Downtown L.A.

TEMPORARY LOCATION: 660 S. Figueroa St #1940, Los Angeles CA 90017

213-319-3339

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Downtown

TEMPORARY LOCATION: 660 S. Figueroa St #1940, Los Angeles CA 90017

213-319-3339

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Meet Our Team

Conveniently located to serve Downtown L.A. & Brentwood L.A.

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JAMES Y. WANG, M.D.

Dermatologist

Dr. Wang is a Harvard and UCLA-trained double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He specializes in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, and acne (including the safe use of Accutane). He is also an expert in anti-aging skin care, injectables, as well as laser treatments for scars, sunspots, and broken blood vessels. He has been named each year as Superdoctor, Top Doctor, and Top Dermatologist in various publications in the Los Angeles area.

He attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in biology. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and, concurrently, his MBA in healthcare policy from Harvard Business School.

Jeff Bonnaud, board-certified Dermatology Physician Assistant at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

JEFF BONNAUD, PA-C

Dermatology Physician Associate

Jeff Bonnaud is a board-certified Dermatology Physician Assistant who has been practicing medicine & dermatology since 2014. Being a thought leader and educator within the field of dermatology, Jeff Bonnaud’s meticulous approach and outstanding patient care has earned him recognition as a 2020 World Leader in Healthcare and 2020 Top Physician Assistant by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Jeff focuses on underlying health conditions, and provides a comprehensive approach to all layers of the skin and degrees of aging with a combination of skincare, peels, facials, injectables, energy based devices like lasers, and even surgery, if needed.

A graduate of UCLA, Harvard University, and Quinnipiac University’s PA Program, PA Bonnaud began his career in adult outpatient Internal Medicine with Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA where this invaluable experience provided a deeper understanding for underlying and complex conditions seen within dermatology. For nearly five-years, Jeff worked in cosmetic & medical dermatology in Boston earning a loyal patient following and reputation. Jeff Bonnaud is a national thought leader and educator within dermatology regarding biologic and treatment therapies with a high emphasis on autoimmune inflammatory conditions like psoriasis and eczema. He currently sits on multiple pharmaceutical advisory boards to help shape further advances in treatments.

Jeff Bonnaud, board-certified Dermatology Physician Assistant at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Tiffany Wang, Certified Physician Assistant at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Tiffany Wang, Certified Physician Assistant at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

TIFFANY WANG, PA-C

Dermatology Physician Associate

Tiffany Wang, a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), graduated with the distinction of Salutatorian from the Southern California University of Health Sciences’ Master of Science Physician Assistant program. She has completed a Dermatology Fellowship through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and is an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Tiffany has always had a passion for medical and cosmetic dermatology and aspires to make everyone feel like the best version of themselves. Tiffany finds joy in being able to help a patient find what works best for them. She loves all things dermatology and skin care and is excited to bring her passion to Metropolis Dermatology.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

JINLI WU, PA-C

Dermatology Physician Associate

Jinli Wu, PA-C is a nationally certified Physician Associate, licensed by the Medical Board of California. She is an active member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA) and completed her Dermatology Diplomate Fellowship through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Jinli was born in China, but raised in Portland, Oregon. She received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Oregon Health & Science University. Before transitioning to dermatology, she worked in plastic surgery where she developed an eye for aesthetics and became proficient in surgical technique, laser therapy, and injecting. Her specialties include dermal fillers, Botox, and masseter reduction.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Dr. Shuana Higgins
Dr. Shauna Higgins, Dermatologist at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

SHAUNA HIGGINS, M.D.

Dermatologist

Dr. Higgins was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She attended Brown University for her undergraduate education where she studied Human Biology and Business Economics while simultaneously studying Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned her MD from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where, in addition to acquiring a number of academic honors, she served as Editor-In-Chief of The Beat Art and Literary Magazine showcasing the creativity of members of the UCLA health sciences community.

Dr. Higgins has completed several years of research both at the University of Southern California and the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she managed and conducted a number of epidemiological, clinical, and translational science research studies in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer, patient-related satisfaction outcomes, and complementary and alternative medicine.

She has authored dozens of publications, several book chapters, and has presented over 30 abstracts via poster or oral presentation. She completed her internal medicine training within the Yale-New Haven Health System and completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Southern California + LA County Hospitals residency program, where she also served as chief resident. She is passionate about holistic dermatology care.

