Dr. Zenovia H. Gabriel has over a decade of extensive, integrated experience in medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and aesthetic treatments. Dr. Zenovia’s technical, result-driven approach and down-to-earth personality have set her apart in the highly competitive world of aesthetic medicine in Southern California. With her fresh perspective and no-nonsense angle, Dr. Zenovia helps patients design customized treatment plans, utilizing her copyrighted algorithm and “Signature Four” approach. She is an outside the box thinker and is known for her fool-proof acne protocol, non-surgical skin cancer therapies, and managing dermatoses at the academic level.
Dr. Zenovia is the founder of ZENA Medical, a full-spectrum dermatology and aesthetic medicine practice. She has been voted “OC Top Doctor” by her peers numerous times and is a key opinion leader in her field. In a town full of Botox shops and laser spas, ZENA Medical has grown substantially because it is grounded in traditional medical gravitas and delivers aesthetic medicine firmly based on science. The ZENA Medical team is comprised of a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, master nurse injector, and a laser nurse expert. The whole team prides itself on creating a natural look and un-doing the epidemic of oversized lips and artificial cheekbones. The most magnetic aspect to Dr. Zenovia Gabriel and the entire team is that they deliver concierge dermatology at its finest, with personalized service the Norman Rockwell way – with genuine heart and soul.
Dr. Gabriel is pleased to be practicing medicine in Newport Beach. A lifelong Californian, she graduated from Huntington Beach High School before moving north to attend the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from UC Berkeley with high distinction and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Education.
After her undergraduate work, Dr. Gabriel went on to assist with clinical research trials in the Department of Rheumatology at UCLA Medical Center. At UCLA, she gained knowledge and a sense of appreciation for the immune system and its effect on all organ systems, including skin.
She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where she was awarded several scholarships and senior medical student awards upon graduation. She was the recipient of the Freedom Research Award, which is given to one outstanding student each year.
Dr. Gabriel completed her internship in Internal Medicine at the UC San Diego Medical Center. She then moved to Los Angeles where she joined the University of Southern California Department of Dermatology and completed her dermatology residency. She served as Chief Resident at USC her senior year.
While in residency, she enjoyed teaching and mentoring medical students. She was a medical student instructor for the Pathology of the Skin course at USC School of Medicine. She was a leader in her program and left a lasting impression at USC.
Dr. Gabriel uses a comprehensive approach to understand skin problems and diseases. She spends a lot of time listening and examining her patients, and enjoys educating them on their condition. She is devoted and dedicated to providing the most effective care to her patients and stays abreast of the latest technology and advancements in her field.
Dr. Gabriel has created a unique approach to aesthetic medicine. Her “Signature Four” consultation incorporates the four features of radiant skin and she designs a customized, age-appropriate regime and timeline to follow. She has a minimalist approach to helping her patients achieve natural, beautiful and healthy skin. Her philosophy centers around achieving the most natural look possible so that her patients look refreshed and youthful, without looking “done” and artificial.
Dr. Gabriel has been featured as the medical expert in seminars alongside major brands like Neutrogena, L’Oréal Paris, Johnson and Johnson, and Allergan. She speaks nationally and internationally as a dermatology expert sharing her expertise around the globe with other physicians and surgeons. She created and launched an international skincare brand via the distinguished retail giant, Sephora. Dr. Gabriel has evolved to become a medical expert influencer on social media channels and podcasts.
Dr. Gabriel founded ZENA Medical in 2014: this medical practice is her pride and joy. ZENA Medical has grown substantially and now has several physicians, a nurse practitioner and other providers. Her goal. is to create an elite dermatology practice that provides genuine care delivered with real heart. The company motto is: PATIENTS FIRST. She is devoted to each patient she interacts with and her role as a doctor is her main passion.
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