About Stones River Dermatology
Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson and his staff of caring professionals deliver timely, innovative, comprehensive, and caring dermatology services to all Stones River Dermatology clients. We will give our best effort each and every day to improve the lives of our patients, co-workers, and community.
Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson
Although I was born in Washington State and raised outside Portland, Oregon, Murfreesboro is now my home. I first moved to Tennessee in August, 1986, to attend the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine after my graduation from Stanford University in California. During medical school I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society as a third year student. Following graduation from medical school in 1990, I entered the United States Air Force at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. While at Keesler, I finished a medical internship then trained in aerospace medicine. I served as a flight surgeon for F-15 Eagle Fighter Squadrons at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. I flew almost 850 flight hours in Air Force aircraft, including almost 150 flights in the F-15D. I deployed to Japan, Korea, Singapore, Guam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Iceland on Air Force missions during my military service. The Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons named me Pacific Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1994 and Air Combat Command Flight Surgeon of the Year in 1998. In 1999, I left the Air Force to begin dermatology residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I completed residency and board certification by the American Board of Dermatology in 2002. I practiced at Vanderbilt Dermatology clinics in Franklin and Shelbyville before joining Murfreesboro Dermatology Clinic in 2004. I passed the American Board of Dermatology recertification examinations in March, 2010. Additionally, I founded Stones River Dermatology 2010 and we opened our Waterstone clinic location in 2011. I’m very proud of our staff and look forward to many years of helping our clients achieve optimum skin health.
Ronald A. Nelson CV
Dr. Megan E. Morrison
Dr. Morrison is an expert in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, General Dermatology, and Cosmetic Dermatology. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of West Florida in 2006, and received her Doctorate in Osteopathy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. Dr. Morrison completed her Residency in Dermatology and Fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital- Michigan State University. Dr. Morrison has published many journal articles, is a guest editor for a few dermatology journals and has coauthored multiple book chapters in the dermatologic literature. She is presently a member of the Tennessee Dermatologic Society, Tennessee Medical Association, the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. Dr. Morrison’s research focuses on new therapies for non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma epidemiology, and has been invited to lecture at multiple national and state meetings. Dr. Morrison is also trained in aesthetic dermatology, with extensive training in mid face rejuvenation using toxins and fillers. When not working Dr. Morrison enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and 2 dogs, as well as photography.
Dr. Megan E. Morrison CV
Dr. Pezhman S. Shoureshi
Dr. Shoureshi is a Board Certified Dermatologist who practices general dermatology at the Smyrna, TN and Murfreesboro, TN locations. He has a special interest in complex medical dermatology and cutaneous oncology. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, he completed a Masters of Science in Molecular Biology at the University of Denver. He received his medical degree from the Lake Erie college of osteopathic medicinein Erie, PA.
Dr. Shoureshi completed his Dermatology residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. While training at one of the leading academic dermatology residencies in the country, he had the privilege of working at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs medical center with the wonderful men and women of the Armed Services.Dr. Shoureshi is currently a member of the Tennessee Dermatology Society, Nashville Dermatology Society, Tennessee Medical Association, American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. He has published several journal articles and has lectured at various national conferences.
Outside of dermatology, Dr. Shoureshi enjoys hiking, camping, and travel with his wife and 2 dogs. He is also involved with various local, national, and international medical and community volunteer organizations.
Pezhman Shawn Shoureshi D.O. CV
Elizabeth A. Higney, MSN, NP-C
Elizabeth Higney began her nursing career in 2008 when she entered Belmont University’s School of Nursing. She quickly honed her interests to the expanding field of dermatology. When she graduated Cum Laude from Belmont in May 2010, she accepted a nursing position with Dr. David Horowitz. She soon returned to school, this time at Vanderbilt University in the pursuit of a Master’s Degree through the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program. While at Vanderbilt, Elizabeth was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society. Upon graduation in August 2012, Elizabeth achieved certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) and joined Dr. Ronald “Junior” Nelson’s team at Stones River Dermatology. Elizabeth has specialized training and is certified in cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Juvederm and cosmetic fillers.
Elizabeth is a member of the Dermatology Nurses Association (DNA). She prides herself in her passion for the care of dermatology patients and the individualized care she delivers at Stones River Dermatology.
“There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a patients whole demeanor change as a result of the care that my team and I provide.” – Elizabeth A. Higney
Elizabeth Higney CV
Gillian Eberlei, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
A native Tennessean, Gillian Eberlei, “Gillie”, was born and raised in Nashville. She is a board certified family nurse practitioner. She attended Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet School and graduated with honors from Cumberland University with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in May, 2007. After graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at Franklin Dermatology Group, where she gained years of experience. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Middle Tennessee State University in December, 2009. Gillie joined Stones River Dermatology in February, 2014.
