Proud Owners of Advanced Dermatology, Desert Dermatology, Santa Ana Dermatology, & Dermatology Associates of Downey

Our Team


 

OUR PROVIDERS

Dr. Navid Nami

Navid Nami, DO, is a board-certified dermatologist and the co-founder of Island Dermatology. He founded Island Dermatology with his wife, Leila Ettefagh, MD, and they have now expanded to various locations across Southern California in Newport Beach, Glendora, Downey, Santa Ana, and Victorville. Dr. Nami has special interests in allergic contact dermatitis, sclerotherapy (spider vein treatment), and skin cancer.

Dr. Nami completed his undergraduate studies in social sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and graduated with honors. He earned his medical degree at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After graduation, Dr. Nami continued his medical training with an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Centers in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed an additional residency in dermatology at West Palm Hospital, formerly known as Columbia Hospital, in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he served as Chief Resident.

In addition to serving patients at Island Dermatology, Dr. Nami is the Dermatology Residency Program Director of Prime West Consortium (ACGME Accredited).

 

 

Dr. Leila Ettefagh

Leila Ettefagh, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and the co-founder of Island Dermatology. Dr. Ettefagh started Island Dermatology with her husband, Navid Nami, DO, and they have since expanded their practice locations to serve patients across Southern California in Newport Beach, Glendora, Downey, Santa Ana, and Victorville. She has a special interest in diagnosing and treating skin cancer.

Dr. Ettefagh graduated as valedictorian of her high school Corona Del Mar High School. Dr. Ettefagh earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and graduated in 3 years with honors as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, with distinction for the highest graduating GPA. She then completed her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ettefagh furthered her training with a residency in dermatology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she served as Chief Resident. 

In addition to serving patients at Island Dermatology, Dr. Ettefagh is a clinical instructor of Dermatology Residency Program Director of Prime West Consortium (ACGME Accredited). She is affiliated with Hoag Hospital and the American Academy of Dermatology.

 

 

Dr. Leela Athaya

Undergraduate:
UCLA

Medical School:
Michigan State University

Dermatology Residency:
Western University

Special Interests:

Botox, Restylane, Skin Cancer

Affiliations:
American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

 

 


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

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 

Affiliations:

VA Loma Linda  

UC Riverside Clinical Assistant Professor

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. Marjon Vatanchi

Undergraduate: University of California Riverside - B.S., Dean’s List

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine

General Surgery Internship: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 

Dermatology Residency: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center 

Special Interests: Cosmetics, Botox, Fillers, Pediatrics, Nail Surgery, Skin of Color, Research

Affiliations:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Women’s Dermatologic Society

New England Dermatological Society

 

 

Dr. Richard Le

Undergraduate: University of Tulsa, B.S. Biology

Medical School: Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine - Tulsa, OK

Family Medicine Residency: Plaza Medical Center - Ft. Worth, TX

Diploma in Practical Dermatology: Cardiff University School of Medicine - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Special Interests: Skin Cancer / Eczema / Ace

 

 

Dr. Renee Lucero

Undergraduate: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Medical School: Touro University Nevada

Surgical Internship: Creighton University - Maricopa Integrated Health Systems, Phoenix, AZ 

Dermatology Residency: Island Dermatology / Prime West Consortium - Current

Special Interests: General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery

Affiliations:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

Western University of Health Sciences

Chino Valley Medical Center

 

 

Dr. Steve Austad

Undergraduate: Weber State University

Medical School: Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: Transitional Year-Naval Medical Center San Diego 

Dermatology Residency: Island Dermatology / Prime West Consortium - Current

Special Interests: General Dermatology, Procedural Dermatology

Affiliations:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

Prime Health/Chino Valley Medical Center

Western University of Health Sciences

 

 

Dr. Adam Levin

Undergraduate: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dermatology Residency: Island Dermatology / Prime West Consortium – Current

Special Interests: General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery

Affiliations:

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology

American Academy of Dermatology

American Osteopathic Association

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

 

 

OUR PA's

Mia Gatti, PA-C

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

PA School:
Nova Southeastern University

Special Interests:
Skin Cancer, Excision, 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

 

 

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

 

 

 

Daniel Kim, PA-C

Undergraduate:
University of California, Riverside

PA School:
Western University of Health Sciences

Special Interests:
Acne, Eczema, Skin cancer

Affiliations:
Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants
California Dermatology of Physician Assistants

 
 
 

OUR ESTHETICIAN

 

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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