Dr. Kaitlyn Yim, M.D.
Dr. Kaity Yim is a double Board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. She specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of medical dermatological conditions, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, skin cancer, and pigmentary skin lesions – including melanoma. She also specializes in procedural/cosmetic dermatology and facial rejuvenation, including injectables and laser treatments. In addition to her clinical work, she is fellowship-trained in dermatopathology, a specialty within dermatology that allows her to diagnose skin conditions by looking at skin biopsies through a microscope.
She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended college at the University of Southern California, where she was accepted into the Baccalaureate MD Program that encompassed matriculation into the Keck School of Medicine at USC. She graduated summa cum laude with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Natural Science and received multiple awards for her diverse academic pursuits. She then completed her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, medical Internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and dermatology residency at LAC+USC Medical Center.
Throughout her medical training, she participated in basic science, translational, and clinical research in skin cancers, psoriasis, teledermatology, rare genetic skin diseases, and the effect of COVID-19 on clinical efficiency and patient safety, resulting in dozens of published peer-reviewed articles, conference posters/presentations, and a textbook chapter. After dermatology residency, she went on to further specialize in dermatopathology and completed her fellowship at the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Yim strives to always take the best care of all patients in dermatology, regardless of age or skin type, at the clinical and microscopic level. Outside of dermatology, she loves spending quality time with her family and friends, tennis, yoga, traveling, and, of course, good food!