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Walk In Appointments

For those of you who have trouble committing to an appointment time, we now offer walk-in appointments each Wednesday at our satellite office within The Cancer Center at El Camino Hospital’s Melchor Pavillion from 2pm-5pm. Please call our main office at (650) 969-5600 for details and any questions you might have!

Surgery of the Skin

Dr. Morganroth of the California Skin Institute has been invited to author the facelift chapter in the 2nd edition of “Surgery of the Skin.” Considered to be “the” reference textbook for all aesthetic surgeons, Dr. Morganroth is honored to have been selected. Congratulations to Dr. Morganroth and happy writing!

Welcome Jillian Fraser

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Jillian Fraser as Aesthetics Practice Manager to the California Skin Institute. Jillian brings with her a decade of experience in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Practice Management. Dedicated to providing clients with extraordinary care, Jillian is well versed in all aspects of surgical and non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques. Overseeing the Aesthetics Division, Jillian ensures all aspects of the cosmetic practices of California Skin Institute surpass all expectations. In addition, Jillian coordinates all events, community service and marketing opportunities for the organization.

Welcome Rafael A. Schulze, MD

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Rafael A. Schulze, M.D. to the California Skin Institute. Rafael A. Schulze, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Management (Mechanical) from United State Military Academy. Prior to medical school, Dr Schulze spent several years in remote rural areas in Republic of Panama where he completed numerous humanitarian construction projects rebuilding clinics, schools and farm-to-market roads shortly after Gen. Manuel Noriega’s capture. He received his doctoral degree in medicine, magna cum laude, from University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

Free Skin Cancer Screening Pays Off

Almost seven percent diagnosed with cancer; 45 percent referred for additional consultation. The statistics didn’t surprise the dermatologists who turned out to provide free skin cancer screenings at El Camino Hospital on Saturday, May 17th–but they certainly shocked the 21 persons–about 7% of the 293 people screened–who received “presumptive diagnoses” of skin cancer at the event. In total, 45% of Saturday’s participants were referred for additional consultation or a biopsy. While none of these may actually result in a cancer diagnosis, all of them reflect skin conditions of concern to the examining doctors.

No Mercy for Skin Cancer

They grew up using terms like “healthy tan” and thinking that the first sunburn of the season was a necessary step to lay a base for summer tans. Now, older generations of Americans are paying the price as that early sun damage leads to more and more skin cancer. Yet if recent statistics gathered by the CDC are any indication, many of them still haven’t adjusted their behavior.