Ed Becker, M.D. has practiced Dermatology in Walnut Creek, California for over 20 years, while continually enhancing his expertise throughout the full range of medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology. In surveys by San Francisco Focus, Bay Area Checkbook, and San Francisco magazines, his colleagues have chosen him numerous times as one of the Bay Area's best Dermatologists.
Dr. Becker is a graduate of the six-year medical program at Boston University, and served his Dermatology residency at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco. Certified by the American Academy of Dermatology since 1980, he is on the staff of the John Muir Medical Center Walnut Creek and Concord Campuses. In 2007, Dr. Becker was one of 14 doctors in all of California chosen to participate in the Statewide Patient Experience Collaborative to improve doctor/patient communication and patient satisfaction.
Marvin L. Engel, M.D. received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Stanford University, and has worked as a Senior Investigator at the National Cancer Institute. He has served as Guest Physician at major clinics and medical centers in Munich, Rome, Paris and Jerusalem, and he is proficient in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew. Dr. Engel is Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology, and is a full Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California Medical Center. He has practiced Dermatology in Walnut Creek for over 30 years; the scope of his practice includes skin diseases, allergy, pathology and surgery, including skin cancer.
Melissa Pattee, M.P.A.S., PA-C is a Physician Assistant specialized in medical and cosmetic Dermatology, and she also has had special training as Dr. Becker's practice specialist in Juvederm and Evolence Dermal Fillers. She has a Bachelor's Degree in molecular and cellular biology from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt College, where she also contributed to the education of future Physician Assistants as a clinical preceptor. Melissa was born and raised in the Bay Area, and is very familiar with this diverse part of California. She wants every patient to leave the office feeling they've learned something new, as well as having received the finest possible care.
Jay Zimmerman, M.D. - received his B.A. in molecular and cell biology from Northwestern University and M.D. degree from the University of Chicago. He did his Dermatology training at UCLA Medical Center where he was Chief Resident of Dermatology in 2006 and a Volunteer Clinical Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Zimmerman is Board Certified in Dermatology. He has practiced Dermatology in the Bay Area for a number of years, specializing in both general and cosmetic skin issues.