Dr. Stefani T. Kappel graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of California, Irvine- College of Medicine where she graduated at the top of her class. After finishing an internship in Internal Medicine at Kaiser Sunset in Los Angeles, Dr. Kappel completed her Dermatology residency at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Following residency, she was recruited to join the Division of Dermatology at UCLA as a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Kappel went on to pursue advanced fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, cosmetic and laser dermatology at The University of California at Davis, under the tutelage of Drs. Daniel Eisen, Thomas King, and Suzanne Kilmer.
Dr. Kappel has lectured extensively and served as an instructor at numerous professional societies. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has presented her research at numerous national and international professional society meetings.
Dr. Kappel’s areas of expertise include skin cancer surgery with a special focus on Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous reconstruction. She is also an expert in cosmetic and procedural dermatology with advanced training in laser surgery, neuromodulators (including Botox® and Dysport®), sclerotherapy, and cosmetic dermal fillers for soft tissue augmentation (including Juvederm®, Perlane®, Restylane®, Radiesse® and Sculptra®).
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Kappel grew up as a child actress before pursuing a career in medicine. She remains an active member of the Screen Actors Guild and enjoys attending the annual SAG Awards shows and industry events.
- American Board of Dermatology, 2012
- Doctor of Medicine, University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine, 2007
- Division of Dermatology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 2008-2011
- Mohs and Procedural Dermatology, University of California, Davis and Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California, 2012-2013
- Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
- Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery