About Us


Michelle T. Pelle, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she specializes in medical care for autoimmune and allergic skin diseases, skin cancers and general adult and pediatric dermatologic disorders. She is a Principal Investigator in clinical research trials that study the effectiveness of therapy for many skin diseases. Additionally, she has over 15 years of experience in the performance of cosmetic and laser skin rejuvenation procedures.

Dr. Pelle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a Dermatology Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She then completed a two year Clinician-Educator fellowship as an Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in autoimmune and medical dermatology. She has held Assistant Professorships at Boston University and at the University of California, San Diego. In 2006, she established MedDerm Associates to offer a service-oriented center for the focused management of skin disease. Dr. Pelle is married and has one son and one daughter. She enjoys art and design, skiing, kettlebells, and being a Mom.

Dr. Pelle is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Medical Dermatologic Society, the American Society of Mohs Surgery and the San Diego Dermatologic Society. View Dr. Pelle's complete curriculum vitae.

Katrina Woodhall, M.D. a California native, Dr. Katrina E Woodhall is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatologic cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Woodhall earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from University California Riverside. She studied medicine and dermatology at Loma Linda University Medical School where she served as chief resident and graduated top of her class in 2007. Dr. Woodhall moved to San Diego to complete a prestigious, cosmetic fellowship training program. Her fellowship training included advanced techniques in cosmetic fillers, toxins, sclerotherapy, body sculpting, advanced surgical and cosmetic repairs (including Mohs), and a myriad of advanced laser treatments. Dr. Woodhall lead several clinic research studies during her cosmetic fellowship training and authored journal articles and book chapters published within cosmetic surgery literature. She enjoys all aspects of dermatology with a special focus on restoring youth and cosmetic correction. Her patients describe her as warm, caring and compassionate.

Michael Lee, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist that was born and raised in the Chicago area. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in biomedical engineering and a minor in business. He then earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he graduated in the top 4 percent of his class and was inducted in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After finishing his Internship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL, Dr. Lee completed a clinical research fellowship in Houston, TX where he led various industry-sponsored clinical trials involving new treatments for psoriasis, eczema, acne, shingles, genital herpes, pre-cancerous skin lesions, and melanoma. He then went on to complete his Residency in Dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was consistently recognized for his commitment to quality patient care. He is excited to join MedDerm Associates and use his expertise in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology for the San Diego community. When away from the office, Dr. Lee enjoys pursuing his passions of personal fitness, traveling, playing piano, and exploring the local food scene.

Patrick Blake, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. He grew up in the Cleveland, Ohio area and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He attended medical school at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He researched rare dermatologic diseases at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute/National Institute of Health; it was during this time he developed his passion for dermatology. He was honored to be chosen by faculty and peers as his medical school commencement speaker. He went on to complete his Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his Residency in Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He served as the Clinic Chief Resident for one of the country’s largest Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Dallas, Texas. He was also involved in the design and execution of an ongoing clinical trial for cutaneous (skin) lupus. Dr. Blake teaches at UCSD as a Voluntary Clinical Instructor. Dr. Blake serves on several professional societies, but especially enjoys the American Academy of Dermatology Youth Education Committee. He has spent months abroad providing medical care in places such as Vellore, India and Lamay, Peru. In his spare time, he enjoys the company of family and friends.

Jay Blake, DNP is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in dermatologic diseases and therapy. He was born in Saint Louis, and raised in Phoenix. He received his Master of Science in Nursing degree in 2010 from Yale University, followed by his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Blake completed his dermatology practitioner post-graduate training at the prestigious Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA in 2011. Prior to his dermatology practice, he monitored clinical trial research for Genentech, Inc. in San Francisco. Mr. Blake is certified by the California Board of Registration in Nursing, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. He enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, and surfing whenever possible (with lots of sun protection).