Specialty Clinics & Courses

Solid Organ Transplant Clinic 

Solid Organ Transplant Recipients (heart, kidney, lung, liver, pancreas) are at an increased risk for developing skin cancer due to the use of essential immunosuppressive mediations to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ.  The risk for developing skin cancer rises along with the duration of the immunosuppression.   The risk of mortality from skin cancer rises as well in transplant patients therefore close surveillance and monitoring is an essential component of their medical care. 

The UCLA Division of Dermatology offers clinics dedicated to the evaluation, monitoring and treatment of skin cancer and pre-cancerous lesions in solid organ transplant recipients (SOTR).  The SOTR clinic was initially established by Dr. Teresa Soriano who directs the Westwood clinic and is now available in our Santa Monica office under the direction of Dr. Joseph Greco.  Our skin cancer teams work in coordination with the transplant team to develop both a short and long-term treatment plan individualized for each patient.  

If you are an organ transplant recipient or have a patient you would like to refer to one of our clinics, please request a consultation with one of our doctors. 

Melanoma Clinic

Hugh Greenway’s Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery Course

Twenty seven years ago Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery was conceived by Dr. Hugh Greenway as a course which would be beneficial to dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons and other physicians. The program, sponsored by the UC San Diego School of Medicine is designed to provide the basic information and principles of superficial head and neck anatomy and surgery for those interested in dermatological surgery.  Each participant will take part in didactic sessions, utilize fresh cadaver material for superficial head and neck dissection, and participate in several small group workshops to provide an opportunity to problem solve with the outstanding faculty assembled.

All members of the dermatologic surgery team at UCLA are proud to be long-standing faculty of the Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery course and encourage all interested individuals to explore the possibilities of enrollment.  For more information, please click on the following link to the course site at http://cme.ucsd.edu/superficialanatomy/


CARA - Clinic for Acne, Rosacea, and Aesthetics

The Clinic for Acne, Rosacea, and Aesthetics (CARA) has been providing outstanding and comprehensive care for acne and rosacea since 2011. 

This subspecialty clinic within the Division of Dermatology at UCLA Medical Center provides a broad scope of medical, surgical and cosmetic therapies for acne and rosacea in adults, adolescents, and young children.  Medical therapy can include topicals and/or pills, and the team takes time to individualize treatment regimens that will best suit the patient’s age and lifestyle.

In addition, CARA offers leading-edge aesthetic procedures to improve the appearance of scars, textural changes, and discolorations that acne and rosacea can leave behind.  Patients will benefit from the newest techniques offered by UCLA Dermatology, such as lasers, chemical peels, fillers, subcisions, and scar excisions.   

The dermatologists at CARA are actively involved in basic science and clinical research, thereby contributing to and staying abreast of the latest developments in the field of acne and rosacea.  They are also committed to teaching future dermatologists, hence supporting a dynamic interaction among students, residents, and fellows.

The following are the dermatologists of CARA:  

            Jenny Kim, MD, PhD

            Christina Kim, MD

            Ki-Young Suh, MD