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Naissan O. Wesley, M.D., F.A.C.M.S. CV

Personal History

Business Address:
Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills
9201 W. Sunset Blvd, Suite 602
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Ph: (310)246-0495, Fax: (310)246-0496

Place Of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Citizenship: United States

EDUCATION/TRAINING

SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, MA July 2008 - June 2009
MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY, COSMETIC, LASER, AND PROCEDURAL DERMATOLOGY FELLOWSHIP
Drs. Ken Arndt, Jeffrey Dover, Michael Kaminer, and Tom Rohrer fellowship directors

University of California, San Francisco July 2005 - June 2008
DERMATOLOGY RESIDENCY

BOARD CERTIFIED IN DERMATOLOGY, 2008

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles June 2004 - June 2005
INTERNAL MEDICINE INTERNSHIP

University of California, San Francisco Sept 2000 - June 2004
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (M.D.)

ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA (AOA) - top10% of class

University of California, Los Angeles Fall 1995 - Spring 1999
UNDER GRADUATE
B.S.BIOLOGY

MAJOR(S): BIOLOGY, ARTHISTORY

MAGNA CUMLAUDE WITH COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL HONORS

LICENSURE AND BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • CALIFORNIA MEDICAL LICENSE, NUMBER A93306 (11/20/2005)
  • BASIC AND ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT (exp. 2018)
  • DIPLOMATE OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF DERMATOLOGY (10/2008)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • DERMATOLOGIST/DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON AT SKIN CARE AND LASER PHYSICIANS OF BEVERLY HILLS. 9201 W Sunset Blvd, Suite 602, Los Angeles, CA 90069 (310) 246-0495 (September 2009 - current)
  • HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES, CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER. 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048, (310) 423-5161 (2009 - current)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN MEDICINE, DERMATOLOGY DIVISION, DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES. 200 Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (volunteering since November 2011, appointment since July 2013 - current)

HONORS & AWARDS

SCHOLARLY DISTINCTIONS

  • ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA (top 10% of medical school class), UCSF CHAPTER (2004)
  • CLERKSHIP HONORS IN MEDICINE, SURGERY, PEDIATRICS, NEUROLOGY, DERMATOLOGY, DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH, AND CARDIOLOGY; UCSF MEDICAL SCHOOL (2002-2003)
  • LETTER OF COMMENDATION, UCSF (2001)
  • COLLEGE HONORS AND DEPARTMENTAL HONORS (BIOLOGY), UCLA (1999)
  • PHI BETA KAPPA (1999)
  • DEAN'S HONORS LIST, UCLA (1995-1999)
  • GOLDEN KEY NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY (1995-1999)
  • PHI SIGMA BIOLOGICAL HONORS SOCIETY (1997-1999)
  • UC IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS PROGRAM (EARLY ADMISSION TO COLLEGE FOR ACADEMICALLY GIFTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS) (1994-1995)

DISTINCTIONS/AWARDS

  • AWARDED 'CHAMPIONS OF DIVERSITY' PIN, UCSF (2007)
  • STAR AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE IN MOHS MICROGRAPHIC SURGERY, UCSF (2006)
  • RECIPIENT OF THE UCSF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR AWARD (Awarded to one student and one faculty member annually for outstanding achievements, leadership, and furthering the goal of achieving ethnic diversity within the UCSF community) (2004)
  • AWARD FOR BEST RESEARCH PRESENTATION, ALLIED HEALTH CAREERS 4 OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM (1996)

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, AND GRANTS

  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY PRECEPTORSHIP PROGRAM AWARD (2007)
  • WOMEN'S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY MENTORSHIP PROGRAM AWARD (2007)
  • NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S EMERGING SCHOLAR AWARD (2003)
  • RECIPIENT OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION'S MEDICAL STUDENT MENTOR PROGRAM; Mentor: Howard I. Maibach, MD, University of California San Francisco (2002)
  • CARE (CENTER FOR ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH EXCELLENCE) PROGRAM AWARD, UCLA (1998 - 1999)
  • PRE-MED SCHOLARS INSTITUTE (1995-1996)

