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Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in cosmetic treatments that enhance the tone, texture, and quality of your skin.

Our Belief

We fervently believe that everyone is unique. That philosophy is reflected in our highly personalized treatment plans, which we curate after thorough facial analysis, skin analysis, and consultations. We are your skin’s best friends. Please contact us to initiate your journey towards a youthful and glowing complexion.

Our Providers:

Dr. Marie Jhin

Our team is led by Dr. Marie Jhin, a nationally renowned board-certified dermatologist with decades of experience in the aesthetic medicine industry.

  • Board-certified dermatologist and President of Premier Aesthetic Dermatology
  • Named America’s Top Doctor and recipient of the Asian Women in Business Entrepreneur Leadership Award
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Stanford University from 2000-2011
  • Featured in numerous TV shows, magazines, and online articles
  • Author of “Asian Beauty Secrets”
  • CMO for Musely (FaceRX), an anti-aging telemedicine company
  • Board member, Physician’s Working Together, an advocacy group working to improve the healthcare system in the US

As a little girl, I wanted to grow up to be a doctor. There was some encouragement from my Korean parents, but mostly from working in underdeveloped countries in college and medical school. I began my journey in medicine as a college student delivering babies in Kenya and then in medical school, taking care of young kids in Cambodia. Initially, I wanted to be an international medicine/public health physician, but my dreams took a different path as I started my own family. During my internal medicine residency, I fell in love with dermatology.

Helping patients feel good and look their best as well as improving their skin issues is what motivates me. Besides working, I am passionate about fixing our healthcare system. I love to travel and be with my wonderful husband and 5 kids and 2 dogs.

Clinical Team

Renne Sutter
Erika Sainez, RN
Jasmin Peccei, RN
An Vu
Alisha Zhou

Admin Support Team

Monica Eclevia
Sheena Barbar

Lori Ross, PA-C

Hometown: San Mateo, CA
Favorite Treatment: Botox
Fun Fact: I’ve been paddling Dragon Boat since High School

Lori is a board certified Physician Assistant who received her Masters in Medical Science from Northwestern University and her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry & Cell biology from University of California San Diego.

Prior to PA school Lori worked as a medical assistant in a dermatology office assisting with medical and aesthetic visits. During PA school she completed a rotation at the Northwestern Skin Care Institute in Chicago. Her love for patient care motivated her to volunteer at a free health care clinic and also work with underserved adolescents educating them on various health topics (including skin care!). After graduating, she moved back to the bay area to be closer to her family and is excited to help with your all skin care needs – whether it’s botox or a rash!

I have always enjoyed interacting and helping those around me. I originally wanted to obtain a PhD and conduct Alzheimer disease research after my grandfather passed away from the disease. However, after completing 3 years of investigative and clinical research for Alzheimer disease at UCSD I realized I missed working directly with people — I switched gears to pursue a career in health care.

Being a PA allows me to spend time with my patients; educating and getting to know them. Making my patients feel heard and cared for in addition to addressing their skin concerns is what motivates me. In my free time I love to cook and exercise, if you have a go to hiking area or recipe feel free to share it with me on your next visit!

- Lori Ross

Kathy Chen, PA-C

Hometown: Carmel, IN
Favorite Treatment: Clear + Brilliant
Fun Fact: I do Reformer Pilates every week

Kathy is a board-certified Physician Assistant who obtained her Master of Medical Science at Yale University and her bachelor’s degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley.

Prior to joining Premier Aesthetic Dermatology, Kathy worked in allergy medicine, where she often treated patients with eczema. At Yale University, Kathy completed two rotations in dermatology and also received honors for her thesis project on skin cancer screenings. Before PA school, Kathy worked as a medical assistant in surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatology for several years.

Kathy is very excited to be a part of PAD and to help patients with their skin, whether it’s acne, rashes, or skin care! In her spare time, Kathy enjoys Pilates, yoga, and trying new restaurants.

Erika Sainez, RN

Hometown: San Bruno, CA
Favorite Treatment: Fillers
Fun Fact: Loves traveling with her 2 kids

Janet Valdehueza, Office Manager

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Treatment: Clear & Brilliant
Fun Fact: 24hr Rockstar Turbo Kick Fitness Instructor

Renne Sutter, Chief People Officer

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Favorite Treatment: Botox
Fun Fact: Loves to party and still dancing on table in her 70s

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