Our Staff

At Premier Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Premier Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Dr. Michele H. Hughes

Dr. Michele H. Hughes, Director of Premier Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, PLLC is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. Hughes grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Houston, Texas. As a teenager, she was an avid softball player throughout high school and continued her career in softball on scholarship at Mississippi University for Women. There she earned a Bachelor’s of Science, majoring in Microbiology. She was named Outstanding Microbiology Graduate in 2002, graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the honor college. In 2002, she was named NCAA All America Scholar Athlete and also received the Headway Award for Academic Excellence. She then earned her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where she graduated with top honors and was elected to the national Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors society.

Dr. Hughes completed her internship at UTHSCSA, where she was awarded excellence in teaching.  Following her internship, she completed a three year dermatology residency in 2010 at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she served as Chief Resident of Dermatology. Currently, she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Society for Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Hughes has an interest in all aspects of Dermatology including Cosmetic and Pediatric Dermatology, with particular interest in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. She specializes in Mohs' micrographic surgery for skin cancer, and is an Associate of the American Society for Mohs' Surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Hughes enjoys spending time with her two young children and her husband.

Erica Enger Cross,  PA-C

Erica Cross is a board certified Physician Assistant.  She grew up Ocean Springs and attended Mercy Cross High School in Biloxi.  She earned a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology at Louisiana State University.  During college, she worked as a student intern at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  She also participated in the National Student Exchange program and spent one college semester at the University of Hawaii.  She continued her graduate education in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she attended Our Lady of the Lake College and received a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies.

Following graduation, Erica worked as a Physician Assistant in New Orleans, Louisiana and later in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Erica is nationally certified and licensed in the state of Mississippi.  She is currently involved in the Mississippi Academy of Physician Assistants.

She was recently married and has moved back to Ocean Springs.  She is excited to be living and working on the coast.