Our Providers

Bonnie Straka, MD

Bonnie StrakaDr. Bonnie Straka is the president, founder, and medical director of Albemarle Dermatology Associates & Signature Medical Spa.  A board certified dermatologist serving medical, surgical, and aesthetic patients in Charlottesville since 1991, she is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Virginia Dermatology Society and the Medical Society of Virginia, as well as the National Psoriasis Foundation, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery. A summa cum laude graduate of Williams College, she earned her medical degree from the University of Connecticut. She trained as a resident in dermatology at the University of Virginia where she also serves as an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology.

Beyond her work at ADA/SMS, Dr. Straka is the international consulting dermatologist for Love Without Boundaries, an organization dedicated to providing desperately needed medical care to orphans throughout China. She is the wife of crime novelist Andy Straka and mom to Chris, Kelci, Lily, Aimee, Noelle and Luke. A master scuba diver, she also enjoys hiking, reading, and anything chocolate.

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Hannah Pearce, MD

Bonnie Straka

Dr. Hannah Pearce specializes in medical and surgical dermatology for adults and children. A board-certified dermatologist, she has been practicing general dermatology since 1996 and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Pearce graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Princeton University. After earning her B.A., she attended medical school and completed her internship at the University of Maryland where she received a Faculty Gold Metal for Excellence in Medicine. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Pearce is a former member of the Virginia Dermatology Society and Albemarle County Medical Society. She is the wife of Dr. Bruce Cohen and mom to Madeline, Aaron, Ben, and Eli. In her free time, she enjoys reading, mountain biking, and running.

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Deborah Lockman, MD

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Dr. Debbie Lockman is a board-certified dermatologist, specializing in medical and surgical dermatology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Virginia Dermatology Society. Dr. Lockman received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After receiving her B.A., she continued her education by earning her medical degree and completing residency training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Lockman is the resident wellbeing coach at the practice, inspiring those around her to lead a healthy lifestyle. She stays active by biking, swimming, and practicing yoga. She is the wife of Dr. Andy Lockman and mom to Matt and Emma. In her free time, Dr. Lockman loves to read and enjoys arranging flowers for relaxation.

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Sara Hawken, NP

Sara Hawken is a certified Adult Health Nurse Practitioner specializing in dermatology. She has over 15 years of clinical nursing experience and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Dermatology Nurses’ Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She was chosen as the prestigious President’s Award Recipient in 2014 for the “Highest Standards of Clinical Excellence” from Augusta Medical Group in Fishersville, VA. She has a nursing degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a Master’s degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As an ROTC graduate she served 5 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force Nurse Corps. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, 4 sons, and baby daughter. She multi-tasks too much, but tries to find the time to read and cook when possible.

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