Dr. Nili N. Alai, M.D., FAAD, CPC-D is a US Board Certified Dermatologist who has received national recognition as a Top Dermatologist. As published and seen on WebMD, Medscape, Emedicine, and MedicineNet, Dr. Alai provides expert dermatology care to clients in Orange County and Southern California. Dr. Alai was selected as a SuperDoctor for 2013-2015 and recognized in Los Angeles Magazine.
Jan 24, 2014 by Laurie P.
I had read reviews about being the experience with her procedures being painless, and I am please to report it was PAINLESS! My wait was under 10 minutes and staff was alright too. I would highly recommend her as a top notch dermatologist.
Meet U.S. Board Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon, Dr.Alai
- SuperDoctor 2013-2015
- Peer Reviewed Physicians Award 2013
- Charter Member Peer Reviewed Physicians 2013
- Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award 2013
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award 2013
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award 2012
- Patients’ Choice Award 2008
- Vitals Patients Choice & Compassionate Doctor 2010
- Letter Plaque 2010 Repeat Winners
- Compassionate Doctor Award 2010
- Patients’ Choice Award 2011
Dr. Nili Alai, M.D., CPC-D is a U.S. board certified dermatologist, and former Professor at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Dermatology and Department of Family Medicine. She held a 13 year fellow title of the American Academy of Dermatology. Recently, Dr. Alai was awarded America’s Top Dermatologist Award for 2011 and America’s Top Physicians award for 2010. Additionally, she received the top honor of America’s Top Dermatologists Award for 2007-2008 and 2004- 2005 by the National Research Council. She was re-appointed to serve a two year term as an Expert Medical Reviewer by the California Medical Board in 2010. Dr. Alai was initially elected as an Expert Medical Reviewer for Dermatology and Laser services by the California Medical Board in 2008. She is currently a medical author for WebMD, MedicineNet, and eMedicine.
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award for 2011
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award for 2012
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award for 2013
- America’s Top Dermatologist Award for 2014
- America’s Top Physicians award for 2010.
- Most Compassionate Physician Award 2013-2014
- America’s Top Dermatologists Award for 2007-2008
- America’s Top Dermatologists Award for 2004- 2005
- U.S. Recognition by the National Research Council for outstanding dermatologist
- 4 year Appointment as Expert Medical Reviewer for the California Medical Board
- Former 10 year Professor at the University of California, Irvine, Department of Dermatology
- Clinical Instructor and Lecturer UCI Department of Family Medicine
Dr. Alai’s medical background began with a Medical Doctorate Degree in 1994 from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama. Her undergraduate work included 3 years at the University of South Alabama where she was a Presidential Scholar with High Honors and nominated to multiple scholastic honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Chi, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Alpha Lambda Delta. She was subsequently the recipient of the College of Medicine’s Alumni Scholarship for international medicine to Russia in 1994.
- Presidential Scholar with High Honors
- Nominated to multiple scholastic honor societies
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Alpha Chi Honor Society
- Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society
- Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
- Selected for Annual USA College of Medicine’s Alumni Scholarship
Dr. Alai completed a full year of General Surgery training at the University of California, Irvine. Subsequently, she was involved in a combined research year at Beckman Laser Institute in Irvine and basic science work in treatment and mechanisms of Psoriasis. She was selected as the Clinical Research Fellow in 1996 where she was a lead investigator in the development of many new medications and novel dermatologic therapies. She finished her dermatology residency at UCI, where she was selected as Chief Resident in 1999. Dr. Alai was subsequently invited to join the prestigious faculty at the University of California where she remained active for over 10 years.
Dr. Alai’s extensive experience in medical, surgical, laser, and cosmetic dermatology has lead to many lectureships locally, and internationally. She has been an invited lecturer to over 50 certified continuing medical education (CME) lectures nationally and internationally. Her work has included seminars for physician groups, international medical conferences, hospital medical education foundations, and local senior citizen groups. She has been a polular requested speaker for the Medical Education Speakers Network (MESN) since 1999.
Dr. Alai was featured as the keynote speaker on dermatologic issues at the Annual Geriatric Congress in San Francisco. She has received multiple awards including the 2000 Award for Outstanding Slides and Lecture in Vancouver, Canada at the Pacific Dermatology Association’s annual session. In 2008, she received the first perfect score rating for outstanding continuing medical education lecture at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, California.
- Keynote speaker on dermatologic issues at the Annual Geriatric Congress in San Francisco
- Award for Outstanding Slides and Lecture in Vancouver, Canada at the Pacific Dermatology Association’s annual session
- 2008 First perfect score rating for outstanding continuing medical education lecture at South Coast Medical Center in Laguna Beach, California
Dr. Alai has been a lead co-investigator for over 12 clinical trials for novel dermatology studies and preparations. Her clinical research work led to the development of the highly acclaimed, celebrity touted anti-aging rejuvenation cream labeled as Kinerase. She was a featured Allergan speaker and trainer for Botox cosmetic injections for Kaiser Foundation Dermatologists in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Dr. Alai has published extensively in the medical textbook eMedicine, including chapters on Notalgia Paresthetica, Keratosis Pilaris , Nitrous Oxide, Laser Hair Removal, and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.
