Dr. Marie Stoddard Lyndsey is a native of Southern California and spent the majority of her life in underserved communities of Los Angeles County. In addition to being the first in her family to pursue the field of medicine, both her childhood circumstances and adulthood experiences have led her to realize that she has the power and tools to be an agent of change. At a young age, she aspired to be a dermatologist who not only recognized the importance of treating cutaneous diseases and malignancies, but who also understood disparities in the healthcare system and was committed to bridging those gaps.
Dr. Lyndsey graduated from the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, where she spent much of her free time working in free clinics. Due to her profound interest in research, she achieved various publications in dermatology, and presented her work at national meetings. She went on to complete her residency in dermatology from the University of Michigan, where she received exceptional training in general, adolescent and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, cosmetics, dermoscopy, patch testing, Modified Goeckerman Therapy, and inpatient consults. As the University of Michigan’s catchment area spans many states, she is experienced in treating patients of all skin types across a wide spectrum of urban, suburban, and rural populations.
She was known in her residency program for her efficiency and excellent patient care. While she enjoyed treating common conditions in dermatology such as skin cancer, acne, rosacea, and psoriasis, she was also adept at identifying and treating the occasional skin eruptions that required a more complex differential and treatment plan. Dr. Lyndsey had also played an integral role in promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in dermatology by serving as a lead resident for the Dermatology Pipeline Program, which provided a hands-on experience in dermatology to first-year minority medical students.
By means of her clinical exposures and research, her love for dermatology has evolved and become fully realized. She looks forward to providing a profound commitment and excellent care to her patients at West Dermatology.