Next LASER DAY is: November 7, 2016 

We have 7:40 appointments available for student/teacher convenience. 


Welcome to Athens Dermatology Group. We have been serving the
Athens area since 2000.

Dr. Karen Maffei

Dr. Karen Maffei graduated Cum Laude from Emory University School of Medicine in 1989. She completed her residency in dermatology at Emory, training in Mohs surgery, procedural dermatology and general dermatology. Her training also included plastic surgery. She is a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Society of Dermatological Surgery and the American Board of Dermatology. She has been serving  Athens and the surrounding counties for over 15 years . 


          Hope Cook, Physician Assistant 







Hope has been with Athens Dermatology Group since April 2009.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University's PA Program in 2002.  Hope worked in internal medicine and allergy/asthma before joining Dr. Maffei.  She enjoys participating in skin cancer screenings as well as volunteering with medical mission trips.  She has traveled to Kenya  with Passion to Heal, a dermatology medical mission.  Hope lives with her husband and two young children in Athens.  She sees a wide range of general and surgical dermatology patients, but is especially passionate about treating eczema and acne. 

Sara Hughes, Physician Assistant

Sara Hughes, PA-C, joined Athens Dermatology Group in early 2016.  She is a native Tennessean, and recently moved to Georgia from Nashville, TN, where she spent four years working in a fast paced emergency department.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Tennessee State University before earning her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  She lives in Watkinsville with her husband, son, and two dogs.  She is an avid animal lover and enjoys road trips with her family.  Sara brings excellent procedural skills to Athens Dermatology Group in addition to her ability to diagnose and treat a wide range of dermatological conditions.

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When searching for skin treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, professional and compassionate.  At Athens Dermatology Group, we recognize how difficult choosing a dermatologist can be. From entry to exit you can expect courteous and attentive service. Our team is responsive to your needs as we specialize in your well-being. We look forward to getting to know you

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