Dr. Derek Ho
Derek Ho, MD, FAAD is a board-certified dermatologist with a fellowship in clinical research. Dr. Ho is excited to return back to Southern California following his dermatology residency at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY.
A native of Hong Kong, Dr. Ho grew up in Arcadia, California, and is the first physician in his family. After high school, he headed east for his undergraduate education at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. After earning his Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology, he returned to California for a gap year and served as a volunteer with City Year Los Angeles through AmeriCorps, teaching and helping underserved youth with classroom homework and after school recreational activities.
He returned to the East Coast for medical school and earned his degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine with a distinction in research. His training focused on patients of all ages, from pediatrics to seniors. He also gained tremendous experience treating skin-of-color and ethnic patients as Brooklyn has a prominent African American, Caribbean and Asian population.
It was during medical school that Dr. Ho found his passion for dermatology and research. He took a two-year leave of absence during medical school to pursue a fellowship in clinical research at the University of California, Davis in Sacramento. Dr. Ho has since published more than 30 indexed and peer-reviewed dermatology manuscripts and given podium presentations at dermatology conferences both nationally and internationally.
During residency, Dr. Ho served as resident director for cosmetic dermatology, helping to organize educational sessions and collaborating with industry to empower his co-residents with knowledge on the latest cosmetic treatment options. “It’s a keen aesthetic eye and meticulous attention to detail by the physician. It is not the paint, but the painter’s artistry that creates naturally beautiful results.”
Dr. Ho sees medical, surgical and cosmetic patients.
Dr. Ho is bilingual, speaking Chinese and English. When he’s not working, Dr. Ho enjoys traveling, especially internationally to see family overseas. He also enjoys water sports, cooking, “firing up the grill,” and spending quality time with family and friends. His motto is: “Cherish every single moment.”
Dr. Malcolm Ke
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Ke received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his internship in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco East Bay Program. Prior to starting his dermatology residency, he received a National Institutes of Health Research Scientist Award to study cutaneous lymphoma and photodynamic therapy at Case Western Reserve University, where he completed research fellowships in both Investigative and Molecular Dermatology as well as Cutaneous Oncology with an emphasis in melanoma and lymphoma. He then completed his dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University. A Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Ke also completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Lasers, and Cosmetic Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery and performs approximately 1500 skin cancer surgical cases annually for the past ten years.
Before moving back to California, Dr. Ke served as the Director of the Skin Surgery, Laser, and Aesthetic Center of Case Western Reserve University. Currently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Ke enjoys volunteering at the VA teaching the principles of Mohs surgery and advanced facial reconstruction to the dermatology residents and fellows.
Dr. Ke also serves on several scientific advisory boards for new cancer and laser therapies and on the editorial board for Dermatologic Surgery, the official publication for the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, the official publication of the International Society of Cutaneous and Laser Surgery.
Dr. Ke enjoys spending quality time with his family including going to the beach, playing tennis, golf, and guitar, and enjoying good food!
Dr. Dennis Nguyen
An Orange County native, proud to be serving the community as a Board-certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon.
Dr. Nguyen grew up in Anaheim and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Following college, Dr. Nguyen continued his work in the UCSF Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node Program, in addition to research of autologous melanoma vaccines. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine as a prestigious Regents Scholar in 2004. From there, Dr. Nguyen, completed his dermatology residency at University Hospitals/Case Western in Cleveland before pursuing a Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Upon fellowship graduation in 2009, he joined The Permanente Medial Group and later, the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. In this setting, he was able to practice comprehensive medical dermatology, but also hone his interests in skin cancer and cutaneous oncology. Dr. Nguyen has performed over 10,000 cases of Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction during this time, treating all manners of common and rare, complex skin malignancies . His fellowship-training and extensive experience makes him specifically qualified for the meticulous work of skin cancer removal and the art of facial reconstruction.
Dr. Nguyen is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery, and member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He reviews articles for publication in the journal Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Nguyen enjoys travel, photography, and the foods and rich cultural opportunities that Southern California provides. He enjoys these offerings alongside his wife Alyssa, son Theodore, and their dog Crick.
Shibani Shah, FNP
A Yorba Linda native, Ms. Shibani Shah is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Medical Dermatology and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, Department of Nursing. Before joining Yorba Linda Dermatology, she had been working exclusively in medical dermatology under the tutelage of board certified dermatologists at the California Skin Institute.
Ms. Shah feels excited and privileged to care for patients of all ages with various dermatologic conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, rashes, warts, molluscum, and more. She is meticulous with full body skin exams to screen for skin cancers, and performs biopsies, cryosurgery, and intralesional injections with ease. Additionally, Shibani is passionate about patient education, empowerment and tailoring custom skin care regimens for her patients.
Shibani grew up in Yorba Linda, California, but her nursing journey has taken her across the US. Starting as a licensed vocational nurse at the Salinas Valley Correctional Facility, a level 4 maximum security prison, she then moved to Brooklyn, New York to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. After graduation, she worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in the neurology stepdown/stroke unit before relocating back to sunny California with her fiancé. While studying at USC to become a Family Nurse Practitioner, she also worked as a registered nurse at various intensive care units throughout southern California. Her life seems full circle, now working in the community where she grew up!
Outside of work, Shibani enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include travelling to new countries, trying new foods, watching Bollywood films, and doing HIIT exercises.