History of the Practice

Torrey Pines Dermatology Building

Our History

After completing 13 years of dermatologic and Mohs surgery training in some of the best institutions in the country, Dr. Kristen Richards decided to return to her home town of La Jolla, CA. It was in 2001 that she had a vision to start her own comprehensive dermatology practice, including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology, and she first opened the doors of Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in October of that year. It has been extremely fulfilling for her to see her dream come to fruition and she is thrilled to be celebrating her 20th anniversary of practice this year! Having grown up in La Jolla, Dr. Richards especially enjoys treating friends, family and neighbors and holds herself and her staff to the highest professional standards while operating in a down-to–earth, friendly environment.

We look forward to welcoming you to our practice!