At Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena, we take our skin care partnership with you seriously. Our front office, our medical assistants, and our billing staff are here for you, going the extra mile to provide an excellent patient service experience. Healthy skin is beautiful skin, and it’s our pleasure to work with you toward that healthy, beautiful goal!
Dr. Neda Black, MD
Dr. Neda Black graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Bachelor’s degrees in both Molecular & Cell Biology and Public Health. She then attended medical school at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where she graduated with highest distinction and as valedictorian of her medical school class. She is a member of the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Black completed her internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and is currently completing her residency in dermatology at the University of Southern California where she is also serving as Chief Resident.
Dr. Neda Black is in our office two Saturdays per month.
Krista Smith, PA-C
A certified physician assistant with lots of dermatology experience, Krista Smith joined us from Huntington Medical Center. Under the direction of our dermatologists, Krista conducts examinations and treats common skin diseases. Plus, she can handle injections, biopsies, excisions, and suturing as needed. She is well-versed in popular cosmetic procedures including intense pulsed light (IPL), Botox®, Restylane®, and Juvéderm®.
Krista and her husband are raising two energetic boys and she is a volunteer teacher in the children’s ministry at their church. The family enjoys hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains. Being outdoors is a way of life for Krista. As a child, she was a competitive gymnast until she literally outgrew the sport. “At 5.9, I realized it was time to find a new sport, so I took up field hockey. I also love snowboarding and water skiing,” she says. “My all-time favorite vacation is going to Lake Powell on a house boat.”
Of course, she always wears sunscreen!
Krista Smith, PA-C is in our office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Rasha Dabbousi, PA-C
Rasha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology from University of California, Santa Barbara. She then earned a joint Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health from Touro University, California. Rasha is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and has an active Physician Assistant license in the state of California. As a dermatology PA, she diagnoses and treats routine dermatologic disorders, performs skin cancer screenings and in-office procedures, such as biopsies and cryosurgery. She also specializes in cosmetic dermatology, including laser therapy, Botox®, and dermal fillers.
Sandra Callin, Aesthetician
Sandra Callin is a licensed Medical Esthetician who holds international licensing from CIDESCO as well as California state board licensing.
A native of Sweden, a nation centered on holistic health, Sandra applied her natural inclination to health and beauty at a very young age. She graduated more than 15 years ago from the International Beauty School in Stockholm.
Over her long tenure in skin care and aesthetics, Sandra has crafted a unique and highly desired holistic approach that not only covers the skin, but also the mind, body, and spirit.
“The skin is a reflection of the inside of one’s body,” Sandra says. “To find wellness in the skin, one must find a balance of the body inside and out.”
Fueled with her lifelong passion for health and beauty, Sandra takes a unique approach to each patient, with the sole goal of making clients look and feel their best.
Sandra Callin is in our office Tuesday – Saturday.
Kimberly Bailin, RN
Laser nurse Kimberly Bailin, RN, hails from New York City. She began her health care career as an O.R. nurse in the field of Plastic Surgery. In 2001, Kimberly followed her passion into the growing world of aesthetic laser treatments. She is highly skilled in the wide variety of laser procedures offered at Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena, including Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), IPL Fotofacials, Laser Hair Removal, Pellevê tissue tightening, Micro-Needling with DermaPen®, and Matrix laser rejuvenation (Sublative Rejuvenation).
Kimberly “saw the light” of cosmetic lasers early on, and loves sharing with patients the positive impact of treatments that bestow healthy, beautiful skin without the downtime, risks, and expense of invasive cosmetic surgery.
Kimberly Bailin is in our office Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Our treatment suites are equipped with the latest dermatological lasers, for advanced, safe, comfortable treatment of your skin's medical and cosmetic needs. Our in-house Acne Treatment Center offers complete care for all ages and acne stages. We offer a full line of skin care products designed to suit your unique...View More