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • SKIN DISEASE EDUCATION FOUNDATION TRAVEL AWARD (2008)
  • JACKIE ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP, UCLA (1995)
  • NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (1995)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Wesley NO, Talakoub L. Aesthetic Dermatology section for Dermatology News (formerly Skin and Allergy News). www.edermatologynews.com Invited journalist since 1/2010, monthly.
  • Wesley NO, Talakoub L. Ethnic Skin section for Skin and Allergy News. www.skinandallergynews.com. Invited journalist since 1/2010, bi-weekly-monthly.
  • Rohrer TE, Wesley NO. Evaluation of Beauty and the Aging Face. In: Dermatology, 3rd edition. Editors: Bolognia, Jorizzo, Schaffer, et al. 2016, Elselvier: Mosby, chapter 152. In Press
  • Black J, Wesley NO, Jones DH. Botulinum Toxin: Glabella. In: Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. Carruthers, editors. 2016. Elsevier: Saunders, chapter 12:77-84. In Press
  • Wesley NO, MacGregor JL. Commentary: Non-ablative fractional laser resurfacing for acne scarring in patients with Fitzpatrick skin phototypes IV-VI. Original article by Alexis A et al, accepted to Dermatol Surg 2015 Sept.
  • Wesley NO, MacGregor J. Striae. UpToDate 2015-2016
  • Higgins S, Wesley NO. Topical Retinoids and Cosmeceuticals: Where is the Scientific Evidence to Recommend Products to Patients? Current Dermatology Reports 2015 June; 4(2): 56-62.
  • Wesley NO, Jones DH. Botulinum Toxin: Glabella. In: Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. Carruthers, editors. 2013. Elsevier: Saunders, chapter 12:77-84.
  • Wheat CM, Wesley NO, Jackson BA. Recognition of Skin Cancer and Sun Protective Behaviors in Skin of Color. J Drugs Dermatol 2013 Sep 1;12(9):1029-32
  • LaTowsky BC, Abassi N, Arndt KA, Kaminer MS, Rohrer TE, MacGregor JL, Wesley NO, Durfee MA, Dover JS. A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Four Ablative Fractionated Lasers: A Quadrant Study. Dermatol Surg. 2012 Sep;38(9):1477-89.
  • Rohrer TE, Wesley NO, Glogau R, Dover JS. Evaluation of Beauty and the Aging Face. In: Dermatology, 3rd edition. Editors: Bolognia, Jorizzo, Schaffer, et al. 2012, Elselvier: Mosby, chapter 152: 2473-2478.
  • Mibenge C, Wesley NO, Jackson BA. Recognition of Skin Cancer and Sun Protective Behaviors in Skin of Color. Abstract and Poster Accepted and Presented at Skin of Color Seminar Series by Chikote Mibenge, April 14-15, 2012 in New York, NY. Poster also accepted at Summer AAD 2012, Boston, MA.
  • Alla D, Wesley N, Maibach HI. Decreasing Allergic Contact Dermatitis through Dermatotoxicologic and Epidemiologic Based Intervention? Dermatotoxicology, 8th edition Editors: Klaus-Peter Wilhelm, Hongbo Zhai, and Howard I. Maibach. July, 2012; New York: Taylor & Francis; 52:440 - 442.
  • Wesley NO. Hydrogel Polymers. In: Injectable Fillers: Principles and Practice. Derek Jones, editor. 2010, Wiley-Blackwell; chapter 8: 91-102.
  • Wesley NO, Talakoub L, Maibach HI. Ethnic Differences in Skin Properties. Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, 5th edition. Editors: Baran and Maibach. 2010, New York: Taylor & Francis, chapter 44:395-404.
  • LaTowsky BC, Wesley NO, MacGregor JL, Kaminer MS, Arndt KA. Delayed Inflammatory Reaction to 4% Polyacrylamide Gel (Bio-Alcamid) Used for Soft Tissue Augmentation. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(11):1309-1312.
