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Meet Dr. Dugar

Dr. Ana Dugar was born and raised in Moldova, trained at University of North Carolina and now considers Los Angeles her home. She earned her undergraduate degree from UNC, where she graduated with Honors. Dr. Dugar continued her training at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine where she received her Doctor of Medicine. After medical school, Dr. Dugar completed a year-long internship in Washington D.C. before returning to the University of North Carolina for her dermatology residency training. While in residency, she served as chair of the resident cosmetic curriculum. Dr. Dugar joined Grossman Dermatology in October 2021 and is committed to improving the life of her patients through thoughtful care and attention to detail. She sees patients for medical dermatology issues (rashes, acne), dermoscopy-assisted total body skin checks, as well as cosmetic concerns.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exploring the Los Angeles food scene and practicing pilates.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Dermatology Board Certified 
  • California Medical License


  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, NC 
    Dermatology Residency, 2018-2021
    Chair of the resident cosmetic curriculum
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    Doctor of Medicine, 2017 


Corcimaru A, Morrell MC, Morrell DS. Do looks matter?
The role of the Electronic Residency Application Service photograph in dermatology residency selection.
Dermatol Online J. 2018, April 15:24(4)

Gessner RC, Hanson AD, Feingold S, Cashion AT, Corcimaru A, Wu BT, Mullins CR, Aylward SR, Reid LM, Dayton PA.
Functional ultrasound imaging for assessment of extracellular matrix scaffolds used for liver organoid formation. Biomaterials.
2013, Dec; 34(37): 9341-51. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24011714.

Corcimaru A, Morrell DS, Burkhart CN. The Internet for Patient Education on Atopic Dermatitis: Friend or Foe?
Cited in Pubmed; PMID 28522047
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Jun; 76(6):1197-1198

Alzate O, Osorio C, DeKroon RM, Corcimaru A, Gunawardena HP.
Differentially charged isoforms of apolipoprotein E from human blood are potential biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy.
2014, Jul; 6(4): 43-56. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25478016

Botero LE, Toro AE, Patiño AJ, Salazar G, Rodríguez JC, Suárez-Escudero JC, Alarcón GA, Corcimaru A, Osorio C, Jeong JS, Alzate O.
Diabetes mellitus in patients with Alzheimer's disease: clinical description and correlation with the APOE genotype in a sample population from the province of Antioquia, Colombia. Biomedica.
2012, Jun; 32(2): 239-51. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23242298.

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Muir-Torre Syndrome Unmasked by Immunosuppressive Therapy or Phenocopy? UNC/Duke Conference, May, 2019.

A Case of Papular Atrichia. UNC/Duke Conference, April, 2019.

Complications of VZV Reactivation, Post-herpetic Itch or Wolf’s Isotopic Response? UNC/Duke Conference, February, 2019.

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. UNC/Duke Conference, October, 2018.

Autoimmunity in the Pathogenesis of Lichen Sclerosus. UNC/Duke Conference, September, 2018.

Mycophenolate Mofetil Extravasation Resulting in Extensive Local Tissue Necrosis. Corcimaru A., Ellison K., Fricke M., Brandt J., Pasieka H. ePoster presentation: 2018 AAD Annual Meeting; San Diego, CA, February 2018.

Decellularized 3D Biomatrix Scaffolds for the Establishment of Human Organoids. Corcimaru A., Hanson A.D. Poster presentation: Gordon Research Conference; New London, NH, July 2013.

Analysis of Differentially Expressed ApoE Blood Protein Isoforms as Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presentation: 2011 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and International Research Conference; Raleigh, NC, November 2011.

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