meet our team

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Karen Jordan, MD

Karen Jordan, MD is a board-certified dermatologist providing medical, pediatric, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology care for patients of all ages in Northwest Indiana.

In addition to general dermatology, Dr. Jordan specializes in Mohs Surgery — a microscopic technique used to treat skin cancer. Dr. Jordan holds a Fellow Membership in the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She has over ten years of experience performing Mohs Surgery for the community of Northwest Indiana.

Dr. Jordan studied medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where she received the Distinguished Student Service Award and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After receiving her doctorate in medicine, Dr. Jordan performed her residency in Dermatology at the University of Chicago. Dr. Jordan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Colorado State University.

Dr. Jordan is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and is published in the Archives of Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Illinois Dermatological Society, and the Chicago Dermatological Society.

Dr. Jordan is welcoming new patients at our Munster and Merrillville locations. Dr. Jordan is part of the Community Healthcare System, and is affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.


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Donna Ward, MD

Donna Ward, MD is a board-certified dermatologist providing general dermatology to both adults and children as well as cosmetic and surgical dermatology. She has been practicing in the area of Northwest Indiana for over 14 years.

Dr. Ward studied medicine at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where she received the American Medical Women’s Association Award to Female Medical Students of Scholastic Achievement. After receiving her doctorate in medicine, Dr. Ward completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University followed by a residency in Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Ward received a bachelors of science in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she was also awarded a Howard Hughes Life Sciences Fellowship.

Dr. Ward is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is published in the Journal of Photodermatology, Photoimmunology, and Photomedicine. She has presented at the American Academy of Dermatology poster sessions as well as the Michigan Dermatological Society Meeting. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. 

Dr. Ward is welcoming new patients at our Munster location.


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Kirsten Betkowski, RN, MSN, FNP-BC 

Kirsten Betkowski, RN, MSN, FNP-BC is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Kirsten graduated from Governor State University where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing. In addition to practicing Dermatology, she has experience practicing Family Medicine in Northwest Indiana as well as Diabetes Education. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Kirsten was a registered nurse in Chicago for five years.

Kirsten is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Nurse Betkowski is welcoming new patients at our Munster and Merrillville locations.


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Marlee Pratt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Marlee Pratt, DNP, RN, FNP-BC is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Marlee graduated from Valparaiso University where she received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice. In addition to practicing Dermatology, she has experience practicing Family Medicine and Orthopedics in Northwest Indiana. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Marlee was a registered nurse in the area for eight years.

Marlee is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the honor society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Nurse Pratt is welcoming new patients at our Merrillville and Valparaiso locations.


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Margarita Vega-Suarez, FNP-C

Margarita Vega-Suarez, FNP-C is a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Margarita received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University, and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Purdue University. Margarita is certified and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Margarita is bilingual (Spanish).


Dermatology Associates of Northwest Indiana, PC

Merrillville/Valparaiso phone: 219.769.7060
Munster phone: 219.513.9415

email: hello@dermatologyindiana.com

fax: 219.440.4855