Christopher Downing, M.D. FAAD is a board certified dermatologist. He is a native Floridian, born and raised in Tampa, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he graduated at the top of his class with a degree in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Downing trained at MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Houston Health Science Center for dermatology residency where he served as chief resident during his final year. He is a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.
Dr. Downing is the author of over 30 publications and textbook chapters. He worked as a clinical investigator on numerous dermatology clinical trials for psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, actinic keratoses, acne, and shingles under the guidance of Dr. Stephen Tyring. His areas of special interest include skin cancer detection and treatment, psoriasis, and cosmetic dermatology.
CHRISTOPHER DOWNING, M.D.
Lina Rodriguez, M.D, FAAD is a board-certified Dermatologist that is fellowship trained in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology. She obtained her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her medical degree from Northwestern University´s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez graduated with Honors and was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency in Dermatology at UCLA, where she was selected to serve as Chief Resident in her final year. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic oncology and procedural dermatology at UCLA.
Dr. Rodriguez has participated actively in clinical research. She has published numerous medical journals and presented her work at both regional and national meetings.
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, lasers, energy-based devices and cosmetic dermatology.
LINA RODRIGUEZ, M.D.
Kimberly Caspari, R.N., is a proud native of Lafayette Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University at Eunice and earned Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2008. She worked for many years in the ICU and with variety of women's health services. Her leadership roles include charge nurse of postpartum and the women's surgical unit, transitioning to become unit manager in just three short years. In 2012, she relocated to Houston were she continued to her nursing responsibilities by caring for mothers and neonates after delivery. In October 2013 she transitioned into aesthetic nursing, combining her passion for caring for patients and cosmetics. She quickly mastered skills in laser hair removal, Ultherapy, CoolSculpting, and aesthetic injections and lasers. She was promoted to a precepting nurse where she educated her peers on aesthetic skills. In early 2019 she came to Cypress Dermatology to become the team leader of the aesthetic department. At Cypress Dermatology and Sculpt Cypress, she uses her advanced nursing skills to consult with our patients to create customized aesthetic care plans to meet their needs and deliver exceptional aesthetic treatments.