Board-Certified Cosmetic and General Dermatologist
Founding Director and Owner of The Derm Institute, Dr. Annie Chiu has always wanted to build a “dream” practice where she could provide the best in dermatological care in a beautiful environment surrounded by customer-oriented team members. She combines cutting-edge techniques with a friendly bedside manner to make everyone confident and comfortable at The Derm Institute. Dr. Chiu is honored to be an internationally featured and recognized dermatologist, and is proud to bring the highest level of care and expertise to the South Bay community. Read more
Daisy is thrilled and excited to serve as Practice Manager for The Derm Institute team. She has had extensive experience in health care management as both a Medical Assistant and a Practice Manager in the field of Dermatology. She has managed multiple Dermatology offices throughout Southern California. Most recently she comes from the UCLA Health Care Systems where she served as a Practice Manager. It was there where she realized her true passion was in Dermatology. She comes to The Derm Institute with the utmost regard for customer service and unparalleled patient care, and looks forward to making every experience wonderful at our Boutique Practice for our patients.
Lead Medical Assistant
As the Lead Medical Assistant of The Derm Institute, Yoccef is delighted to bring over six years of experience in Dermatology practices throughout the Beverly Hills area to our patients. Her special passion in both Cosmetic and General Dermatology is rooted in making patients feel more confident in their appearance. She was drawn towards this opportunity to be a core part of our practice where she can utilize her extensive knowledge and experience to enhance every patient’s visit through education and providing the very best in complete patient care. Her enthusiastic and genuine demeanor is also a favorite quality among our patients.
Director of Patient Relations and Business Development
Krista serves as The Derm Institute’s Director of Patient Relations and Business Development and prides herself in delivering prompt, competent and friendly service to each and every patient. She graduated from Cal Poly University with a Finance degree, and has joined our dermatology team to pursue her love for skincare and people. She strives to “empower people with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve optimal skin health and beauty” and wants to ensure a positive experience for all our patients. She wants everyone to feel welcomed and confident that she is available to answer any questions patients may have regarding treatments, products, or our appointment and financial policies.
As Marketing Director for The Derm Institute, Gemma actively applies her diverse background in marketing communications and production management within a business environment that she has come to know and love. She currently is a partner in her own firm, Kerker Murray Design, and has helped our practice in all aspects of marketing, design, and collateral. She also handles all media or marketing inquires regarding Dr. Chiu. Her attention to detail and awareness of best practice approaches make Gemma a valued addition to our team.