Alaska Family Dermatology focuses on general adult medical dermatology and pediatric dermatology. The practice prioritizes providing competent, compassionate, and personalized care over seeing a high volume of patients. What truly sets Alaska Family Dermatology apart is our team composition. We’re proud to be the only practice in Alaska with both a Board-Certified Pediatric Dermatologist and a Physician Assistant with an SDPA Diplomate Fellowship. This allows us to cater to the specific needs of patients from infancy to adulthood.

Our Providers

Dr. Gina Brown, M.D.

Dr. Brown is a board-certified dermatologist and is the only board-certified pediatric dermatologist in the state of Alaska. She attended The Ohio State University College of Medicine and then completed residencies in pediatrics and dermatology at the University of Colorado. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University. She has also spent time as a Pediatrician in Lesotho working with Pediatric HIV patients, received a resident international grant to practice dermatology in Botswana, and observed dermatology clinics in Guatemala as well. During medical school, she co-founded a non-profit which is still known as Ride for World Health, in which medical students ride across the U.S. and advocate for improvements in the quality and accessibility of national and global healthcare.

Dr. Brown has been in Anchorage for almost 10 years and has fallen in love with Alaska. She sees an opportunity for outreach to underserved populations in Alaska that is similar to her experiences in other countries. Outside of work, more than any other activity she loves hiking with her family in their backyard, Chugach State Park. She also enjoys yoga, gardening (a must, since her husband is a horticulturist!), skiing, and spending time with her husband and two daughters Madeline (9) and Katherine (7).

Dr Gina Brown and Family

Betsy Taylor, PA-C., SDPA Diplomate Fellow

We’re thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Elizabeth “Betsy” Taylor, our dedicated Physician Assistant, on achieving a significant milestone in her career! Betsy recently completed the prestigious SDPA Diplomate FellowshipTMcertification. This accomplishment not only signifies Betsy’s dedication to exceptional patient care in Dermatology but also makes her the first Physician Assistant in Alaska to hold this distinguished credential.

Betsy is a Physician Assistant with a background in Thoracic Surgery, Interventional Radiology, and most recently Pediatric Surgery. Prior to getting her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from A. T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences, Betsy used her undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine working at a high school in downtown Phoenix as an athletic trainer for 2,000 students and student-athletes. Since 2011 Betsy has been working with patients in Anchorage and across Alaska. We are excited to bring her passion for helping kids, and kids at heart, to the Alaska Family Dermatology team! When Betsy is not working in the clinic or at the hockey rink for her boy’s hockey practice, she enjoys learning to play hockey herself, playing soccer, camping and exploring Alaska with her husband, three sons, and two dogs.

Congratulations to Elizabeth “Betsy” Taylor, our exceptional Physician Assistant, who has become Alaska’s inaugural SDPA Diplomate Fellow. Learn more about Betsy and the SDPA

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Dr. Bret Willardson

Dr. Willardson is an Active Duty Air Force Officer and board-certified dermatologist. While he primarily serves the active-duty military community in Anchorage and Kodiak, he enjoys the time he gets to work with the patients and staff at Alaska Family Dermatology. He attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and then completed his first post-graduate (intern) year at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. He then spent two years practicing sports medicine, caring for musculoskeletal injuries sustained by Air Force Basic Trainees (new recruits), as well as special forces and military police trainees. He completed dermatology residency training at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX, taking on the role and responsibilities of the chief resident during his last year of training.

Dr. Willardson was born and raised in Palmer, AK, and was lucky enough to get assigned by the Air Force to work at JBER following his residency training. Aside from the joy he gets from taking care of his patients, Dr. Willardson enjoys golfing (his wife might say it’s his first love!), hiking, skiing, fishing, and spending time doing all of these activities with his wife and 4 boys.

Dr. Bret Willardson