Conejo Dermatology Joins West Dermatology’s Network

West Dermatology is excited to announce the addition of Conejo Dermatology in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to our growing network of providers. Drs. Ralph Kamell, Michael Bodnar and Jeanette Mitchell own the practice and they are joined by Dr. William E. Rietkerk. Together, they offer medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology as well as Superficial Radiation Therapy for treatment of skin cancers.

Dr. Kamell has been serving patients in Thousand Oaks since 1976. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in New York, N.Y. Following his medical internship at UC Irvine, Dr. Kamell completed his dermatology residency at UCLA. For many years, Dr. Kamell volunteered at the UCLA Dermatology Surgical clinic to mentor residents. Dr. Kamell is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Board of Laser Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of Calderm. He recently obtained his permit as Dermatology Radiation Supervisor and Operator and enjoys overseeing SRT services provided by each physician in the office.

Dr. Bodnar has been with Conejo Dermatology since the group’s inception in 1998. He received his undergraduate degree from Revelle College at the University of California, San Diego and his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Bodnar completed an internship in internal medicine at Loma Linda University and he completed his dermatology residency at Penn State Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Bodnar is board certified in Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Mitchell is a native of Conejo Valley. She earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. During that time, she founded the National Melanoma Awareness Project, which continues to educate tens of thousands of teens annually.

Dr. Mitchell completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and then pursued her dermatology residency training at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Mitchell has delighted in caring for her patients at Conejo Dermatology since 2011. Dr. Mitchell is board-certified in Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She has contributed dozens of peer-reviewed publications and been honored by the American Academy of Dermatology with the Presidents Gold level Volunteer Service Award and the Members Making a Difference Award.

Dr. William E. Rietkerk recently joined the practice. He obtained his undergraduate degree Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego, his medical degree and internship in Internal Medicine from UC Irvine School of Medicine, and his MBA from the UC Irvine Merage School of Business. At UC Irvine Dr. Rietkerk participated in many leadership activities including co-founding the National Melanoma Awareness Project. He completed his dermatology residency at New York Medical College where he was selected as Chief Resident of Dermatology.

Following residency, Dr. Rietkerk became Volunteer Faculty for the Dermatology Department at New York Medical College and built a thriving practice as an Associate at Manhattan Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. He also taught residents as a Surgical Dermatology Attending at Lincoln Hospital. Dr. Rietkerk is board certified in Dermatology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He continues to publish on a variety of interests, most notably associations between diet and acne.

West Dermatology is continuing to expand throughout Arizona, California and Nevada. We are actively recruiting best-in-class dermatologists and established dermatology groups within our core markets. We seek providers that have a demonstrated record of accomplishment of excellence in serving their patients and embrace our culture of integrity, teamwork and transparency.

To learn more about West Dermatology, contact:

Nina Jorajuria
Director of Business Development
(c) 415-254-9979 | (f) 949-783-2860
Email: njorajuria@westderm.com

Visit our website: WestDermatology.com

To learn more about Conejo Dermatology, visit www.conejodermatology.com