CARE TEAM

Keith Loven, MD, dermatologist at Loven Dermatology

KEITH LOVEN, MD, CPI, FAAD

Dr. Loven began private practice in 1988. In January 1995, the practice opened our Goodlettsville office, originally Rivergate Dermatology and Skin Care Center, now Loven Dermatology. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University Medical School and is board-certified by The American Board of Dermatology.

 

Dr. Loven provides general, surgical and cosmetic dermatological services. He oversees our Psoriasis Center and our Clinical Research Division. He and his wife, Leslie, have two daughters, Leah and Bethany.

JAMES GRIFFITH, MD, MS

Dr. James Griffith is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Dr. Griffith’s special interests include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction, surgical management of melanoma, scar rehabilitation and cosmetic dermatology.

 

He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado and a master's degree in biology at Mississippi College. After teaching as an adjunct professor and conducting research, he enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in clinical research, lasers and photomedicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Griffith also completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, specializing in facial and aesthetic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Griffith is a native Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Anne, and son, Tyler.

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JAMES GRIFFITH, MD, MS

Dr. James Griffith is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Dr. Griffith’s special interests include Mohs micrographic surgery, facial reconstruction, surgical management of melanoma, scar rehabilitation and cosmetic dermatology.

 

He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Colorado and a master's degree in biology at Mississippi College. After teaching as an adjunct professor and conducting research, he enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in dermatology and a fellowship in clinical research, lasers and photomedicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Griffith also completed a second fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, specializing in facial and aesthetic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Griffith is a native Tennessean who grew up in Nashville. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Anne, and son, Tyler.

E. Ray Claude, PA-C at Loven Dermatology

E. RAY CLAUD, PA-C

Ray joined our practice in September 2004, as a Physician Assistant. He received a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in December 1999 followed by his certification from The National Certification of Physician Assistants in November 2003.

 

Ray provides general dermatological services and minor procedures under the guidance of our physicians. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Clarksville.

BRANDON MCNICKLE, PA-C

Brandon began with Loven Dermatology in August 2017. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee earning his Masters in Science Medicine degree in July 2015 followed by his Physician Assistant Certification, September 2015, through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

 

Brandon provides a wide range of dermatological services as well as minor surgical procedures under the guidance of the physicians. Brandon lives in Hendersonville with his two children, Layla and Mason.

Brandon McNickle, PA-C at Loven Dermatology
Brandon McNickle, PA-C at Loven Dermatology

BRANDON MCNICKLE, PA-C

Brandon began with Loven Dermatology in August 2017. He attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee earning his Masters in Science Medicine degree in July 2015 followed by his Physician Assistant Certification, September 2015, through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

 

Brandon provides a wide range of dermatological services as well as minor surgical procedures under the guidance of the physicians. Brandon lives in Hendersonville with his two children, Layla and Mason.

Peggy Washer, LPN, CCRC at Rivergate Dermatology Research Center

PEGGY WASHER, LPN, CCRC

Peggy has been with Rivergate Dermatology Research Center for over nineteen years and has been in the medical field since 1979. Peggy worked in the Critical Care Unit at Sumner Regional Medical Center for twelve years prior to joining our team in 1998.

 

Peggy is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator who manages the clinical research center and the Psoriasis Center. Peggy is responsible for research subject care, assists with study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs as well as educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis.

SALLY LEWIS, MA
PHLEBOTOMIST

Sally has been in the medical field for twelve years as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She has been with Loven Dermatology for two years and specializes in research subject care, research assisting, light treatments, and educating along with treating patients using biologic drugs for psoriasis.

 

Sally also manages the care of patients with acne who are taking the medication Accutane.

Sally Lewis, MA, Phlebotomist at Loven Dermatology
Sally Lewis, MA, Phlebotomist at Loven Dermatology

SALLY LEWIS, MA
PHLEBOTOMIST

Sally has been in the medical field for twelve years as a medical assistant and phlebotomist. She has been with Loven Dermatology for two years and specializes in research subject care, research assisting, light treatments, and educating along with treating patients using biologic drugs for psoriasis.

 

Sally also manages the care of patients with acne who are taking the medication, Accutane.

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TAMMY MAHAFFEY, LPN, CRC

Tammy joined Rivergate Dermatology Research Center in July 2018, when she relocated to the Nashville area from Chattanooga with her husband Jeremy. Tammy has been in the medical field since 2008 and is passionate about patient care. Her background includes working in a multispecialty surgical practice, home health and wound care. Tammy is responsible for research subject care, assisting in study procedures, drug accountability, maintaining regulatory affairs and educating and treating patients with biologic drugs for psoriasis, as well. Tammy is currently working towards obtaining her certification is clinical research coordinating.

BRITTANY CRIVILLARO, RN, BSN

Brittany is a native of Long Island, New York. She moved to Tennessee in December 2019 and began working for Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics in January 2020. She first earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Adelphi University in New York. Since then, she has worked in high volume medical spas on Long Island and New York City offering medical aesthetic treatments. She is also pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Belmont University while continuing work. Post-doctorate, she plans to provide more advanced aesthetic treatments for Loven Aesthetics and is interested in research and teaching medical aesthetics. She uses a holistic approach to patient care and truly enjoys the time spent getting to know each person’s unique needs!

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BRITTANY CRIVILLARO, RN, BSN

Brittany is a native of Long Island, New York. She moved to Tennessee in December 2019 and began working for Loven Dermatology and Aesthetics in January 2020. She first earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Adelphi University in New York. Since then, she has worked in high volume medical spas on Long Island and New York City offering medical aesthetic treatments. She is also pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Belmont University while continuing work. Post-doctorate, she plans to provide more advanced aesthetic treatments for Loven Aesthetics and is interested in research and teaching medical aesthetics. She uses a holistic approach to patient care and truly enjoys the time spent getting to know each person’s unique needs!

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TAYLOR JONES

Taylor is a native to the Nashville area. During high school she found her passion for skin and decided to dedicate her career to helping people look and feel their best. To pursue her career, she attended Tennessee College of Applied Technology for aesthetics. Once licensed, Taylor worked in a private boutique catering to the Goodlettsville area. She began with Loven Dermatology in 2019. Taylor is very outgoing and funny, with a zest for life!

KENDEL WHITE

Kendel is a certified medical aesthetician. She received her certification in 2017 and joined Loven Aesthetics in March 2020. Kendel is devoted to educating her clients and working with them to achieve healthy, glowing skin. She provides results-driven treatments that support and repair skin and address a range of skin conditions and concerns.