“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”

Timothy Jochen, M.D.

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, Rancho Mirage and La Quinta in Riverside County, CA.

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

Hospital Affiliations

Desert Regional Hospital, Staff Physician, Palm Springs, CA

Eisenhower Medical Center, Staff Physician, Rancho Mirage, CA

Academic Affiliations

University of Southern California, Clinical Professor, Los Angeles, CA 2001-present

University of California San Francisco, Clinical Professor, San Francisco, CA 2000-2000

Professional Memberships

Dr. Jochen is certified by The American Board of DermatologyAmerican Board of Dermatology Certified

American Academy of Dermatology American Academy of Dermatology

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

American Society for Mohs Surgery American Society for Mohs Surgery

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery


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