Our Staff

Chesahna Kindred, MD, MBA, FAAD

Dr. Kindred is a board-certified dermatologist, published research author, and national speaker who treats all patients and also has a niche in treating hair loss and ethnic skin. This passion was garnered from her residency and fellowship at Howard University. Dr. Kindred began her studies at the University of Southern California where she received her Bachelor’s of Science. She then relocated to Ohio, earning her MD/MBA at the University of Cincinnati. While currently practicing medicine in Maryland, she hosts workshops for hair stylists on the various forms of hair loss and scalp disease via Project H.A.I.R., an initiative created by her friend and colleague, Dr. Yolanda Lenzy. Locally, Dr. Kindred is heavily involved in community service, often organizing health fairs and working with local  churches

Within the field of dermatology, Dr. Kindred is

  • Vice Chair of the National Medical Association, dermatology section
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member of the Women’s Dermatological Society, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Maryland Dermatologic Society and Monumental Dermatology Society

On a broader scale, Dr. Kindred has been featured on

  • Disney Doc McStuffins
  • WMAR Baltimore ABC News
  • WJZ Baltimore CBS News
  • WBFF Baltimore Fox News.
  • Dermatology Times

Dr. Kindred has several publications concerning an array of dermatologic topics. She has also co-written chapters in dermatology textbooks. Her publications include but are not limited to hypopigmented mycosis fungoids, ethnic skin, and hair loss (alopecia). 


Shawnise Washington, CMA 

Shawnise is a certified medical assistant as well as a licensed aesthetician.  She graduated from high school as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician, basic.  After 15 years of service, she then entered the field of dermatology with Dr. Kindred in 2012 as her medical assistant.  The two have worked together ever since.