She is an active member of the Dermatology Nurses Association’s Nurse Practitioner Society. In addition, she holds a certification in cosmetic injectables. She loves treating patients of all ages and believes beauty comes from within, but will be enhanced with a good daily skin care regimen.
Gillie moved to Murfreesboro in 2008 and has loved the area since. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Lily, their family, friends, and rescued dogs, Andy and Fred. Gillie is passionate about traveling and also enjoys interior design, dining, volunteering, camping, shopping, antiquing, and spending as much time as possible outdoors (with sunscreen applied, of course).
Gillian Eberlei CV
Heather graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology with Mental Health & Nutrition Minor in 2006.
Heather received her Aesthetic License in 2007 and has been working in Medical Aesthetics since 2008.
She is a chemical Peel trainer/ educator from 2014 through 2017 for a Cosmoseutical company. Heather is also a fitness enthusiast who loves to cook healthy recipes for her family.
Asheton Bertrand, MBA
Asheton was born in Monterey, California, but her family moved to Germany shortly after, due to her father’s service in the Army. During her school years, Asheton’s family relocated back to her parent’s hometown, Savannah, TN, where Asheton lived for the majority of her life. Asheton attended MTSU in Murfreesboro, TN and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism & Speech, as well as a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2015.
As the Practice Administrator for Stones River Dermatology Asheton is our point of contact for representatives and vendors and ensures that our practice is ran efficiently in order to help our healthcare professionals and staff provide our patients with the best care possible.
When she’s not in the office, Asheton spends her time staying involved with the communities she loves. She is currently the chapter advisor for Chi Omega at MTSU, active member of both Rutherford Cable and RutherfordHeart Ball Late Party Committee, and volunteers at a local school in her North Nashville Neighborhood of Germantown. In addition, she has served as a past Athena Young Professional Judge and 2016 Common Wealth Society member.
“I love living in a welcoming and safe community in Nashville that continues to evolve, but still has a great deal of diversity amongst its neighbors. I am fortunate to live downtown and be able to commute to Murfreesboro for work. I get the best of both worlds!”
Alisa, RN, CCRC
Alisa graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1984 and her Nursing degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1987. She holds an interest in dermatology clinical research and has participated in a number of clinical trials. She is certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator and holds membership in the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.
Although born and raised in West Tennessee, Alisa and her husband raised their children in Murfreesboro. Both sons and daughter are enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Alisa enjoys exercising, reading and traveling to visit her children.
Ginger graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002, where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She has several years experience in Dermatology Nursing. Previously, she worked in Pediatric Nursing at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and also did Critical Care Nursing in Vanderbilt’s Medical Intensive Care Unit.
Ginger and her husband have two boys. They enjoy spending time together outdoors, camping and boating.
Originally a native of Newport News, Virginia, Betsy graduated from the Riverside School of Professional Nursing in 1994. She brings many years dermatology nursing experience to Stones River Dermatology. Previously, she worked in oncology nursing, mental health nursing, school nursing, and home health care.
Betsy and her husband moved to Tullahoma in 2003. They have one daughter and two dogs. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys knitting, crocheting, and traveling.
Cara is a native of Middle Tennessee and has been a nurse since 2011. She attended Belmont University where she received a bachelors of science in nursing. She has worked in several areas of nursing but has found her home in Dermatology.
When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her husband Seth and her two doggies Brodie and Briggs. She also enjoys visiting local coffee shops, working out and spending time with her family.
Krissy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2001 with a B.S. in Mass Communications with a double emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising; double minor in Marketing and Psychology. After graduation she worked several years in management including healthcare, before she returned to school to become a Registered Nurse.
She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and husband. Her hobbies include traveling, running, hanging out with friends, family and caring for animals on her farm.
Kirsten graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Cumberland University. She has over three years of RN experience in the Emergency Department.
She enjoys going to the lake, outdoor activities / sports, snowboarding, running, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She considers herself a total Foodie and animal lover. She has two dogs, Leo a golden doodle and Bruno a pitbull.
Go Vols! Go Titans! Go Preds!
Ashley graduated from Aquinas College in 2007. She has experience working in the Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Neurology, OBGYN and Dermatology departments of her field. Ashley and her husband have three kids, with another on the way. She enjoys spending time at the lake with their boat, watching their oldest daughter play soccer and run track, listening to her 18 year-old son play guitar and watching her 2 year-old daughter develop her own personality. She is looking forward to her new son to arrive!
