Dr. Tissa Hata, MD

Dr. Tissa Hata, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Tissa Hata, MD is a dermatologist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc in 1987 and specializes in dermatology.Read her story

8899 University Center Ln

San Diego, CA 92122

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 90% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Dr. Hata's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hata "Tissa Hata, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and clinical service chief and director of the UC San Diego Dermatology Clinical Trials Unit. Dr. Hata’s clinical research includes several ongoing clinical trials: new biologic and topical treatments for psoriasis, and studies on atopic dermatitis, acne and acne rosacea. She recently worked with a National Institutes of Health funded study examining the risks for eczema vaccinatum in atopic dermatitis patients. One of her newest projects examined the effects of dietary supplementation with vitamin D in patients with atopic dermatitis. Dr. Hata completed her fellowship at UCLA and residencies at UCLA and Harvard Medical School. She earned her medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. During her time at Harvard, she conducted several cutting edge clinical trials at the Laser Center - Massachusetts General Hospital. Her interest in clinical trials and lasers has continued throughout her career. At the University of Utah, Dr. Hata helped develop the Raman Laser for noninvasive readings of carotenoid levels in the skin, and oversaw work in clinical trials in this arena. She has published in top tier journals such as the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology and Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Dr. Hata is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, UC San Diego Clinical and Translational Research Institute (CTRI), and the Society of Investigative Dermatology. She is a recipient of the Nature Medicine Publishing Best Abstract Award. Dr. Hata’s favorite pastime is hiking in national parks."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

49  Conditions Treated

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8  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Ucla-Wadsworth Va Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Harvard Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Ucla-Wadsworth Va Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of California-Los Angeles
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hata's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hata to family and friends
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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Dr. Hata's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I have a history of skin cancers and I highly recommend Dr. Tissa Hata as she has been my Dermatologist for over ten years and if not for her finding every basal cell, squamous, keratoacanthoma and melanoma I may not even be alive today. She is very gracious and kind as well as being a genuine...more
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As a fellow doctor my experience with this office has been the poorest I have ever encountered. It is a pure money grab with little concern for the patient.
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I saw Dr. Hata years ago and it wasn't a pleasant experience. She had a horrible bed side manner, lacking patient empathy. Seemed like she couldn't be bothered to listen to my concerns. I found her accompanying residents to be more compassionate and patient centered. I thought perhaps my...more
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This review is for Dr. Hata. She is pro-life and her personal beliefs conflicted with my health chare. I saw her for chronic, persistent acne (10+ years). Along with another doctor, we discussed hormone blockers (spironolactone) at my first appointment, but she said she preferred to start me on a...more
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