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Medical, Cosmetic, and Surgical Dermatology
July 2014-June 2017
University of South Florida- Tampa, FL
July 2013-July 2014
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital- Santa Barbara, CA
August 2009-May 2013
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine- Tampa, FL
Doctor of Medicine
Business of Medicine Scholarly Concentration
August 2005-May 2009
University of South Florida, Accelerated Medical Program- Tampa, FL
Biomedical Sciences B.S.
Microbiology Honors Thesis completed
2008-2009 studied abroad at Middlesex University, London
In her free time, Dr. Padilla enjoys hanging out with her husband and 2 dogs.
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
MPH: Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Clinical Research Fellowships: Stanford (Cutaneous Lymphoma), Massachusetts General Hospital (Hair Loss Disorders)
Internship and Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Maryland
2021 American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Social Media Fellow
Selected as the sole recipient as the Social Media Fellow for 2021-2023 during which time I work with the Editor-in-Chief of the Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (LSM) Journal to summarize and promote selected articles on a monthly basis.
2020 Rising Derm Stars Competition for Residents Fall Clinical Conference
One of twenty residents selected from across the country to deliver an oral presentation at the 2020 annual Fall Clinical Conference. I was paired with Dr. April Armstrong, MD, MPH as my mentor during the conference.
2019-2020 Advancing Innovation in Dermatology Scholar
Selected as a 2019 AID Scholar to participate in the Virtual Magic Wand Program designed to empower clinicians to engage in problem-driven research.
2019 Women’s Dermatologic Society L’Oréal Day of Discovery Program
Selected to meet with the L'Oreal Research team of scientists and chemists to learn about both upstream innovations (molecules, delivery systems) as well as Applied and Advanced research to understand how current ingredients and molecules are used in current and near-term OTC vehicles. 2013
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society UCLA Delta Chapter
2012-2013 Letter of Distinction Awards – 3rd year clinical clerkships
2014 American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS) Mentorship Award
Awarded a one-month mentorship to work under the guidance of Dr. Kanade Shinkai at University of California, San Francisco. Our project investigated the four clinical phenotypes of PCOS based on cutaneous manifestations to establish clinical guidelines to be written in a peer reviewed journal.
2014 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Mentorship Program
Awarded a 160-hour mentorship opportunity to work under the guidance of Dr. Melvin Chiu, MD, MPH at University of California, Los Angeles.
2011 AMA Foundation Leadership Award
One of 24 medical students in the nation to receive an AMA Foundation Leadership Award in 2011; selection criteria includes outstanding non clinical leadership in advocacy, community service, and education
2011 Golden Key Pillars of Excellence Award
Awarded to a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to Academics, Leadership, and Service
2009 Phi Beta Kappa (Junior recipient)
Medical school UNTHSC
Intern and Resident SAMMC
Board certified in Dermatology 2016
General, Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology
09/01/1971 - 05/23/1973
Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts Major - Biochemical Sciences
09/01/1973 - 05/24/1974
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Bachelor of Arts • Major - Human Biology Year 1 of 5 year combined BA - MD program of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
09/01/1974 - 05/26/1978
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Medical Doctor - M.D.
06/23/1978 - 06/30/1979
University of Utah Medical School & Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah Internship in Internal Medicine (PGY1)
07/01/1979 - 06/30/1982
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Residency in Dermatology (PGY 2,3,4)
09/01/2013 - 05/23/2015
Isenberg School of Business, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Master of Business Administration - M.B.A. (4.0 GPA)
B.S - University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA, 2009
M.D. - Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD 2015
Naval Flight Surgeon Training - Naval Aerospace Medicine Institute, Pensacola FL 2017
Dermatology Residency - Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego CA 2022
Best Resident-Driven Academic Publications, Association of Military Dermatologists March 2022
3 rd place award: Lyford, Willis H., Angela Crotty, and Nicholas Fred Logemann. "Sun Exposure Prevention Practices within US Naval Aviation." Military Medicine (2021).
Best Staff-Driven Academic Publications, Association of Military Dermatologists March 2022
2 nd place award: Hathaway, Nathanael E., and Willis Hughes Lyford. "Apremilast Uses and Relevance to the Military." Cutis 107.4 (Jan 2021): 216-220.
Gay and Lesbian Dermatologic Association Resident Grant March 2022 $1,500 award granted to resident member who has exhibited academic excellence in order to pursue clinical or research interests in dermatology
Navy Surgeon General’s Award Spring 2015
Awarded to a single graduating USUHS Navy student whose student career was characterized by extraordinary academic achievement, military medical professionalism, commitment to fellow students and creative, sensitive leadership.
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, MD Gamma Chapter April 2014-Present
June 2016 – June 2019: Dermatology Resident at Naval Medical Center San Diego
December 2012 – June 2016: Department head Occupational Medicine at Naval Hospital Guam
June 2012 – December 2012: Undersea Medical Officer Training at NUMI, Groton, CT.
June 2011 – June 2012: Internship at NH Camp Pendleton
August 2007 – May 2011: Uniformed Services University in Bethesda Maryland
June 2004 - May 2005: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Human Physiology
August 2000 - May 2004: University of Colorado at Boulder, CO BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
He enjoys traveling, surfing and being with his family.
MD From Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
3 yr Residency in Family Medicine at Fort Benning Community Hospital, Columbus, GA.
3 yr Residency in Dermatology at San Diego Naval Hospital, San Diego CA
MOHS Surgey and General Dermatology
2006 B.A., Sociology, Brown University Program in Liberal Medical Education, Providence, RI
2011 M.D., Brown University, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Providence, RI
2011-2012 Intern, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, N.Y., NY
2012-2013 Resident, Dermatology, Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, N.Y., NY
2013-2015 Resident, Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center* Hospital university affiliation change due to hospital merger, N.Y., NY
2015-2016 Fellow, Cutaneous Oncology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, Fellowship director: Desiree Ratner, M.D., N.Y., NY
Pediatric Dermatology and General Dermatology
05/1992 Bachelor of Science University of Maryland (Microbiology)
05/2000 Medical Degree University of Maryland
05/2000 Doctor of Philosophy University of Maryland (Molecular and Cell Biology)
In her free time, her personal interests include spending time with her husband and children, gardening, and cooking.
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (Junior Inductee), Chancellor’s Student Service Award (2010), Illinois General Assembly Scholarship (2006-2007)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Minor in Chemistry
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Society, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chancellor’s Student Service Award (2006), 2nd Place in Undergraduate Research Symposium (2005), UIAA Student Leadership Award (2005), University Scholar Award (2002-2006)