Dr. Alai’s cosmetic interests and specialty dermatology focuses on Mohs surgery, Photodynamic therapy ( PDT), Notalagia Paresthetica, Brachioradial pruritus, Botox, Dysport, Varicose and spider vein therapy, cosmetic facial rejuvenation including injections with Restylane, Collagen, Juvederm, and Radiesse. She is the chairand founder of the annual educational symposium “The Skin Care Conference” held in Laguna California each May.
As a fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery (ASMS), Dr. Alai has performed more than 1200 cases of Mohs surgery. Her special areas of expertise involve surgical of skin cancer, primarily the treatment of head and neck basal and squamous cell skin cancers. Dr. Alai received extensive Mohs training during the Chief Residency year at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Alai has been an active participant in the annual Mohs peer review held by the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Most recently, she was invited to author the complete chapter on Mohs Surgery for WebMD/MedicineNet.
Dr. Alai is a past fellow of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy (ASPDT). As a co-investigator for the early development of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Levulan and Blue Light in 1996, she has some of the most longstanding clinical experiences with this state-of-the-art treatment. In her nearly 20 year experience with PDT, Dr. Alai has been involved in more than 1500 cases of PDT . Her particular areas of expertise include treatment of acne, actinic keratosis, warts, hidradenitis suppurativa, and skin rejuvenation using PDT. She has authored the chapter on Photodynamic Therapy for WebMD and MedicineNet. She received extensive PDT training during her fellowship year at the University of California, Irvine Department of Dermatology.
- Past fellow of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy (ASPDT
- Co-investigator for the early development of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) using Levulan and Blue Light in 1996
- Some of the most longstanding clinical experiences with state-of-the-art PDT.
- Nearly 20 year experience with PDT
- Involved in more than 1500 cases of PDT
- Authored the chapter on Photodynamic Therapy for WebMD and MedicineNet.
As a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, Dr. Alai has more than 15 years of extensive experience treating psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. She initially trained with Dr. Gerald Weinstein, a world renowned psoriasis expert at the University of California. She gained experience in novel treatments as co-investigator for multiple psoriasis clinical trials. She was most recently asked to author the comprehensive chapter on Psoriasis for WebMD and MedicineNet.
Dr. Alai is a former professor at the University of California. She was active as a faculty member at UCI for over 10 years in educational lectures and training upcoming future physicians and dermatologists. She was a frequent invited lecturer in the departments of Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Dermatology. Dr. Alai has been a highly requested preceptor and mentor for several Family Medicine Residencies including Downey Medical Center and University of California, Irvine. She has authored articles and published several textbook chapters in the current medical literature. Dr. Nili Alai is a highly trained dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, and a respected specialty consultant in Orange County.
Dr. Alai has been in practice for over 15 years in Southern California . She actively practices dermatology at The Skin Center in Orange County, California.
Dr. Alai has been a member of the following professional organizations:
American Academy of Dermatology
American Society of Mohs Surgery
American Society of Photodynamic Therapy
National Psoriasis Foundation
Botox Cosmetic Physicians Network
Contact Dr. Alai at The Skin Center @ (949) 582-7699.
The Best of The Best!
Dr. Alai- Thank you so much for the information and for the excellent treatment you have provided me; you are the best of the best.
Best dermatologist ever
I'm 37 and I've always had acne and acne scars. No dermatologist was able to help until somoene recommended Dr. Alai about 7 years ago. She put me on a regimen of chemical peels/microderm & cleansing facials (extractions) every 6 weeks for 2 years and my skin looks flawless. I also did 2 very strong chemical peels that eliminated about 40% of my acne scars and I noticed a dramatically better look. I stopped going because my skin looked good and they had also cut down on a lot of their 'standard' facial procedures because my insurance wasn't covering it all anymore. I recommend her to all my friends!
You are the gold standard for dermatological evaluations. You are the one I go to.
I am so much Better!
Their staff is the most friendly, welcoming staff I've ever dealt with. Dr. Alai was so warm and professional, and makes the whole experience that much better. I was so impressed with the progress I was able to make after visiting them. All my questions were answered, and I feel a lot more confident and hopeful about the future. The office was easy enough to find. I will absolutely return. I had an amazing experience, and they were by far the best I've ever seen.
Definitely as good as it gets! I have been to more doctors than I can count, UCI, UCLA, and a handful of other doctors for my awful skin rash. I have had really unbearable itching that no one has been ble to help- until I saw these doctors. I read one of the docs online articles about notalgia and was able to take the articles to my neurosurgeon so he could understand my neck problems better. There really are no better dermatologists out there. Would recommend for any type of rash or skin issue. Overall had 5 steps from the front door to my car, great free parking in front, easy to get in and get ou of my appointment. Didn't have garage parking or high parking fees like other centers. Very efficient and professional staff and doctors here.
The Skin Center is a wonderful place...it is so relaxing there, it's like walking into a day spa, but it is a dermatology office. Dr. Nili Alai and her staff is up-to-date on all the latest scientific developments and information. Call them today, to get you skin checked for cancer. I'm glad I did. She was able to get rid of precancer cells before they turned into cancer! They are U.S. Board Certified and provide Medical, Surgical, and Cosmetic Dermatology services.