Dr. Zenovia Gabriel, commonly referred to as Dr. Zena, 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. Zena 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. Zena 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. Zena 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. Zena 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. Zena 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. Zena has evolved to become a medical expert influencer on social media channels and podcasts.
Dr. Zena 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.