Faculty 2017-03-15T16:04:45+00:00

Directors

Delphine J. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D. – Division Chief and Program Director

Meiling Yuen, M.D., F.A.A.D. – Associate Program Director

Lisa Chipps, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D. – Director of Dermatologic Surgery

Paul K. Shitabata, M.D., F.C.A.P. – Director of Dermatopathology Education

Sanusi Umar, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.S.D.S. – Director of Cosmetic Dermatology

Faculty and Associate Faculty

Reza Babapour, M.D.
Expertise – Lasers and Procedural Dermatology

Ron Birnbaum, M.D.
Expertise – Complex Medical Dermatology, special emphasis on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Julia Chung, M.D.
Expertise – Psychosomatic Medicine and Neurobehavior (Dr. Chung is the Director of the Psychiatry Consultation Service at HUMC and leads the Psychodermatology Specialty Clinic.)

Lisa Chipps, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D
Expertise – Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, Lasers

“I love teaching surgical and cosmetic dermatology at Harbor-UCLA. The residents are intelligent and eager to learn. The patients need and appreciate the excellent care that we provide.”

David M. Duffy, M.D.
Expertise – Cosmetic Dermatology, special emphasis on sclerotherapy and scars

Howard Fein, M.D.
Expertise – Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Susan Goodlerner, M.D.
Expertise – Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Laser Surgery

“I have been part of the volunteer faculty since 1984. I appreciate the opportunity to give back to our specialty. I feel that I learn from the residents and the patients as much as I teach.”

Reyna Hamidi, M.D.
Expertise – Medical Dermatology

“I very much enjoy my interaction with the residents at Harbor-UCLA, with their strong work ethic, thirst for knowledge and professional attitudes. As a former Harbor-UCLA resident, I also recognize and appreciate the breadth of knowledge and experience that comes from serving this wonderful patient population.”

Jennifer Herrmann, M.D.
Expertise – Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Kathryn Johnston, M.D.
Expertise – General Dermatology

“Dermatology Clinic at Harbor UCLA is full of diverse patients. Not only are there recent immigrants from all over the world with exotic skin diseases, but the resident physicians get to perform many procedures due to the high number of skin cancer patients we have here in sunny Southern California. As a retired dermatologist, volunteering at Harbor is a way for me to keep my skills current because the students are brilliant and ask challenging questions.”

Delphine J. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.D.
Expertise – Complex Medical Dermatology, Research expertise in Immunology, Cancer and Microbiome
“The residents at Harbor are wonderful and it is an honor to participate in their education and development as they grow to become leaders in our field.”

Mark Maida, M.D.
Expertise – General Medical Dermatology

Shi-Kaung Peng, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise – Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Kurt Pickus, M.D.
Expertise – Dermoscopy (Dr. Pickus leads the Pigmented Lesion Clinic)

“I have a passion for dermoscopy and feel every dermatologist should be an expert dermoscopist as it is our “stethoscope”.  I enjoy working with the residents and I am thrilled we will soon have the latest Fotofinder in the pigmented lesion clinic.”

Paul K. Shitabata, M.D., F.C.A.P.
Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Expertise – Dermatopathology
“The Harbor-UCLA residents always keep me on my toes, pushing me to present the latest advances in diagnostic dermatopathology. I love working with all of them!”

Soheil Simzar, M.D.
Expertise – Dermatologic Surgery, Injectable Neuromodulators & Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

“My history with Harbor-UCLA runs deep. I was one of the first residents when the program was resurrected over a decade ago and started volunteering my time weeks after I graduated residency. Our program is very hands-on from day one! I love the enthusiastic dedication of the residents, commitment of the faculty and staff, and variety of thankful patients.”

Belinda Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise – Dermatopathology and General Medical Dermatology

Yong Tao, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise – Dermatopathology

Sanusi Umar, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.S.D.S.
Expertise – Hair restoration surgery, scalp surgery 

Connie Wong, D.P.M.
Expertise – Podiatry (Dr. Wong leads the Podiatry/Nail Specialty Clinic.)

Richard Yamamoto, M.D.
Expertise – General Medical Dermatology

Paul Yamauchi, M.D., Ph.D.
Expertise – Psoriasis and Atopic Dermatitis

“I enjoy teaching the residents at Harbor UCLA and to discuss challenging cases with them.  They are very sharp and eager to learn!”

Meiling Yuen, M.D., F.A.A.D
Expertise – Medical and Surgical Dermatology, special emphasis on psoriasis
“There is never a routine clinic at Harbor.  The cases continue to challenge the faculty and residents.”

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Faculty

Minnelly Luu, M.D.
Dr. Luu is the Director of Pediatric Dermatology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Assistant Professor of Dermatology at USC Keck School of Medicine.  The highlights of the rotation at CHLA include complex pediatric dermatology, inpatient consultations, vascular birthmarks and anomalies, pediatric laser and surgical procedures.

Kaiser Permanente South-Bay (Carson) Faculty

Julia Alexander, M.D.
Expertise – General Dermatology

Sharone K. Askari, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Expertise – Medical and Cosmetic Dermatology, Quality improvement
“I really enjoy volunteering for Harbor UCLA because I love teaching and think it’s important to give back to your community and pass the valuable knowledge I have learned from my teachers to my future colleagues.”

Ronald Blond, M.D.
Expertise – General Dermatology

Christopher Hale, M.D.
Expertise – Dermatopathology

Sree Karukonda, M.D.
Expertise – General and Cosmetic Dermatology

Phung Huynh, M.D.
Expertise – General Dermatology

Ernest E. Lee, M.D.
Expertise – Mohs micrographic surgery

Paola Rodriguez, M.D.
Expertise – Allergic Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing

Ki-Young Yoo, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Expertise – Pediatric and Adult Dermatology

Yu-Fahn Yuen, M.D.
Expertise – Hyperhidrosis

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