Our Board of Dermatologists

We believe that science can solve for our unique skincare issues. We’ve quite literally seen it happen.

But there are only so many dermatologists to go around. With 9,600 dermatologists in the US—that’s 31,000 people to each dermatologist. It’s just not possible for everyone to get treated when they need it. And the sad fact is, most of these dermatologists aren’t trained in the unique needs of colored skin.

That’s why we assembled our board of Harvard-educated dermatologists who specialize in skin of color. They’re the ones working to affect change from the inside—promoting excellence and awareness, giving more resources to more dermatologists, and spreading the research around.

And they are part of Lion Pose because they share our mission and values. They genuinely want to help more people access the kind of solutions for skin of color that were previously only available by prescription.

Dr. Laura Scott

Dr. Laura Scott is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in adult and pediatric dermatology, with a very special interest in taking care of babies and moms. She serves as the Associate Director of the Skin of Color Division at the University of Miami and treats both medical dermatologic and cosmetic skin concerns. She has served as an expert dermatologist consultant for national and international brands and has been featured as an expert dermatologist in both print magazines and digital media. She graduated from Harvard Medical School, where she not only discovered her passion for dermatology, but also became a mom! When she's not taking care of patients or consulting, she's soaking up time with her husband and 4 daughters.

Dr. Tia Paul

Dr Suchismita (Tia) Paul is a board-certified dermatologist practicing in Orange County, California. Born and raised in a small town in India, she 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.

Aside from seeing hundreds of patients weekly, Dr Paul is dedicated to patient advocacy and education on evidence-based medicine in dermatology, especially for skin of color and particularly among South Asians. Dr Paul has published several articles in top medical journals and has also been featured in media and various beauty and lifestyle publications. She serves on the advisory boards of several innovative skincare companies.

Outside of her clinical practice and skincare awareness interests, she enjoys exploring beautiful Southern California and spending time with her toddler daughter, husband and pup named Mochi.