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Our Team

Dr. Leila Ettefagh

Undergraduate:
Stanford University - B.S. with Honors in Biologic Sciences

Medical School:
University of California, San Francisco

 

Dermatology Residency:
Case Western Reserve University, Chief Resident

 

Special Interests:
Skin Cancer

 

Affiliations:
Hoag Hospital, American Academy of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

University of California Irvine, Dept of Dermatology - Clinical Instructor

Western University of Health Sciences, Dept of Dermatology  - Clinical Instructor

Dr. Navid Nami

Undergraduate:
University of California Irvine - B.A. with Honors in Social Sciences

 

Medical School:
Western University of Health Sciences

 

Internal Medicine  Residency:
Johns Hopkins Medical Centers

 

Dermatology Residency:
Columbia Hospital / West Palm Beach FL, Chief Resident

 

Special Interests:
Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Sclerotherapy (Spider Vein Treatment), Skin Cancer

 

Affiliations:
Dermatology Residency Program Director: Western University of Health Science,
Hoag Hospital

Dr. Leela Athalye

Undergraduate:
UCLA

 

Medical School:
Michigan State University

 

Dermatology Residency:
Western University

 

Special Interests:

Botox, Restylane, Skin Cancer

 

Affiliations:
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Dr. Dana Ellis

Undergraduate:

The University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, BSc. Honors Kinesiology, Pre-Health Professions option.

 

Medical School: 

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

 

Dermatology Residency:

Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Chief Resident

 

Special Interests:

Cosmetic Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Skin Cancer

 

Affiliations:

Hoag Hospital, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Dr. Arline Tsuchiya

Undergraduate:
University of California, Berkley

 

Medical School:
Tulane University Medical School

 

Dermatology Residency:
Stanford University

 

Special Interests:
Pediatric Dermatology

 

Affiliations:
Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology
University of California Irvine Department of Dermatology for 25 years
Partner Emeritus SCPMG
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Dr. Malcolm Ke

Undergraduate: 
University of CA, Berkeley
B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology

Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Dermatology Residency: Case Western Reserve University

Mohs Surgery Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles

Special Interests:
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser Therapy, Aesthetic Dermatology

Affiliations:
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UCLA

Dr. Andrew Breithaupt

Undergraduate:
University of Virginia, BA with honors in Neuroscience

 

Medical School:
UC San Diego

 

Dermatology Residency:
UCLA

 

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship:
UCLA

 

Special Interests:
Mohs Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser Resurfacing

 

Affiliations:
Clinical Instructor in Dermatology, UCLA
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
West-LA VA Hospital
Torrance Memorial Hospital

Dr. Stephanie Martin

Undergratuate: 

Texas A&M University - B.A. in Chemistry

 

Medical School: 

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

 

Dermatology Residency: 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship: 

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

 

Special Interests: 

Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Aesthetic Dermatology, Laser Therapy

 

Affiliations: 

1. Chief of Dermatologic Surgery & Mohs Micrographic Sugery, Department of Dermatology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

2. Clinical Instructor, Division of Dermatology, UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Dennis Nguyen

Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley

BA in Molecular and Cell Biology

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

 

Medical School: University of California, San Francisco

Regents Scholar

 

Dermatology Residency: Case Western Reserve / University Hospitals

 

ACMS Mohs Surgery Fellowship: State University of New York at Downstate 

 

Special interests: Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Facial Reconstruction, Cutaneous Oncology 

Dr. Robert Langer

Undergraduate: New York University

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Derm Residency: Hahnemann University

 

Special Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer

 

Affiliations: American Academy of Dermatology

Orange County Medical Association

California Medical Association

Dr. Conrad Benedetto

Undergraduate: 

Saint Joseph's University

 

Medical School: 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Dermatology Residency: 

Western University of Health Sciences/Chino Valley Medical Center - Current

 

Special Interests: 

Dermatological Surgery, Cutaneous Malignancies, Cosmetic Dermatology

 

Affiliations:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

American Osteopathic Association

Chino Valley Medical Center 

Dr. Shah Shareef

Undergraduate:

Nova Southeastern University

Medical School:

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dermatology Residency:

Island Dermatology/Western University of Health Sciences – Current

Special Interests:

Dermatological Surgery, General Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology

Affiliations:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

American Osteopathic Association

Chino Valley Medical Center

Dr. Anny Xiao

Undergraduate: 

Northwestern University

 

Medical School:

Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Dermatology Residency:

Island Dermatology/Western University of Health Sciences - Current

 

Special Interests:

General Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery

 

Affiliations:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

American Osteopathic Association

Chino Valley Medical Center 

Mia Gatti, PA-C

Undergraduate School: 

University of Tampa: B.S. in Biology, Pre-Med

 

PA School: 

Nova Southeastern University

 

Special Interests:

Skin Cancer, Mohs, Excision & Reconstruction, Acne, Clinical Research

 

Affiliations: 

American Academy of Physician Assistants

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

California Association of Physician Assistants

Ali Sheets PA-C

Undergraduate:
Pennsylvania State University

 

PA School:
Nova Southeastern University

 

Special Interests:
Skin Cancer, Acne, Eczema

 

Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Reena Sampat PA-C

Undergraduate:
University of California San Diego

 

PA School:
Touro University Nevada

 

Special Interests:
Skin Cancer, Mohs, Eczema, Acne

 

Affiliations:
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA)
American Academyof Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Daryl Tibbs, PA-C

Undergrad: University of North Carolina

 

PA school:  eastern Virginia medical school

 

Special interests: Skin cancer, Surgery, Acne

 

Affiliations: American association of physician assistants 

California association of physician assistants 

Society of dermatology physician assistants

Rita Balyan PA-C

Undergraduate 

Grand Canyon University 

 

PA school 

Western University of Health Sciences 

 

Special interests 

Acne, Eczema, Skin cancer 

 

Affiliations 

American Academy of Physician Assistants 

California Association of Physician Assistants 

Donna Vuu, PA-C

Undergraduate:

University of California Irvine 

 

PA School:

Marshall B. Ketchum University 

 

Special Interests:

Skin Cancer, Eczema, Acne 

 

Affiliations:

California Academy of Physician Assistants 

American Academy of Physician Assistants 

Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants

Robert Zapotosky PA-C

Undergraduate:

University of California Santa Cruz


PA school:

Western University of Health Sciences 


Special interests:

Medical dermatology, acne, psoriasis


Affiliations:

American Academy of Physician Assistants

California Academy of Physician Assistants

Society of dermatology physician assistants

Anthony Antenorcruz, PA-C

Undergraduate:
California State University, Dominquez Hills

 

Phycisian Assistant Education
Western University of Health Sciences

 

Special Interests
Acne, Skin Cancer, Eczema

 

Affiliations:
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
California Association of Physician Assistants

Jessica Herold, PA-C

Undergraduate:

University of East Anglia - B.S. with Honors in Biological Sciences

 

Graduate:

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - M.S. in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research

Bethel University - M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies

 

Special Interests: 
Medical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology

 

Affiliations: 
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants

Maddi Cohen

Undergraduate : California State University, Fullerton
Esthetician training: James Albert School of Cosmetology
Special interests: Acne Treatment, Chemical Peels, and Dermaplaning

 

Additional Training :

Allergan Aesthetics

Obagi Medical Systems
Viora Medical

Ecipse Aesthetics

SkinCeuticals Integrated Skincare

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