Our practice was founded by Susan L. Schooler, P.A.-C, who graduated from the Des Moines University’s College of Health Sciences; she has been nationally Certified with Honors by the NCCPA. Sue Schooler practiced with and was trained for well over a decade by some of the leading ENT, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery specialists throughout the country. Our staff, as well, is comprised of highly qualified women whose skills in the successful treatment of skin has been verified by countless patients whose lives have been changed, literally, by the new look and feel of their facial and body appearance. You can trust our staff’s professional approach as well as enjoy their comforting personal care.
Susan L. Schooler, P.A.-C
A native of Ankeny, Iowa, Susan Schooler reached her career decision upon completing courses at Des Moines Area Community College, entering the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. She graduated with a B.S. in the Physician Assistant program (AMA Accredited); the year 1992 saw her receive her National Certification (NCCPA) with awards in Primary Care and Surgery, with further certifications in 2005.
Schooler began her professional career with Wolfe Clinics in 1992, under the tutelage of Dr. Michael Hill, a prominent name in both ENT and facial plastics in Marshalltown, Cedar Falls, and Des Moines, Iowa. While working with Dr. Hill, Susan created one of the first skin health departments in the state of Iowa for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. Afterwards Schooler developed and managed an independent skin care provider (Visage) which became one of the largest in Iowa.
In 2000 Schooler joined Dr. Ronald S. Bergman, D.O., the premier plastic surgeon in Iowa and director of Mercy Hospital’s limb trauma center, where she created and managed a new dermatology practice to complement his plastic surgery while continuing her Visage non-invasive skin care business. She also developed the largest Botox, laser, and filler product practice and tattoo removal center in the Midwest.
Schooler’s further professional experience was in Kansas City with the noted Dr. Tretbar who introduced sclerotherapy in the United States. For peels and skin rejuvenation she studied with Dr. Zein Obagi, the pioneering Beverly Hills cosmetic dermatologist. And to learn the utmost possible about Botox Susan traveled to Paris, France, studying with Dr. Alastair Carruthers who pioneered the use of botulism toxin for wrinkles of the face.
Today Susan Schooler’s professional activity is not limited to her daily practice. She lectures on dermatology and plastic surgery at Des Moines University, College of Health Sciences. Dozens of Medical students have followed through her daily practice as their preceptor. She is also co-chair of the College of Health Sciences Alumni Council. As a native of Ankeny, Iowa, she is also involved in local charity work.
Des Moines University Alumni Board Member
2007 to present
Broadlawn’s Medical Center’s Birthing Center
Committee Member “Governor’s Wives Tea”
Michon Leddy, PA-C
Native Iowan, born in Des Moines. Studied medicine at the Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, IA, graduating in 1997 in Physician Assistant studies. Currently licensed to practice medicine in the state of Iowa. Spending several years in family practice in Des Moines, treating a wide range of patients from the young to the elderly, always with a keen passion for medical aesthetics.
Over the past 10 years, I have furthered studies in Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, becoming an expert in the field of cosmetic injections, including Botox, dermal fillers, liquid facelifts, advanced laser techniques, and many other cosmetic procedures. Have an artistic ability to refresh and renew the skin, while my specialty is to create a naturally youthful appearance, reversing the signs of aging. I have trained with Beverly Hills and Brazillian plastic surgeons, along with other top leaders in the industry, honing in my skills and expertise.
Outside of the office, I enjoy many volunteer activities, and am on the Alumni Board Council at the Des Moines University of Osteopathic Medicine. My personal ambitions are in holistic medicine, the health and fitness industry, with a focus on diet, nutrition, and exercise, allowing me to achieving the rare level of becoming recognized as an IFBB Pro Athlete.
Dr. Eugene Cherny, M.D.
Eugene J. Cherny, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the director of Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College in his hometown of Chicago. Dr. Cherny has been practicing in Des Moines since 1989 and is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Cherny has been recognized for excellence in Plastic Surgery many times and by many organizations. He has been awarded three times as one of “Americas Top Surgeons”, by the Consumers Research Council of America. As one of the few members in Iowa of the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he has been awarded three times the certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Cherny is a full adjunct professor of surgery at Des Moines University. The American College of Surgeons has honored Dr. Cherny with a full fellowship.
Dr. Cherny has served his country in the United States Army as an attending surgeon at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and in Operation Desert Storm. He has received the Army Achievement medal and retired as a Major for the United States Army Medical Corps.
Dr. Cherny has served in medical mission trips to Honduras and El Salvador; performing complex pediatric reconstruction in impoverished medically underserved areas. In 2006 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has awarded Dr. Cherny, their award for community service.
“All I have achieved is thanks to my patients. I have the best patients in the world and I care about them and am devoted to them”.
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Dr. Ronald Kolegraff, M.D.
Dr. Ron Kolegraff, MD, FACS, FAACS completed his residency at the University of Iowa in 1987. He then located his family in Northwest Iowa where he worked as a General Surgeon until opening his practice here in Okoboji. Re*be Skin & Vein Clinic has been treating patients since 2006. Dr. Kolegraff and his staff of 9 treat approximately 400 patients per month for vein, skin, breast and cosmetic issues.
He has over 30 years of surgical experience as a general surgeon and now as a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kolegraff’s practice now is primarily; endovenous laser ablation, laser liposuction, Silhouette® lifts, and recently added breast augmentation under local anesthesia.
While providing many surgeries under local anesthesia in an office setting, he also performs surgery such as tummy tucks and breast reductions in the hospital. Much of his time is spent in his solo practice in Okoboji but he also provides services in Rochester, MN and Des Moines, IA.
Dr. Ron Kolegraff is Board Certified by the ABMS in Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and a current member of the Iowa Board of Medicine.
The Dr. has many side hobbies in addition to his professional accomplishments… electronics, computer programing, 3D Printing, operating a metal foundry at home, and most recently he added a field of solar panels to his property. He and his wife, Jill, have a family of 7 children spread throughout the United States along with a growing number of grandchildren!
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Lisa Haynes, RN
Lisa joined the Skin Iowa team in 2013. In addition to assisting Susan and Seth with patient care and education, Lisa is also a licensed Electrologist and Permanent Makeup Artist. She received her education and training in North Carolina, Maryland, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.
Lisa has worked with many talented medical professionals to be where she is today. She is passionate about skin health and esthetics and loves working with our patients to help them achieve amazing results.
Lisa Martin, RN
Lisa is a graduate of Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa. Lisa’s previous clinical experiences include: emergency room and obstetrics where she spent 15 years at Iowa Methodist Maternity Department. Her responsibilities at Skin Iowa include overall nursing support to the providers of microdermabrasion, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, Pulsed Dye Laser therapy, laser hair removal, and ZO Skin Health and Jane Iredale makeup consultation. Lisa’s favorite part of being a nurse is patient care, education and establishing positive relationships with her patients.
Outside of the clinic, Lisa stays active with her three children who are involved in dance and hockey. She also enjoys reading, crossfit, biking, and spending time with her friends.
Alisa Wilder, Office Manager
Shae Kovacevich, Administrative Assistant
Shae assists all clients during the check-out process. She enjoys spending time with Josh, running around with her two boys, and cooking. Shae joined Skin Iowa in 2012.
Shae ensures that patients have exceptional service and care, purchases are completed, and that your next appointment is scheduled. Shae is usually the last friendly face you will see before you leave our office.