Providers

Howard Sofen, M.D.

Dr. Sofen is a Board Certified Dermatologist who has been serving the Los Angeles area for nearly 30 years. He is an expert in conditions that affect the skin, hair, and nails. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He performed a graduate work in Biology at UCLA before attending Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, where he graduated with Honors in Pathology.

Dr. Sofen is very active in the dermatologic community. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He has serves as the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine and is currently serving as the Dermatology Division Chief at UCLA’s Olive View Medical Center since 1985. And he frequently teaches graduate students, interns, and residents.

He also acts as a primary investigator for clinical trials, testing new medicines for cutaneous conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and travels nationally to give lectures to other dermatologists concerning the treatment of skin conditions. He has served as an expert witness in numerous civil litigation, medical malpractice, and worker’s compensation claims, having been a certified Qualified Medical Examiner, Agreed Medical Examiner, and Independent Medical Examiner since 1986.

Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Dermatology Society
  • California Medical Association
  • National Psoriasis Foundation
  • National Eczema Association

Rita Lau, PA-C

Rita Lau graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Master of Science in Health Sciences and her Physician Assistant certification from George Washington University. She has been working within the medical community for over 10 years and has been an invaluable addition to our practice since her graduation in 2005.

Certifications & Memberships

  • California Physician Assistant License
  • Physician Assistant Certified through National Commission
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) / BLS (Basic Life Support)

Rebecca Tompkins, PA-C

Rebecca Tompkins has been active in the medical field since 1999. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan before receiving her Master of Science in Health Sciences and her Physician Assistant certification from George Washington University in 2007. Our patients and staff have been thrilled with her care and professionalism since joining our practice in 2007.

Certifications & Memberships

  • California Physician Assistant License
  • Physician Assistant Certified through National Commission
  • Member, Alpha Eta Honor Society for the Allied Health Professionals
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) / BLS (Basic Life Support)

Aileen Castillo, NP

Aileen Castillo

Aileen Castillo has been providing high quality medical care to Southern California residents for almost twenty years. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles where she attained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1996 as well as her Masters of Science degree in Nursing in 2000. She has worked for both the UCLA Medical Center Oncology Unit as well as the Cedars Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center where she provided outpatient treatment and therapeutic management for oncology patients beginning in 1996. Following her time in oncology, Aileen transitioned to Primary Care in 2000 where she worked for over fifteen years before joining our team.

Certifications & Memberships

  • Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) / ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)