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Angela Longwell

Aleda Longwell, MD, FAAD

Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Education & Training


General Surgery, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Il.


Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.


Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Procedural Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Additional Training

Nutrition Certificate Degree, Tufts University, Boston, MA.

NBHWC—National Board of Health & Wellness Coaches, Board Certified.

Medical School

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Elected to AOA Honors Society.


University of California at Berkeley

Dr. Aleda A. Longwell is a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Longwell completed her dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas, with additional fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology, also from Baylor. While there she received the Resident Teaching Award, an honor elected by medical students for her passion to teach them both medical and surgical dermatology procedures. While serving patients in the medical center district, there were several opportunities for additional training in skin cancer and melanoma, through the MD Anderson hospital, which ultimately became a particular specialty and focus of Dr. Longwell’s continued surgical training. The staff at Baylor also taught at the surrounding hospitals including Ben Taub Community Hospital, Houston Methodist and pediatric rotations through Children’s memorial; all leading teaching tertiary care centers with advanced disease conditions. The diverse population of Houston also allowed for both superior teaching and learning opportunities of dermatologic conditions particularly in skin of color, where often disease states appear differently. In addition to a love of general dermatology and skin conditions, Dr. Longwell decided to pursue a surgical Mohs fellowship, to further refine her surgical technique and training, and because of her passion for helping to heal others from melanoma and other skin cancer diseases. During this fellowship, there was additional procedural training in a variety of laser treatments, including Fraxel, neuromodulators, and other fillers. 

Dr. Longwell has a daily goal and a commitment to a team approach with her patients, and toward providing exceptional care and service to every patient she sees.

When off of work, Aleda loves spending time with her husband, her amazing 17 year-old twins, and her 90-lb lab, and the dog’s best friend: Newman the cat. 


Skin cancer, skin lesions, skin of color, medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Dermatology

American College of Mohs Surgery

Dr. Julia Arzeno

Dr. Julia Arzeno, MD, FAAD

Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Board Certified Dermatologist


Dr. Julia Arzeno, MD, FAAD, is a highly skilled dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional patient care. With a distinguished academic background from UCLA and extensive training in dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery, Dr. Arzeno is committed to delivering personalized and comprehensive treatment plans. Her expertise spans a wide range of dermatologic conditions, ensuring that each patient receives the highest quality of care tailored to their individual needs.

Dr. Arzeno’s practice focuses on advanced dermatologic procedures, including the treatment and management of skin cancers. She has completed over 2000 Mohs surgery cases, and her approach combines cutting-edge techniques with a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Dr. Arzeno’s commitment to patient education empowers her patients and has cemented her as a pillar in the healthcare community of Walnut Creek & Pleasanton where she practices.

Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Arzeno is an active contributor to dermatologic research, with numerous publications and presentations highlighting her contributions to the field. She has received several accolades, including the UCLA Dermatology Research and Education Funding Award and the Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award. Dr. Arzeno’s dedication to advancing dermatology through both practice and research underscores her passion for improving patient outcomes and advancing the field of dermatology.

At Berman Skin Institute, Dr. Julia Arzeno is the go-to Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a specialized technique used for the precise removal of skin cancers, minimizing the loss of healthy tissue and maximizing the chance of complete cancer removal. Dr. Arzeno has completed over 2000 Mohs surgery cases, demonstrating her proficiency and dedication to this meticulous procedure. Her approach combines cutting-edge techniques with a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.


  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Treatment and management of skin cancers
  • Advanced dermatologic procedures

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • UCLA Dermatology Research and Education

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