At the Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute, Healthy Skin is our Passion!
The Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute has provided comprehensive medical and cosmetic dermatology care to the residents of southern California for almost 20 years. In addition to treating general adult and pediatric dermatology concerns, ADSCI has three specialty departments: The Skin Cancer Center, Podiatry, Vascular and Wound Care Center, and the Psoriasis Center.
Vascular and Wound Care Center
Dr. Michael Lin received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Lin received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He then completed his dermatology residency training and National Institutes of Health research fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr Lin is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology , Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Southern California, and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.
With successful practices in Sherman Oaks, Valencia, Beverly Hills and Oxnard, California, Dr Michael Lin interacts with patients on a daily basis, who have come to know and trust him, with all of their skin care needs. Over the years, Dr Lin has specialized in laser therapy and through these services, has built a very loyal and trusting patient base.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Francisca is a board certified Physician Associate who specializes in general and cosmetic dermatology. She provides the full range of the latest dermatology services: including the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Francisca is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her Masters in Health Science degree from Drexel University. She then went on to complete a fellowship in dermatology at the Institute for Family Health in Kingston New York and Yale Department of Dermatology. Francisca has professional affiliations with some of the most prestigious medical societies including Society of Dermatology Physician Associates (SDPA), and the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA). She is deeply committed to providing competent, compassionate patient-centered care while utilizing the most medically advanced techniques.
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!
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