Dr. Kate Zibilich Holcomb founded Pure Dermatology in 2016 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. Her unique approach takes into account the patient’s own concerns while considering the whole face and skin and how to maintain balance and not treat the face in parts. She 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 who specializes in helping patients have clear and healthy skin through individualized treatments. She is passionate about treating acne and rosacea and has extensive experience treating all skin colors and types. She is a trainer of other physicians for cosmetic injectables, including Botox Cosmetic, and Juvederm and Restylane 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.
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 2 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 completing 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 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 and Women’s Dermatologic Society for which she has served on a number of committees. She enjoys traveling and riding bikes with her husband, Mark, and her two sons, Paul and Christopher.
Dr. Mara Haseltine received her undergraduate degree from Tulane University. She 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 Tulane and LSU School of Medicine Department’s 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 is extensively trained and experienced with the use of various cosmetic procedures. She performs facial injections such as Botox, Dysport and Fillers. She has extensive experience with facial rejuvenation procedures such as peels and lasers.
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 and Loyalty to the School; the ANA Leadership Award; the Most Spirited RN; the Senior Award from Charity Association of Student Nurses; and an Outstanding Clinical Performance Award. Cherie also served on the Student Government Association, and was Class President. 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.
As a nurse, Cherie has practiced at Touro Infirmary on a medical-surgical unit and at Children’s Hospital cardiac intensive care unit. Cherie worked as an NP full-time in addiction medicine for two years before joining the Pure Dermatology team. Cherie is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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 Mystic Krewe of Nyx and 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.