Our Doctors / Dermatologists

Dr. Ben Behnam

Residency:

University of California, Irvine


Graduation Date:

2008


Office Location:

Santa Monica, California


Dr. Ben Behnam, MD is a board certified dermatologist recognized nationally by Newsweek as one of the top 10 Physicians and Surgeons in the US, with appearances on The Doctors Show, FOX Good Day LA and ABC News. Dr. Behnam is committed to early detection and prevention of skin cancers and specializes in skin cancer screening, mole check and skin cancer removal, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others. Dr. Behnam graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, which he graduated top of his class with an AOA distinction.

Dr. Cylburn Soden Jr

Residency:

University of California, Irvine


Graduation Date:

2008


Office Location:

Laurel, Maryland


Dr. Cylburn E. Soden, Jr., M.D., M.A, . is a board-certified dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. He is an expert in cosmetic dermatology as well as in the management of complex skin cancers of the face and their subsequent reconstruction. Dr. Soden, Jr. completed his Dermatology residency at the University of California Irvine. During his training, he had the privilege of learning under the celebrated ethnic skin care specialist Dr. Paul Kelly and renowned cosmetic, laser and Mohs surgeon Dr. Christopher Zachary. Following his residency, Dr. Soden, Jr. served as a practicing Dermatologist in the United States Army at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. During his final years in the US Armed Forced he proudly served as a general medical officer in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He attained the rank of Major before exiting the military in the summer of 2010. More recently, Dr. Soden, Jr. completed an intensive American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship in Macon, Georgia.

Dr. Peyman Ghasri

Residency:

University of California, Irvine


Graduation Date:

2005


Office Location:

Tarzana, California


Dr. Ghasri, was raised in the San Fernando Valley. A magna cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Ghasri was the recipient of numerous merit scholarships and awards. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine with a full scholarship, where he demonstrated his abilities by maintaining a perfect academic record, graduating amongst the top of his class. Following medical school, Dr. Ghasri received training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at UCLA, followed by completion of Dermatology residency training at UC Irvine. Dr. Ghasri was one of the pioneer investigators on the alternative applications of Thermage. He has been invited to multiple national and international meetings as a lecturer and has presented at the international meeting of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ghasri is also published extensively in various peer-reviewed journals and has been sought after for his comments on various topics in several dermatology journals and was recently featured on NBC News.

Dr. Kenneth Alpern

Residency:

University of California, Irvine


Graduation Date:

1993


Office Location:

Sun City, California


Dr. Ken Alpern, MD is board certified in dermatology. Dr. Alpern earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in Galveston. He completed his internship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and his residency at the UC Irvine Medical Center. In his spare time, Dr. Alpern is passionate about public transportation and has served as chairman of the Friends of the Metro Green Line in the Los Angeles area.

Dr. Mayra Beauchamp

Residency:

University of Puerto Rico


Graduation Date:

2010


Office Location:

Concord, New Hampshire


Dr. Ghasri, was raised in the San Fernando Valley. A magna cum laude graduate of UCLA, Dr. Ghasri was the recipient of numerous merit scholarships and awards. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine with a full scholarship, where he demonstrated his abilities by maintaining a perfect academic record, graduating amongst the top of his class. Following medical school, Dr. Ghasri received training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at UCLA, followed by completion of Dermatology residency training at UC Irvine. Dr. Ghasri was one of the pioneer investigators on the alternative applications of Thermage. He has been invited to multiple national and international meetings as a lecturer and has presented at the international meeting of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ghasri is also published extensively in various peer-reviewed journals and has been sought after for his comments on various topics in several dermatology journals and was recently featured on NBC News.

Dr. Camille Henninger

Residency:

Naval Medical Center, San Diego


Graduation Date:

2009


Office Location:

Vista, California


Dr. Camille Henninger was born in Nebraska. She attended Fruita Monument High School in Colorado and graduated in the top 5 of her class. She studied Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as Biochemistry, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated with Magna Cumma Laude honors. Once she finished her undergraduate degree, she received commission in the United States Navy to attend the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Henninger completed an internship in Pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Once complete, she dedicated the next 3 years to operational medicine. Assigned as a general medical officer onboard the USS BOXER, she provided primary care to over 1,200 Sailors and Marines. Dr. Henninger deployed in 2004 and 2005, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. She then served as the physician supervisor for non-licensed medical providers (independent duty corpsmen) serving onboard the smaller naval vessels stationed in San Diego. Upon completion of these duties, Dr. Henninger commenced her residency in dermatology at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Her first assignment as a dermatologist was spent at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. During her tenure in the Navy, Dr. Henninger completed humanitarian missions in Jamaica, Malaysia and Guyana. After serving over 11 years in the Navy, she was honorably discharged. Dr. Henninger continues to practice dermatology in the Navy reserves and maintains privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas.

