Milène Crispin, MD
California Skin Institute – Medical Dermatologist in Monterey
Milène Crispin, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, medical management of skin cancers and cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Crispin went to Dartmouth College where she graduated summa cum laude. She subsequently enrolled at Weill Cornell Medical College where she graduated as a class valedictorian and was awarded the top research prize in biomedical research for her work studying the skin’s immune response to ultraviolet radiation at Rockefeller University.
She moved to California for her residency in dermatology at Stanford University, during which she continued her cutting edge research in skin and hair immunology that was widely published and featured on various media outlets such as Good Morning America.
After her residency, she completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at UC Davis where she gained expertise in skin cancer surgery and facial reconstruction as well as the management complex skin cancers. She completed a second fellowship in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California where she gained expertise in lasers, fillers, neurotoxins and a breadth of other cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Crispin has two sons. She is Canadian and loves hockey, hiking, and the beach. She loves taking care of patients, and communication and empathy are her greatest strengths as a physician. She says, “when I am removing a skin cancer, I make sure patients know all of their surgical and non-surgical options. I love surgery and reconstruction, but patients deserve unbiased, fact-based information to make the best decision about their care.” When she performs cosmetic procedures she says, “My goal is to treat every patient like a family member. I want them to hear honest information and undergo a procedure with their eyes wide open. Their results should be noticeable but natural: the goal is to go home and have your best friend say, ‘I don’t know what it is, but you just look really good.’ “