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Board Certified



Board certified dermatologist with extensive experience managing dermatologic conditions in adult and pediatric patients in varied clinical settings. Focused on medical dermatology and fellowship trained in cutaneous oncology/melanoma. Diverse experience from overseeing physician trainees at a county hospital to educating primary care providers at a healthcare start-up about dermatology to consulting for an online dermatology educational resource. Passionate about leveraging telehealth for better access. A natural leader who thrives working as part of a cohesive team. 



Clinical Dermatologist, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), San Diego, CA (2021-current)

  • Staff dermatology clinics at FHCSD’s Diamond Clinic location

  • Care for a diverse, underserved, often medically complex patient population from San Diego


Consultant, Healthcare Ecommerce Startup Company in Stealth Mode, Remote (August 2020-January 2021)

  • Advised startup team on company’s core products in the healthcare space

  • Drove and managed relationships with key stakeholders relevant to company’s launch

  • Provided strategic input to team on development of telehealth and EHR platform


Clinical Dermatologist, Greenbrae Dermatology, Greenbrae, CA (2019 – 2020)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics in which I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures

  • Left in March 2020 only due to Covid-19


Editorial, Communications, and Business Strategy Consultant, Derm101, New York, NY (2014 – 2019)

  • Provided clinical expertise and guidance to drive company's strategy and maximize user engagement with its digital dermatology educational resource

  • Used clinical lens to help develop new dermatology learning materials

  • Managed editorial team and oversaw the implementation of new dermatology content


Volunteer Clinical Dermatologist, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA (2008 - 2019)

  • Oversaw patient care efforts and taught clinical dermatology to residents and students from UC San Francisco

  • Cared for diverse population of uninsured, underserved in San Francisco


Locums Tenens Dermatologist, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa, CA (2017)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I cared for adult and pediatric patients   


Dermatologist, Primary Care Dermatology Consultant, One Medical Group, San Francisco, CA (2012 - 2013)

  • As sole dermatologist within multiple primary care clinics at this healthcare startup, I provided an ongoing teaching role, both in person and remotely

  • Within the network of primary care clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area, I staffed dermatology clinics at 3 locations to consult on patients referred with complex dermatologic issues

  • Created and implemented technology-based dermatology curriculum for primary care providers within company

  • Gave dermatology lectures and held procedure workshops for primary care providers

 Department Lead & Clinical Dermatologist, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, San Francisco, CA    (2009 - 2012)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures 

  • Recruited   and   on   boarded   physicians   and   support   staff   to   ensure   seamless   understanding   of   the   clinical environment and goals for maximizing patient care

  • Drove expansion of practice into new facilities and expanded clinical service offerings while balancing company growth agenda with needs of the community

  • Selected to “Top Doctors" list Marin and San Francisco, Marin Magazine, 2012, a peer-to-peer survey

  • EPIC electronic health record, “power user”

  • Achieved 99th percentile in “National Facilities” peer group for patient satisfaction


Clinical Dermatologist, Dermatology Consultants of Marin, San Rafael, CA (2008 - 2009)

  • Staffed dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures


Clinical Dermatologist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, CA (2006 - 2008)

  • Staffed   dermatology clinics where I saw adult and pediatric patients and performed dermatologic surgery procedures


Locum Tenens Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, CA (2005-2006)

  • Staffed Saturday dermatology clinics while a full-time resident




UC San Francisco, Department of Dermatology Residency Program, San Francisco, CA (2003 - 2006)

  • Certified, American Board of Dermatology 2006 (recertified 2015)


UC San Francisco, Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship Program, San Francisco, CA (2002 - 2003)

  • Cared for patients in low- and high-risk melanoma clinics as well as cutaneous lymphoma clinics

  • Managed melanoma patients in clinical trials and helped to coordinate melanoma tumor board


California Pacific Medical Center, Internal Medicine Internship, San Francisco, CA (2001-2002)

  • Completed 1-year, hospital-based internal medicine internship


UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA (1996 - 2001)

  • MD, conferred 2001


UC Davis, Davis, CA (1992- 1995)

  • BS, Dept of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Departmental Citation, Dean’s List

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