All professionals at Dermatology Associates of Midland…

maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. The professionals at Dermatology Associates of Midland, work as a team. Our team consists of board certified dermatologist, Jennifer Nash, MD, as well as a physician assistant with many years of experience in dermatology, Shannon Ahrens, PA-C.

Jennifer Nash, MD

Dr. Nash has over 11 years of experience in dermatology. She earned her medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and completed her residency training in dermatology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Nash is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology. In 2018, she founded Dermatology Associates of Midland with a mission of providing the highest level of excellence in dermatologic care and service to patients in the region. Dr. Nash’s philosophy of care involves treating all patients with respect and compassion. She approaches all patients and their healthcare concerns with the same attention and care she would have for a member of her own family. Dr. Nash grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children and enjoying the outdoors throughout all of the beautiful seasons in Michigan.


Chelsea Houthoofd, MD

Dr. Chelsea Houthoofd (pronounced hudoff) received her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her dermatology residency at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Houthoofd has received advanced training in complex medical dermatology including specialized training from experts in the fields of autoimmune bullous diseases and cutaneous lymphomas. She has special interests in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer as well as procedural dermatology with hands-on training in multiple surgical and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Houthoofd was born and raised in Saginaw and is excited to return to the Great Lakes Bay Region to care for the community she grew up in. Outside of the office, Dr. Houthoofd enjoys spending time with her husband and son through outdoor activities, traveling, and reading.


Shannon Ahrens, PA-C

Shannon graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in physiology and received her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Wayne State University. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. As a physician assistant, she has specialized in dermatology for the past 7 years. Shannon is dedicated to providing the best dermatologic care possible to patients and finds her work satisfying and rewarding. She strives to provide care that is personalized and tailored to each individual patient. Shannon grew up in Bay City, Michigan. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves traveling.


From our Midland Michigan office, the professionals at Dermatology Associates of Midland offer a wide range of dermatology to patients of all ages. We would be happy to meet with you for a consultation.