Marguerite J. Critelli, M.D.
Preventative care and patient education have always been top priority here at Crystal Cove Dermatology. Our founder, Dr. Critelli is passionate with helping her patients achieve exceptional health and wellness. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in dermatology along with her desire to improve the health of her patients has led to a celebratory 20 years serving the Newport Beach area.
Dr. Critelli believes in the importance of patient knowledge and understanding to make the necessary lifestyle changes that will improve overall health and well-being. She specializes in preventative care to ensure health and wellness concerns are treated before they arise. Her desire to help the people of the Newport Beach area has influenced her interest with expanding her knowledge from Dermatology onto Integrative Medicine. With double board certification in Integrative/Holistic Medicine and Dermatology, Dr. Critelli and her amazing team want to help you achieve a healthier tomorrow, today.
Take a look at Dr. Critelli’s prestigious history!
MEDICAL SCHOOL: University of Colorado Health Science Center. Doctorate in Medicine with Honors in Denver, Colorado. Studied from 1987-1991.
The University of Colorado Medical School has always been at the forefront of advocating preventative medicine and a healthy lifestyle. This distinguished institution is the ONLY Medical School serving Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The dedicated faculty here are heavily devoted to teaching a preventative humanistic curriculum to their students from day one. Patient education, prevention of disease, healthy lifestyle, exercise and humanistic care of patients are an integral part of the University of Colorado Medical School curriculum.
INTERNSHIP IN INTERNAL MEDICINE: UCHSC Denver, CO. 1991-1992
A full year of internal medicine training provided Dr. Critelli with the basis of knowledge to move onto a specialty. The faculty of the Department of Medicine have little turn over and are fully dedicated to providing physicians the experience needed in treating patients physically, mentally, and spiritually. This basic training was excellent opportunity for Dr. Critelli, and she is very fortunate to have trained in Internal Medicine in this highly regarded department.
RESIDENCY: University of California, Irvine CA. Department of Dermatology VA Medical Center in Long Beach, California from 1992-1995.
The VA Medical Center taught Dr. Critelli confidence in her surgical skills with the thousands of cases of skin cancers treated, especially to WWII veterans who served in the Pacific. Their surgical and skin cancer training helped her become exceptionally competent in the diagnosis of skin cancers, their removal, and reconstructive surgery.
As a resident, she took part in hundreds of cases of skin cancer and was taught Mohs Surgery very early on in her training. This residency’s rotations included UCI University cases, Beckman Laser Institute, Dermatopathology, Kaiser, CHOC and other HMO’s. From her experience, Dr. Critelli has found that there is something absolutely incredible about seeing a high volume of patients with excellent faculty supervision in a training program. Dr. Critelling feels very grateful and honored to have completed this one-of-a-kind residency.
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS: Dr. Critelli holds a double board certification in Dermatology and Integrative/Holistic Medicine.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology from October 1995 to Present. Recertified.
- Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine as of February 2014.
- Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital Community Based Medicine, Division of Dermatology Associate Medical Doctor from 1995 to present date.
- University of California, Irvine Department of Dermatology Volunteer Clinical Faculty from 1998-2003.
- Beckman Laser Institute Staff Faculty from 1998-2003.
After completing her residency, Dr. Critelli has taken numerous courses– as many as 2-4 per year– in surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, medical practice management, dermatopathology, laser surgery, MOHS surgery, and advanced reconstructive surgery closures for all forms of skin cancer. Dr. Critelli has taken hands-on workshops, including 1:1 training with masters in cosmetic injection, to keep abreast of new cosmetic procedures that she performs in her practice.
Our staff at Crystal Cove Dermatology, Inc.:
Our front office team shines with following up on our patients care while our back office team excels in assisting with procedures, helping patients to prepare for their exam, and making patients comfortable. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Critelli, our highly proficient back office team works diligently to ensure you are well taken care of by providing pre and post-operative instructions, care plan directions, and informative handouts.
Our goal at Crystal Cove Dermatology, Inc. is to have your office visit be one to remember, comprised of a pleasant experience, concise patient education, and fulfilling treatment. Dr. Critelli and her incredible team make your needs their priority and are determined to address all of your concerns. We are a patient-centered practice where we focus on your health and wellness needs, helping you achieve a healthier tomorrow, today!