SkinMD Staff

All professionals at SkinMD maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Ellen Jacobson, MD


Dr. Ellen Jacobson, a West Nashville native, began her journey into medicine by volunteering during three summers in rural Latin America with the Amigos de las Americas program, providing vaccinations against childhood diseases and basic dental care. Her experience led to an interest in medicine which she pursued after graduating cum laude from the University of the South where she was awarded a B.S. degree with dual majors in Spanish and Biology.


In 1982 Dr. Jacobson enrolled in the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science in Memphis where she was awarded her M.D. degree in 1986. While in medical school, she diagnosed a family member with a malignant melanoma. This experience generated an interest in dermatology.


After two years at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Jacobson entered the Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Tennessee and became certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1991.


Dr. Jacobson is very active professionally as well as in her community. She recently served on the Mayor’s Green Ribbon Committee on Environmental Sustainability. She is a member of the following local, state and national organizations:


Appointment Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am to 4:30pm
and Friday from 8:00 am to noon


Kate - Nurse Practitioner

Kate Meriwether, Nurse Practitioner & Cosmetic Coordinator

Kate is a native Nashvillian who graduated from Harding Academy and The Harpeth Hall School. In 2002, she received her BS in Nursing from Auburn University. Kate has RN experience in a variety of specialty areas, including Post-Op Recovery, Labor and Delivery, and Mohs Micrographic Surgery (skin cancer removal). In December 2010, she graduated from Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing with an MSN degree in the specialty areas of both Women’s Health and Adult Health.


Kate is married to Jonathan Meriwether, a physician assistant with Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance; they have a daughter and a son. In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time outside with her family, including their two bulldogs- Belle and Charlie. Kate also enjoys exercising for fitness, playing tennis, volunteering at her children’s schools, and spending time with her friends. She is also involved in the Junior League of Nashville and St. George’s Church.


Kate has had a passion for skin since her time spent in Dermatology as an RN. Having the opportunity to teach patients about their skin, especially about sun damage correction and prevention, is one of her favorite parts of being a Nurse Practitioner. She has also been trained to perform many of our aesthetic procedures, including Botox, dermal fillers, Kybella, and micro needling. Kate is accepting new patients and looks forward to seeing you to develop a treatment plan that works for you!


Appointment Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00pm


Kate - Nurse Practitioner

Garrett Forrest, MS, PA-C

Garrett is a North Carolina native who graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied pre-med and received a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She earned her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies at East Carolina University, where she completed rotations in both medical and aesthetic dermatology.


After practicing as a dermatology PA for 3 years in San Francisco, Garrett relocated to Nashville with her fiancé and two rescue dogs. Her choice of field was easy- she has been fascinated by the skin since childhood. Her passion for aesthetics and love of science are evident in her approach with each patient.


Garrett is board certified by The National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants, and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is also a Fellow of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


Ashton Campbell, Medical Aesthetician

Ashton recently moved to Nashville from Madisonville, Kentucky where she owned Ashton’s Esthetics for 3 ½ years. She graduated from Madisonville Community College in 2014 with an Associates in Arts. She gained her Aesthetic License in 2015 from The Salon Professional Academy in Evansville, Indiana. Ashton continues to learn about the latest treatments and products through hand-on training and webinars.


Ashton is a young professional and animal lover. When she is not transforming skin, she spends time with her two Staffordshire Terriers- Diesel and Willow. She also loves to explore eateries, local events, live music, and vintage shops! She tries to stay active with fitness and yoga classes.


Ashton has always had a passion for skincare since struggling with her own skin issues. She wanted to educate herself on skincare and treatments that might help her. Ashton takes extreme pride in her clients, making sure that they are comfortable and pampered during their treatment. Ashton considers herself a results-driven aesthetician, customizing each treatment to the client's needs so that when they leave SkinMD, they are glowing with radiance. She finds it most rewarding when she can help people feel and look their very best, not only in the treatment room, but in their daily lives. Ashton looks forward to meeting you soon!


Appointment Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30pm