Our Staff
Manhattan Beach Dermatology was founded in 2007 by board-certified dermatologist Scott Rackett, MD with the intent to create a state of the art dermatology practice that would provide the highest quality skin care possible. Our mission is to deliver unparalleled personalized service along with highly skilled, compassionate, ethical, and comprehensive dermatologic care. In order to achieve this mission, its employees put the patient's needs first, always remember that patient safety is of the utmost importance, communicate clearly with patients, strive to exceed expectations, work together as a cohesive team, truly care about the patients and the service we provide to them, and are committed to perfection in all aspects of patient care.

Meet Our Physicians

Scott Rackett, MD

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Rackett has been practicing dermatology in the South Bay for over 14 years. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Rackett completed internship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a dermatology residency at Dartmouth Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Rackett is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. In addition, his clinical research has been published in several medical journals including the Archives of Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Rackett lectures and trains other physicians in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Rackett was voted "Best Dermatologist" for 2011 and 2013 by Easy Reader Magazine, ā€¯Favorite Dermatologistā€¯ in the South Bay by the Daily Breeze, and is a recipient of the Patients Choice Award for 2008-2013. He specializes in all areas of dermatology including skin cancer screening and treatment, medical dermatology, and cosmetic treatments including Botox and laser skin rejuvenation.

Dina Bierman, MD
Dina Bierman, MD is a fellowship trained Dermatologic Surgeon, specializing in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, and a board-certified Dermatologist who has joined our practice following a full-time faculty position at UCLA.

Dr. Bierman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she also earned her medical degree. Dr. Bierman completed her Dermatology residency at the University of California, Irvine, where she served as chief resident, and a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous Oncology. Dr. Bierman has received numerous accolades for her clinical skills and services and remains an active member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgeons. She has published her research in leading medical journals, including the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Bierman remains a dedicated educator and activist. She continues to enjoy teaching UCLA residents and medical students at the Venice Family Clinic where she volunteers her time and expertise, and UC Irvine residents and medical students at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Hospital. In her free time, Dr. Bierman enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

Dr Bierman preforms Mohs surgery on Mondays at Manhattan Beach Dermatology. Mohs surgery is a specialized procedure for treating skin cancers located on the face, hands, lower legs, and feet.

Meet our Nurse Practitioner

Daniela Leslie, DNP, FNP-C

Daniela Leslie is a board-certified family nurse practitioner who provides both medical and cosmetic dermatology services to patients at Manhattan Beach Dermatology.  She received her Master's degree and Nurse Practitioner education at UCLA and has been practicing in aesthetic medicine since 2002.  As a certified instructor for the cosmetic use of Botox and facial fillers for aesthetic enhancement, Daniela travels to other states to train physicians and nurse practitioners in cosmetic procedures.  Prior to medical aesthetics, Daniela has worked in gastroenterology, pediatrics, women's health, and plastic surgery.  Daniela regularly attends conferences and classes to update her knowledge on the constant advancements in cosmetic dermatology.  Recently, Daniela received training on the latest dermal filler technique called the Injectable Thread Lift.  This technique contours the face and in addition to replacing volume loss, redirects and lifts the skin.

What is a nurse practitioner?
A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has completed advanced education such as a master's degree in the diagnosis and management of common medical conditions.  NPs provide some of the same care provided by physicians and collaborate regularly with them. They see patients of all ages, and the core philosophy of the field is individualized care.  NPs focus on patients' conditions as well as the effects of illness on the lives of the patients and their families.  NPs make prevention, wellness, and patient education priorities.

As a extensively trained Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, some of Daniela Leslie's duties include the following:

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Manhattan Beach
CA 90266
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