Current Residents

UC San Diego Dermatology Residents 2017-20182016-2017 residents group photo.jpg(Left to Right)

Front row (left to right): Jusleen Ahluwalia, MD, Joyce Yuan, MD, Kimberly Chun, MD, Aislyn Nelson, MD, PhD
Second Row: Dawn Eichenfield, MD, PhD, Zhe Hou, MD, PhD, Aria Vazirnia, MD
Third row: Tanya Greywal, MD, Aimee Two, MD, Alina Goldenberg, MD
Last row: Natasha Carter, MD, PhD, David Cotter, MD, PhD, Keith Roby, MD


UCSD Department of Dermatology: Current Residents - ​ ​Profiles

​ ​Third Year Residents

Keith Roby, MD (PGY-4)
Chief Resident


Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship: Intermountain Medical Center
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Dermatology Interests: Pigmented lesions,
dermatopathology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and dog, surfing/snowboarding.
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: Regular volunteer at UCSD Pacific Beach Free Clinic; Resident volunteer at skin cancer screenings at the UCSD Bruce Gorder 5K walk for Melanoma


Aimee Two, MD, MS (PGY-4)
Chief Resident​

Undergraduate School: Brown University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Internship: LA County/USC Medical Center
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Dermatology Interests: Complex Medical Dermatology, Clinical Trials
Other Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, jogging, spending time with family
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: Presented a poster at the 2016 CalDerm Annual Meeting; first author publication in the JID on the cutaneous microbiome in relation to skin cleansers 


Natasha Carter, MD, PhD (PGY-4)

Undergraduate School: UC Los Angeles
Undergraduate Major: Math
Medical School: Oregon Health and Science University
Internship: University of Washington
Additional Training: PhD from Oxford University
Hometown: Newport, Oregon
Dermatology Interests: Immunobullous disorders. Understanding the role of skin resident memory CD8 cells in cutaneous diseases such as atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis, and how we can target these cells to change the disease course.
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, the great outdoors, cooking
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: Studying skin resident memory CD8 cells in the lab of John Cheng MD. Poster presentation at 2016 Calderm Annual meeting

Jessie Hou, MD, PhD (PGY-4)


Undergraduate School: Nanjing University
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Additional Training: PhD in pharmacology at Rutgers
University
Hometown: Tianjin, China
Dermatology Interests: Dermatologic surgery, Cutaneous oncology, Cancer chemoprevention
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, watching Chinese and Korean TV shows
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: AAD gross and microscopic symposium presentation, WDS Mentorship Award, book chapter on dermatologic adverse events of cancer therapy in Dermatological Signs of Systemic Disease; ASDS resident liaison
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​ ​Second Year Residents

David Cotter, MD, PhD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas
Additional Training: Combined MD, PhD program at
Washington University School of Medicine
Hometown: Las Vegas
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology,
dermatopathology, and general dermatology. 
Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, exercise, and amateur paleontology.
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proudQI projects designed to improve patient comprehension, compliance, and satisfaction through counseling

Alina Goldenberg, MD, MAS (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Major: Public Health
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship: UC San Diego Internal Medicine
Additional Training: Master’s in Clinical Research, UC San DIego
Hometown: Kiev, Ukraine; grew up in San Francisco
Dermatology Interests: Outcomes-based research in non-melanoma skin cancer, contact dermatitis,laser-assisted scar revision
Other Interests/Hobbies: Travel for comestible and collaborative purposes, home renovation and design
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proudSelected to participate within the Rising Derm Star Competition for Residents – What’s New and on the Horizon in Clinical Dermatology at the upcoming 2017 Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference – Hawaii

Aislyn Nelson, MD, PhD (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Major: Neuroscience
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: UCSD Internal Medicine
Additional Training: Combined MD, PhD at Baylor College of Medicine in the laboratory of Ellen Lumpkin, PhD
Hometown: Reno, NV
Dermatology Interests: Pruritus, Natural compounds and their therapeutic significance in skin cancers, Laser therapies
Other Interests/Hobbies: Crafts with daughter/DIY projects, all sports and teen dramas
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: Participating in the “Stand Down”
event for homeless veterans and the “Clean Slate” laser tattoo removal program.


Aria Vazirnia, MD, MAS (PGY-3)

Undergraduate School: UC Los Angeles
Undergraduate Major: Psychobiology
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship: UCLA-Olive View Medical Center (Internal Medicine)
Additional Training: Master of Advanced Studies (MAS
degree) in Clinical Research at UC San Diego
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, General dermatology, & Photomedicine/Laser treatments
Other Interests/Hobbies: Writing music for piano and guitar, trying new restaurants, and spending time ith family and friends 
Accomplishments during residency of which you are most proud: Reviewer for the Journal of Dermatology Nurses' Association, resident reviewer for the American Academy of Dermatology's Directions in Residency

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First Year Residents

Jusleen Ahluwalia, MD, (PGY-2)


Undergraduate School: Rutgers University
Undergraduate Major: Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Medical School: UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Internship: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Internal Medicine
Additional Training: Pediatric Dermatology Research Fellowship at UCSD/RCHSD
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Dermatology Interests:Cutaneous Oncology, Medical Dermatology, General Adult & Pediatric Dermatology
Other Interests/Hobbies: Biking, snorkeling, travel, and enjoying time with friends and family


Kimberly Chun, MD, (PGY-2)

Undergraduate School: UC San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara
Additional Training: Dermatology clinical research fellowship, UCSD
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
Dermatology Interests: Atopic dermatitis, medical dermatology, clinical research
Other Interests/Hobbies:Cooking and baking for family and friends, traveling, photography, hiking


Dawn Eichenfield, MD, PhD, (PGY-2)


Undergraduate School: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Undergraduate Major: Biology
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship:UC San Diego School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Additional Training: Combined M.D. Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at UCSD in the laboratory of Christopher Glass, M.D. Ph.D.
Hometown: North Reading, MA
Dermatology Interests: Genomics and genetics, wound healing, photomedicine and laser therapy
Other Interests/Hobbies: Cooking, jogging, hiking, travel


​Tanya Greywal, MD, (PGY-2)



Undergraduate School
: UC San Diego
Undergraduate Major: Economics
Medical School: UC San Diego School of Medicine
Internship: University of New Mexico
Additional Training: Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Other Interests/Hobbies:horseback riding, travel, baking, spending time with family and friends


Joyce Yuan​, MD

Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
Undergraduate Major: Molecular and Cell Biology, Japanese
Medical School: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Internship:Plastic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center
Additional Training: Plastic Surgery Residency (PGY1-3), University of Kansas Medical Center; Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship, UCSF
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Dermatology Interestshigh-risk skin cancer, skin of color, clinical trials
Other Interests/Hobbies: dance, piano, singing, drawing