Meet the providers

Meet the Providers

Dr. Terri R. Dunn and her board-certified medical team offer comprehensive treatment of all skin diseases and disorders using the latest technology. Dr. Terri R. Dunn and her AllSkin Dermatology team also have a wide range of cutting-edge experience in the field of aesthetic dermatology. The established expertise of the office ensures both service and skill of the highest quality. Together with their exemplary aesthetic consultants, Dr. Terri R. Dunn and her AllSkin Dermatology team can help you realize your goals toward ageless beauty through naturally radiant and healthy skin.

Terri R. Dunn, MD, FAAD

Founder, Board-Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Dunn is a native of California. A Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Dunn has been a leading practitioner in dermatology for over 25 years. Dr. Dunn obtained her dermatology training from the renowned Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland; a trusted research institution and leader in the field of dermatology. Dr. Dunn received her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed her internship in internal medicine at the esteemed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Dunn’s commitment to promoting research and high standards of treatment for the underserved took her to Nairobi, Kenya, early in her career, where she received specialty training in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Dunn has published textbook and journal articles in the field of dermatology including Cutaneous Manifestations of Internal Malignancy in Steins Internal Medicine and Sweet’s Syndrome in a Neonate with Aseptic Meningitis in the Journal of Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Dunn has been interviewed for numerous publications and delivers talks to professional medical conferences and organizations. She is actively engaged in community education via numerous engagements and is a dedicated wife and mother of two sons and a daughter.

Dr. Dunn is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a member of the Women’s Dermatological Association, the California Dermatology Association, the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, the National Medical Association, and the Sinkler-Miller Medical Association. She has served on several boards, including the YWCA, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated, and the Sinkler-Miller Medical Association.

Offering dermatology services to adults and children of all skin types, Dr. Dunn specializes in skin cancer, rashes, skin discoloration, vitiligo, hair loss, acne and nail disorders. She also specializes in cosmetic dermatology, including Botox treatments, facial wrinkle fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, facial redness, brown spot removal, and individualized skin care systems.

Miriam Ferreira, PA-C, MMS

Board-Certified Physician Assistant

Mrs. Ferreira is a native of Berlin, Germany. Mrs. Ferreira graduated from the Stanford University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program with high honors. She received her medical degree from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, and has a Master’s of Medical Science Degree from St. Francis University in Pennsylvania. Before joining her husband in California, Mrs. Ferreira worked as a physician in Dermatology and Allergy in Berlin and Northern Saxony.

Mrs. Ferreira brings with her over 25 years of experience in the field of general and cosmetic dermatology. She performs comprehensive skin examinations and treats general dermatologic conditions including skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, skin cancers and warts. Mrs. Ferreira performs minor surgical procedures including biopsies, electrodessication and curettage, extractions, skin tag removal, mole removal, and small excisions. Mrs. Ferreira specializes in the treatment of psoriasis with Biologic Therapy and the XTRAC laser.

Mrs. Ferreira’s cosmetic practice involves anti-aging programs, IPL, nonablative fractional resurfacing laser treatments, dermal facial fillers, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments, and individualized skin care systems.

Mrs. Ferreira is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the California Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

Marilyn Jensen-Akula, RN, BSN

Cosmetic Nurse

A registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in nursing, Mrs. Jensen-Akula graduated with honors from SUNY at Stony Brook, a widely acclaimed University and Medical Center in New York. With more than 30 years of experience, Mrs. Jensen-Akula is passionate about aesthetic skin care. She specializes in aesthetic nursing including laser therapy, collagen induction therapy (dermal needling), platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments, neuromodulators (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau), dermal fillers, Kybella, medical grade chemical peels and individualized skin care systems. Mrs. Jensen-Akula is certified by the National Laser institute and has been recognized as one of the leading laser therapy nurses in the bay area. Mrs. Jensen-Akula delivers comprehensive cosmetic skin care enabling her clients to achieve their aesthetic goals with excellence and in safe hands.

Ghazel Waiz, PA-C, MSPAS

Ghazel is a bay area native who returns to AllSkin after completing her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies at Samuel Merritt University. Ghazel received her BA in Public health with a minor in Global Poverty and Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Ghazel worked as a medical assistant here at AllSkin Dermatology and as an Emergency Medical Technician. Committed to improving access to health care in underserved populations, Ghazel has provided medical care on several medical mission trips to Kenya and numerous refugee camps throughout Greece. Ghazel has received several academic accolades and is published in the Journal of Trauma Surgery and Acute Care. When not working, Ghazel loves to hike, travel, try new bay area restaurants, and spend time with her family.

Ghazel is passionate about delivering superior dermatologic care to her patients. She believes many physiological conditions are expressed externally through the skin; therefore, addressing these physiological conditions can lead to healthy and radiant skin.

Ghazel performs comprehensive full skin examinations on adults and children and treats general dermatological conditions including acne, rosacea, warts, hair loss, skin rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and nail disorders.  Ghazel is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

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