As the founder of one the nation’s most respected dermatological practices, Dr. Lorrie J. Klein has earned a reputation that sets her apart as a board-certified dermatologist. Few peers can match her professional accomplishments.
Dr. Klein’s path to becoming a dermatologist in Orange County started in New Jersey, where she grew up and attended Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude. She received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Klein completed her internship at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and her residency training in dermatology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she won the Outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year award.
A diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Klein remains dedicated to educating the next generation of dermatologists, including medical students and peers. She has served as assistant clinical professor in dermatology at the UCI Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Klein supervised dermatology residents in their dermatology-plastic surgery clinics at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Klein is a trainer and adviser for Allergan and various other medical companies and publications. She also educates the public and other physicians on behalf of various companies on skin treatments and skin care products. She is a Kybella, Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure and Volbella trainer.
Dr. Klein is among the top 1% of all physicians in the Black Diamond level with Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic and Juvederm®. She has also ranked among the top 50 of all types of physicians in the United States using these treatments. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, chaired the Orange County Skin Cancer Task Force of the American Cancer Society, and is a member of the Dermatology Society of Orange County and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Since 2013, Dr. Klein has been selected as a Super Doctor in the Los Angeles-Orange County region. Her selection is based on a rigorous multi-step process designed to identify physicians who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the highest-scoring doctors are included on the Super Doctors list, which comprises approximately 5% of the physicians within the respective state or region.
Dr. Klein’s personal warmth is one of the reasons she’s been honored with the Compassionate Doctor Award from Vitals.com since 2013. The honor is awarded based on feedback from patients about their doctor's bedside manner, doctor-patient face time, and the degree of follow-up care. Only a select few doctors receive praise about the compassion that accompanies their care. Of the nation’s 870,000 active doctors, only 3 percent earn this honor annually.