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Board-certified Dermatologist and Physician Leader
Expert in Patient Satisfaction, Patient Experience, and Practice Management
Cable Television Host, Producer & Writer
Medical Journal Editor
• Best Citizen Award of Yuba City, California
• Best Physician Awards of Yuba/Sutter/Colusa Counties
• Best Doctor Office Awards
• Top Patient Satisfaction Award - Specialist - Sutter Medical Foundation
• Board of Directors - Gold Country Bank
• Board of Directors - American Cancer Society, Yuba Unit
• Board of Directors - Rideout Hospital Foundation
• Board of Directors - United Way of Yuba
• Elected to the Board of Trustees - Franklin School District
• Elected as President, Franklin School District
• State of CA Gubernatorial Appointment - Medical Board of California, Medical Quality Committee
• Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Stanford Medical School
• Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
• Medical Director of Quality & Patient Experience, North Medical Group
• Television Host, Producer & Writer, The Medical Explorer Television Program
• Editor, Johns Hopkins Medical Journal
American Board of Dermatology - 1982 (Lifetime)
General, Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology
Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts Major - Biochemical Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Bachelor of Arts; Major - Human Biology Year 1 of 5 year combined BA - MD program
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland Medical Doctor - M.D.
University of Utah Medical School Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, Utah Internship in Internal Medicine (PGY1)
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Residency in Dermatology (PGY 2,3,4)
Isenberg School of Business, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Master of Business Administration - M.B.A. (4.0 GPA)
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)
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.