Dr. Howard Maibach

Office Location:

San Francisco


Dr. Howard Maibach is an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis Clinic, which is part of the Dermatology Clinic. His specialty is dermatotoxicology, or skin exposure toxicity; allergies and skin disorders; and dermatopharmacology or the study of medications for skin disorders. Maibach has been on the editorial board of more than 30 scientific journals and is a member of 19 professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and the Internal Commission on Occupation Health. He is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at UCSF.

Dr. Zachary Christopher

Office Location:

Orange County, California


Dr. Zachary was born in Yorkshire, England, and educated at Ratcliffe College, Leicester, UK. Following his medical school education at the Royal Free Hospital, University of London, he subsequently trained in Internal Medicine and Dermatology. During his time at the Institute of Dermatology, Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, he gained an interest in Dermatologic Surgery. His formal surgical education was received at the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He returned to the UK in 1986 to set up the first Mohs and Laser Surgery unit in London. In 1988 he was recruited to the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA, as Director of the Cutaneous Surgery and Laser Center where he spent the next 9 years. In 1997 he sold his boat and lakeside cabin, and moved West to UCSF where he spent 8 splendid years with his friend and colleague Roy Grekin MD as Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Cutaneous Surgery and Laser Center, UCSF, San Francisco, California. In 2005, he accepted the position as Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology at UC Irvine where he currently resides. This and his family are his main current projects.

Dr. Ali Damavandy

Residency:

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL Georgetown University Hospital


Office Location:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Dr. Ali “Al” Alexander Damavandy is a board-certified dermatologist currently practicing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine as the valedictorian of his class then completed an internship in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. Following this he completed his residency in dermatology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He is also fellowship-trained in dermatologic surgery from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, and American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Mary Jung

Residency:

Naval Medical Center, San Diego


Graduation Date:

2009


Office Location:

Vista, California


Dr. Mary Jung graduated from UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, School of Medicine, with honors. She completed her internship and residency of Internal Medicine at the University of Washington and her Dermatology residency at UC Irvine. Her interests lie in dermatologic surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Jung is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Dermatology.

Dr. Natalie Moulton-Levy

Residency:

Mount Sinai Medical Center


Graduation Date:

2010


Office Location:

New York, New York


Dr. Natalie Moulton-Levy, after attending Sarah Lawrence College for her undergraduate education, received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College. Following an internship in internal medicine at Graduate Hospital, Dr. Moulton-Levy completed her residency in dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Moulton-Levy is a board-certified dermatologist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her research has been published in textbooks and journals, and she has lectured at numerous national dermatology meetings. Dr. Moulton-Levy takes pride in offering comprehensive and compassionate care to her patients and believes that her patients deserve the best in natural and traditional health care. In addition to her interests in medical and surgical dermatology to treat general skin disorders, Dr. Moulton-Levy also has extensive experience in all aspects of cosmetic dermatology, including facial rejuvenation and sculpting techniques using laser medicine and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Donald Wilson

Residency:

U.C.L.A. Harbor General Hospital


Graduation Date:

1967


Office Location:

Larkspur, California


Dr. Camille Henninger was born in Nebraska. She attended Fruita Monument High School in Colorado and graduated in the top 5 of her class. She studied Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, as well as Biochemistry, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated with Magna Cumma Laude honors. Once she finished her undergraduate degree, she received commission in the United States Navy to attend the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, where she graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Henninger completed an internship in Pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Once complete, she dedicated the next 3 years to operational medicine. Assigned as a general medical officer onboard the USS BOXER, she provided primary care to over 1,200 Sailors and Marines. Dr. Henninger deployed in 2004 and 2005, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. She then served as the physician supervisor for non-licensed medical providers (independent duty corpsmen) serving onboard the smaller naval vessels stationed in San Diego. Upon completion of these duties, Dr. Henninger commenced her residency in dermatology at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. Her first assignment as a dermatologist was spent at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. During her tenure in the Navy, Dr. Henninger completed humanitarian missions in Jamaica, Malaysia and Guyana. After serving over 11 years in the Navy, she was honorably discharged. Dr. Henninger continues to practice dermatology in the Navy reserves and maintains privileges at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas.

Dr. Mary Luchetti

Residency:

University of Buffalo


Graduation Date:

1992


Office Location:

Seattle, Washington

Dr. Tina Finesmith

Residency:

Tulane University School of Medicine


Graduation Date:

1994


Office Location:

Seattle, Washington


Dr. Tina Finesmith is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and has practiced since 1994. She is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed an internship in Internal Medicine there as well. Her residency in dermatology was completed at Tulane University. She a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Seattle Dermatologic Society, and the King County Medical Society. As an auxiliary faculty at the University of Washington she assisted in the education of dermatology residents. Dr. Finesmith finds it very rewarding to help people who suffer from skin conditions that diminish their quality of life. Some conditions, including skin cancer, may be quite serious. Regular skin exams help in the detection of skin cancer in its earliest stages. She treats unsightly leg veins, effectively manages acne problems in teens and adults, and diagnosis and treats many other skin conditions.

Dr. Mary Griffin

Office Location:

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

Dr. Adam Allan

Residency:

St. Joseph Mercy Health System


Office Location:

Novi, Michigan