KMC DERMATOLOGY - SHAWNEE
Meena Singh, MD
Dr. Singh is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She attended Harvard Medical School, trained at the Mayo Clinic, and completed a surgical fellowship in New York City. From there, she trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Upon completing a fellowship with the International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery under world-renowned surgeon Dr. Marc Avram, Dr. Singh trained in all areas of hair transplantation techniques including: strip excision, manual/motorized/robotic follicular unit extraction, as well as transplanting into scarring alopecias.
Dr. Singh also specializes in medical treatments for hair loss of all cosmetic and medical types. She is passionate about treating ethnic skin/skin of color. Dr. Singh has performed clinical trials in laser hair stimulation, as well as studies in hair transplantation for scarring and non-scarring forms of hair loss. She has performed investigative studies on skin cancer in transplant recipients, as well as tissue engineering. She has numerous publications in multiple peer-reviewed dermatology journals, book chapters, and has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Additionally, she is a reviewer for the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology and The Dermatologic Surgery Journal, and her blog articles have been published in online periodicals. Dr. Singh was also featured on the cover of New York Times.
Raised in Kansas City before leaving for school, she returned to the KC metro area with her three daughters to serve the needs of this community in her specialized issues of hair and skincare.
Fun Facts: "Softball freak!"
Follow Dr. Singh on Instagram @drmeenasingh
Mr. Dean has 10 years of medical practice experience and focus in the field of Dermatology. He studied at Truman State University and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he received his Masters of Physician Assistant studies in 2002. Mr. Dean is a member of the American Society of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.
Fun Facts: "The thing I'm proudest of in my career is becoming a diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. This requires extra training and tests, and is the highest achievement possible for a derm PA. I was the first SDPA diplomate in the KC area."
Andy Dean, PA
Courtney Stene, PA
Ms. Stene graduated from Wichita State University in 2016 as a Certified Physician Assistant, during which she completed a rotation with KMC. Following her graduation, she then completed a one-year dermatology fellowship with KMC and is now seeing patients in Leawood and Shawnee. Ms. Stene has an excellent bedside manner with genuine passion for her patients. You will be sure to enjoy her welcoming smile and exuberance.
I ran my first half marathon last November.
I have two wiener dogs :)
I love to travel.
I love to read. Fiction mostly, but nonfiction too.
I plan on learning Spanish this year.
Follow Courtney on Instagram @skinsmarts
Ms. Aremu started her nursing career as a CNA in 2008 providing in-home care. In 2009, she started nursing school and working at the University of Kansas Hospital. There, she worked on the cardio thoracic step-down unit for five years. Ms. Aremu transitioned to KU's urgent care when she became a nurse practitioner in 2016. Her goal as a provider is to treat patients across their lifespan and to provide follow-up. She sees patients for medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.
Fun Facts: "I love food and will always spend money on good food over clothes and jewelry.
I would love to do more medical mission trips in the future. I’ve only done one to Jamaica and it was an incredible experience."
Bukky Aremu, APRN
Ms. Howell graduated with a BS in biology from UMKC in 2013. She worked in the bone marrow transplant unit and oncology for several years. She then attended Wichita State University and received her Masters of Physician Assistant in 2018. Ms. Howell fell in love with Dermatology during rotations. As well as regular dermatology needs, she also does cosmetic injections and procedures.
Fun Facts: "I’m getting married next year and we can’t wait!"
Heather Howell, PA
Shawnee, Kansas City