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UC San Diego Department of Dermatology Faculty

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The dermatology team at the University of California San Diego is committed to provide excellence in clinical care, scientific advances and training of future leaders. Our faculty are experts in their field and are involved in a wide range of clinical and research endeavors. In particular, UC San Diego Dermatology is known for our contributions toward a better understanding of inflammatory diseases of the skin and the study of skin disorders.

Dermatology Faculty

  • Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Richard L. Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology
    Distinguished Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics

    Gallo Lab, PubMed

  • Brianne Daniels, D.O.

    Brianne Daniels, D.O.

    Staff Physician, Dermatology/Dermatopathology

    Board-certified in pathology/dermatopathology. Committed to providing excellent patient care in dermatopathology by achieving clinicopathologic correlation and accurate diagnoses in every case. (Joined 2018)
  • Anna Di Nardo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Anna Di Nardo, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Clinical Dermatology

    Principal Investigator of Di Nardo Lab, focus on mast cells. Leads the High Risk Pigmented Lesion Clinic and specializes in mole mapping and digital dermoscopy to detect early-stage melanoma. (Joined 2006)

  • Robert Dorschner, M.D.

    Robert Dorschner, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Principal Investigator conducting clinical research at Elicieri Lab – focus on wound healing. Treats all medical dermatologic conditions, from skin cancer to rashes, acne, and warts. (Joined 2016)

  • Matt Hangauer, Ph.D.

    Matt Hangauer, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor

    The Hangauer Lab focuses on understanding acquired therapy resistance in cancer. (Joined 2018)

  • Tissa Hata, M.D.

    Tissa Hata, M.D.

    HS Clinical Professor of Dermatology

    Dermatology Clinical Service Chief combines clinical practice with her directorship of the Adult Clinical Trials unit. Areas of clinical interest include Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis, and microbiome (Joined 2001)

  • Brian Hinds, M.D.

    Brian Hinds, M.D.

    HS Clinical Associate Professor

    Director of Dermatopathology. Specializes in patients with conditions such as acne, skin infections/warts, psoriasis, eczema, and skin cancers. (Joined 2016)

  • Shang I Brian Jiang, M.D.

    Shang I Brian Jiang, M.D.

    HS Clinical Professor of Dermatology

    Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at UC San Diego. Expertise includes reconstructive surgery and cosmetic dermatology and laser procedures. (Joined 2007)

  • Bonnie Kozma, M.D.

    Bonnie Kozma, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor Expertise in general dermatology as well as treating a variety of skin conditions, including acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and inflammatory skin disorders. (Joined 2020)
  • Amanda Marsch, M.D.

    Amanda Marsch, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Expertise in medication reactions in the skin, cutaneous vasculitis, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), HIV-related skin changes, cutaneous lymphoma, pyoderma gangrenosum, pemphigoid, pemphigus, morphea, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis, hidradenitis suppurativa. (Joined 2016)

  • Charisse Orme, M.D., Ph.D.

    Charisse Orme, M.D., Ph.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Specializes in general dermatology as well as complex conditions such as cutaneous lymphoma, medication reactions in the skin, autoimmune blistering diseases and cutaneous connective tissue disease. (Joined 2016)

  • Arisa Ortiz, M.D.

    Arisa Ortiz, M.D.

    HS Clinical Associate Professor

    Director of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery, board certified in Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). (Joined 2013)

  • Taraneh Paravar, M.D.

    Taraneh Paravar, M.D.

    HS Clinical Associate Professor

    Director of Residency Program. Specializing in autoimmune blistering disorders and rheumatologic diseases of the skin such as cutaneous lupus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, morphea, and vasculitis. (Joined 2011)

  • Jeremy Schneider, M.D.

    Jeremy Schneider, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Director of the Inpatient Consult Service. Special interest in inpatient dermatology, educating both dermatology and non-dermatology practitioners in evaluating and managing dermatologic conditions. (Joined 2016)

  • George Sen, Ph.D.