Wendy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. She has over 10 years experience in Dermatology Nursing. Wendy and her husband have two daughters and call Murfreesboro home.She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and watching classic movies.
Kelsey was born and raised in Mt. Juliet, TN. She graduated from Tennessee Tech University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. With being newly married, she now lives in Brush Creek with her husband. Kelsey and her husband have 2 dogs (Snickers and Franz) and a cat (Salem). Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys physical fitness, kayaking, spending time with family / friends, and beach vacations.
Megan attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated from Cumberland University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has over five years of experience in a hospital setting and over four years in the dermatology and aesthetics setting.
Megan lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, two daughters and two furbabies. When not working, she enjoys family time outdoors, shopping and traveling. She is a Knoxville native and a huge fan of Tennessee and Titans football.
Lauren is originally from East Tennessee. She moved to Murfreesboro for college in 2003 and loved it so much she now calls it her hometown. After a 10 year stint as a career student, she was called to a career as a nurse. She graduated with her associates in nursing at Nashville State Community College and her RN from Daymar College in Owensboro, KY. A true philomath (a lover of learning), Lauren is always seeking out new knowledge through research and experience. When she has some free time, she enjoys discovering all that Middle Tennessee has to offer with her wife, Selena, two beagles, Franklin and Daisy, and kitty Scarlett (who usually stays at home during these adventures).
Sarah was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida and then moved to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a career in healthcare. She obtained her B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Florida and shortly after entered the field of Histology. She has worked as a histotechnician for 5 years including 2 years as a Mohs histotech.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys volunteering with her local church, doing fun activities with friends and family, and spending time with her husband and her wiener dog, Charlie.
Sarah’s passions include her faith, wiener dogs, and Gator Football. Go Gators!
Front Office Administrator
Ann has worked in the medical field for the past fifteen years. She currently serves as a Front Office Administrator. Previously, she assisted in Internal Medicine and Podiatry clinics. Ann graduated from Kerr Business College in Augusta, Georgia, and holds a certificate in Medical Office Administration. She is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and truly concerned about your medical concerns.
When Ann is not at Stones River Dermatology, you can find her at home with her family or on the road on an adventure.
Front Office Administrator
Elaine is front office administrator in our Smyrna office, and enjoys meeting and assisting our patients there. Originally from Dickson, TN she worked in foodservice distribution for 25 years in Nashville and Miami, FL. After retiring she attended Millsaps College in Jackson, MS graduating in 2008 with a degree in English, and began work at the Eudora Welty Literary Museum. Now happily back in Middle TN and close to family and friends, she enjoys flower gardening, all things literary, and visiting America’s National Parks with her husband Gary.
Front Office Administrator
Cindy is a Front Desk Administrator. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. She is a native of Murfreesboro and has lived her all her life.
She has worked in the Dermatology field on and off since college. She enjoys playing tennis and traveling. She also enjoys the outdoors and loves the beach.
Front Office Administrator
Debbie holds a Merchandising /Marketing degree and worked as a Gift Buyer for a small pharmacy for 12 years. She is originally from Owatonna, MN and moved to Hilton Head Island where she met her husband of 30 years, Craig. She then moved to Newnan, GA and lived there for 25 years before relocating to Murfreesboro in 2014.
She raised three boys, which are all Eagle Scouts. Her oldest lives in San Jose, CA. Her middle son is a Pararescue Jumper with the USAF and her youngest is currently attending Middle Tennessee State University studying Aviation and has his pilot’s license. She enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, taking care of her two dogs and exploring Tennessee.
Front Office Administrator
Katy graduated from Aveda Institute for Cosmetology, and worked in the beauty industry for two years. Due to previous life experience and a serious illness, the medical field has always been close to her heart. Since joining our practice as a front office administrator in our Smryna location, her passion for medicine and helping patients has grown. She is a Nashville native who loves Clemson football, the outdoors, her two dogs, Tucker and Cooper, and spending time with her fiance, Jacob.
Insurance & Billing Supervisor
A life-long resident of Murfreesboro, Lisa Stem graduated from Riverdale High School. She brings over eight years of insurance and billing experience to her position with Stones River Dermatology. She looks forward to serving Stones River Dermatology clients with their insurance and billing questions.
Lisa and her husband have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three wonderful grandchildren. When not working at Stones River Dermatology, Lisa pursues photography as a hobby.
Insurance & Billing Specialist
Amber handles our Billing and Insurance claims. Her primary focus is making sure our patients insurance policies are properly billed and often she communicates directly with our patients to make sure everyone is fully informed.
She was born and raised in Murfreesboro, TN. She graduated from Oakland High School in 2007 and then worked as a receptionist for four years. Amber enjoys watching movies, couponing and spending time with family.