Dr. Tess Mauricio
Dr. Tess Mauricio
Tess Mauricio, M.D.

Dr Tess Mauricio, "America's Favorite Dermatologist"  is a Board Certified Dermatologist, graduate of Stanford  University School of Medicine, and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of California San Diego. She is the  founder of M Beauty by Dr Tess clinics.  She is the youngest woman and only Filipina to hold the position of President of The San Diego Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Dr Tess is author of the book, California Total Beauty, renowned speaker, physician educator and has educated thousands across the globe in technologies she has helped pioneer and continues to be at the forefront of technological advances as a leader in her field.

She was awarded the prestigious Asian Heritage Award in 2009, the US Department of Commerce Association "Best in San Diego 2010" and was named one of the Best Dressed Women in San Diego. She also received the Bayanihan Spirit Award for Health Care in 2013. Less than a year after opening a new clinic in La Jolla, Dr. Tess became a Gold Medal Winner in the La Jolla Village News "Readers Choice Awards 2011" after being voted Best Dermatologist. Dr. Tess was FWN 100 Most Influential Filipinas in America 2010.

Being born in the Philippines and immigrating to the US at the age of 12, Dr. Tess feels a deep connection to her Filipino roots and has given back to the local Filipino community and the Philippines.

She continues to be involved with La Salle University and Kundirana's Project, "Bahay Pag-Asa (House of Hope)", a shelter and training facility for troubled and incarcerated youth of the Philippines. On her last visit to the Philippines, Dr. Tess  inspired a generation of La Salle University medical students and young physicians with her volunteer teaching. She also supports many local charities and organizations despite her busy schedule.

Dr. Tess continues to be an ambassador of Filipino world class talent, poise and heart to the global community as she travels around the world as an internationally renowned and widely respected expert, speaker and television personality. She is Executive Producer and star of The Dr Tess Show on GMA Pinoy TV and has regular segments on The Filipino Channel's Balitang Amerika (Dear Dr. Tess) and Adobo Nation.

Internationally, Dr. Tess has been featured in UK Cosmopolitan magazine, France’s Les Nouvelle Estetiques,  Philippines’ YES magazine, and in the US’ Aesthetic Buyers guide, Cosmopolitan, New Beauty and Health Beauty Life magazines.  She is a sought after beauty expert on TV with appearances on San Diego Living, Channel 6 weekend news, Fox News, CBS, The Wellness Hour, Rachael Ray show, The Doctors, America’s Next Top Model, and The Talk.

Dr. Tess is married to her Stanford Medical school classmate, business and life partner, Dr. James Lee and they have two children.

Updated 9/18/13

Dr. James Lee
Dr. James Lee

Medicine is undeniably in Dr. James Lee’s blood.  His father is an OB/Gyn, his mother was a Family Practitioner, and two of his three brothers are also physicians.

Dr. Lee is a Cum Laude graduate of Yale University and earned his Medical Degree from Stanford University School of Medicine. He was awarded numerous academic honors  while in medical school, including the American Federation of Aging Research Award.  He has trained and performed research with world leaders in various fields of medicine and is a published author in peer-reviewed medical journals. His academic achievement is matched only by his magnetic personality. As a result, he became one of the select few medical students to grace the cover of the Stanford School of Medicine yearly handbook.

Dr. Lee is formally trained and Board Certified in anesthesiology. He is the Medical Director of Scripps Ranch Ambulatory Medical and Surgical Center.  His outstanding technical skills combined with a compassionate and warm approach to patient care earned him the prestigious “Physician of the Year” award from El Centro Regional Medical Center. 

Dr. Lee co-founded Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in 2004 with his wife, Dr. Tess Mauricio.  He specializes in non-invasive laser treatments, aesthetic medicine, and treatment of Asian skin. Dr. Mauricio and Dr. Lee work as a team, utilizing their unique strengths and expertise in offering patients only the most advanced techniques in non-invasive rejuvenation. 

Angela Mauricio, RN
Angela Mauricio, RN

Angela began her career in the field of aesthetics in 2004 when her sister Dr. Tess Mauricio opened the doors to Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. As Dr. Mauricio's office and clinical manager, she helped to build SRDCC's reputation of great customer service, comfortable atmosphere, and most importantly unparalleled results. Never ceasing her quest for knowledge, Angela continued her education and completed her nursing degree from Long Beach City College. She immediately returned to work at Scripps Ranch Dermatology and Cosmetic Center as their first Registered Nurse.

The transition from clinical manager to registered nurse has been very natural. Angela is known for her warm attitude and expertise. In fact she is a certified trainer by the laser manufacturer and has trained other physicians and nurses on how to use many of the treatments that we offer!


  • Personally trained and mentored by Dr. Tess Mauricio.
  • Authorized clinical trainer for Syneron Training Department.
  • Professional, Personable, and Caring.
Genesis Walker (aka Patricia Javier)
Genesis Walker (aka Patricia Javier)

Genesis Walcher (aka Patricia Javier) is a beauty queen, star of over 16 feature films, multiple-time Maxim and FHM cover girl, and EMI recording artist who has settled down in San Diego. She is a licensed esthetician, skin care expert, and beauty icon who is the ultimate celebirty insider and even has her own line of skin care products.

Go to Services > Spa Services and check out our Spa Menu to see some of her offerings!

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