Joining us this August
Kristen Aguirre, M.D., FAAD
Dr. Aguirre is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic surgeon, as well as an Orange County local, born and raised in San Clemente. After graduating with High Honors from The University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior, she returned to Orange County, where she performed extensive research on the spread of MRSA and other skin infections. She then headed out to Columbus, Ohio where she graduated Magna Cume Laude while obtaining her MD at The Ohio State University. It was there, while helping run a local free clinic, that she discovered her love for dermatology. She expanded her Ohio State dermatology training with time spent at UT Southwest in Dallas, TX, as well as time spent at the UC Davis Department of Dermatology.
After graduation, she completed her Internal Medicine training at Cottage hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. Finally, she completed three additional years of advanced dermatologic training at UC Irvine, where she served as the Resident Director of Surgical and Cosmetic training. She also received the Resident Teacher of the Year award. She has worked with some of the world’s experts in aesthetic dermatology, laser science, complicated medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery. She also received advanced training in surgical reconstruction at UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC San Francisco, and in Santa Barbara, CA. When outside of the clinic, she is a loving wife and mother. She and her family love to spend time cooking together, playing in the vegetable garden, and exploring all the different parks and playgrounds in the area.