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Meet Dr. Klein and Dr. Kassardjian



Dr. Norma Kassardjian – Curriculum Vitae


Office Address:
30280 Rancho Viejo Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Office Telephone:
FAX: 949-248-9339

Birth Date:
August 20, 1962

Place of Birth:
Beirut, Lebanon


English, Spanish, French,
Armenian, Arabic


School Degree Specialty Dates
University of California, Irvine BS 1979-83
Northwest University MD 1983-87
University of California, Irvine Medical Center Internal Medicine 1987-88
University of California, Irvine Medical Center Internal Medicine 1988-90
Loma Linda University Medical Center Dermatology 1990-93
Loma Linda University Medical Center Fellowship – Mohs 1993-94


University of California, Irvine Cum Laude 1982-1983
University of California, Irvine Member of Phi-Beta-Kappa 1982-1983
University of California, Irvine “Excellence in Research” 1982-1983
Northwestern University AOA Award for Outstanding
Student Research

Special Training

Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD Tumescent Liposuction 1994-1995
Lasers Ultra Pulse CO2 1995-1996<
Beckman Laser Institute Flashlamp Pulse Dye Laser 1994-1995
Beckman Laser Institute ND: Yag Laser 1994-1995
Beckman Laser Institute Q-Switched Luby Laser 1994-1995
Beckman Laser Institute KTP Laser 1994-1995
Botox Training 1996

Board Certification

  • American Board of Dermatology – 1993 Licensure
  • State of California – 1993Specialty
  • Dermatology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Dermatologic Cosmetic Surgery

Teaching Affiliation

  • University of California, Irvine – Associate Professor

Hospital Affiliation

  • Mission Hospital – Mission Viejo, CA

Present Activity

  • Associate of Jeffrey Alan Klein, MD

Professional Societies

Scientific Publications

  • Fakjian, N., Hunter, RJ., Cole, G., Miller, F. An argument for neonatal circumcision: The prevention of balanitis in the adult. The Archives of Dermatology August 1990.
  • Fakjian, N., Buckpitt, AR. Metabolism of bromobenzene to glutathione adducts in lung slices from mice treated with pneumotoxicants, Biochemical Pharmacology 33:1479-1486, 1984.
  • Fakjian, N., Buckpitt, AR. Effect of treatment with bronchiolar and alveolar cytotoxicants in the formation of bromobenzene-glutathione adducts in lung slices, Toxicologist 3: Abst. 421, 1983.
  • Fakjian, N., Bahnson, L., Buckpitt, AR. Species differences in the pulmonary metabolism and toxicity of bromobenzene, Federation Proceedings 44: Abst. 4124, 1985.
  • Fakjian, N., Torres, A., Hoffmann, T. Update of OSHA and CLIA regulations for the dermatologic surgeon. Surgical Dermatopathology, Ed. Abel Torres, M.D., and Thomas Hoffmann, M.D., Submitted for publications.
  • Kassardjian, N., Klein, JA. Lidocaine Toxicity with Tumescent Liposuction, a case of probable drug interactions. Dermatologic Surgery Journal 24:1169-1174, 1997

Scientific Presentations

  • Gross & Microscopic – American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), 1990. The use of the CO2 laser in the ablation of metastatic prostate cancer to the penis.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1991. B-cell lymphoma presenting as spongiotic dermatitis.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. Mycosis fungoides occurring in a patient previously treated for a large cell (histiocytic) lymphoma.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. Porokeratosis of mibelli resolving with moist gauze occlusion.
  • Gross & Microscopic – AAD, 1992. The elusive histopathologic diagnosis of angiosarcoma of the face and scalp.
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – 1995. Post-operative care for tumescent liposuction.
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