ANNE MARIE MCNEILL, MD, PHD
Dr. Anne Marie McNeill, a board-certified dermatologist, practices dermatologic surgery, vulvardermatology and cosmetic dermatology. Born and raised in San Jose California, Dr. McNeill completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, San Diego, majoring in Chemistry. She completed both her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees under the Medical Scientist Training Program fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In medical school she was awarded AOA status, the national medical honor socitey. Her Ph.D. is in Pharmacology. She then went on to complete an Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, returning to Orange County to complete her residency in Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine.
She has published over 20 articles and abstracts in the peer-reviewed literature. During her residency, Dr. McNeill was a recipient of the Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship program, and studied Vulvar Dermatology at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology in London, England. She is a member of the American Medical Association, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, an Affiliate of American Society for Mohs Surgery, a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and past President of the Orange County Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Anne Marie McNeill was named a “Top Doc” in Orange Coast Magazine, was a subject for the Physicians of Excellence and has been featured in several other publications. She founded Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in 2010 and is President and Medical Director of the practice.She is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.
She’s mom to 5 beautiful kids and wife to husband of 26 years.
“My goal is to help you obtain optimal skin health and beauty by offering the newest scientific advances in skincare, lasers and dermatologic surgery. We can provide superior cosmetic outcomes even for patients with years of sun damage.”
ROBIN LEWALLEN, MD
Dr. Robin Lewallen practices medical and surgical dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. She has a special interest in complex medical dermatology, psoriasis and eczema including biologic medication management, and has a passion for early skin cancer detection using the latest technology such as advanced dermatoscopy and Fotofinder imaging.
She was born and raised in Gastonia, North Carolina and completed her undergraduate education at Wake Forest University double-majoring in Biology and Economics. She completed a research internship at the CDC in Atlanta, GA. She then returned to North Carolina to obtain her M.D. degree at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She remained there for her medical internship in Internal Medicine and she completed her Dermatology residency serving as Chief resident. She was also honored as the National JDD Dermatology Resident of the Year! Prior to moving to OC and joining Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery (NBDPS), she worked as a dermatologist Sunnyvale and Santa Cruz, California for three years.
She has published 13 articles in the peer-reviewed literature. She has written nine book chapters on various topics in dermatology and is the editor of three dermatology textbooks. She works on Wednesdays and Fridays at NBDPS and would love to see you for your medical and surgical dermatology needs.
When she’s not working at NBDPS, she works as a dermatology consultant for the technology industry. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, practicing yoga and cycling on her Peloton.
“I enjoy formulating personalized and evidence-based treatment plans to maximize skin health for patients of all ages.”
LARISA LEHMER, MD
BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST & Board-Certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon
Dr. Larisa Lehmer practices medical dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. She has a special interest in the use of energy-based technologies to address an increasing array of dermatologic concerns and the surgical management of skin cancers. Additionally, she has a passion for evidence-based nutrition and its profound influence on the body’s ability to prevent and fight both cancerous and inflammatory diseases of the skin.
She is from San Luis Obispo, California, and completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Stanford University, where she double-majored in Biological Sciences and Slavic Languages & Literature and completed her Master’s degree in Russian, Eastern European, & Eurasian Studies. Dr. Lehmer is well-versed in the diverse medical needs of her Orange county community, as she completed her M.D., Internship in Internal Medicine, and Residency in Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. In medical school, she was inducted into the AOA National Medical Honor Society for her exemplary service and academic performance. In Residency, Dr. Lehmer was Chief Resident of Cosmetics, working closely with faculty experts to coordinate the program’s aesthetic procedural curriculum.
Dr. Lehmer has published over 20 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and co-authored three book chapters in the areas of laser surgery in dermatology and histopathology. She received the a Sturge Weber Foundation Grant in support of her research with Dr. Kristen Kelly on the biology of port-wine birthmarks. She is also a recipient of the Jane Hill Cancer Research Scholarship for her work on aberrant angiogenesis.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking healthy plant-based meals for her son and husband, swimming, and singing.
“My goal is to help you look and feel your very best. I enjoy approaching dermatologic care from the outside-in, through tailored application of state-of-the-art technologies and treatments, as well as the inside-out via scientific, evidence-based nutrition that empower you to achieve and sustain optimum skin health.”
ANNY XIAO D.O.
Dr. Anny Xiao is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained in cosmetic dermatologic surgery. She practices medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and dermatologic surgery. She grew up in the Bay Area, California and attended Northwestern University for her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Global Health. She completed her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California, where she was inducted into the Sigma Sigma Phi honor society and graduated at the top of her class. She completed her dermatology residency at Western University in Southern California, where she served as Chief Resident. After residency, she pursued an additional year of fellowship training in cosmetic dermatologic surgery to specialize in lasers and energy-based devices, cosmetic injectable treatments, and minimally-invasive body contouring.
Dr. Xiao has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals and is an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is dedicated to teaching the next generation of dermatologists and is a cosmetic faculty member of the Prime West Consortium Dermatology Residency program.
Her areas of interest include the early detection and treatment of skin cancer, eczema, psoriasis, acne, melasma, laser scar treatments, and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, snowboarding, scuba diving, attempting to golf, and spending time with her fiancé and bengal cat.
“My passion is combining art and science to help patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin using innovative technology, up-to-date techniques, and personalized treatment plans. I love helping my patients highlight their natural beauty through minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments, because everyone deserves to look and feel their best.”
JENNIFER MOLLER, MS, PA-C
CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Jennifer is a Certified Physician Assistant. She joined Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery in 2013 after completing her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences. She has had formal training in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, women’s health, general surgery, dermatology, and plastic surgery. Jennifer then underwent specialty training with Dr. McNeill and other leading dermatologists in Orange County in the treatment of acne, skin care, the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, and cosmetic procedures. Jennifer has performed thousands of skin checks and biopsies. She is recognized as an expert injector by Allergan for Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. She is also highly skilled in other injectable therapies like Restylane and Belotero. She performs ALA-Blu light, Theraclear, PicoSure Tattoo and Skin Revitalization, Intense Pulsed Light, and Vectus Laser Hair Removal. She enjoys delivering beautiful, natural results to her patients.
“I am sincerely invested in each of my patients. I believe every patient deserves a unique, individual treatment plan that is tailored to fit their needs, whether it be in medical or cosmetic dermatology.”
KRISTIN SCORD, MS, PA-C
CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Kristin is a Certified Physician Assistant. She has a 9-year history of practicing in a variety of high-demand surgical sub-specialties such as Orthopedic and Neurologic Surgery in Newport Beach. Prior to this, she spent time training in Dermatology and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at UCI Medical Center. She enjoys both medical and cosmetic dermatology.
Kristin completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in Health Sciences at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2005. She was a certified EMT during her college years and went forward to get her Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Western University of Health Sciences in 2008.
Kristin delivers care for patients at NBDPS in areas including acne, skin care, skin cancer treatment and prevention. She performs Theraclear and Vectus Laser Hair Removal and laser and injectable treatments.
In her spare time, Kristin enjoys seeing family and friends and getting outdoors with her husband and daughter.
Being able to comfort patients and treat them in an environment like Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery allows me to utilize my skill set and give each patient uncompromised care.
ELIZABETH VELEZ PA-C
CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Elizabeth is a Certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, California with her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She is thrilled to be returning to our office and is excited to start caring for patients with both medical and cosmetic dermatological needs.
Prior to PA school, she worked at various hospitals in the San Diego area as an intern while getting her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She then worked here at NBDPS as a medical assistant and is well versed in the specialty of dermatology. During PA school, she completed an additional elective rotation in the field of dermatology and plastic surgery, with the plan to pursue this sub-specialty after graduation. She is passionate about health, fitness, and nutrition and enjoys giving patients comprehensive care that takes all aspects of life into consideration.
Sarah graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. Having a great desire to become a nurse, she went back to school and earned her RN degree. While living in Cleveland, Ohio, she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to do her nursing clinicals at one of the top hospitals in the country, The Cleveland Clinic. She was drawn to the aesthetic aspect of nursing, and here at Newport Beach Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, she can focus on using those skills, as well as the health and wellness of our patients.
Sarah’s days off are spent with her husband and two little girls. They enjoy spending time at the library, participating in outdoor activities, and making fun arts and crafts.
I love the idea of helping patients feel good about themselves inside and out!. Here at Newport Beach DPS, I am provided with everything I need to do that. With a team as talented and as caring as the one we have here, our patient outcomes will be nothing short of amazing!
Paula is a native Southern Californian. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Southern California. As a licensed Registered Nurse, she began working at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Although Paula loved working with infants and toddlers at CHOC, she left pediatrics to raise her 3 children. Given her desire to continue helping others, she spent several years volunteering at her children’s schools and doing philanthropic work. Later, she found herself back in nursing as a travel health consultant, vaccinating and educating her clients on international travel. Most recently, she became certified in Coolsculpting, which will help with her new job responsibilities in the practice. Paula brings positive energy and passion for working with others to NBDPS and looks forward to helping her patients feel their healthiest. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with her husband, exercising, crafting and spending time with family and friends.
“Working in collaboration with the NBDPS team, we can establish a plan of care that leaves you feeling confident in your skin care and appearance goals. I look forward to playing a part in making you feel your best through the highest level of patient care”
Amy graduated from Golden West College with an AA degree in Psychology. She has always loved skincare and beauty and decided to get her Esthetician license where she worked as a lash technician for a while. Amy then decided to pursue a nursing degree at West Coast University where she graduated with her Bachelor Science of Nursing degree in January 2021. Shortly after graduating, Amy joined the NBDPS team working side-by-side with other great providers providing the best care to her patients. After attending Coolsculpting University, Amy became a Coolsculpting specialist using her extended knowledge and skills to provide personalized treatments to achieve her patient’s desired goals. Amy has decided to further her education and is currently in the MSN-FNP program at West Coast University while she continues to work at NBDPS.
Amy is a foodie and loves going out to eat and discovering new restaurants. Amy’s days off are spent cooking, binge watching netflix, snowboarding, or shopping.
“My mission is to help my patients achieve their desired goals by customizing treatment plans based on each individual. Knowing I am able to be a part of my patient’s journey in helping them look and feel good about themselves is rewarding.”