  • Wesley NO, Dover JS. The Filler Revolution: a six-year retrospective. J Drugs Dermatol. 2009:8(10):903-7.
  • Talakoub L, Wesley NO. Differences in Perceptions of Beauty and Cosmetic Procedures Performed in Ethnic Patients. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2009 Jun;28(2):115-29.
  • Wesley NO. Introduction. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2009 Jun;28(2):61-2.
  • LaTowsky BC, MacGregor JL, Wesley NO, Arndt KA, Rohrer TE, Kaminer MS, Dover JS. A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Four Fractionated Ablative Lasers. Abstract published in the manual and presented at the Controversies & Conversations in Laser & Cosmetic Surgery by Dr. Brenda LaTowsky, August 14-16, 2009, in Southhampton, Bermuda and presented at the ASDS/ASCDAS Joint Annual Meeting October 1-4, 2009, in Pheonix, Arizona.
  • Wesley NO, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Tobacco and Dermatologic Surgery. In preparation.
  • Wesley NO, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Reply. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Oct; 34(10):1439-1440.
  • Saggar S, Wesley NO, Maibach HI. Ethnic Variation in Skin Properties: Quo Vadis? - Part II. Cosmetics and Toiletries. 2008 May; 123(5):34-42
  • Wesley NO, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Primary Linear Closure for Large Defects of the Nasal Supratip. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Mar; 34(3):380-4; discussion 384-5.
  • Saggar S, Wesley NO, Maibach HI. Ethnic Variation in Skin Properties: Quo Vadis? - Part I. Cosmetics and Toiletries. 2008 Apr; 123(4):30-38.
  • Saggar, S, Wesley NO, Moulton-levy NM, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. An Update. Dermatotoxicology, 7th edition, 2008, New York: Taylor & Francis; chapter 2: 5-29.
  • Saggar, S, Wesley NO, Moulton-levy NM, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. An Update. Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, 3rd edition, 2009, New York: Taylor & Francis; chapter 5: 41-58.
  • Saggar, S, Wesley NO, Moulton-levy NM, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. An Update. Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, 4th edition, New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Jacqueline Dolev, Lisa Butler, Toby Maurer, Karl Wilkins, Jean Lee, Naissan Wesley, and Jeffrey Martin. Who is Still Developing Kaposi's Sarcoma in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Era? Abstract published in the manual and presented at the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) 9th annual AIDS Malignancy Conference by Dr. Jacqueline Dolev, October, 2005 in Bethesda, MD.
  • Wesley N, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology, 2nd edition, 2006, New York: Taylor & Francis; chapter 2: 15-44.
  • Wesley N, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. Textbook of Cosmetic Dermatology, 3rd edition, 2005, New York: Taylor & Francis; chapter 56: 523-539.
  • Wesley N, Maibach HI. Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2003; 4(12): 843-60.
  • Wesley N, Maibach HI. Decreasing Allergic Contact Dermatitis through Dermatotoxicologic and Epidemiologic Based Intervention? Food and Chemical Toxicology. June, 2003; 41(6):857 - 860.

