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Shirley L. Van, MD, FAAD, FAACS


Dermatology,UCSF (Univ. 0f California, San Francisco)

Completed residency as the Chief Resident in June 1987

Internal Medicine, Loma Linda Univ. Med Ctr, CA. Completed in June 1983

University of Miami, Fla. Graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree in June 1982

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fla. Graduated with honors in 1978 with a BA degree in Chemistry, minor in Physics in 1978

Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 1974-1975

Northeast High School, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Graduated in 1974

Member of the National Honor Society

Professional Qualifications

  • Board Certified Dermatologist 1987
  • Dr. Van joins a prestigious group of dermatologists as “double-fellows”. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD, 1987) as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS, 2004).
  • Lecturer to practicing dermatologists and dermatology residents on latest lasers/aesthetic procedures.
  • Speaker at medical conferences and major medical centers on management of skin cancers, on early detection of melanoma and on reversal of sun damaged skin.

Dr. Shirley Van was born and raised in Taiwan. At the age of seventeen, her family moved from Taiwan to the USA. With sheer determination, she overcame the language and cultural barriers, and was admitted to the medical school at the University of Miami in five years. Her Dermatology training was obtained at the prestigious UCSF where she studied under world-renown dermatologists and pioneer physicians. After her residency, she entered academic teaching as assistant professor at the Loma Linda University Medical Center. In1988,

she returned to Northern California, and started her private practice in Modesto, California where she found fulfillment in treating the local residents and farmers. Over the years, she has worked tirelessly and passionately on combating sun damaged skin, both medically and aesthetically. Medical advancements in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, as well as cutting-edge technology in repairing and rejuvenating damaged skin, have broaden the horizon for her to deliver the best care for her patients.

In her sparetime, she enjoys nature photography, gardening, playing acoustic guitar, and reading books on nutrition and quantum physics.

For more than three decades, she has served tens of thousands of people in the Central Valley and its vicinities, as well as people traveled from the Bay Area. She is very excited to join the Berman Skin Institute at the Tracy Clinic where she can deliver the highest quality of care at a central location.

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