“What I enjoy about dermatology is that you can see the results. There’s an art to it and I probably enjoy the artistic element more than anything. It is rewarding to help people improve their self-esteem as well as feel better physically”
Dr. Timothy Jochen founded Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center and the specialized Laser Center at Contour Dermatology in 2001 with the mission of helping people maintain a vibrant appearance and feel great about their skin. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is trained in the latest techniques in dermatology, cosmetic surgery and hair restoration/transplantation.
Dr. Jochen specializes in Mohs Surgery for skin cancer removal, facial rejuvenation including cosmetic laser technology, Botox® and facial fillers, soft tissue augmentation, leg and facial vein treatment, tumescent liposuction and hair restoration/transplants.
He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and he has been named “Teacher of the Year” several times.
Dr. Jochen also regularly gives lectures about medical and cosmetic dermatology locally, nationally and internationally.
Dermatological services provided at Dr. Jochen’s Contour Dermatology include Botox injections, Restylane, hair treatment and hair transplants, procedures for wrinkles and droopy eyes and treatments for carcinoma and other skin cancers. Contour Dermatology is located in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage in Riverside County, CA, and Santa Monica in Los Angeles County, CA. They also serve the communities of La Quinta, Palm Desert and Indian Wells.
Dr. Jochen loves to travel and has almost completed his bucket list of exploring every continent. Compared to everywhere he’s traveled to, his home in the Desert is his favorite place to be. He loves physical activity and hikes or goes skiing as often as he can. Dr. Jochen loves adventure, art, architecture, and his home in the Coachella Valley where he donates to many organizations and tries to stay involved in the community, but he loves nothing more than his family and spending time with his daughter, Ashley.
Medical School – Internal Medicine
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY. – Distinction in Research
Residency – Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals, New Orleans, LA.
Internship – Department of Dermatology, Clinical Research Associate
Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA.
California, Nevada, Louisiana, and Mississippi
Desert Regional Hospital, Staff Physician, Palm Springs, CA
Eisenhower Medical Center, Staff Physician, Rancho Mirage, CA
University of Southern California, Clinical Professor, Los Angeles, CA 2001-present
University of California San Francisco, Clinical Professor, San Francisco, CA 2000-2000
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons
American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology and Esthetic Surgery
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Medical Association; California Medical Association