Seaside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center
Seaside Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center serves Orange County with two convenient locations in Irvine and Huntington Beach. We specialize in
- Diagnosis of skin cancer
- Treatment of skin cancer, including Mohs surgery
- Cosmetic dermatology, including Botox and Irvine facial fillers
- General dermatology
We look forward to you contacting our medical office in Irvine or Huntington Beach for all your dermatology needs, where you will receive a compassionate medical consultation from one of the area's most experienced dermatologists.
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Dr. H. Jack Tran is a board-certified dermatologist who is also a scientist and a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon.
Dr. Tran grew up in Orange County before heading up to the Bay Area to pursue his undergraduate degree. He received his Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in 3 years with honors. He was one of eight students nationally to be awarded a full-merit based scholarship to attend Harvard Medical School where he earned both an MD and a PhD. While at Harvard, Dr. Tran’s research focused on the genetic mechanism of aging and was published in high-profile journals such as Science.
His work there resulted in a ground-breaking paper on melanoma metastasis in the journal "Cell". He continues to keep up-to-date with exciting new breakthroughs in dermatology research as an editor reviewing papers for publication at various journals.
Dr. Tran has been actively involved in skin cancer research as a scientist. But he is one of the rare scientists who also practices what he does research on. He is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon, a type of skin cancer surgery technique that has the highest cure rate. He is also a professor of Health Sciences at UC Irvine, teaching dermatology residents how to do skin cancer surgery/Mohs surgery.
He has practiced dermatology in the private practice setting in New York City and San Diego before running his office here in Orange County. While in New York City, he performed numerous cosmetic and laser procedures on some of the most discerning clients in the world and has brought his knowledge of aging skin from his research and cosmetic procedures back to California to help his patients here.
Hien "Jack" Tran, M.D.-Ph.D.
Dr. Leela Athalye is a board-certified dermatologist. She received her Bachelor of Science from UCLA. She attended medical school at Michigan State University and did her dermatology residency at Western University. She practices both general and cosmetic dermatology for adult and pediatric patients. She specializes in medical dermatology and treats chronic skin disorders such as psoriasis and eczema, acne, and various other dermatology conditions.
Dr. Athalye's priority is to use up-to-date treatments to keep our patients' skin healthy and looking its best. She also believes in fostering a good patient-physician relationship so that she can provide the best care possible for our patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Athalye enjoys yoga, ballroom dancing, and traveling.
Prior to joining our practice, Mimi has previously working at several prominent dermatology practices in the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills areas. She has extensive training in both general and cosmetic dermatology. She completed her undergraduate work at The University of California, Irvine earning a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She continued her graduate education at Samuel Merritt College in Oakland (CA), obtaining a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and is a certified physician assistant. Mimi Tran has been a certified physician assistant since 2006.
Mimi’s general dermatology experience includes treating skin conditions such as acne, contact dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. She is trained to perform biopsies and surgical excisions of skin cancers and cysts. She has also been trained to do closures for MOHs procedures. Her cosmetic dermatology experience includes Botox injections, Restylane/Juvederm/Radiesse, Laser Skin Resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels. She also has experience in laser hair reduction, IPL/photofacial, photodynamic therapy for acne and precancerous cells, and laser vein treatments.
Mimi's other interests include traveling and trying new adventurous activities. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family when she is not working.
Dr. Wu is Founder and Course Director of the San Diego Dermatology Symposium and Founder and CEO of the Dermatology Research and Education Foundation. In his over 15 years of clinical practice, he has treated over 1500 psoriasis patients. Dr. Wu is a past Medical Board member of the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) and a Councilor for the International Psoriasis Council. He serves on the American Academy of Dermatology/NPF psoriasis guidelines committee, which published updated psoriasis guidelines in 2019. He is editor or co-editor for 6 books which include Therapy for Severe Psoriasis, 1st edition, 2016; Clinical Cases in Psoriasis, 1st edition; Mild-To-Moderate Psoriasis, 3rd edition, 2014; Moderate-To-Severe Psoriasis, 4th edition, 2014. He is associate editor for the upcoming 4th edition of Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy projected to publish in March 2020. He has written over 300 Pubmed articles, of which over 200 are about psoriasis. Dr. Wu is chair of the Learning Resource Committee of the AAD. He is Past President of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society,Board Member of the California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery (CalDerm), and Board Member of the Pacific Dermatology Association. Dr. Wu has given over 130 psoriasis lectures at medical conferences in 10 countries.