EDITORIAL ASSIGNMENTS

Invited Guest Editor of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Dermatologic Issues in People of Color. Editors: Drs. Kenneth Arndt, Philip LeBoit, June Robinson, and Bruce Wintroub. Published June, 2009.

CLINICAL TRIALS

  • Evolus_CLIN001 - Co-investigator, A Phase III Study to Demonstrate the Safety and Efficacy of DWP-450 to Treat Glabellar Lines
  • Evolus_CLIN004 - Co-investigator, A multicenter open label, multi dose, phase II trial to demonstrate the safety of DWP-450 in adult subjects for treatment of moderate to severe glabellar lines.
  • Xeomin - Co-investigator, A prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blinded, parallel group trial to investigate the equivalence of incobotulinumtoxinA (Xeomin) to onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) in the treatment of glabellar frown lines, Merz.
  • ATX-101 (Kybella) - Co-Investigator, Trial to evaluate efficacy of a novel injectable drug for the reduction of localized fat, Kythera.
  • Voluma - Co-Investigator; Trial to evaluate efficacy of a novel filler to treat mid-face volume loss, Allergan.
  • Galderma RD.06.CIP.18156 (Emervel) - Co-Investigator, Trial to evaluate efficacy of a novel filler for correction of nasolabial folds, Galderma.
  • Cellutions - Co-Investigator; U.S. Pilot Study of Cellutions Nanopulse Therapy for Reduction in the Appearance of Cellulite.
  • Revance - Sub-Investigator; Pilot study for use of a topical botulinum toxin for periorbital rhytides.
  • Merz - Sub-Investigator; A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial to investigate the efficacy and safety of NT 201 (Xeomin), free of complexing proteins, in the treatment of glabellar frown lines.
  • Ulthera - Sub-Investigator; A rater-blinded prospective clinical study of skin tightening after transcutaneous ultrasound energy delivery to the forehead and cheek skin.
  • Shazer - Sub-Investigator; Safety and efficacy trial of a personal light-based (7 J/cm2, 30ms, 650-1200nm) hair reduction system.
  • Zeltiq (Coolsculpting)- Sub-Investigator; A prospective clinical study of non-invasive cooling of subcutaneous fat.
  • Artes Medical - Sub-Investigator; Post-Approval Study of ArteFill for Correction of Nasolabial Folds.
  • Medicis - Sub-Investigator; A Phase 3-4 Multicenter, Open label Extension Study to Assess the Long Term Safety of Repeat Administrations of Reloxin (Dysport) in the Treatment of Glabellar Lines. Protocol 732
  • Syneron - Sub-Investigator; Clinical evaluation of skin laxity, subcutaneous fat, and cellulite treated with Velashape: a device that delivers infrared, radiofrequency energy and vacuum suctioning to the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs.
  • Mirimar Labs (Miradry) - Sub-Investigator; Clinical Evaluation of the DTS (microwave energy delivery system) for treatment of hyperhidrosis—a feasibility study.
  • Thermage - Sub-Investigator; An open label trial to determine the efficacy of Thermage Multiplex Tip for the treatment of circumferential upper arm tissue.
  • Nomir - Sub-Investigator; Noveon Laser Treatment of Onychomycosis: A device performance pivotal trial.

OTHER RESEARCH

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKIN CARE AND LASER PHYSICIANS OF BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CA- REVIEWER FOR BTG/CANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF LEG VEINS
TREATED WITH BTG-14-020-01 SCLEROTHERAPY (2015)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKIN CARE AND LASER PHYSICIANS OF BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CA- REVIEWER FOR BTG/CANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF LEG VEINS
TREATED WITH BTG-14-020-01 SCLEROTHERAPY (2013)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKIN CARE AND LASER PHYSICIANS OF BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CA- REVIEWER FOR BTG/CANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF LEG VEINS
TREATED WITH BTG-14-020-01 SCLEROTHERAPY (2012)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKIN CARE AND LASER PHYSICIANS OF BEVERLY HILLS, LOS ANGELES, CA- REVIEWER FOR BTG/CANFIELD PHOTOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF LEG VEINS
TREATED WITH BTG SCLEROTHERAPY (201)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKINCARE PHYSICIANS, CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SUB- INVESTIGATOR. RANDOMIZED, RATER-BLINDED TRIAL COMPARING THE EFFICACY AND HEALING TIME OF THE 4 DIFFERENT FRACTIONATED ABLATIVE RESURFACING LASERS IN 4 DIFFERENT QUADRANTS OF THE FACE (FRAXEL REPAIR, ACTIVE AND DEEP FX, QUADRALASE, AND PEARL FRACTIONAL). (May 2009 - June 2009)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ SKIN WELLNESS CENTER OF CHICAGO - CO-PRIMARY INVESTIGATOR EXAMINING SUN PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS AND SKIN CANCER BELIEFS IN ETHNIC SKIN PATIENTS; PI(s): NAISSAN WESLEY, MD AND BROOKE JACKSON, MD (May, 2008 - in progress)

