Our Story

Our Vision

Our vision is to be your trusted resource for skin health and education. We have spent years carefully building a one-of-a-kind team to bring you the best information written, vetted, and peer reviewed by leading experts in medicine and cosmetics. By blending natural and modern science, we help you look and feel radiant from the inside out.

Our Values

  • Education – to inspire the best versions of ourselves
  • Harmony – to integrate different approaches for healthy living
  • Listening – to actively seek what our community needs to enact global change
  • Innovation – to push the limits of our knowledge further

Join Our Team

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your resume to info@dermveda.com.

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Dermveda Integrative Content Team

Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MASHadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS

Dermatology Medical Expert Editor

Hadar Lev-Tov is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive research experience. Throughout his training and in daily practice, he has always believed that the key to ...

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Sarah Fitzmaurice, MD MSSarah Fitzmaurice, MD MS

Dermatology Medical Expert Editor

Sarah Fitzmaurice is a board-certified dermatologist. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Master of Science from Georgetown University ...

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Jason Derico, NDJason Derico, ND

Naturopathy Medical Expert Editor

Jason Derico, ND received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University and a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine degree from the National College of ...

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Joseph Alban, MS LAcJoseph Alban, MS LAc

Traditional Chinese Medicine Expert Editor

Joseph Alban is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. He holds a masters in Acupuncture and ...

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Vivian Shi, MDVivian Shi, MD

Dermatology Medical Expert Editor

Vivian Shi is a board-certified dermatologist. Vivian was born in Guangzhou, China. She immigrated to the U.S. at age 12 and lived in San Francisco until she moved to Southern ...

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Dev ChahalDev Chahal

Medical Student

Dev Chahal is a 3rd year medical student at UCLA. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2011 with a degree in biochemistry. Dev has a strong interest in dermatology and believes that healthy ...

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Christina Kung, MS LAcChristina Kung, MS LAc

Traditional Chinese Medicine Expert

Christina Kung is a licensed Acupuncturist by the State of California Acupuncture Board and she holds a Diploma of Oriental Medicine from the National Certification ...

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Amy Branum, AHPAmy Branum, AHP

Herbalist and Ayurvedic Practitioner

Amy Branum is an herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and flower essence therapist. With a degree in Biology, and a graduate of the California College of Ayurveda ...

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Ramses DelgadilloRamses Delgadillo

Content Development

Ramses Delgadillo graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2015 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is currently applying for medical ...

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Advisory Board

Raja Sivamani, MD MS CATRaja Sivamani, MD MS CAT

Dermatology Expert, Advisory Board

Raja Sivamani is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology at the University of California, Davis and engages in medical ...

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Howard Maibach, MDHoward Maibach, MD

Dermatology Expert, Advisory Board

Howard Maibach is a board-certified dermatologist and an expert in contact and occupational dermatitis and sees patient at the Environmental Dermatosis ...

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Melanie SachsMelanie Sachs

Esthetician and Spa & Beauty, Advisory Board

Melanie Sachs is one of the main pioneers responsible for the introduction and integration of Indian and Tibetan body work and healing arts ...

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Judith Hellman, MDJudith Hellman, MD

Dermatology Expert, Advisory Board

Dr. Hellman is a board-certified dermatologist, practicing medical dermatology, and also specializing in dermatological surgery, laser surgery and anti-aging skin treatments ...

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Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNOMichael Traub, ND, DHANP, FABNO

Naturopathy Medical Expert, Advisory Board

Dr. Traub’s father was a dermatologist, and this inspired him to become the leading expert in dermatology in the naturopathic profession ...

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Lawrence Eichenfield, MDLawrence Eichenfield, MD

Pediatric Dermatology Expert, Advisory Board

Dr. Lawrence F. Eichenfield is Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Dermatology at Rady Children’s Hospital–San Diego, Vice Chair of the Department of Dermatology ...

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Business Operations

Venita Sivamani, MBAVenita Sivamani, MBA


Venita Sivamani has focused her efforts on educational equity and leadership for nearly a decade. As a teenager and young adult with acne, Venita struggled to find effective ...

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Natalie StoneNatalie Stone

Director of Marketing

Natalie is extremely passionate about digital marketing. She has experience marketing at venture capital firms along with startups. She is dedicated to making ...

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What is Dermveda?

Dermveda integrates traditional and modern medicine to create personalized information about holistic skin wellness. Our online platform provides skin resources, including functional education, tools, products, and directories. With a team of dermatologists and physicians in collaboration with alternative medical practitioners, Dermveda brings a new interdisciplinary approach to skin care.

How did Dermveda start?

Dermveda is based on a common realization that there is no single medical system that can address all health problems. Allopathic, or "Western," medicine has made huge advances in many areas of medical care that have truly changed our ability to fight disease. However, allopathic medicine has limitations where other medical systems may have advantages. Our goal is to seek out the strengths in many forms of medicine and unite those perspectives to discover truly holistic answers to skin health and wellness.

Do you provide medical consultations?

We aspire to deliver high quality educational material that will help you incorporate allopathic and alternative medical philosophies regarding skin health and wellness. We do not provide medical consultations. For medical consultations, we ask that you follow up with your local doctor.

What makes Dermveda different from other medical websites?

We have a passionate team of dermatologists and alternative medical practitioners who have curated one of the most extensive skin health libraries that can be customized to you. Through our tools and content, you can learn about how to create healthy skin from the inside out. We integrate Western and Eastern medicine to personalize solutions for all skin needs.

Who is providing the information for Dermveda content?

We have an integrated team of allopathic medical doctors, research scientists, and professional alternative medical practitioners involved in creating and editing Dermveda content.