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About Paul Yamauchi, MD
Dr. Paul Yamauchi is a dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California. He is on staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. He specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research.
He earned his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, his Ph.D. in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his M.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine and a cosmetic surgery fellowship affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine.
He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatology Surgery, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Pacific Dermatology Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and The Scientific World Journal. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications, including several books.
Dr. Yamauchi conducts numerous clinical research trials at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica. He serves as a principle investigator in several studies including new therapies for psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema and acne. Dr Yamauchi has been a consultant for the development of new innovative therapies in dermatology.
He is recognized as a key expert leader on psoriasis and is on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has extensive experience using the new biologics, oral drugs, and topical medications in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at international, national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is a strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis, and has published extensively in new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.
Dr. Yamauchi has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles including acne, eczema, skin manifestations associated with rheumotologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis.
He has given several television media interviews locally in Los Angeles as well as nationally on ESPN, national news, Inside Edition, and internet webcasts. In addition, he has been quoted several times in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Dermatology Times, Skin and Allergy News, and several magazines. He has been the recipient of many awards including Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Super Doctors in Southern California, and America’s Top Physicians List among others.
Dr. Yamauchi has written several articles on the use of Botox and various fillers for rejuvenation and other indications as well as advances in laser treatment. He has conducted several clinical trials on Botox, new advancements in filler agents, and innovative lasers for rejuvenation and skin tightening.
Boarded Certified Dermatologist
California Medical License
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Member, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Residency: UCLA School of Medicine
Cosmetic/Surgical Fellowship: UCLA School of Medicine
About Ashley Metzger, PA-C
Sudi Gooch has been a Dermatology Physician Assistant for 10 years. She graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida with a Master of Clinical Medical Science degree. Sudi values her career because it allows her to help patients alleviate their various skin conditions. She is also very proficient in medical aesthetics as a prominent injector and uses only the best products and techniques help the skin age gracefully and naturally, ensuring patients have the best possible results.
Management & Treatment of various skin, hair, and nail disease states in both pediatric and adult medicine: acne, dermatoses, infections, vitiligo, psoriasis, rosacea, alopecia, urticaria, lupus, hemangiomas, tinea, herpes, actinic keratosis, and skin cancers.
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Qualifications and Education
Masters of Clinical Medical Science, Certified Physician Assistant
About Ashley Metzger, PA-C
Dr. Maggio is a board certified dermatologist. She received her Bachelor degree from University of Dayton in Ohio where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania for her medical degree where she graduated in the top of her class.
Dr. Maggio completed her internship at University Hospital of Richmond Heights in Ohio, and then her dermatology training at Michigan State University, St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her extensive training included general medical and surgical dermatology, as well as specialties including cosmetic dermatology, Mohs and laser surgery, dermatopathology, immunodermatology, pediatric dermatology, clinical research trials, and tropical dermatology in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Maggio is involved in many different organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and American Society for Mohs Surgery.
She enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as outdoor activities and traveling.
University of Dayton Dayton
Ohio B.S. Biology
Minor in Chemistry and Psychology
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
D.O. medical degree
University Hospitals of Richmond Heights
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse is board certified in both Pediatrics and Dermatology. Her mission is to educate and inspire patients to stay skin safe with the most effective treatments available. She is focused on making medical information simple and applicable to her patients.
Dr. Shainhouse received her medical degree in 2000 from the University of Toronto in Canada. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Schneider Children’s Hospital at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, followed by a residency in Dermatology at SUNY – Stony Brook, New York. She did her clinical research fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.
She has collaborated on numerous research studies, presented at regional and national meetings, published in peer–reviewed journals and contributed chapters to dermatology textbooks.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Schneider Children’s Hospital
New York, Residency in Pediatrics
Medical School – University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Dermatology