Our Dermatologists & Practitioners
Here in Houston, the talented and experienced board-certified dermatologists team with medical practitioners to offer both cosmetic and medical dermatology services performed with care and a conservative touch. Dr. Suzanne Bruce has been in practice for more than 30 years and established her practice, now known as SBA Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, in 19997. She is known nationally as a consultant and trainer for leading drug, cosmeceutical, and laser companies. She's joined by dermatologists at our Houston, TX, location who are at the forefront of their specialties.
Our practice also includes a physician assistant (PA) who is the first Diplomate certified by the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the highest honor available for a dermatology PA and a Nurse Practitioner (NP), with 17 years of cosmetic dermatology experience. Both providers have been personally trained by Dr. Suzanne Bruce and are highly experienced in cosmetic dermatology.
Board Certification Matters
Each dermatologist at our Houston practice is certified by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). Founded in 1932, the board has always standardized and improved dermatological techniques around the country. Over time, the board has expanded to its present size of 17 directors who oversee its functions. The ABD is an independent, objective organization, and it is not affiliated with pharmaceutical companies, government, or educational institutions. The ABD is under the oversight of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), which regulates 24 member boards in fields including plastic surgery, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.
When a physician is certified by an ABMS member board, it indicates that he or she has demonstrated a significant breadth of knowledge about his or her field. To earn certification, physicians must undergo rigorous oral and written exams that test their competence in a variety of clinical scenarios. Only after earning a satisfactory score can a physician earn certification.
Board certification is a completely voluntary process, and doctors don't need to be certified to practice medicine. Doctors who choose to pursue board certification do so because they wish to challenge themselves professionally and offer their patients the best service possible.
Suzanne Bruce, M.D.
Founded SBA in 1997
Dr. Bruce has been practicing dermatology since 1985. A graduate of Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, she completed her dermatology residency training at Baylor. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Texas Dermatological Society, and Houston Dermatological Society. She is also a member of the Leaders Society of the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Bruce is a former Vice President of the Texas Dermatological Society and a former President of the Houston Dermatological Society.
Dr. Bruce serves as a consultant and trainer for leading drug, cosmeceutical, and laser companies. She has been recognized for excellence by many organizations and publications, including Texas Monthly (voted a Super Doctor, 2005-2020), Houstonia (voted a Top Doctor, 2013), H Texas (voted a Top Doctor, 2014-2015, 2017, 2019), Living Magazine Ful-shear Edition (Best Dermatologist 2017) and Houston Woman Magazine (one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women in 2009).
Learn more about Dr. Bruce and what matters most to her when creating a treatment plan for dermatology patients.
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Megan Couvillion, M.D.
Joined SBA in 2017
Dr. Couvillion has been practicing dermatology since 2017. A graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, she completed her internship in internal medicine and her dermatology residency training at Tulane University where she served as Chief Resident. Before starting medical school she also received a Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Houston Dermatological Society, andthe Women's Dermatologic Society. She was named by Texas Monthly as one of their Rising Stars (2019-2020).
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Leigh Ellen Eubanks, M.D.
Joined SBA in 1999
Dr. Eubanks has been practicing dermatology since 1999. A graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman's College and Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her dermatology residency training in 1999 at Tulane and her internal medicine residency training in 1990 at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has been named in several media outlets, including Health and Fitness Magazine (voted Top 300 Physicians in 2012) and Houstonia Magazine (voted Top Doctor in 2015).
David W. Powell, M.D.
Joined SBA in 2020
Dr. Powell has been practicing dermatology since 2001. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1993 after receiving a full scholarship from the United States Navy. Dr. Powell completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia, and his United States Naval Flight Surgeon training at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. He served as the Senior Flight Surgeon at Naval Air Station, Dallas and Joint Reserve Base, Ft. Worth, Texas. After concluding his active duty service in the Navy, Dr. Powell returned to New Orleans and completed his dermatology residency at Tulane and Charity Hospital. During this time, he also served as a reserve Flight Surgeon at Naval Air Station, Belle Chasse. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Powell enjoys practicing all aspects of dermatology, including general, surgical, cosmetic, pediatric, and geriatric. He has been recognized for excellence in several media outlets, including Texas Monthly Super Doctor (2013-2020) and Ft. Bend Living Magazine as Best Dermatologist in Ft. Bend County (2013-2019).
Madeleine Gantz, M.D.
Joined SBA in 2021
Dr. Gantz has been practicing dermatology since 2021. A graduate of Drexel University School of Medicine, she completed her internship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel and her dermatology residency training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she served as chief resident. Before starting medical school she also received a Masters of Science in Nutrition from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Lafayette College in Easton, PA. She developed her love of medicine right after finishing her bachelor’s in Mathematics, and during her training developed a deeper interest in skin and anti-aging. Nowadays she’s at the forefront of medicine, actively participating in medical research and enjoying equally medical and cosmetic dermatology.
April Harrison, MPAS, PA-C
Joined SBA in 2005
April Harrison has been a practicing PA since 2000 and has worked in medical and cosmetic dermatology since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) diplomate. April is the first PA to ever receive diplomatic status with the SDPA. This designation indicates that she has achieved the highest honor possible as a Dermatology PA. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
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Marcela Ramirez, MSN FNP-C,
Joined SBA in 2000
Marcela is a nurse practitioner at SBA Dermatology & Plastic Surgery. Before becoming a nurse practitioner, Marcela had been a practicing nurse specializing in cosmetic dermatology at our office since 2003. Marcela obtained her nurse practitioner degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in March of 2015, where she also received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing with high honors in May 2003. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Health in 1999. Marcela is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Dermatology Nurses Association.
Ryan Couvillion, M.D.
Joined SBA in 2021
Dr. Couvillion has been practicing since 2018. A graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine, he completed General Surgery residency training at Tulane University, one of the oldest general surgery training programs in the country. Before starting medical school, he received a Masters of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University. Dr. Couvillion is a double board certified surgeon, both by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his 3-year fellowship in plastic surgery at Houston Methodist. Dr. Couvillion specializes in face lift surgery and other facial rejuvenation procedures such as neck lift and blepharoplasty, as well as a range of body procedures including mommy makeovers, breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction, tummy tucks and overall body contouring.
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