DERMATOLOGY RESEARCH @ UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO (UCSF) - RESEARCH ASSISTANT ON RETROSPECTIVE STUDY EXAMINING NEW CASES OF KAPOSI'S 8 SARCOMA IN SAN FRANCISCO; PI(s): TOBY MAURER, MD, KARL WILKINS, MD, AND JEFFREY MARTIN, MD (June, 2003 - June, 2005)

HIV RESEARCH @ NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH, SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - CONDUCTED CLINICAL RESEARCH STUDY CORRELATING IMMUNE STATUS AND ORAL CANDIDIASIS IN HIV+ PATIENTS; ALSO ASSISTED WITH CLINICAL TRIALS, AND STUDIED MEDICAL SPANISH; ADVISOR: ELLEN KOENIG, MD (Summer, 2001)

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY RESEARCH @ LONG BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER - ASSISTED WITH RESEARCH ON THE EFFECTS OF TIBIAL ROTATION ON PATELLOFEMORAL CONTACT AREAS AND PRESSURES IN HUMAN CADAVER KNEES; PI: DR. THAY Q. LEE (Summer, 1997)

CARDIOLOGY RESEARCH @ LONG BEACH VA MEDICAL CENTER - ASSISTED IN DEVELOPING AN ISOLATED PERFUSED RABBIT HEART MODEL OF VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION. CONDUCTED EXPERIMENTS ON HEART RATE VARIABILITY DUE TO INFUSED ADENOSINE IN ISOLATED PERFUSED RABBIT HEARTS; PI: ROBERT C. WESLEY, JR, MD (Summer, 1993)

PUBLISHED INTERVIEWS

  • Ladies Home Journal, April 2010.
  • "Cultural Competence: Dealing With Diversity", Dermatology World. Vol. 8, No. 7, July 2008.

PUBLISHED ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • Skin Deep: Learning to Speak to Latino Complexions. New York Times. November 16, 2006.
  • Made in the Shades. The San Diego Tribune. January 14, 2007.

PRESENTATIONS, LECTURES, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Cosmetic Bootcamp, Los Angeles, CA - "Calcium Hydroxylapetite and Poly-L-Lactic Acid Fillers" (December, 2015)
  • Cosmetic Bootcamp, Los Angeles, CA - "Vascular, Pigment, and Laser Hair Removal Lasers" (December, 2015)
  • Attending Physician (teaching physician) for Mohs Surgery Clinics at University of California, Los Angeles/Greater West LA VA Medical Center (2009 - present)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Fillers Course, San Diego, CA - "Botulinum Toxins Overview" (November, 2012)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Fillers Course, San Diego, CA - "What's on the Horizon for Dermal Fillers and Botulinum Toxins" (November, 2012)
  • Attending Physician (teaching physician) for Resident Dermatology Clinics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles (2009 -)
  • ASDS Fillers Course, Los Angeles, CA - "My Technique for Hand Rejuvenation" (October, 2009)
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco - "Hair Care Practices" (June, 2008)
  • Dermatology Board Review Lecture, University of California San Francisco - "Bacteria" (March, 2008)
  • National Medical Association Conference, Honolulu, HI - "Racial (Ethnic) Differences in Skin Properties: the Objective Data" (August 5, 2007)
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco - "Ethnic Skin" (June, 2007)
  • Student National Medical Association Conference, San Francisco, CA - "Competitive Specialty Panel" (April 7, 2007)
  • Dermatology Board Review Lecture, University of California San Francisco - "Hair and Nail" (April, 2007)
  • Dermatology Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco - "Great Cases: Breast Cancer" (February, 2007)
  • Dermatology Board Review Lecture, University of California San Francisco - "Bugs" (March, 2006)
  • Gross Anatomy - Taught first year medical students how to perform a dermatologic examination on cadavers, University of California San Francisco (September, 2006)
  • Women Physicians of Color Course, University of California San Francisco - panelist (2003)
  • Cardiovascular Course - Taught Cardiovascular Block small group sessions to first- and second-year medical students, University of California San Francisco (October, 2003)
  • Helped Coordinate the XIIIth annual UCSF Student AIDS Forum, University of California San Francisco (October, 2001)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

