Meet Our Staff
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.
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 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”
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.
Susie is our cheerful administrative assistant. She has been a long time client at Skin Iowa, PC and joined our team over two years ago. Susie makes sure each patient feels welcomed and relaxed during their time in our office. What she loves most about her job is the opportunity to personally work with each patient through their entire office encounter.