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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)