is a native Floridian and grew up in northern Marion County. She moved to Tampa to pursue her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida’s Honor College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. From there, she enrolled in Florida State University’s College of Medicine, where she successfully completed her graduate medical studies.
Dr. Cauthen is married to her high school sweetheart, Thomas Cauthen, who has worked tirelessly to help her launch MidState Skin Institute, a dream she’s had for many years. The couple is blessed with two beautiful, energetic children, Madison and Brody.
is a second generation Ocala native. She graduated from University of Florida with both her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing. Prior to coming to Midstate Skin, Katie worked at Shands at the University of Florida on the Burn Intensive Care Unit. It was there that Katie’s passion for skin continued as she saw patients with not only severe burn wounds but also a wide variety of dermatological conditions. Katie is married to her high school sweetheart, Tyler Keel. She was very excited to join Midstate Skin and is loving every minute working at her dream job! She has been a great asset to our team.
is a native Floridian and grew up in South Florida. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Florida, a Master’s of Clinical Medical Science Degree and Physician Assistant certificate from Barry University in Miami Shores. Stacey had been practicing dermatology since 2006. She received extensive training in general dermatology, Mohs surgery and cosmetics in the greater Miami area for over 6 years. She has spent the last few years practicing general dermatology in Ocala. She enjoys spending her free time with her English Bulldog Bailey and her family that is scattered all over the state of Florida. She is ecstatic to join our team here at MidState and work side by side with friends while doing what she loves.
Melissa is a native Floridian growing up in Central Florida. She moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida for her undergraduate degree and Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. She has clinical experience in Family Medicine, Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology along with being a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. During her tenure teaching at the School of Physician Assistant Studies she was responsible for teaching Dermatology. However it was her love of patients that took her from academia back to clinic where she most recently is joining us after working for the University of Florida Department of Dermatology. She has wide range of clinical interest including acne/rosacea, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata/ hair loss disorders, seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), rashes, pre-cancers and skin cancers, keloids, psoriasis, and vitiligo. She also has extensive training in cosmetics including lasers, skin of color pigmentation issues, chemical peels, sclerotherapy and advanced training in botox and dermal fillers. In her downtime she enjoys spending time with her son Izzy and the rest of her family. She is an avid Gator football fan and may be seen in the “Swamp” cheering passionately for her team!
was born and raised in Ocala, Fl. She grew up in a little town called Citra north of Ocala. She has known Dr. Cauthen, her husband and his family for most of her life. She is very excited to have joined their team as Midstate Skin’s Esthetician.
Anna received her Esthetician license in 2006 and has enjoyed continuing her education through many trainings and skincare classes every chance she gets! She has continued her training not only on facials, peels and skincare but also on microderabrasion, medical peels and laser treatments. Anna enjoys helping patients with their skincare concerns and needs but also to help them look and feel their best with her knowledge and passion for skin!