Dr. Kate Zibilich Holcomb founded Pure Dermatology in 2017 based on the idea of using safe and effective treatments to help patients maintain their PURE skin health and beauty. She strives to make patients continue to look like their “PURE selves” and not unnatural or overdone. Dr. Holcomb believes in partnering with patients and hearing their concerns while considering the whole face, body, and skin. Her expertise as an injector and trainer as well as being a board-certified dermatologist allows her to her excel at maintaining balance and at providing an efficient, customized approach for each patient. Dr. Holcomb combines the use of injectables, lasers and energy devices and medical grade skincare and skin treatments to improve on each patient’s natural and PURE beauty.
Dr. Holcomb is a board-certified dermatologist. She is passionate about treating acne and rosacea and has extensive experience treating all skin colors and types. Dr. Holcomb is a trainer of other physicians for cosmetic injectables, including Botox Cosmetic and Dysport; Juvederm, Restylane, and Versa fillers. She founded Pure Dermatology in March 2017, with the vision of partnering with patients to choose the most efficient treatments for their unique skin needs and to promote healthy skin at every age.
Dr. Holcomb completed her residency at Saint Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital of Mount Sinai in New York City where she received the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship two years in a row and The American Academy of Dermatology Travel Grant to Scotland. She was elected chief resident in her third year. She served in the U.S. Navy as a recipient of the Health Professions Scholarship Program, training dermatology residents, and completed her service in 2012.
Dr. Holcomb is a New Orleans native. She attended Dominican High School then Tulane University, where she received her BS, MsPH, and MD. Since returning to New Orleans, she serves on the Tulane Medical Alumni Board and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine where she supervises the dermatology and plastic surgery residents monthly in their cosmetic injectables clinic.
Dr. Holcomb is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, American Acne and Rosacea Society, Skin of Color Society, North American Contact Dermatitis Society, Louisiana Dermatological Society, American Medical Association, and Women’s Dermatologic Society for which she has served on a number of committees. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and riding bikes with her husband, Mark, and her two sons, Paul and Christopher.
Look like your BEST self and have Pure Confidence with Pure Dermatology!
- Dr. Kate holcomb
Dr. Mara Haseltine moved to New Orleans from Lafayette, Louisiana to attend Tulane University where she received her undergraduate degree. Dr. Haseltine and Dr. Holcomb met while in college and became friends in 1999! Dr. Haseltine was awarded her medical school degree from Tulane University School of Medicine, at the same time completing a Masters in Public Health in Community Health from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. While in medical school, she was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Haseltine then completed a residency in Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine, also serving as chief resident during her training. Following her dermatology residency, she completed a medical dermatology fellowship with Tulane Dermatology. Dr. Haseltine is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Haseltine has extensive training in complex medical skin diseases and treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Her areas of interest include cutaneous t-cell lymphoma, psoriasis, and eczematous dermatitis. In addition to private practice, Dr. Haseltine is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both Tulane and LSU School of Medicine Departments of Dermatology. She is director of the University Medical Center Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Clinic, which partners with both LSU and Tulane Dermatology residents.
Dr. Haseltine has been voted Louisiana Life Magazine Top Doctor in New Orleans and Louisiana every consecutive year from 2012-2019, and she was voted Gambit Magazine’s “Forty under Forty” in 2014. She was also recipient of the American Cancer Society’s “Belle and Beaus” award in 2015 for her instrumental role in making tanning beds illegal in Louisiana for minors. Dr. Haseltine is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Medical Association. She is a published author and has received various grants from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology. She also received the NOLA Baby and Family Magazine “Love My Doctor” award in 2011 and 2012 for best dermatologist.
Dr. Haseltine has comprehensive training and experience with the use of various cosmetic procedures. She performs facial injections such as Botox, Dysport and Fillers. She has vast experience with facial rejuvenation procedures such as peels and lasers. She oversees and teaches the LSU Dermatology residents at their monthly cosmetic clinic.
