Board certified dermatologist Shirley Chi, M.D. specializes in medical and
cosmetic dermatology with an emphasis on patient advocacy and education. She
is frequently featured on ABC Eyewitness News in the greater Los Angeles area
for her expert advice concerning the care of skin, hair, and nails.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in Southern California, Dr. Chi received her
undergraduate degree from Northwestern University, graduating cum laude
with a major in philosophy. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern
University Medical School with highest honors, then completed her residency
in dermatology at Cook County Hospital in downtown Chicago, serving as chief
resident during her final year.
Dr. Chi teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles and currently serves
as the Director of Dermatology Resident Education at OliveView-UCLA Hospital,
while maintaining her private practice in Arcadia, California. She has also
previously taught at Loma Linda University and Arrowhead Regional Medical
Center. For her dedication to teaching future doctors, Dr. Chi received the
President of the United States Volunteer Service Award.
In her free time, Dr. Chi enjoys hiking, doing yoga, and traveling. She and her husband have visited countries in Europe, Asia, and South America and love to learn about different cultures and languages. Besides her native English, Dr. Chi speaks French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.
The following are some comments from patients of Dr. Chi:
"Dr. Chi is friendly, to the point, and I shall encourage all of my friends to see her for any skin problem."
"I love Dr. Chi! She's the best at listening to patient needs!"
"Dr. Chi is amazing! She is polite, funny, and very good!"
Phillip H. A. Lee, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes
in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He believes that clear
communication with the patient is essential to delivering high quality care. Nominated by his local peers, he received the Pasadena Magazine – Top Doctors Award in Dermatology.
Born in Glendale, CA and raised in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Lee considers this area home. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, graduating summa cum laude in biology. He earned his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He received a laboratory research fellowship at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, CA after which he went on to complete dermatology residency at the UC San Diego Medical Center. He served as chief resident during his final year of residency.
Dr. Lee is part of the volunteer faculty of University of Southern California, Department of Dermatology. For his teaching, the dermatology residents awarded him the Outstanding Teaching Award in Medical Dermatology.
Dr. Lee truly enjoys the practice of dermatology and considers it an honor to participate in the patient-doctor relationship. When he is not in the clinic, Dr. Lee enjoys spending time with his wife and two young girls. When time permits you can also find him playing basketball and golf. In addition to English, Dr. Lee, who happens to be half Chilean, also speaks fluent Spanish.
Elena Forster is a Certified Physician Assistant who began her professional career as a practicing physician in Russia, where she specialized in Ear Nose, and Throat surgery. When she moved to the US in 1998, she built on her previous clinical and surgical experience, earning her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. She has over ten years of medical and cosmetic dermatology experience, and is trained in lasers, Botox, and filler treatments as well as general medical dermatology. Elena is also an active member of the California Association of Physician Assistants.
Elena and her husband make their home in Arcadia. They have two children, a boy who swims with the Arcadia Riptides when he isn’t reading, and a girl, who is looking forward to turning the Arcadia school system on its ear when she turns five.
Mrs. Forster sees patients in the office on Friday afternoons and one Saturday morning per month.