About Our Practice
Passionate. Focused. Team-minded. We will work hard to provide the highest level of care while treating you with dignity and respect. We are at the forefront of the latest technologies and procedures in dermatology and skin science.
Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute (ADSCI) was founded by Michael Lin, MD in September 2002. He started the office by subleasing space in an internal medicine office in Tarzana, near Tarzana Regional Medical Center. After one year, he outgrew the office and started his own office in Encino at West Valley Medical Center. Dr. Lin practiced dermatology for 3 years in Encino before moving to his current office in Sherman Oaks. He custom-designed the office to provide the most advanced technologies and facilities, including a AAAASF accredited and Medicare certified surgery center, electronic medical records, narrow band UVB phototherapy booth, and many medical / aesthetic lasers. As the practice grew, other dermatologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and estheticians joined the practice and several satellite offices were opened. Today, ADSCI is one of the leaders in providing the highest level of dermatology care to the Southern California community.
Meet The Providers
Our providers are passionate about the skin. We see patients of all ages and skin types. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service in a caring environment.
Michael Lin, MD
“As founder of the Dr. Lin Skincare Institute and Dr. Lin Skincare products, I am dedicated to the research and development of results-oriented products and services. My vision as a Board Certified Dermatologist, is to continue perfecting cosmetic dermatology services and developing skin care products that make it possible for anyone to achieve and maintain, a healthy, glowing, youthful complexion.”
*Sunni Moon, PA-C
Sunni is friendly, yet detail-oriented. You want her on your side when trying to figure out how to control your acne or treat your psoriasis. She also enjoys improving the little “imperfections” that only you can see.
*Leila Hazlebeck, PA-C
Leila recently moved to California, but has whole-heartedly embraced the California lifestyle. You may catch her surfing at the beach in Ventura. Professionally, she brings her fun-loving sense of humor to the office. Although no one likes going to the doctor’s office, her energy makes the trip a little more enjoyable.
Christina Ring, MD
Christina Ring is a board-certified dermatologist who is thrilled to be practicing at ADSCI. Originally from New Jersey, she completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and medical degree at Rutgers Medical School. Her dermatology residency was spent at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where she advanced her medical, surgical, and cosmetic skills. Dr. Ring chose dermatology because she believes the effective and proactive treatment of skin, hair, and nails greatly impacts a person’s self-esteem and general well-being. She brings expertise in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and approaches her patients as if they were members of her family. She is new to California and enjoys cooking, travel, art and spending time with her husband and new baby.
Nikki Kadkhoda, PA-C
Nikki was born and raised in Los Angeles. After completing her bachelors degree at UCLA, Nikki attended the physician assistant program at Barry University in beautiful Miami, Florida. Nikki enjoys helping her patients in treating a variety of skin care conditions. Her positive and fun demeanor helps her patients feel at ease, but she knows how to take action to achieve success. In her free time, Nikki loves playing with her nieces and nephews, as well as staying active and enjoying the beach.
Joanne Kuo, RN
Joanne is a multifunctional aesthetic nurse who is passionate and enthusiastic to provide the best treatments to her clients. She also enjoys traveling, cooking and playing with her two cats!
*Francisca Nwosu, PA-C
*Independent contractor, not an employee of The Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute.
We have board-certified dermatologists on staff with decades of experience. We keep up to date of the latest advances in dermatology medications and treatments. Experts in the diagnosis of difficult skin disorders.
Professional & Friendly Staff
Caring professional staff. We treat you like family.
Specialist in Skin Cancer
Dr. Lin is a board-certified dermatologist and fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. He has performed over 8,000 Mohs surgery cases over 18 years.
Cosmetic Treatments Offered
Our providers are experienced and certified in the latest treatments and techniques, such as neuromodulators, dermal fillers, bio-stimulators, laser devices, and thread lifts.
Same Day Appointments
Call us to schedule. We will try to fit you in!
We take PPO, HMO, Medicare, Worker’s Compensation, and Medi-Cal plans. Call for a free insurance verification.