COMMITTEE SERVICE

  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY DIVERSITY TASK FORCE COMMITTEE-RESIDENT MEMBER(3 YEAR TERM 2006 - 2009)
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY-YOUNG DERMATOLOGIC SURGEONS WORKGROUP(2009 - 2011)
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY-EDUCATION WORKGROUP (2011-)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES RALPH BUNCHE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER (2013)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • ROCK THE VOTE - INTERNSHIP - PRODUCTION ASSISTANT FOR VIDEO AND RADIO PRODUCTIONS TO ENCOURAGE VOTER PARTICIPATION (September, 1995 - January, 1996)
  • AHCOP (ALLIED HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM) @ MLK/DREW MEDICAL CENTER - INTERNSHIP - ATTENDED CLINICAL ROUNDS, TOOK SCIENCE PREPARATORY COURSES, VOLUNTEERED IN HOSPITAL, AWARD GIVEN FOR GROUP CLINICAL RESEARCH PROJECT (Summer, 1996)
  • AFRICAN BROTHERS & SISTERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (January, 1996 - June, 1999)
  • UCLA SPORTS MEDICINE - INTERNSHIP - LEARNED HOW TO EVALUATE, PREVENT, AND TREAT INJURIES OF STUDENT ATHLETES (August, 1996 - June, 1997)
  • TOUR GUIDE, UCSF (2000 - 2004)
  • ADMIT WEEKEND, UCSF - PLAYED AN INTEGRAL PART IN MEDICAL SCHOOL RECRUITMENT, COORDINATING THE HOUSING AND ACTIVITIES FOR ADMITTED STUDENTS (April 20-22, 2001)
  • MENTOR TO HIGH SCHOOL AND PRE-MED STUDENTS (September, 2000 - )
  • VOLUNTEER AT UCSF'S STUDENT RUN HOMELESS CLINIC (September, 2000 - June, 2002)
  • HOLIDAY ON PARNASSUS AT UCSF CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - A HOLIDAY PARTY AT UCSF FOR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN (2001)
  • HELPED IMPLEMENT MEDICAL SPANISH ELECTIVE, UCSF (September, 2001)
  • AMDERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS (2005-2008)
  • STARTED A MENTORING/SHADOWING PROGRAM FOR UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY UNDERGRADUATE AND MEDICAL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN DERMATOLOGY, UCSF (2006)
  • ASDS/NEUTROGENA VOLUNTEER SKIN CANCER SCREENING (2010)
  • TREE PEOPLE - VOLUNTEER, TO PLANT TREES IN PLACES OF NEED IN LOS ANGELES (2011)
  • PET ADOPTIONS, TAILWAGGERS, HOLLYWOOD, CA - VOLUNTEER (2011)
  • HATS (HELPING ALL TRANSIENTS), SKID ROW, LOS ANGELES - VOLUNTEERING TO PROVIDE CLOTHES AND PERSONAL ITEMS TO HOMELESS PERSONS IN LOS ANGELES. (2011 - )
  • FOOD FINDERS FEED THE HUNGRY EVENT - PREPARED FOOD BOXES TO BE DELIVERED TO PERSONS IN NEED OF FOOD WITH BOEING VOLUNTEER GROUP, GOOD SHEPHARD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, LOS ALAMITOS, CA (November, 2011)
  • CORAZON DE VIDA FOUNDATION - VOLUNTEER TIME AND DONATIONS DELIVERED TO CHILDREN AT AN ORPHANAGE IN BAJA, MEXICO (December, 2011 & 2014)
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB - HELPED PREPARE BREAKFAST FOR HOMELESS AND HUNGRY PERSONS IN LOS ANGELES, ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, HOLLYWOOD, CA (2012)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES MATTEL CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS WITH MONIQUE WEBBER AND THE UCLA CHILD LIFE DEPARTMENT TO BETTER THE QUALITY OF THE HOSPITAL STAY FOR INPATIENT PEDIATRICS PATIENTS (2012 - current)
  • PROJECT ANGEL FOOD - PREPARED FOOD AT A FOOD KITCHEN. THE PROJECT ANGEL FOOD MISSION IS TO NOURISH THE BODY AND SPIRIT OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS, CANCER, AND OTHER LIFE THREATENING ILLNESSES (2013)
  • PROJECT FAVELA - PROVIDING HEALTH CARE AND HELP TO CHILDREN AT A SCHOOL IN ROCINHA FAVELA IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (SEPTEMBER, 2013)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SCHOLARLY SOCIETIES