    George Sen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cellular and Molecular Biology

    The Sen Lab is interested in the genetics and epigenetics of how stem cells regenerate and how alterations in their behavior leads to skin diseases.

  • Veronica Shi, M.D.

    Veronica Shi, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Clinical interest in general dermatology as well as melanoma, dermoscopy, high-risk skin cancer patients, and cutaneous side effects of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. (Joined 2020)

  • Bryan Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

    Bryan Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Dermatology

    Principal Investigator of Sun Lab – focus on genetic skin diseases and genetic syndromes with skin manifestations. Treats a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, psoriasis and acne. Performs screening for skin cancer. (Joined 2016)

  • Genevieve Kaunitz, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    (Joining 2021)

  • Sachi Patel, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    (Joining 2021)

Pediatric Dermatology Faculty

  • Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.

    Lawrence Eichenfield, M.D.

    Professor of Clinical Dermatology & Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology

    Vice Chair, Principal Investigator and Clinician with interest in Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Acne, Port-wine stains/Vascular Anomalies, Scars, Epidermolysis bullosa, Ichthyosis and other rare genetic disorders. (Joined 1991 UCSD and RCHSD)

  •  Victoria Barrio, M.D.

    Victoria Barrio, M.D.

    HS Clinical Professor

    Dr. Barrio is board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. (Joined 2005)

  • Susan Boiko, M.D., FAAP, FAAD

    Susan Boiko, M.D., FAAP, FAAD

    Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology

    Community Volunteer with Skin Cancer Early Detection in Underserved Communities (Joined )

  • Magdalene Dohil, M.D.

    Magdalene Dohil, M.D.

    HS Clinical Professor

    Board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology with a particular interest in Pediatric Dermatologic surgery and skin tumors. (Joined 2002)

  • George Hightower, M.D., Ph.D.

    George Hightower, M.D., Ph.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Board certified in Dermatology. Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego. Research and clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppuritiva, vitiligo and other disorders of pigmentation. (Joined 2020)

  • David Schairer, M.D.

    David Schairer, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. (Joined 2018)

  • Jessica Sprague, M.D.

    Jessica Sprague, M.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    Board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Interests include acne, atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin diseases, Also sees adult patients at the UPC Dermatology clinic. (Joined 2018)

  • Wynnis Tom, M.D.

    Wynnis Tom, M.D.

    HS Clinical Professor

    Board certified in Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Principal Investigator with a clinical interest in Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis and Systemic therapies for children. Also sees adult patients at UCSD Hillcrest. (Joined 2008)

  • Dawn Eichenfield, M.D., Ph.D.

    HS Clinical Assistant Professor

    (Joining 2021)

Volunteer Faculty

  • David Barnette, M.D.

  • Antoanella Calame, M.D.

  • Natasha ​Carter, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Christopher Crosby, M.D.

  • Susan Detwiler, M.D.

  • Steven Emmet, M.D.

  • Bruce Feldman, M.D.

  • Neil Gibbs, M.D.

  • Robert Ginsberg, M.D.

  • Mitchel Goldman, M.D.

  • Maki Goskowicz, M.D.

  • Kenneth Gross, M.D.

  • Amy Han, M.D.

  • Judy Koperski, M.D.

  • Alice Liu, M.D.

  • Amanda Abramson Lloyd, M.D.

  • Vanessa London, M.D.

  • Leslie Mark, M.D.

  • Howard Milstein, M.D.

  • Vineet Mishra, M.D.

  • Alyssa Nash, M.D.

  • Melanie Palm, M.D.

  • Frank Pedace, M.D.

  • Dan Piacquadido, M.D.

  • E. Victor Ross, M.D.

  • Peter Rullan, M.D.

  • Elizabeth Satter, M.D.

  • Robert Scheinberg, M.D.

  • Susan Shimomaye, M.D.

  • Peter Shumaker, M.D.

  • Daryl Sulit, M.D.

  • Stacy Tompkins, M.D.

  • David Wolf, M.D.