Physician Blog

Dr. Stacy D. Tompkins is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology with a focus on skin cancer treatment. She practices at the West Dermatology Skin Cancer Center in La Jolla, California. Dr. Tompkins is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and continues to teach dermatology residents on a regular basis.

A San Diego native, Dr. Tompkins resides in La Jolla with her husband and two sons. She enjoys music, horseback riding, travel, and is an avid golfer.

“The DermTech Adhesive Skin technology really has been a game-changer in my clinical dermatology practice. I now can offer my patients the latest, cutting-edge tests to help determine if a mole is at risk for being or turning into a malignant melanoma. With four simple tape applications to the mole, the DermTech assay can tell us if a pigmented lesion is at low, moderate or high risk for being malignant by looking at certain high risk genetic markers. There is no cutting of the skin involved. This is such a tremendous boon for patients, as we can now assess a pigmented growth without having to cut the patient to obtain tissue. Many of my patients have been biopsied traditionally so many times, they are thrilled now to have this option.”