About Us

Dr. Carmen Traywick returned to her home state of South Carolina in 2009 to open May River Dermatology, LLC. Her mission was to become the premier provider of dermatologic services in the southeast.  She clearly understood and valued the importance of providing patients with personal, timely, and professional care.  In order to fulfill her mission, she created a practice that is welcoming and provides excellent professional care.  She continually works with her staff to recognize that the experience for a patient starts from the first phone call, progresses through the visit, and is ongoing through the follow-up care.  These golden standards of a patient’s experience is why the practice has been voted “Best Dermatologist” since 2011.

Carmen A. Traywick, MD

Dr. Traywick is a graduate of Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia and has completed her Internship and Dermatology Residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She founded May River Dermatology with her husband in 2009.  She has published several scholarly articles in national dermatologic journals on skin cancer and rare skin diseases. During her training, Dr. Traywick was confronted with the most complex and challenging dermatologic conditions. She has been trained by experts in the field of skin cancer surgery, cutaneous lymphoma, and autoimmune blistering diseases.  She also trained under the guidance of several private practice doctors in the Atlanta area who are nationally-renowned for their expertise in cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Traywick currently teaches medical students and residents Dermatologic surgery skills.  She has lectured upcoming Dermatologists at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Dr. Traywick supports several charities including the Boys and Girls Club, the American Heart Association of Hilton Head, and many educational programs which teach children the importance of Sun Safety.  Dr. Traywick enjoys spending her free time traveling with her husband, Bernie, and their three girls.


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Dale Sarradet, MD

Dr. Sarradet joined the practice of May River Dermatology in 2014.  Prior to joining the practice, Dr. Sarradet served as the head of Mohs Surgery at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, one of the nation’s top academic medical centers.  He is Board Certified in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the gold standard in skin cancer surgery.

His education includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and an internship in General Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia.  Residency was completed at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and after that he completed a Fellowship in Mohs Surgery with Dr. David Goldberg in New York and New Jersey.  Dr. Sarradet is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Board of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgeons.

In his position at Emory, Dr. Sarradet trained new Dermatologists and Mohs surgeons.  He will be performing Mohs surgery in our new Bluffton office bringing over 14 years of experience to the practice.


Paola Bonaccorsi, MD, PhD

Paola Bonaccorsi, MD, PhD will be joining May River Dermatology in our new location in Johns Creek, Georgia.

Paola Bonaccorsi is a native Italian and went to medical school at the University of Rome in Italy where she also completed a first dermatology residency.  She came to Emory in 1996 to do research on melanoma immunotheraphy and ultimately completed her PhD in Tumor Immunology at the University of Rome.  Dr. Bonaccorsi enjoyed research greatly, but her passion is taking care of patients with a wide variety of challenging dermatologic conditions.  She therefore completed a second internship and a dermatology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she trained with experts in the fields of dermatology including immunobullous diseases, skin lymphomas, and skin cancers.  Most recently, Dr. Bonaccorsi has worked in the Department of Dermatology at Emory University where she took care of patients with challenging skin diseases as well as teaching residents and medical students.  Dr. Bonaccorsi is the author of many peer reviewed articles and has lectured to medical students, residents, and at national meetings on both general dermatology and tumor immunology.  Dr. Bonaccorsi is Board Certified by both the American Board of Dermatology and the Italian Board of Dermatology.   She is a member of several professional associations including the AAD, AMDS, AADDSM and the GSDDS.

Dr. Bonaccorsi is passionate about her profession and enjoys both medical and procedural dermatology.  She strives every day to provide the best dermatology care in a compassionate, professional, and personal manner.

Dr. Bonaccorsi enjoys traveling, cooking, and reading, but most of all spending time with her family.  She volunteers at her daughter’s school and her church, and supports several local charities.

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Mandy Medlin, MSPAS, PA-C

Mandy Medlin graduated from Converse College in Spartanburg and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in English. She then went on to earn her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston graduating with the highest honors.

Mandy is trained and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair and nail disorders as well as the prevention of skin cancers. She has been in practice since 2005 in dermatology as well as plastic and reconstructive dermatology in both South Carolina and Florida. She is from Camden, SC, and enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.

Mandy is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and is licensed to practice medicine through the South Carolina Medical Board under the direction and supervision of Dr. Carmen Traywick. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the South Carolina Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


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Kristina A. Ford, PA-C

As a Board Certified Physician Assistant, Kristina joined May River Dermatology in June of 2012. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida in 2001, and completed her masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Florida College of Medicine in December of 2005.  She worked for Joint Implant Surgeons in her hometown of Fort Myers, FL until moving to Hilton Head Island to join Dr Brand and Carolina Dermatology in 2007.  Kristina is a standing member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Dermatology Association.  She is married to Dr. Richard Ford, and has two children, Colton and Kennedy.  She specializes in skin cancer screening and treatment, as well as evaluation and treatment of various dermatologic conditions including acne, eczema and psoriasis.



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Caitlin Cleland, PA-C

Caitlin graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and earned a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah, Georgia.

She trained with Dr. Dale Sarradet and Dr. Carmen Traywick in the evaluation and treatment of dermatologic conditions and skin cancer.  Caitlin is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants. She and her husband have two dogs, and a cat.  She is a South Carolina native and enjoys boating and running.

Heather K. Casalicchio, PA-C

Heather K. Casalicchio is a graduate of Franklin Pierce University Master of Physician Assistant program, affiliated with Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine. She joins our team after three years of practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is involved in the following societies: Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and the South Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants. Heather enjoys evaluating and treating a wide range of conditions from skin cancer to hair loss, as well as, common conditions like acne, rosacea, dermatitis and psoriasis. Out of the office, Heather and her husband spend most of their free time on the golf course. Otherwise; they enjoy traveling, dinning out and spending time with family.


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Bernie Traywick, CEO

Bernie Traywick is the CEO for May River Dermatology, LLC. In this role Mr. Traywick oversees all financial and operational aspects of the practice.

Prior to this current role, Mr. Traywick served as Business Manager and Management Engineer for Perioperative Services at Emory Healthcare. He earned his Masters in Business Administration from Emory University and his Bachelor in Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech.