Gennady (Gene) Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon
Certified by the American Board of Dermatology
Clinical Instructor, UCLA
Member, American Society for
Laser Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Rubinstein completed undergraduate studies at UCLA, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine with honors. While in Boston, Dr. Rubinstein was a Research Fellow in Lasers in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rubinstein completed his Dermatology residency at U.C. Irvine.
Dr. Rubinstein is Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is also a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Fellow of American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and a Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Rubinstein has written numerous articles for medical journals and presents research at national meetings. He trains other physicians on lasers, fillers and other procedures in dermatology. He is currently a Clinical Instructor and teaches dermatology residents at UCLA.
His expertise includes treatment of acne and psoriasis, phototherapy, and rejuvenation of aging skin.
Dr. Rubinstein often provides expert opinion on various subjects in dermatology to the media.
Our State-of-the-art Laser Center is equipped with the latest advances in lasers in Dermatology. Dr. Rubinstein is an expert in injectable fillers including Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, Radiesse, BellaFill and Belotero. Serving a celebrity clientele Dr. Rubinstein is an expert in achieving a natural youthful appearance using Botox, Lasers and Fillers. A top aesthetic injector in the Los Angeles area and the US, Dr. Rubinstein’s patients benefit from manufacturer programs only available to top injectors. Dr. Rubinstein only purchases fillers and other products directly from the manufacturers, insuring safety and efficacy.
Eric Lovato, PA-C
Eric is a California State and National Board Certified Dermatology Physician Assistant. He completed his Physician Assistant studies at Western University of Health Sciences in 2001, receiving Special Recognition for his knowledge of Surgery from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He has a solid background in General Medicine, having practiced at a large multi-specialty group.
Eric specializes in both Clinical and Cosmetic Dermatology. His areas of expertise include General Dermatology with special focus on Acne, Dermatological Surgery, Laser Tattoo removal, Fractionated Laser Facial Resurfacing of wrinkles and acne scars with Fraxel and Active FX, Eximer UVB Laser treatments for Psoriasis and Vitiligo, Cosmelan for pigmentation disorders, and General Skin Care Services and Product Knowledge for Acne and Anti-Aging. Eric is considered among the top aesthetic injectors in the Los Angeles area for Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, and Kybella, Specializing in natural looking results. With his meticulous technique, warm and caring “bedside” manner, and extensive range of expertise and experience with therapeutic laser procedures, Eric is an integral member of our team.
Simona Fikhman, PA-C
Dermatology Physician Assistant
Simona Fikhman, MS, PA-C is a California State and National Board Certified Physician Assistant. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY. Simona has been specifically trained in Dermatology and has a great deal of patient experience in Medical and Surgical Dermatology. She provides a wide range of services for adult and pediatric patients, including diagnosing and treating acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, warts, skin cancer and rashes.
Simona has a passion for healthy skin and tries to address dietary and lifestyle modifications for the best possible outcomes.
As a vital member of our surgical team, Simona works closely with Dr. Rubinstein to achieve good aesthetic outcomes in skin cancer and Mohs surgeries and other surgical procedures. Her friendly disposition also helps our younger patients feel at ease and follow treatment protocols.
Karen Landy, NP-C
Dermatology Nurse Practitioner
Karen has over 8 years of Dermatology and comprehensive Family Medicine experience, backed by more than 15 years of nursing experience. Karen is experienced in diagnosis and management of disease processes, has strong clinical judgment and is dedicated to promotion of health through accurate diagnosis, treatment, and teaching. As a Nurse Practitioner, she has full prescribing capabilities and competently performs most skin related procedures such as biopsies, excisions, cyst removal, and related procedures with attention to excellent cosmetic outcomes.
Karen is an expert aesthetic injector and comes with a vast experience in laser skin rejuvenation. She is highly experienced in IPL PhotoFacials, Clear and Brilliant and PRP. Karen follows Dr. Rubinstein’s philosophy achieving natural looking results through a comprehensive approach to skin rejuvenation.
Karen shares her time between our Simi Valley and Studio City locations.