Stefani Kappel, MD, FAAD

MOHS-Micrographic Surgery

Kosins and Kappel Plastic Surgery and Dermatology
1441 Avocado Ave Ste 203
Newport Beach, CA 92660
https://aaronkosinsmd.com/

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Dr. Stefani Kappel is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon. Dr. Kappel earned her Medical Degree from UC Irvine and completed her residency in Dermatology at UCLA. After residency, she joined the faculty at UCLA as a Clinical Professor in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She then went on to complete advanced fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at UC Davis and Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California with world-renowned laser expert, Dr. Suzanne Kilmer. After fellowship, Dr. Kappel joined the faculty at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California.

Dr. Kappel’s areas of expertise include cosmetic dermatology with a focus on injectable neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin), as well as dermal fillers (Juvederm, Juvederm Voluma, Juvederm Volbella, Sculptra, Restylane Silk, Belotero and Radiesse). In addition, she is highly-trained in the use of lasers, ultrasound and radiofrequency devices to treat all aspects of photoaging including fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, brown spots and facial vessels. Dr. Kappel offers a comprehensive approach to body contouring with the use of minimally-invasive procedures- Cellfina, ThermiRF, Coolsculpting, and Tumescent Liposuction. She also specializes in Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery including Mohs surgery, blepharoplasty, skin cancer excisions, sclerotherapy, surgical earlobe repair and cosmetic tattoo excision.

Dr. Kappel has lectured extensively and served as an instructor at numerous professional societies. She is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented her research at national and international professional society meetings.

Dr. Kappel continues to be an active participant in clinical trials and prides herself with keeping up with the latest advances in lasers, cosmetic devices, and aesthetic dermatology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, also a physician, and their two children.

DR. Kappel’s BACKGROUND:

Director of Mohs Surgery, The Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Cosmetic and

Procedural Dermatology 2013-Present

Assistant Clinical Professor. UCLA Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of

Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles 2011-2012

Dermatology Institute of Sothern California, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills 2010-2011

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

Mohs Procedural Fellowship, UC Davis 2012-2013

Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California 2012-2013

Residency, Dermatology, UCLA 2008-2011

Internship, Internal Medicine, UCLA/Kaiser Permanente 2007-2008

M.D., UC Irvine, School of Medicine 2002-2007

B.S., Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UCSB 1996-2000

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Kappel P, Brenner M, Hosein H, Jones B, Milliken J, Triff S. A Novel Method to Continuously Measure Passive Expiratory Resistance in a Rabbit Emphysema Model to Monitor Response to Lung Volume Reduction Surgery. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2001;49.
  1. Triff S, Vahidi K, Daneschvar H, Han S, Krutzik M, Burney T. The Correlation Between the Severity of Disease vs. Specific Lung Compliance in an Emphysematous Rabbit Model. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2002;50.
  1. Brenner M, Jones B, Triff S, Daneschvar H. The New NETT Paradigm of Health Care     Financing Agency Sponsored Clinical Research Trials: Advances and Dilemmas. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2002;50.
  2. Kappel S, Ortiz A, Jeffes E. Comparison of Methotrexate Uptake, Metabolism and Efflux in Hepatocytes vs. Lymphocytes. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2004; 53:212.
  3. Kappel S, Wu J, Hillman J, Linden K. Histopathologic findings of disseminated coccidioidomycosis with hyphae. Arch Dermatol. 2007 Apr;143(4):548-9.
  4. Kappel S and Cotliar J. Inoculation of Atypical Mycobacteria from a Tattoo. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 May;64(5):998-9.
  5. Abrishami M, Kappel S, Peng D. Acral Purpura Developing After a Diffuse Macular Eruption. Archives of Dermatology, AR05-83.
  1. Kappel S, Tsai T, Peng D. One-Month-Old Female with Vesicles on the Arm Since 3 Days     After Birth. Pediatric Dermatology Journal, PEDDERMJ-06-197.
  2. Kaufman B, Cockburn M, Kappel S, Peng D. Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin   Cancer: A Review. British Journal of Dermatology, BJD-2006-00843.
  3. Kappel S, Abrishami M, Young S, Vadmal M. Aspergillus Fumigatus Majocchi’s Granuloma In a Patient with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. JAMA Dermatology 2007
  4. Alkousakis T, Cockburn M, Khalap A, Mack T, Kappel S, Peng D. Epidemiology of Psoriasis:   A study of 156 California Twin Pairs. JAAD 2007.
  5. Custis T, Hu J, Gharavi N, Kappel S, Soriano T. Complications from Soft Tissue Augmentation: A Review. Cosmet Dermatol 2012.
  6. Wang AS, Kappel S, Eisen DB. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Aug;73(2):e65. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.04.043. PMID: 26184001
  1. Kappel S, Kleinerman R, King TH, Sivamani R, Taylor S, Nguyen U, Eisen DB. Does wound eversion improve cosmetic outcome?: Results of a randomized, split-scar, comparative trial. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Apr;72(4):668-73. PMID: 25619206
  1. Joo J, Custis T, Armstrong AW, King TH, Omlin K, Kappel S, Eisen DB. Purse-string suture vs second intention healing: results of a randomized, blind clinical trial. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Mar;151(3):265-70. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.2313. PMID: 25372450
  1. Kappel S and Kilmer S. Neodymium-doped Yttrim Aluminum Garnet Lasers and Microwave (MiraDry®) Therapy, 2013 ASDS Laser Primer.

