The Online Dermatology Clinic


MEET OUR DOCTORS

David Berk, MD

David Berk, MD Dr. David Berk is board-certified in dermatology and pediatric dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a Director of Clinical Development at Allergen, Inc. Prior to this position, Dr. Berk was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology (joint appointment in Pediatrics) at Washington University in St. Louis. There, he served as an adult and pediatric dermatologist, seeing patients at various locations including St. Louis Children's Hospital. He completed his pediatric dermatology fellowship at Stanford, his dermatology residency at Washington University, an internship in internal medicine at Stanford, and his undergraduate studies in molecular biology at Princeton. Dr. Berk has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Berk is employed by Allergan, Inc. His activities with Direct Dermatology are outside of the scope of his employment at Allergan. Providing patient service through Direct Dermatology is not a component of his employment at Allergan. Allergan does not maintain any control over his patient care activities.


Richard Chen, MD, MS

Richard Chen, MD, MS Dr. Chen is a practicing dermatologist in Northern California and is on the Advisory Board for Direct Dermatology. Dr. Chen is currently the Chief Scientific Officer at Personalis and has co-founded and served on the board of several other informatics and technology startup companies, including Ingenuity Systems. Dr. Chen has been actively involved in process and technology innovation for improved health care delivery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen received a BS in Computer Science from Stanford, and a MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. He also received a MS in Biomedical Informatics from Stanford. He completed his Dermatology residency training and was chief resident at Stanford and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.


Ronald Cotliar, MD

Ronald Cotliar, MD Dr. Ronald Cotliar is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
In addition, he is the Attending Pediatric Dermatologist at the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA. He is one of only 232 Board Certified Pediatric Dermatologists in the US. He is co-director of the Pediatric Cutaneous Oncology Clinic at UCLA and is currently participating in establishing a Vascular Birthmarks Clinic, a multiple disciplinary evaluation and treatment clinic. Since 1986 he has been Consultant Team Physician for the Los Angeles Angels. In addition to skin exams during spring training, he regularly visits the clubhouse for areas in his specialty that arise during the season. As all MLB teams do, he conducts the yearly Playing Safe in the Sun melanoma screening for players, staff, and their families.


Noah Craft, MD, PhD

Noah Craft, MD, PhD Dr. Craft is Chief Scientific Officer of Direct Dermatology and is a practicing dermatologist in Los Angeles. He completed his Dermatology Residency at UCLA and was a graduate of the prestigious STAR Program there. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Brown University and then attended UCLA for both his MD and PhD degrees. In 2005, he completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Craft has been a leader of several local and statewide teledermatology programs in California. He is also focused on the development and implementation of decision-support innovations to reduce diagnostic errors while providing performance-improving education at the point-of-care including VisualDx. Dr. Craft has published over 45 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 17 book chapters, and he is the senior editor of a popular dermatology textbook, VisualDx: Adult Dermatology Essentials. He has received over 25 NIH and private research grants to support his basic science, translational, and telemedicine research.


Marc Goldyne, MD, PhD

Marc Goldyne, MD, PhD Dr. Goldyne is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UCSF School of Medicine. He completed his dermatology residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his MD from UCSF and a Ph.D. in Dermatological Science and Pathology at the University of Minnesota and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He conducted both NIH-and VA-funded research for 20 years as a faculty member at UCSF. He has been one of the pioneers in teledermatology and has performed over 2500 teleconsults with primary care providers throughout California. He serves as a teledermatology consultant for the Blue Cross of California Telemedicine Program and wrote the first Teledermatology Practice Guide for the California Telemedicine and e-Health Center. He is currently the Chair of the Teledermatology Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association and also serves on the Telemedicine Task Force of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Reyhaneh Hamidi, MD

Rey Hamidi, MD Dr. Hamidi is a dermatologist practicing in Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate education at UCLA, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She earned her medical degree from the University of Southern California, where she was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She went on to receive her specialty training in dermatology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where she served as chief resident. She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.


Eric Huang, MD, PhD

Eric Huang, MD, PhD Dr. Huang is a practicing dermatologist in New York City. He is affiliated with NYU and the New York Harbor VA Medical Center. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in dermatology at NYU. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He is a past recipient of a research award from the Dermatology Foundation. He has co-authored several articles in peer-reviewed research journals. Dr. Huang is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Reza Kafi, MD

Reza Kafi, MD Dr. Kafi is Chief of Dermatology at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He completed his dermatology residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, during which time he served as chief-resident. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He was awarded his MD, with both research and academic distinction, from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he served as President of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and lectured at a number of national conferences. His passion is complex medical dermatology with an emphasis on life-threatening skin eruptions.


Ivy Ann Lee, MD

Ivy Ann Lee, MD Dr. Lee is Medical Director of Direct Dermatology and a practicing dermatologist in Pasadena, California. She completed her dermatology residency at Georgetown University and received her MD from UCSF. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. Dr. Lee has extensive experience in implementing store-and-forward teledermatology programs in public health systems in California and led the teledermatology service at UCSF. She serves as a member of the AAD Telemedicine Task force and Core Curriculum Task Force.


Shannon M. Sheu, MD

Shannon M. Sheu, MD Dr. Sheu is a practicing dermatologist in Hawaii. She completed her dermatology residency at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She holds a Bachelor's of Science with highest honors in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and attended the Yale University School of Medicine. She holds a clinical faculty appointment with the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Sheu is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is the current President of the Hawaii Dermatological Society.


Bryan Sun, MD, PhD

Bryan Sun, MD, PhD Dr. Sun is a practicing dermatologist in Northern California. He completed his dermatology residency at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School, where his doctoral research focused on human genetics. He has authored articles in numerous peer-reviewed dermatology and science journals. In addition to his clinical practice, he continues to pursue his research interests in skin biology and disease, with research awards from the National Institutes of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, and the Skin Cancer Foundation.


Belinda Tan, MD, PhD

Belinda Tan, MD, PhD Dr. Tan is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist practicing in Southern California. She completed dermatology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and dermatopathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is board-certified in both specialties. She received a Bachelor's of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MD from UCLA. She also earned a PhD in immunology, and has published many articles in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals. Dr. Tan continues to pursue her academic passions by regularly teaching medical residents as well as collaborating with university scientists studying the biology of skin disease.


Angela Walker, MD

Angela Walker, MD Dr. Walker is a dermatologist practicing in California. She completed a unique combined residency in Pediatrics/Dermatology at the University of California - San Francisco. She is board certified by both the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Walker graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha society and was recognized with cum laude honors. She is a past recipient of the nationally-competitive Doris Duke clinical research fellowship, studying a year with the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Yale University. Her clinical interests include treatment of childhood skin diseases, and treatment and prevention of skin tumors. Dr. Walker has worked with several telemedicine platforms and is passionate to incorporate telehealth into best healthcare practices, allowing expansion of access and support for evidence-based, superior care.


David J. Wong, MD, PhD

David J. Wong, MD, PhD Dr. Wong is CEO of Direct Dermatology and is a practicing dermatologist in Northern California. He completed his dermatology residency at the Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. He received his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical society. He holds a Bachelor's of Science with honors from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He has co-authored multiple articles in high impact peer-reviewed medical research journals and is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award and Career Development Awards from the Dermatology Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Wong is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the current chair of the Pacific Island Chapter of the American Telemedicine Association .