About Our Staff

Jay L. Clarke, MHS, PA-C

Jay Clarke | Physician Assistant Asheville NC | Arden NCJay grew up in Southern California and in 1991 received his BS in conservation resource studies from the University of California at Berkeley. His emphasis of study was aquatic biology and after graduation, he worked with Kinnetic Laboratories, an oceanographic and environmental research firm in Santa Cruz California for about three years.

After his wife Carol received her Masters in Library and Information Science, they moved to North Carolina where Jay hoped to pursue his medical education. He graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine where he earned his Master of Health Science degree in the Physician Assistant program.

After graduation, Jay worked in the urgent care setting for a short period of time in Durham until relocating to Waynesville, North Carolina, where he practiced family medicine until 2004. He joined Carolina Mountain Dermatology, PA, and performs all dermatological services including dermatological disorders, biopsies, and surgery, as well as cosmetic procedures like Botox and various dermal fillers.
Jay's and his wife have two daughters, and they still live in Waynesville. He is a CrossFit enthusiast as well as trainer, and he and his family enjoy western North Carolina more than they ever imagined possible

Megan Kimbro, Licensed Aesthetician

Megan Kimbro | Aesthetician Asheville NC | Arden NCMegan graduated from Blue Ridge Community College in 2006 with a degree is Aesthetics.

Megan has worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Cogburn since 2008. In March of 2014 she was promoted to Cosmetic Coordinator and Aesthetician for Carolina Mountain Dermatology. She provides services and education in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetics. She assists Dr. Cogburn with Botox and fillers as well as providing skin care consultation and product recommendations, chemical peels and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments in our office. Megan also works in our office as a private aesthetician providing services such as facials, waxing and make-up consultation and sales after hours and on weekends.

Megan is married and has two miniature Chihuahuas, Maisy & Mizzi Mouse. In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with friends, traveling and working out.


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Carolina Mountain Dermatology, PA
78 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704

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