Amy S. Ross, MD, FAAD, FACMS- MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Amy S. Ross, MD, FAAD, FACMS is a graduate of the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s degree in microbiology. After her time at UF, Go Gators, Dr. Ross attended Drexel University in Philadelphia where she earned her MD. After 10 years in Philadelphia, Dr. Ross finished her Mohs surgery training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She is double board certified in dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery.
Currently, Dr. Ross is a practicing surgeon on the west coast of Florida. Her medical interests include high-risk skin cancer treatment and alternative therapies for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers. When not seeing patients, she serves as the CEO of Dermatology Medical Partners (DMP). DMP provides administrative support to dermatologists so they can spend time seeing patients and not dealing with the burden of running a practice. She is fortunate to be able to travel to various clinic settings across several states. Whether in Austin, Texas, or Brandon, Florida, the message is the same. We take patient care very seriously and aim to make sure patients feel as if “they have never been treated so well.”
Outside of work, she actively pursues opportunities to give back to her community. She founded and supports the Captain Billek Foundation which raises awareness and funds for melanoma research. She has an unwavering commitment to doing what is right and is a volunteer at the Clearwater Free Clinic and The Faith Cafe. She serves on the Board of Directors for STAR Dental Partners, a high-growth dental support organization that provides best-in-class administrative support for dental practitioners. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of a leading non-profit independent school.
Dr. Ross is the proud mother of three children and resides in Tampa, Florida where she avidly cheers for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Isaac Zamora, MD
Dr. Isaac Zamora graduated from Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York in 1976, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree. He trained in Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut from 1976-1978. From 1978 – 1981, Dr. Zamora served his residency in Dermatology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio, Case Western Reserve University and served as Chief Resident from 1980-1981.
Dr. Isaac Zamora is known for treating all patients personally and performing all procedures himself. It is his attention to detail that has made his practice a vital part of the community for over 36 years. He receives great satisfaction from seeing his patients improve and be active participants in their skincare plans. His specialties include all aspects of dermatology and dermatologic surgery, routine skin examinations, skin cancer detection, treatment for all skin disorders, and advice on optimal skin care. He provides treatment for dermatologic disorders involving medical treatment and surgical skills. He removes skin cancers, moles, cysts, and pre-cancerous lesions.
In his free time, Dr. Zamora enjoys playing piano and writing songs. He created CDs of original music titled “Testing The Water” and “What’s Left Of Me”. Proceeds from his originals go directly to women’s cancer research sponsored by Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Healthcare Foundation.
Nancy Gardner, PhD NP-BC
Dr. Nancy Gardner is a nurse practitioner with an extensive clinical background in oncology and cancer research with additional experience in cutaneous cancer. The majority of her career has been spent with Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa providing direct patient care.
Outside of work, Dr. Gardner likes to spend her free time with her husband and two sons, a physician in Sarasota, and an attorney in Tampa, enjoying everything the Gulf Coast has to offer from boating to scuba diving. While not in the water, she has recently shown great promise on the pickleball courts!
Dr. Gardner had transitioned to part-time patient care with Moffitt in recent years and she is looking forward to spending time again with the patients at South Osprey Dermatology Associates.
Lidia Starr, PA-C
Lidia Starr, PA-C joins us with an abundance of experience in the field of Dermatology. She began her career in dermatology in 2015 in South Carolina and moved to Florida in 2017 where she practiced in Naples. Her quest for education and knowledge is evident in her detailed skin exams, knowledge of treatment options and patient education. She attended college on a full academic scholarship and excelled academically in her physician assistant training earning the highest satisfaction ratings from her patients. Her lifelong love of learning continued. While practicing dermatology, she obtained a Certification in Nutrition from Cornell University and a Certification in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University Medical School.
Lidia’s calm and caring demeanor immediately puts her patients at ease. She is trained and excels at the advanced technique of dermoscopy to help better detect skin cancers. Her background in nutrition and genetics gives her a unique perspective in helping identify the underlying cause of many conditions. Her thoroughness and expertise in the field of dermatology is recognized by her colleagues and patients.
Lidia is enormously enthusiastic about continuing her lifelong mission to add exceptional value to her patients.
Besides caring for her patients, Lidia enjoys watching movies with her family, practicing hot yoga, designing handbags with Italian artisans, and the art of tango.