Outside of work, Dr. Higgins loves music, travel, visual and performing arts, and trying new restaurants.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

Kate O’Brien, MD

Staff Dermatologist (Saturdays)

Dr. O’Brien was born and raised in Orange County, California. She attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate education where she studied Art History and Neuroscience. She worked in New York City at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center before earning her Master’s in Physiology and Biophysics and Georgetown University. She then completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating at the top of her class with the honors of Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. O’Brien has authored dozens of publications in the fields of Pediatric, Surgical and Medical Dermatology, and has presented her work via poster and oral presentations both nationally and internationally. She is currently finishing her residency in dermatology at the University of Southern California + LA County Hospital’s residency program. She is an expert in treating the full range of dermatologic skin diseases in both pediatric and adult patients, and is also passionate about aesthetic interventions such as neurotoxin (e.g. BOTOX®) and lasers.

Outside of dermatology, Dr. O’Brien enjoys exploring national parks, travel and playing at the beach with her Bernese Mountain Dog.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Dr. Shauna Higgins, Dermatologist at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Dr. Shauna Higgins, Dermatologist at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

Alessandra Chen, MD

Staff Dermatologist (Saturdays)

Dr. Chen is a University of Southern California-trained dermatologist, who specializes in medical dermatology and is skilled in aesthetic procedures. Born in Folsom, CA, Dr. Chen earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Haverford College, PA. She graduated as the top female student of her class, the recipient of the Glasgow-Rubin Award from the American Medical Women’s Association, from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Dr. Chen plans to become a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, a dermatologic surgical subspecialty which allows for the removal of all cancerous cells for the highest cure rate while sparing healthy tissue and leaving the smallest possible scar. Dr. Chen has authored over a dozen publications in inflammatory dermatologic conditions and skin cancer.

Outside of clinic, you’ll find Dr. Chen either surfing, rock climbing, or trying all of the local ice cream shops in Los Angeles.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

Katrina Lee, MD

Staff Dermatologist (Saturdays)

Dr. Lee was born and raised in southern California. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in molecular, cellular and developmental. She earned her medical degree from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Lee was recognized for her academic achievements and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Lee completed her preliminary year in internal medicine at Olive View-UCLA medical center. She is currently finishing her dermatology residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Lee continues to be active in research. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and has given oral presentations at national conferences.

Outside of work, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, exploring new restaurants, yoga and spending time with friends and family.

Jinli Wu, Certified Physician Associate at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Starla Mcdowell, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Starla Mcdowell, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

STARLA MCDOWELL

Licensed Aesthetician

Starla has been a Licensed Aesthetician for over 10 years and is also a Certified Dermatology Technician through the Association of Certified Dermatology Techs (ACDT). In addition, she is certified in Skinceuticals and Dermalogica, as well as having extensive experience working with medical grade skin care lines.

Starla thrives in an environment where she is able to help people feel their best while supporting their skin health and enjoys customizing treatments based on her clients’ individual skin care needs.

Alma Steglau, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

ALMA STEGLAU

Licensed Aesthetician

Alma is a Licensed Aesthetician that has provided luxurious and corrective skin care services for 5+ years. She continues her education with post graduate courses and seminars to keep up with the latest technologies.

She holds several advanced esthetics certifications which include, but are not limited to, treatments of acne, hyperpigmentation, and anti-aging. She is also trained in several clinical and organic skin care lines.

A lifelong passion for skin care drives her desire to educate and help people feel good inside and out. Her gentle touch and technical skin care expertise will leave the skin wanting more!

Alma Steglau, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Whitni Woodard, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA
Whitni Woodard, Licensed Aesthetician at Metropolis Dermatology in Brentwood and Downtown LA

WHITNI WOODARD

Practice Manager

With tenure experience in various roles within the Los Angeles dermatology community, Whitni joined Metropolis Dermatology as practice manager at a critical time; the very beginning of the global pandemic. As a native Angeleno and graduate of nearby California State University, Dominguez Hills, Whitni contributes a strong sense of pride in serving the Los Angeles community. As practice manager, she strives to be an effective yet compassionate team leader, who champions our mission to “Do Derm Differently,” by supporting our clinical providers, actively advocating for our staff, and collaborating to cultivate authentic experiences for our clients.

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