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Current Dermatology Residents 

Third Year Residents

  • Joyce Cheng, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Joyce Cheng, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: Yale University
    Undergraduate Major: Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
    Medical School: Yale University
    Additional Training: Clinical Research Fellow, University of California, San Diego, Dept of Dermatology; MHS, Clinical Research Pathway, Yale School of Medicine San Diego, CA
    Internship: University of California, San Diego
    Hometown: San Diego, CA
    Dermatology Interests:  complex medical dermatology, inflammatory skin diseases, skin microbiome, dermatologic surgery
    Other Interests/Hobbies: anything active and/or outdoors, travel, hiking, art, cooking, reading, yoga/mindfulness, quality time with friends and family

  • Matthew Kolar, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Matthew Kolar, M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate Major: Chemistry
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    Additional Training: PhD, Biomedical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
    Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
    Hometown: Cameron, NC
    Dermatology Interests:  Medical dermatology, skin metabolism
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family, SD outdoor activities (surfing, jet skiing); hiking, traveling, animals

  • Nicola Natsis, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Nicola Natsis, M.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: Cornell University 
    Undergraduate Major: American Studies
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    Additional Training: Research Fellowship, Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology 
    Internship: University of California, San Diego
    Hometown: Pacific Palisades, CA
    Dermatology Interests:  General dermatology, pediatric dermatology, emerging dermatologic therapeutics and technologies
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Spinning, barre, yoga, skiing, art and design, skin care, time with friends and family, exploring new coffee shops and bakeries, travel
    Accomplishments during residency: First-author and co-author on a case report and case series, respectively, which descibe the skin and systemic manifestions of intrauterine herpes simplex virus infections in the neonate (2021)
  • Somaira Nowsheen M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Somaira Nowsheen M.D., Ph.D. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: East Carolina University
    Undergraduate Major:  Biology, Chemistry
    Medical School: Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota
    Additional Training: MS, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, East Carolina University ; PhD, Biomedical Sciences-Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Mayo Clinic
    Internship: Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Dermatology Interests:  complex medical derm, onco derm, derm surgery
    Other Interests/Hobbies: hiking, painting, exploring new places, exploring new restaurants, cooking
  • Bobak Pousti, M.D., M.B.A.  (PGY-4)

    Bobak Pousti, M.D., M.B.A. (PGY-4)

    Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Undergraduate Major: Human Biology
    Medical School: Temple University 
    Additional Training: MBA, Temple University 
    Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
    Hometown: San Diego, Ca
    Dermatology Interests:  Dermatologic surgery, emerging laser technologies, complex med derm and biologic therapies
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Anything outdoors (Soccer, Surfing, Running, Skiing). Vocal and Instrumental music. Gardening and Fermentation. Hiking with the doggo.
    Accomplishments during residency: Poster Presentation on the serial staged excision procedure for Melanoma and Melanoma In-Situ. Case Series covering verrucous variants of Sarcoidosis.


 Second Year Residents

  • Dimitri De Kouchkovsky, MD, PHD (PGY-3)))

    Dimitri De Kouchkovsky, MD, PHD (PGY-3)))

    Undergraduate School: UC Berkeley
    Undergraduate Major: Molecular and cellular, immunology
    Medical School: Yale School of Medicine
    Additional Training:  PhD (Immunology)
    Internship:  UC Irvine Medical Center
    Hometown: Clamart, France
    Dermatology Interests:  Autoimmune conditions, oncodermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Cycling, beach runs with my dog, cooking
  • Umber Dube, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    Umber Dube, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: University of Waterloo
    Undergraduate Major: Joint Honours Science and Economics 
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
    Additional Training: PhD in Neurosciences, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis
    Internship: Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
    Dermatology Interests: Aging, melanin, RNA, photobiology
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Kombucha brewing, sourdough baking, fusion cooking, public transit, spending time with family.

  • Stephanie Lee, MD (PGY-3)

    Stephanie Lee, MD (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: Brown University 
    Undergraduate Major: Human Biology 
    Medical School: Brown University
    Additional Training: Pediatric Residency (2016-2019), Chief Resident (2019-2020) at UCI-CHOC in Orange, CA, Pediatric Dermatology Clinical Research Fellowship (2020-2022) at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, CA
    Internship: University of California Irvine-Children's Hospital of Orange County (UCI-CHOC)
    Hometown: Westerly, RI
    Dermatology Interests: Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetics, Medical Education
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Exploring new places and food, hiking, volleyball, beach, photography

  • Jason Seidman, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    Jason Seidman, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: University of California, Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry - Molecular Biology
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego 
    Additional Training: Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences at UC San Diego. MA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Barbara
    Internship:  Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
    Hometown: Menlo Park, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, inflammatory skin diseases, personalized medicine and biologic therapies 
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Weight training, spending time with family, brunch, going to the beach, Zoo and Safari Park
  • David Weiss, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    David Weiss, MD, PHD (PGY-3)

    Undergraduate School: University of California, Los Angeles
    Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
    Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
    Additional Training: PhD in Molecular Biology from University of California, Los Angeles, Internship: Internal Medicine Preliminary Year at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Internship: Internal Medicine Preliminary Year at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, medical education
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Surfing, fishing, camping, skiing, travel, spending time with family


First Year Residents

  • Grace "Sora" Ahn, MD (PGY-2)

    Grace "Sora" Ahn, MD (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: Cornell University
    Undergraduate Major: Animal & Behavioral Sciences
    Medical School: UCSD School of Medicine
    Internship: Penn Medicine
    Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
    Dermatology Interests: Medical Dermatology, Oncodermatology, Derm Surgery, Lasers
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Rookie surfing, snowboarding, cooking from my garden, ukulele, traveling, being outside with friends and family
  • Giuseppe Ingrasci, MD (PGY-2)

    Giuseppe Ingrasci, MD (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: University of Florida
    Undergraduate Major: Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Medical School: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
    Internship: University of Miami at Holy Cross Hospital
    Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL
    Dermatology Interests: 
    Medical & Procedural Dermatology, Immunobiologic Therapies, Itch, Skin of Color 
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Playing guitar, working out, running, surfing, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and being a diehard Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat fan
  • Zachary Jaeger, MD (PGY-2)

    Zachary Jaeger, MD (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: UCLA
    Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry
    Medical School: Washington University in St. Louis
    Internship: VA Caribbean Healthcare System, San Juan, PR
    Hometown: Folsom, CA
    Dermatology Interests: Improving access to care and DEI, pediatric dermatology, inpatient dermatology, medical education and mentorship
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Triathlon (swimming, cycling, running), playing with kittens, reggaeton, vegan food, hiking, spending time with family
  • Helen Park, MD (PGY-2)

    Helen Park, MD (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley
    Undergraduate Major: Bioengineering
    Medical School: University of California, San Diego
    Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Hometown: San Ramon, CA
    Dermatology Interests: 
    Pediatric Dermatology, general dermatology, patient and medical education
    Other Interests/Hobbies: Exploring coffee shops and restaurants, yoga, pilates, collecting houseplants, hiking 
  • Caitlin Penny, MD (PGY-2)

    Caitlin Penny, MD (PGY-2)

    Undergraduate School: Duke University
    Undergraduate Major: Biology
    Medical School: Duke University
    Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego
    Hometown: Cutchogue, NY
    Dermatology Interests: General dermatology, pediatric dermatology, global health
    Other Interests/Hobbies: spending time in nature and at the beach, travel, painting, exploring the SD food scene