National/ International Presentations:

Kappel S, Kleinerman R, King T, Taylor S, Eisen D. Changes in Wound Morphology Following Cutaneous Surgery. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting, 2013.

Kappel S. Surgical Candidate Selection for Mohs Surgery. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, March 2011.

Kappel S. A Case of Verrucosa Cutis and Review of Cutaneous Tuberculosis. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, June 2011.

Kappel S, Cotliar J. Inoculation of Atypical Mycobacteria from a Tattoo. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida March 5, 2010.

Kappel S. A Case of Sclerodermoid Grafft vs. Host Disease. Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA November 2010.

Kappel S. LEOPARD Syndrome. Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA February 2010.

Kappel S. Cutaneous Manifestations of Diabetes, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, November 2010.

Kappel S. Recent Advances and Discoveries in the Immunology of Atopic Dermatitis. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA March 2009.

Kappel S. The Role of Filaggrin in the Immunology of Atopic Dermatitis. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Department of Pediatrics Noon Conference, Los Angeles March 2009.

Kappel S. Non-Infectious Cutaneous Effects of TNF Inhibition. David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA September 2009.

Kappel S and Cotliar J. Inoculation of Atypical Mycobacteria from a Tattoo. Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society Meeting, Los Angeles, CA November 2009.

 Kappel S, Cotliar J. Inoculation of Atypical Mycobacteria from a Tattoo. Pacific Dermatologic Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR August 14-16, 2009.

Kappel S, Cotliar J. Inoculation of Atypical Mycobacteria from a Tattoo. Caribbean Dermatology Association Annual Symposium, St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles, January 20-24, 2009.

Alkousakis T, Cockburn M, Khalap A, Mack T, Kappel S, Peng D. Epidemiology of Psoriasis: A study of 156 California Twin Pairs. First World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, May 31-June 3, 2006.

Kappel S, Murase J, Weinstein G. Hormonal Effects on Psoriasis in Pregnancy. First World Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, May 31-June 3, 2006.

Alkousakis T, Cockburn M, Khalap A, Mack T, Kappel S, Peng D. Epidemiology of Psoriasis: A study of 156 California Twin Pairs. American Academy of Dermatology Meeting in San Diego, CA, July 26-30, 2006.

Kappel S. McCune-Albright Syndrome: A Review. Keck School of Medicine at USC Department of   Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, February 2006.

Kappel S. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome: A Review. Keck School of Medicine at USC Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, March 2006.

 

Society Memberships:

American Board of Dermatology

American College of Mohs Surgeons (ACMS)

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

Member, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) 1987-Present

 

Special Interests:

Mohs surgery, neuromodulators, dermal fillers, dermatologic surgery including blephroplasty and skin cancer surgery, Cellfina™, ThermiRF™, Zeltiq® and Ulthera®, all aspects of aesthetic and laser surgery including ablative and non-ablative lasers for photorejuvination, pigmentation irregularities, and scar revision.

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