

In 1985, Dr. DeMaria earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University and, over the next six years, he completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology at The Ohio State University Hospitals. He was initially Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991 and continues to maintain his board certification.

Kelley Zyniewicz, MD

Dr. Zyniewicz is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology who specializes in medical and surgical dermatology. She was recently voted one of the top ten dermatologists in Central Ohio, and she won the 2011 Reader's Choice Award from Suburban News Publications.

In addition to her many responsibilities here at Central Ohio Skin & Cancer, Dr. Zyniewicz also serves as a clinical assistant professor at The Ohio State University.

She belongs to many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Ohio State Medical Association. She is a past treasurer and trustee of the Ohio Dermatologic Association and has also served as President of The Central Ohio Dermatologic Association.

After completing a double major in biology and sociology with honors at Aquinas College, Dr. Zyniewicz earned her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, then completed residencies in internal medicine at Michigan State and in dermatology at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Zyniewicz initially board-certified in 1991, and she maintains American Board of Dermatology Certification.

Maralyn Seavolt, MD

Dr. Seavolt is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon who has been with Central Ohio Skin and Cancer since 2005.

Her specialty is skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery.

Dr. Seavolt is originally from southeastern Ohio, where she earned the role of valedictorian of her high school class. After graduating cum laude from Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, she matriculated at the University of Toledo School of Medicine. Dr. Seavolt completed her Dermatology residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and later went on to train at the University of Louisville, where she completed a highly competitive Mohs Fellowship.

She has authored several publications and performed scientific research, and received the Ohio State University Division of Dermatology Clinical Teaching Award after volunteering as a Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Seavolt is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Ohio Dermatologic Association, and the Columbus Medical Association.

Jennifer Nash, MD

Dr. Nash obtained her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, graduating summa cum laude with a GPA of 3.93. She earned her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating magna cum laude. During medical school, she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Nash passed Steps I, II, and III of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam) in the 96th, 99th and 99th percentiles respectively. She completed her internship year at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Nash has been a board-certified dermatologist since 2001.

Dr. Nash sees patients of all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and specializes in general dermatology and dermatologic surgery. She has a particular interest in psoriasis, eczema, acne, autoimmune diseases, skin cancer detection and treatment, and phototherapy.

Dr. Nash also specializes in cosmetic dermatology, including fillers (Sculptra, Radiesse, Restylane family, Juvederm family), Botox / Dysport, Kybella, lasers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy for spider veins, and removal of lentigines (sun spots), seborrheic keratoses (wisdom spots), skin tags, facial veins and angiomas (red spots).

Board Certification:   American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Ohio Dermatological Association
  • Central Ohio Dermatological Society
Jason Nash, DO

Dr. Jason Nash is board-certified in dermatopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology.

He earned his undergraduate pharmacy degree at The Ohio State University and his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Nash completed his residency training in pathology at The Ohio State University, and then completed two fellowships in surgical pathology and dermatopathology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Dermatopathology
  • American Society of Clinical Pathology
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • College of American Pathologists
  • Ohio Society of Pathology
Thomas Wenker, MD

Dr. Wenker is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has been with Central Ohio Skin and Cancer since 2009. He specializes in both medical and surgical dermatology, with an emphasis on skin cancer detection and treatment, as well as acne, psoriasis, eczema, and infectious skin disease.

Dr. Wenker completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of Dayton, where he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. He then earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toledo, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. After completing an internship in general internal medicine, he completed residency training in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

He belongs to many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Dermatological Association, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. As part of his commitment to dermatology, Dr. Wenker has been a guest speaker at many Columbus-area medical conferences.

Dr. Wenker and his wife Amy are proud parents of two boys, Alex and Ben and daughter Elise. He enjoys anything related to home improvement.

Richard Smialek, DO

Dr. Smialek is certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery. He has been practicing since 1981, in Columbus since 1985, and with Central Ohio Skin and Cancer since 2010.

