Farnaz Gaminchi, M.D.
Dr. Farnaz Gaminchi received her Bachelor degree from University of California at Los Angeles in 1990. She graduated Magna Cum Laude; she then pursued her medical degree in Boston, Tufts School of Medicine.
She graduated with Honors and was amongst the top of her class. She received her training in internal medicine from Beth Israel Hospital in New York City and completed her dermatology training at Loma Linda Medical Center. She served as the chief resident in dermatology during her final year. At Loma Linda, she taught undergraduate and graduate classes and participated in the medical center's dermatology research programs. She established her practice in West Hills in March of 2000 and is on staff in West Hills Hospital.
She is Board Certified in dermatology and has extensive experience in skin cancer surgery, laser procedures, and cosmetic dermatology. She currently is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery.
Dr Farnaz Gaminchi has won Vitals.com awards for the 2010 Patients’ Choice Award, and recognized as a 2009 Compassionate Doctor.
Dr Gaminichi is mother to two beautiful girls, Sofia and Soraya. She enjoys hiking, traveling, running on the beach, and reading.
Tasneem Poonawalla, M.D.
Dr. Tasneem Poonawalla received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and graduated magna cum laude. She completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. She is Board Certified in Dermatology and has extensive experience in skin cancer surgery, and medical dermatology. She currently is a member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery. She enjoys hiking, biking and spending time with her two daughters.
Kerry Schlosser, PA-C
Kerry Schlosser is a nationally board certified physician assistant licensed to work in the state of California. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut in 1998 with her Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2000, she earned her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from DeSales University. She has been working in dermatology for the past nine years and previously worked in general and plastic surgery. She had an article on infantile hemangiomas published in the May 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. In addition, she continues to read and attend conferences about dermatology in order to broaden her knowledge of the field.
As a physician assistant, Kerry is qualified to perform detailed history and physical examinations, diagnose, and prescribe all necessary medications and/or treatments. She is adept at performing biopsies, excisions, laser treatments, and numerous cosmetic procedures including Botox, dermal fillers, and sclerotherapy.
Kelsea Desantis, L.E.
Kelsea became an aesthetician because she is passionate about skincare and helping others. She was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA where she graduated from SBCC Cosmetology Academy. Her mother, a cosmetologist/hairstylist, is well known in Santa Barbara for her subtle, beachy highlights and Balyage technique. Kelsea grew familiar with the salon/spa industry at an early age with the help of her mother, working first as a spa receptionist at Peace Salon Spa. There she learned about different high-end skin care lines with active, natural ingredients. She then moved to the San Fernando Valley to be closer to her fiancé in early 2016. Kelsea joined the team at West Hills Dermatology November 2016. The array of services that Kelsea provides includes detox facials, Microdermabrasion, LED light treatments, chemical peels, facial waxing, and more. We invite you to come and visit Kelsea soon!