Our Provider Team

Brentwood Dermatology has been providing skin care services to clients in Brentwood, Tennessee and the surrounding area since 1983. Started by Dr. Bill McDaniel, the practice has always focused on providing personalized skin care for all types of skin problems as well as outpatient skin surgery for benign and malignant skin lesions. More recently, highly specialized surgical, IPL, and laser procedures have been added to meet the ever-expanding need for treatment of cosmetic skin concerns such as wrinkles, sun damage, scars, unwanted hair, or birthmarks.


William R. McDaniel, MD

Dr. McDaniel is a native Virginian who, before leaving his home state got his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Virginia. His dermatology training was completed at Wilford Hall U.S. Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1980 and became a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology that same year. After a short period of Air Force duty, he and his family came to Tennessee in 1982 and he opened Brentwood Dermatology the next year. While his practice covers all of medical and surgical dermatology, Dr. McDaniel has special interest in the areas of viral and tumor immunology, rosacea, permanent dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation. He is proud to have served patients in the Brentwood area for 25 years and is proudest of his family including his wife, Carla, and his three grown children, Tiffany (Hal) Garrett, Summer Gaud (Angel), and Jared (Katie), and his grandchildren, Sawyer and Sydney Garrett and Miles and Arden McDaniel.


John Starling III, MD

Dr. Starling is a board-certified dermatologist as well as a Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. He earned a bachelor’s degree at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.  Dr. Starling then earned his medical degree from The University of Tennessee-Memphis School of Medicine. He completed a dermatology residency at the University of Michigan, and a Fellowship in ACGME Procedural Dermatology at The Good Samaritan Tri Health/ The Skin Cancer Center in Cincinnati, OH. Read More

Brentwood Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Lilly Zhu!

Lilly Zhu, MD

A Chicago native, Dr. Zhu earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology at Stanford University, graduating with honors and distinction. She moved to Nashville in 2011 to start her medical education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She continued at Vanderbilt University for an intern year in Internal Medicine.  This was followed by dermatology residency at Vanderbilt University where she served as chief resident during her final year.  Dr. Zhu enjoys practicing the full spectrum of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.  Dr. Zhu and her husband are avid hikers, Netflix appreciators, and novice star-gazers.

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Sarah G. Hill, FNP-BC

A native Nashvillian, Sarah attended Franklin Road Academy and then received her undergraduate degree in biology and psychology from Birmingham-Southern College. She returned to Nashville to complete the Nurse Practitioner degree program at Vanderbilt University and then passed the credentialing exam of the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC), thus receiving her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Sarah has practiced at Brentwood Dermatology since 2006. She sees patients of all ages for medical dermatology problems and minor skin surgeries.