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December 4, 2018

Coast Dermatology in Torrance, CA joins the West Dermatology Network

Coast Dermatology in Torrance, Calif., joins the West Dermatology Network 

West Dermatology is pleased to announce the addition of Coast Dermatology Medical Associates in Torrance, Calif., to our growing network of providers. The office is owned by Mark Horowitz, DO, who has built a practice on medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Horowitz has assembled an outstanding team consisting of Michael Kassardjian, DO, Deanne Newton, PA-C, Holly Buchko, NP, and Casey Troutman, NP. 

After completing his training at Michigan State University more than 10 years ago, Dr. Horowitz has mastered some of the most advanced techniques in dermatology and cosmetic surgery available today. He is Board Certified in Dermatology and is an expert in general and surgical dermatology. Dr. Horowitz has advanced skills in skin cancer detection and Mohs micrographic surgery to treat large and difficult tumors of the skin. He also specializes in cosmetic laser treatments to improve the signs of aging and wrinkling of the skin. 

In addition to his advanced surgical training, Dr. Horowitz has developed a special interest in chronic rashes that result from allergic reactions. He has developed a patch test center that detects chemicals in the environment that may be producing the rash. Coast Dermatology is one of the few medical practices in southern California offering this advanced service.
Board Certified Dermatologist and South Bay native Dr. Kassardjian joined the practice in 2011. Before that, Dr. Kassardjian was involved in medical research projects and dermatologic publications. While earning his bachelor's degree at Claremont McKenna College, Dr. Kassardjian acquired international research experience at Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and was engaged in an extensive study focusing on infectious dermatologic diseases in HIV patients at Harbor UCLA. While in medical school, Dr. Kassardjian participated in research in Mohs micrographic surgery at Touro University and in the use of confocal microscopy at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Kassardjian graduated among the top of his medical school class, earning Dean's List and numerous academic merits. After completing an internship at Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif., Dr. Kassardjian served as Chief Resident of Dermatology at Western University. He is a published author in several prestigious dermatologic journals and serves as Clinical Faculty to Western University. Dr. Kassardjian is a supporter of humanitarian causes and has gone overseas on medical missions to provide aid to people who do not have access to healthcare. He is a passionate advocate for early detection and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Kassardjian is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

West Dermatology is continuing to expand throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada. We are actively recruiting best-in-class dermatologists and established dermatology groups within our core markets. We seek providers who have a demonstrated track record of excellence in serving their patients and who embrace our culture of integrity, teamwork, and transparency.  

To learn more about West Dermatology, contact: 

Nina Jorajuria 
Director of Business Development 

To learn more about Coast Dermatology Medical Associates, visit