Profesional Information

Victor Czerkasij (chur’ ka-see), MA, MSN, FNP-BC, is one of the longest-serving providers with SCCDC, joining the practice in 2002. He has seen thousands of patients over the years, participating and conducting many surgeries while under the training and tutelage of D John Chung. Victor has been part of the dermatology faculty of the elite Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA), a national/international provider of Nurse Practitioner Certification Preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers since 2007. Additionally, he edits the dermatology chapter for the NP Certification and Exam textbook.

Czerkasij graduated with honors from the Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee); a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, Tennessee), and A.S. in Surgical Assisting from Keiser University (Fort Lauderdale, FL), and completing his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) through Graceland University. He was the recipient of the Excellence in Writing award from Vanderbilt University for his research paper The Effects of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis on Human Sexuality. Czerkasij is a certified family nurse practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), and a registered histotechnologist. He currently practices as senior provider and dermatology nurse practitioner for Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC, Chattanooga and Cleveland, Tennessee, where he applies his skills diagnosing and prescribing for many patients on a full-time basis.  

Czerkasij is a member of numerous organizations including the National Society of Histotechnology, the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner’s Association (DNP), the Southeast Association of Histotechnologists and Medical Lab Personnel, the Medical Reserve Corps of Southeast Tennessee, the Tennessee Nursing Association (TNA), and Sigma Theta Tau (the International Honor Society of Nursing). He has been published in and serves as an editorial board member and popular podcast speaker for the Nurse Practitioner Journal (NPJ) and reviews articles for the Journal of Nurse Practitioners (JNP) since 2008. He has additional publications in Men in Nursing, Clinician Reviews and various newspapers throughout Tennessee and Georgia. He is also the founder and one of the moderators of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners, a popular Facebook networking site with nearly 4,000 members.

Victor enjoys research and is principal investigator in a ten-year study on the safety of psoriasis biologics, and participates in numerous national medical advisory boards evaluating and consulting regarding the data of many FDA-approved medications, especially in atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis and acne.

In addition to guest lectures, adjunct teaching and clinical instructor work at Southern Adventist University, Dalton State College, Cleveland State Community College, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Vanderbilt University, Czerkasij has also presented at local, regional and national medical centers and conferences on many topics: The Latest Advances in Dermatology; Common Benign Conditions and Their Treatment; A Primer in Atopic Dermatology; A-Z: The Essential Primer for Primary Care; Dermatologic Concerns for Today’s Modern Woman; Acute and Chronic Allergic Urticaria: Diagnosis and Treatment Paradigms for Cure and Control; The Role of Diet in Dermatology Disease; An Introduction to Sports Dermatology; The Newest Drugs are All Biologics!; Cutaneous Presentations of Internal Disease;FUNdamentals in Dermatology: Beginning Basics for the Health Care Provider; Issues of Diagnosis and Treatment in Ethnic Skin; The Face of Acne and Rosacea; Common Malignancies in Dermatology and the Role of Moh’s Surgery, Malignant Tumors of Dermatology and Treatment in the Adult Primary Care Setting and Dermatology in the Adult Primary Care Setting.

He has recorded many audio programs for continuing education credits, among them: The Golden Years: Understanding and Treating Skin in the Older Adult; A Primer on Dermatology: Increasing Skills to Enhance Clinical Competency;  Dermatology Across the Lifespan; Help My Child: Body Fungi Challenges: Identification and Treatment of Superficial Mycosis; Psychiatric Dermatology: A Review of the Challenges and Possibilities of Psychocutaneous Conditions; Hidradenitis Suppurativa: No Longer a Painful, Difficult Orphan Diagnosis; Topics, Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Pediatric Dermatologic Conditions;  and Is this Skin Cancer? Identifying and Treating Malignant Cutaneous Neoplasms, all of which are available through

Victor has been married for nearly 40 years to his high school sweetheart Rene, and they reside in Bradley County, Tennessee, where they have a pond to fish, bee hives, fruit trees and goats. They have two grown sons – a nurse and engineer.

General Dermatology
Pediatric Dermatology
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