Helping you attain healthy and beautiful skin is our goal at the South Coast Dermatology Institute.

With offices located in Tustin and Newport Beach, California, our state-of-the-art facilities offer the very best in dermatological care within a comfortable, relaxing environment.

We know that when it comes to choosing a doctor, you have a lot of options. That is why we hold our patients in such high regard and value the relationships that we establish with them.

Our clients know that they can rely on the expertise of Dr. Vince Afsahi, M.D. and Board Certified Dermatologist, while taking comfort through exceptional customer service from our friendly and professional staff.

Below is brief outline on Dr. Afsahi's training, experience, and achievements:

  • Board Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Clinical Assistant Professor Of Dermatology, University Of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Graduate of U.S.C. School of Medicine
  • International Speaker of Aesthetic and Laser based Procedures
  • Recognized clinical researcher for novel laser and light based devices for dermatological use
Vince Afsahi, M.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
A native of Orange County, Vince Afsahi, M.D. and Board Certified Dermatologist, was educated and trained in Southern California. Dr. Afsahi received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine, and completed his extensive medical training at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, from which he graduated with honors. Dr. Afsahi also completed his residency in Dermatology from U.S.C., where he had extensive training in skin surgery, laser treatments, and the latest cosmetic procedures.

Dr. Afsahi is a clinical assistant professor of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and is actively involved in clinical research involving advances in laser and aesthetic medicine.

Dr. Afsahi is a highly-skilled and qualified professional, who is devoted to educating people on the importance of skin care. He continues to stay informed about the latest medical findings and the most current procedures, ensuring that South Coast Dermatology Institute provides only the latest and greatest treatments, along with celebrated customer service.

"Skin is the largest organ in the human body," explains Dr. Afsahi, "Yet that simple fact is too often overlooked by many people. I tell all of my patients that a truly healthy body depends on educating yourself about your skin and then following up with good, thorough skin care. Such was my objective when I founded the South Coast Dermatology Institute."

Together with his professional staff, Dr. Afsahi remains committed to helping you realize healthy, beautiful skin. His expertise and dedication are on the surface and at the heart of South Coast Dermatology Institute and provide you the comfort of knowing you'll always receive the very best dermatological care possible.
Michael Mortazie, D.O.
Board Certified Dermatologist
As a board certified dermatologist, Michael Mortazie specializes in general, medical and surgical dermatology. He completed his dermatology training at Michigan State University after which he completed a fellowship in Mohs surgery under the direction of one of the world's experts in dermatological surgery.

After completing advanced skin cancer surgical training, Dr Mortazie has opened his practice to even the most challenging dermatology cases. Dr. Mortazie treats a wide range of dermatology issues including acne, psoriasis, eczema, and performs skin cancer screenings and surgery.
Selise James, PA-C
Board Certified Physician Assistant
Selise James PA-C is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is licensed by the Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California. She is currently an active member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants (CAPA), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA).

Selise was born and raised in Orange County and had an interest in dermatology and pursuing a career in the medical field since a young age. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology. She was then accepted into the Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS) program at the College of Allied Health Sciences at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. She graduated and became board certified in 2010.

Selise is committed to focusing on patient centered care, with an emphasis on treating dermatologic conditions along with monitoring and treating skin for sun damage and skin cancers. She also has extensive experience in aesthetic laser treatments and enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and confident with their skin's appearance. Selise's interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding.
Vanessa Mantuano
Licensed Esthetician
Vanessa Mantuano is South Coast Dermatology Institute's licensed esthetician. Her love of skin care started at a very young age. Highly educated, Vanessa initially completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from De La Salle University before becoming a licensed esthetician in the State of California. Bringing with her years of experience in the esthetic industry, she has practiced in the Philippines and Singapore ensuring exceptional service to discriminating clientele.

Ever the skin care expert and customer care professional, Vanessa keeps up with the latest trends in products and ingredients, providing patients customized home care recommendations along with treatment plans which help them achieve their skincare goals.