  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF MOHS SURGERY - FELLOW MEMBER (2009 - present)
  • WOMEN'S DERMATOLOGIC SOCIETY - MEMBER (elected February, 2007- )
  • AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY (ASDS) - MEMBER (2005 - present)
  • UCSF RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE AT THE STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (SNMA) NATIONAL CONFERENCE, EXHIBIT HALL - Atlanta, GA (April 13-16, 2006)
  • SNMA (STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION) - CO-PRESIDENT (2001 - 2002), VICE CHAIR (1999-2000) UCSF CHAPTER - ORGANIZED HEALTH FAIRS IN PREDOMINATELY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL CHURCHES; PARTICIPATED IN VOLUNTEER EVENTS (E.G. HOLIDAY ON PARNASSUS AT CHILDREN-S HOSPITAL - A HOLIDAY PARTY AT UCSF FOR CHRONICALLY ILL CHILDREN); CONDUCTED FUNDRAISERS; CONCEPTUALIZED AND STARTED A NOW ANNUAL AFRO-CARRIBEAN CULTURAL SHOW AT UCSF; STARTED A MENTORING PROGRAM WITH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS; PROMOTED MINORITY RECRUITMENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL; SERVED AS A DELEGATE AT NATIONAL SNMA CONFERENCES IN ATLANTA, GA AND HOUSTON, TX (September, 2000 - June, 2004)
  • UCSF-SHPSR (UCSF STUDENT HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY) - MEMBER - ORGANIZED "VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN CLINICAL MEDICINE" CONFERENCE @ UCSF IN FEB, 2001 (September, 2000 - June, 2004)
  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS - MEMBER (2001 - 2005)
  • ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDENT ENRICHMENT SERIES, UCSF (March, 2001 - June, 2001)
  • BLACK PRE-HEALTH SOCIETY, UCLA - MEMBER (Fall, 1995 - Spring, 1999)

EDITORIAL SERVICES

  • Invited Guest Editor of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery: Dermatologic Issues in Peopleof Color.Editors: Drs.Kenneth Arndt, Philip Le Bo it, June Robinson, and Bruce Wintroub. Published June, 2009.

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES

  • Allergan Medical Facial Aesthetics JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC Advisory Board meeting, Toronto, Canada. (August, 2013).

EMPLOYMENT (pre-medical school)

INSTITUTE OF LASER MEDICINE - FRONT AND BACK OFFICE DUTIES; EMPLOYER: EDWARD TOBINICK, MD (January, 1999 - January, 2000)

'THE WHEREHOUSE' MUSIC STORE - EMPLOYEE (1994 - 1996)

FASHION MODEL (1994 - 2000)

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

TRAVEL, YOGA, HIKING, READING, ENJOYING FILM AND MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND PETS

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