Dr. Christine Kilcline, MD Christine Kilcline is a native of Northern California. She spent much of her childhood vacations searching for seashells on the beaches of Morro Bay and is elated to now call the Central Coast her home.
Dr. Kilcline graduated from UC Davis, recognized as an Outstanding Senior by her peers and faculty followed by cum laude honors from Albany Medical College. She completed her post-graduate training at UCSF with residencies in Pediatrics and U.S. News and World Reports top rated UCSF Dermatology. Dr. Kilcline has completed clinical research trials for Psoriasis and Eczema as well as additional specialized training as a Pediatric Dermatologist at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego. She has spent the past 6 years as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty member for the Department of Dermatology at UC Davis Medical Center, served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Northern California Dermatology Society, and has been in private practice for 8 years in Northern California.
Dr. Kilcline practices the comprehensive scope of dermatologic care. She specializes in complex medical and pediatric dermatology. As a board certified pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Kilcline understands the impact skin disease can have on the physical and social development for the child and the family unit. Her training in both San Francisco and San Diego allowed her to develop as a skilled dermatologic and laser surgeon for both children and adults. Tambien, Dra. Kilcline se habla espanol.
When Dr. Kilcline is not at work, she can be found cheering on her kids soccer teams, enjoying her husband's cooking, practicing yoga, learning to paddle board, cheering for the San Francisco Giants...and still searching for seashells.
Dr. Lisa Aquino, MD Lisa Lindvall Aquino was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. She returned to the Central Coast in 2013 and is excited to be joining Coastal Family Dermatology. Dr. Aquino graduated with honors from Vassar College and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Prior to medical school she earned a master’s degree in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health and worked in public health for several years. Dr. Aquino attended medical school at UC Irvine and completed her dermatology residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Aquino cares for all diseases of the skin, hair and nails with a particular interest in medical dermatology. Skin cancer screenings and surgical treatment of skin cancer comprise a significant portion of her practice. At this time she does not practice cosmetic dermatology.
Outside of work, Dr. Aquino enjoys spending her time with her two children and physician husband. She also enjoys tennis, hiking and spending time with friends.
Tressa Esty, PA-C Tressa Esty was born in Minnesota and spent over 10 years visiting the central coast before relocating here in 2012. She is so happy to be a resident of the Central Coast. Tressa Esty, MPAS, PA-C obtained her undergraduate degree in Biology from the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She received her Master's degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and received her certification in 2006. She was also accepted into Albert Schweitzer fellowship for Humanitarian work in medicine. Since certification, she practiced in Minnesota initially in Plastic Surgery for about a year and then specializing in General, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology since 2006. Her passion remains in all aspects of Dermatology. Her practice approach is to treat patients as she would treat her family. She also is a clinical professor for PA students from Chatham University and Rocky Mountain University.
When she is not practicing, she enjoys camping, hiking, walking the beach, along with cultural cooking. She loves spending time with her husband and five daughters.