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.
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).
Chloe Wiesner, RN, BSN is a Registered Nurse originally from Illinois. Chloe graduated from Southern Illinois University with honors in 2015. She began her nursing career as an Emergency Room nurse where she worked for two years before getting the opportunity to pursue a passion working in Dermatology as an aesthetic nurse in Chicago. From a young age she struggled with acne, then acne scarring, and finding a solution that helped her feel comfortable with her own skin. She loves getting the opportunity to help others and her goal is to help guide each client through their journey to beautiful, youthful skin. Chloe recently relocated to San Diego from Chicago with her husband and Goldendoodle, Buddy. Outside of work, she loves being active, living a healthy lifestyle, going to the beach, and exploring San Diego.
Alexandra Beth Edelman, M.D. specializes in general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. She is passionate about helping patients look and feel their best. Dr. Edelman’s areas of special interests include prevention and early detection of skin cancer, acne, cosmetic rejuvenation, laser therapy, and dermatologic surgery, including Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr. Edelman was born and raised in San Diego. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Michigan, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Edelman was top of her class in medical school at George Washington University and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Edelman went on to complete her internship year at UCLA and residency training in dermatology at University of Louisville where she was Chief Resident.
As a San Diego native, Dr. Edelman is thrilled to come back home. Outside of the office, Dr. Edelman is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys tennis, hiking, zumba, cooking, and time with her friends and family.