As a sub-specialist in laser surgery and technology for over twenty years, Dr. Smialek oversees our laser services division, providing the full spectrum of cosmetic skin laser procedures.

His memberships include the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association, and he is a past president and current fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

His medical career began after earning his undergraduate pre-medical degree from Villanova University, and his Osteopathic medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed a general surgery residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey, a hand surgery fellowship at Jefferson University in Philadelphia and his plastic surgery fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. In his chief resident year, he won Beaumont's prestigious resident research award for his work in cleft lip and palate surgery.

Amy Gosnell, MD

Dr. Gosnell is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in medical and surgical dermatology who joined our practice in 2012.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Ohio Dermatologic Association, and she has authored several articles that have appeared in scientific journals.

After earning her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from The Ohio State University, Dr. Gosnell went on to study medicine at Case Western Reserve University where she received the Stuart Blaine Fisher, MD award in dermatology. She then completed her dermatology residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

Andrea LaTorre, MD

Dr. LaTorre is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She joined Central Ohio Skin & Cancer in 2012. Dr. LaTorre sees patients of all ages and specializes in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. LaTorre belongs to a number of professional organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology and the Ohio State Medical Association. She is also a distinguished member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

She was born and raised near South Bend, Indiana and attended the University of Notre Dame. After graduating from Notre Dame, Dr. LaTorre earned her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine with honors. She completed her dermatology residency at The Ohio State University where she served as chief resident.

Dr. LaTorre has authored and presented over 17 scientific articles, posters, and lectures, which have appeared in dermatology journals and at local as well as national dermatology events. During medical school, she took a special interest in Melanoma awareness and research, participating in the National Melanoma Awareness project as well as creating an awareness video.

When Dr. LaTorre isn’t practicing dermatology, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children: Natalie, Ryan, and Josie. An admitted Fit Bit fanatic, she also spends time running and hiking. Traveling is another passion of hers having lived in London, England for a semester in college, as well as learning and working in a hospital in Kenya, Africa during medical school.

Dr. LaTorre’s has committed herself to patient education and authors a blog highlighting various interesting and informative dermatology topics: andrealatorremd.wordpress.com

Carl Allen, DDS

Dr. Carl M. Allen joined Central Ohio Skin and Cancer in 2016 as an oral and maxillofacial pathology consultant.

Oral and maxillofacial pathology is a specialty of dentistry that focuses on the clinical and microscopic diagnosis of diseases of the mouth. Dr. Allen sees patients who are usually referred by dentists and physicians for evaluation of mouth conditions that are difficult to diagnose or treat. These problems include certain infections, growths, precancerous conditions, tumors, sores, and other oral or jaw abnormalities. Sometimes, these problems require a biopsy. Oral tissue samples are sent to our laboratory, where Dr. Allen examines the tissue microscopically. Surgeons may contact our office for information regarding biopsy mailing kits for our practice.

After 36 years of teaching, Dr. Allen retired from the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Radiology at the Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, and was named Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Allen received his DDS from Ohio State in 1975, and trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at Indiana University, where he earned his MSD, from 1978 to 1980. He returned to OSU in 1980 as a faculty member, an active clinician and a participant in the biopsy services offered by the university.

He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology since 1983 and was elected to two 3-year terms (1994-2000) as Editor of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Dr. Allen was President of the AAOMP in 2004, and served as a Director of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from 2005-2012.

Dr. Allen has published over 120 refereed articles in dental and medical journals, and has written chapters dealing with oral disease for texts in the fields of otolaryngology, microbiology, dermatology and surgical pathology. One of his more significant contributions is as a co-author and co-editor of the textbook, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology by Neville, Damm, Allen, and Chi, now in its fourth edition.

Ashleigh Briody, DDS

Dr. Ashleigh Briody received her DDS from Louisiana State University, and trained in oral and maxillofacial pathology at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. In addition to clinical and microscopic diagnosis, Dr. Briody also offers biopsy services.