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Our Physicians

About Our Physicians

Dr. Lawrence Wang, M.D./Ph.D

Dr. Lawrence Wang joined Dermatological Care in 2005.  He was born in Boston, MA, and moved to Columbia, MO, at a young age where he grew up a fan of the Missouri Tigers.  He attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude as a biochemistry major in 1993.  Dr. Wang earned his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University School of Medicine in 2001.  His Ph.D. thesis studied the role of inhibitory receptors on natural killer cells.  He then completed his dermatology residency at Washington University and Barnes Hospital before joining Dermatological Care.


Dr. Wang is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has previously served as a clinical instructor in the Division of Dermatology at Washington University and is section head of dermatology at Mercy Hospital South.  Dr. Wang practices general dermatology and treats all dermatological conditions in adults and children.  He surgically removes benign skin lesions and skin cancers.  When he is not treating skin, Dr. Wang spends time with his wife and three boys and enjoys watching and playing all kinds of sports.  He is an avid runner and has completed all of the world majors including the Boston Marathon.  More recently, Dr. Wang has become an avid Pickleball player.  

Dr. Brooke Shadel M.D./Ph.D

Dr. Shadel joined Dermatological Care in 2012. She was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She attended the University of Kansas and defended her Master of Public Health Thesis with honors. Dr. Shadel earned her Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from Saint Louis University and was elected into and the Delta Omega National Honor Public Health Society in 2000 and the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society in 2006. She completed her dermatology residency at Saint Louis University Hospital.


Dr. Shadel is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the St. Louis Dermatological Society and the St. Louis Dermatology Journal Club. She practices general dermatology and welcomes patients of all ages. Dr. Shadel also surgically removes benign skin lesions and skin cancers.

Dr. Gina Bowers M.D.

Dr. Bowers joined Dermatological Care in 2007.  She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her residency training in Dermatology through Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her intern year St. John’s Mercy Medical Hospital in St. Louis. Dr. Bowers graduated Magna Cum Laude earning her medical degree from the University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine in 2000, where she became a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.


Dr. Bowers has been board certified with the American Board of Dermatology since 2007 and is a fellow of the American Academy Dermatology. She welcomes both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Bowers’ services include general dermatological care, skin cancer surveillance and treatment. When she is not working, Dr. Bowers enjoys spending time with her husband, their four children and their 2 very spoiled dogs. As a family, they greatly enjoy all things outdoors.

Dr. Jessica Gruber M.D.

Dr. Jessica Gruber is joining Dermatological Care in summer of 2021. She is a St. Louis native and attended high school at Cor Jesu Academy just down the street (Go Chargers!). She attended University of Missouri Columbia for her undergraduate degree and then returned to her hometown where she completed her medical school training and dermatology residency at Saint Louis University where she was awarded the position of Chief Resident.
Dr. Gruber is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice includes the treatment of all dermatologic conditions of the skin, hair, and nails in adults and children. Her professional areas of interest include acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and detection and treatment of skin cancer. When she is not working, Dr. Gruber likes spending time with her fiancée and her family. She enjoys the outdoors and likes running, golfing, and swimming.

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