Colin Burroughs, PA-C

Colin Burroughs, PA-C, MPAS

Board-Certified Physician Assistant
Specializing in Dermatology


Colin Burroughs, PA-C, MPAS, is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant specializing in Dermatology. He graduated from the University of Nebraska attending the Army’s Joint Service Physician Assistant Program with a Masters in Physician Assistant Medicine.

Colin has over 11 years of experience in General and Surgical Dermatology. He is well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin conditions and in the treatment of skin cancer. He also provides a variety of cosmetic procedures in addition to individual skincare regimens. He is passionate about helping his patients invest in practicing good skin care, and the prevention of skin cancer. His philosophy is to always make his patients part of the solution by working closely with them to provide options for treatment that best fit the patient’s lifestyle.


Colin enlisted in the army in 1991 at the age of 19. He was always interested in Medicine so he applied and was selected to the University of Nebraska’s Joint Service Physician Assistant Program in 1999. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Physician Assistant studies and then earned a Masters from the University of Nebraska. After 15 years of active-duty service and multiple deployments he joined the West Virginia Army National Guard and began a new career as a Dermatology Physician Assistant in West Virginia. In 2018, Colin was asked to return to active duty to fill a highly coveted Physician Assistant position for the United States Special Operations Forces Command (USSOCOM) in beautiful Tampa, Florida. He gladly accepted and worked in the USSOCOM Medical Clinic for two years. While there he earned the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit for his exemplary contribution to the United States Army Medical Department. In 2020, Colin was made the Chief of Medical Operations at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion Troop Medical Clinic on Camp James Rudder, Eglin Air Force Base. He honorably retired from the United States Army in 2022 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Colin joined Dr. Kat Kesty at Saint Petersburg Skin and Laser in early 2022. He is looking forward to serving the people of Tampa Bay and Saint Petersburg and both him and his wife are thrilled to make Florida their forever home.


Colin is active in professional societies including the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistant, Florida Society of Dermatology PAs, and Florida Association of Physician Assistants. He has also supported medical education by serving as a preceptor for the West Virginia Osteopathic School of Medicine.


Colin’s education and extensive Dermatology experience make him an exceptional medical provider. His kind nature and easy-going manner allow him to easily build genuine relationships with patients and their families. He is committed to providing compassionate and expert care to all his patients. He is looking forward to welcoming new patients.