Nashua Plastic Surgery Staff

Heather E. Browning, PA-C

Heather Browning is an experienced Dermatology PA providing the full spectrum of medical and cosmetic Dermatology. She began her career in Oregon and comes to New Hampshire with a great passion for Dermatology. Heather received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and earned her master’s degree as a Physician Assistant from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Prior to her career as a PA, she worked as a medical assistant, surgical technician, and medical aesthetician for a facial plastic surgeon/ear, nose, and throat doctor for over seven years. Heather enjoys time outdoors with her two dogs and spending time with her large family.

Michelle Ryder, PA-C

Michelle Ryder is an experienced board certified Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire. After college she attended Northeastern University where she received her Masters Degree, MHP and Physician Assistant Certification.

Michelle provides a wide range of medical and surgical dermatologic care for our adult and pediatric patients. She treats patients in our office for skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss, rashes, skin cancers and pre-cancers in addition to performing skin biopsies and surgical excisions. Michelle is a strong advocate of healthy skin care practices including sun protection for prevention of skin cancer and premature skin aging as well as routine skin cancer screening examinations.

Michelle has 12+ years experience in cosmetic and aesthetic treatments, including advanced skin rejuvenation techniques and injectables (neuromodulators and dermal fillers).


  • Member Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
  • Member New England Dermatological Society
  • Member American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery
  • Member American Academy of Surgical Physician Assistants

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