When not working, Dr. Haseltine enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters, hanging out with friends, yoga, and reading.
Cherie Albro, Nurse Practitioner, brings years of skincare experience and a passion for treating the whole patient to extend our team. Cherie has a vast knowledge of skin care products and exemplifies the mission of Pure Dermatology to use an individualized approach when choosing each patient’s skincare. Cherie directs and performs several treatment modalities offered at Pure Dermatology including Secret RF microneedling, microneedling, acne surgery, photodynamic therapy, and chemical peels to help patients achieve their best skin health. Cherie excels in medical dermatology and treats all skin conditions and ages at Pure Dermatology. She has a passion for treating acne-prone skin.
Cherie M. Albro is a native Louisianan who grew up in and around Donaldsonville. She graduated from Ascension Catholic High School in the top 5% of her class. She attained her BS in biology from Loyola University New Orleans with a scholarship from Freeport-McMoran. After having her first child, she left her 14-year cosmetic job and decided to go to nursing school. She obtained her AD in Nursing from Charity School of Nursing – Delgado Community College where she received the Award of Distinction for Character, Nursing Ability, Leadership, Participation, and Positive Influence. She then obtained her BS in Nursing and subsequently her Master in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner, both from Louisiana State University School of Nursing, where she was inducted to Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and again served on the Student Government Association, and served as Class President. Cherie was awarded her certification as a nurse practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Cherie is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners where she actively participates in educational seminars. Pure Dermatology was proud to host one of these seminars at our office to educate fellow nurse practitioners on “Treating the Top 5 Skin Concerns and When to Refer.”
Cherie moved to New Orleans after high school and never really looked back. She enjoys all things parade-related especially St. Patrick’s Day, and Mardi Gras, where she rides in the Krewe of Iris. She has volunteered on numerous committees including Children’s Hospital Sugarplum Ball, where she served as co-chair in 2017, Ochsner’s Moonlight and Miracles, Audubon Zoo-to-Do for Kids, and all things related to her sons’ schools. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Donald, and her two boys, Matthew and Declan, typically outside at a sporting event.
Donna Swanson, Physician Assistant, has years of medical dermatology and surgery experience and is a great addition to our team. Donna has been working in dermatology since 2013 and enjoys treating a range of dermatological concerns including acne, rosacea, rashes, evaluating skin lesions and doing full skin exams. Anyone that sees Donna as a patient understands how thorough she is! She enjoys making a connection with patients of all ages and is grateful to be part of the team at Pure Dermatology. Donna is also proficient at treating patients with the lasers at Pure Dermatology.
Donna worked in surgery for 12 years in North Carolina and Northern Virginia prior to her work in dermatology. She worked in a hospital operating room and has extensive surgical experience in multiple surgical specialties including plastic surgery, general surgery, orthopedic, vascular, thoracic, neurosurgery and wound healing. This surgical experience facilitated her transition to dermatology as she could assist in complex closures for a Mohs surgeon in Virginia. Donna has found her perfect space in medicine – she loves dermatology and treating the patients at Pure Dermatology.
Donna Swanson, PA-C is originally from New Jersey, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware where she served as an Army ROTC Cadet. After graduation, she was commissioned as an officer in the US Army. She served over 4 years of active duty in the Army and another 8 years in the Army Reserves. Donna earned her Master of Science in Medicine for Physician Assistant education in 2001 from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN and since then has been practicing as a certified Physician Assistant.
Donna is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the Louisiana Academy of Physician Assistants, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She is a guest lecturer in Dermatology for the PA Program at Louisiana State University HSC in New Orleans. She has participated in medical mission trips with Operation Walk Virginia, an organization that performs total joint replacements to those in need. She has been to Nicaragua and Ecuador twice with Operation Walk Virginia.
Donna moved to New Orleans in 2017 and has learned to love the city where her husband, Justin, grew up. She enjoys traveling and spending time with Justin and her two daughters.