I am a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a board certified Dermatologist. My expertise centers on general dermatology including medical, surgical, and cosmetic services. With training in bioengineering, Allopathic and Ayurvedic medicine, I merge modern research and science with a personalized approach to each patient. My training in Ayurvedic medicine lets me bring in a more humanistic approach to my patient care, science, and research.
I believe in providing exceptional medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatologic care, focusing on integrated skin health and wellness for my adult and pediatric patient populations. I strive to connect with every patient on a personal level, fostering the development of long-term relationships. My clinical expertise includes skin cancer screening and treatment, adult and pediatric medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology, psoriasis, eczema, acne, clinical and translational research and integrated skin health and wellness.
I have worked in laser aesthetics since 2000, and have been a nurse injector since 2005. One of my favorite components of my work is to develop collaborative relationships with my patients and educate them on the best way to achieve their aesthetic goals.
My experience in Integrative Medicine is working with peri-menopausal and menopausal women. I can help with lifestyle, supplements, and bio-identical hormone replacement to alleviate symptoms and achieve healthy longevity.
I am a Southern California transplant with a passion for integrative medicine. Dermatology is of special importance to me because your skin is your first impression, and I truly feel honored to help patients make that impression the best one possible.
My time working in skin regeneration in the surgical ICU and in facial reconstruction with plastics led me to become a full spectrum medical and aesthetic dermatology DNP.
Over the past decade, I have been focused on bridging the latest in allopathic, scientific innovation with traditional principles of naturopathy, ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. I love employing botanicals and “nutraceuticals” in my practice and often use them in my treatment plans. If there’s a more natural approach to your goals with fewer side effects, I’m all about it!
I believe that everyone deserves to feel and look their best. As a provider I aim to treat every patient as if they were my own family and work together to find solutions to complex medical issues. I take an integrative approach and strive to provide exceptional care to all my patients. I believe in helping people feel comfortable in their own skin, and I am able to provide that through continued research and evidence based approaches to provide my patients the very best care.
As a physician assistant who practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, I am interested in the whole picture. My goal is to help you achieve your best skin health, whether that be through skin cancer prevention, through enhancing your natural beauty, or by helping to ease the natural aging process of your skin. I strive to build connections and to build trust with each of you in order to help achieve the best version of your skin and to help you be your most beautiful and happiest self.
I received my Doctor of Naturopathy degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and my Bachelor of Science degree at York University in Toronto, ON. I am passionate about integrative medicine and its use in optimizing patient care. My research interests include the microbiome, acne, hair loss, mindfulness, and quality of life.
I am so excited to be working with and learning from our amazing team in our beautiful, zen clinic!
My passion has always been to perform clinical result-based treatments with a spa-like feel. My goal is that every patient leaves my treatment room with not just glowing skin, but a glow from within that comes from a feeling of rejuvenation and renewed confidence.
I have been a licensed esthetician for over a decade and many of those have been spent in a medical setting. I am forever a student with a passion for aesthetics. I am always seeking out new training and education to continually deepen my knowledge and improve my talent and skills in order to provide my patients the best care and information possible.
With a background in Biomedical Science and Chemistry, the medical field has always been an interest of mine. Working at a previous medical dermatology clinic, my enthusiasm to continue working and growing in this field was affirmed and led me to my true passion of cosmetic dermatology here at Zen.
One of the things I love most about this job is the ability to connect and engage with our patients. I also enjoy helping them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
I started my medical aesthetics career as a Licensed Esthetician and quickly realized how rewarding it was to help people feel more confident in their skin. Wanting to learn more about the clinical side of the business, I went on to become a Medical Assistant and Surgical Technician. Eventually, I was able to merge my business knowledge with my clinical knowledge to help practices run more efficiently and achieve the highest level of patient care. My position allows me to empower our team to help you achieve your goals so you can be the best you possible!
My desire to develop deeper connections with others is important and has led me to Zen Dermatology. I pursued a master’s in Public Health to explore more ways to build relationships that prioritize person-centered care. The needs of others are paramount to me, and I want to ensure that their experience in our clinic helps them achieve their goals.
I have always had a passion for learning and skin care. My goal is to spread my knowledge and love for esthetics and make others feel inspired and confident in their own skin.
I have been a multi-certified esthetician for over five years now. In those five years I have been able to grow and advance in ways to improve my skills as an esthetician and managing day to day life in a medical spa setting to give patients the best care they need and deserve.
I’ve been a Medical Assistant and Phlebotomist for over 4 years and have always had an interest in medical aesthetics. I love to make people look and feel their best. My long term goal is to further my education and become an RN so I can continue to provide excellent care to my patients. Zen Dermatology has provided me with the training and confidence to do so!
I am a recent graduate from Sac State, majoring in Biology and minoring in Deaf Studies/ASL. With my background in biology, I value the importance of a skin regimen backed up by extensive research to ensure the most optimal result. Our clinic offers a unique holistic approach to skin care and I am super excited to be a part of this!
My passion has always been helping others. I have a unique love for people and life. I have worked in aesthetic medicine for several years and strives to give patients the best care and guidance from start to finish. I can’t wait to provide you with educational information and help you on the journey of choosing which services best meet your personal goals and lifestyle.
From a young age, I have always loved skincare and the confidence it gives me. For me, skincare has always had a transformative aspect of having a regular routine, which feels therapeutic in ways. I am excited to help others love the skin they are in here at Zen!
I am passionate about all things skincare, health, and wellness. I enjoy utilizing my creative skills so Zen Dermatology can further their patients’ knowledge on the products and services that they offer.