Dr. Tony Nakhla

Medical director of OC Skin Institute in Orange County.

Meet Dr. Nakhla

Known in the media as "America's Dermatologist™", Dr. Tony N. Nakhla is a Board Certified Dermatologist, Dermatologic Surgeon, Medical Director of OC Skin Institute, and author of The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy, Beautiful Skin. He is dedicated to helping individuals obtain health and beauty through innovative medicine and the latest surgical procedures for the skin.

Dr. Nakhla is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Irvine and Western University of Health Sciences. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, and American Osteopathic Association.

Publications

The Skin Commandments Book

The Skin Commandments: 10 Rules to Healthy,
Beautiful Skin
Nakhla, T et al. September 1, 2011 –
(Reedy Press; Soft cover)

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  • Pilomatrical Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review. Nakhla, T., et al.
    Cosmet Dermatol. 2010; 23:314-318

  • Bilateral Melolabial Advancement Flap for Dorsal Nasal Defects. Nakhla, T., et al.
    Dermatol Surgery. Feb, 2009: 35(2): 253-256

  • Cerclage Technique for Large Circular Defects of the Trunk: Nakhla, T., et al.
    Staged Excision of a Plexiform Neurofibroma.
    Dermatol Surg. July, 2008: 34(7): 24-29

  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma. Nakhla, T., et al.
    Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Sept, 2007:8(1):20-22

  • Laser's: Back to the Basics. Nakhla, T., et al.
    Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Feb, 2006:5(1):45-48

  • Closure of a Large Scalp Defect with Galeotomy Assistance. Kirby W., Nakhla, T., et al.
    Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. Sept, 2007:8(1):38-39

  • Cutaneous Cryptococcosis Mimicking Squamous Cell Carcinoma in a Patient with Multiple Skin Cancers. Nakhla, T., et al.
    Journal of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. July 2009:14(1): 36-38

 
 

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of
    Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic
    College of Dermatology
  • American Osteopathic
    Association
  • Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical Board of California License
    #20A9746
  • American Society for
    Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Society for
    Mohs Surgery
 

Media Coverage

SKIN CANCER PREVENTION

Dr. Tony Nakhla, a Mohs surgeon, explains the risks of excessive exposure to the sun and helpful tips on how to prevent skin cancer including the proper use of sunscreen and a healthy diet.

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Awards & Scholarships

  • Best Resident Abstract, 2007 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL
  • Dean's List, 2001-2005 Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • PSI SIGMA ALPHA, 2005 National Osteopathic Academic Honor Society. Theta Chapter.
  • President's Endowment Award, 2003 Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Chancellor's Scholarship, 2001 Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
 

Medical Missions

  • Ecuador April, 2007 DOCARE International Medical Outreach Non Profit Organization. Nova Southeastern University Chapter.
  • Sinalao, Mexico, 2008 LIGA International Flying Doctors of Mercy. www.ligainternational.org
  • Antigua, Guatemala 2009 DOCARE International Medical Outreach Non Profit Organization. Kansas City University Chapter.
 

Interests & Hobbies

Fitness training, basketball, swimming, travel, skiing, diving, history, philosophy, theology