Dr Suchismita (Tia) Paul is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Orange County, California.
Dr. Paul specializes in both adult and pediatric dermatology. Her clinical interests range from general dermatology including acne, hyperpigmentation, eczema, psoriasis to skin cancer treatment and surgical dermatology as well as cosmetics including botox, chemical peels, micro-needling and lasers.
Aside from seeing patients daily, Dr Paul is dedicated to patient advocacy and education on evidence-based medicine in dermatology, especially for skin of color. She has published several articles in top medical journals, such as Nature and Science, and has also been featured in media and various beauty and lifestyle publications including Insider, Huff Post, The Washington Post and Elle Magazine. She has a social media following of more than 325K followers across platforms such as Instagram and TikTok where she educates and raises awareness on skincare and skin related issues. Dr Paul serves on the advisory boards of several innovative companies and works with leading skincare brands.
Born and raised in a small town in India, Dr Paul moved to the United States after high school for her medical training. She received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a joint MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT, followed by her dermatology residency at the University of Miami, where she was a chief resident. She has volunteered in medicine in multiple countries including Haiti, India, Kenya, Canada and the United States,
In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, travelling and spending time with her two little kids, husband and pup named Mochi.
I am dedicated to patient advocacy and education, applying evidence-based dermatology to skin conditions
My mission is to raise awareness on medical conditions treated by dermatologists involving the skin, hair and nails and to educate patients on the effectiveness of dermatological treatments and interventions.
By sharing best practices and discussing evidence-based dermatology with patients, physicians and other skincare stakeholders, I hope to advance advocacy and research into skin conditions, particularly in skin of color.
I manage and curate several digital and non-digital channels to publish thought leadership on the aforementioned topics and have been featured in various beauty and lifestyle publications.