Ryan Thomas Church, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Hi, and welcome to my Web page. I'm Ryan Church, one of the more recent additions to the dermatology team at the Kaiser Permanente Crossroads Medical Office, serving the Baldwin Park area.
I grew up on the sunny central coast of California before shipping off to Dartmouth in New Hampshire for four very cold years of undergrad study with a major in neuroscience. I returned (with minimal frostbite) to the West Coast and attended the University of Southern California for medical school, where I discovered a love of dermatology. I went on to complete my internship and residency at UCLA Olive View Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, respectively. I'm ecstatic to continue my practice as a full-time dermatologist with Kaiser Permanente at Crossroads.
About my practice
I strive to collaborate with my patients to achieve our mutual goal: to improve your health now and in the future. I rely heavily on patient education as I believe a patient who understands his or her problem, its underlying mechanism, rationale for treatment etc., is more likely to get better and stay better.
How I thrive
I thrive by maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Outside of dermatology I enjoy rock climbing (indoors and out), science fiction, crossword puzzles (the easy ones), camping and hiking, and travel. I may have also built several large Lego sets recently!