Dr. Bryna Kane has been practicing adult and pediatric dermatology for over 20 years. She is the founding partner and co-owner of the Laser Skin Care Center/Dermatology Associates in Long Beach, California. She has clinical teaching appointments at both UCLA and UC Irvine where she is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine/Dermatology and continues to teach residents in her practice.
Dr. Kane graduated with Honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. She subsequently received her medical degree with Honors from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She did an internship and residency in Pediatrics at UCLA, and subsequently, completed a second residency and chief residency in Dermatology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Kane has published several articles in her area of expertise as well as coauthored a textbook chapter on nutrition while at UC Davis. She lectures at the local and national level on her experiences as a woman physician navigating uncharted waters in many areas of her career, and has been a Keynote Speaker numerous times, discussing how to negotiate as a woman physician in today’s medical environment. Dr. Kane also speaks nationally and locally on her experience and expertise with gang tattoo removal.
Dr. Kane was the first woman physician partner to work at Memorial Medical Group and the first woman physician to serve on the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors. Dr. Kane also served as a Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Foundation Board member. She presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. She is past Chairwoman of the Medical Education Committee at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and has also served on numerous other committees at the hospital. She has been featured in articles in Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, as well as The California Medical Magazine, which featured her as a medical hero. Dr. Kane has been selected as one of America’s Top Physicians/Best Doctors from 1996 to 2008. In 1994 she was voted Outstanding Woman Physician of the Year by the Long Beach Medical Association and in 1996 and 2008 was named one of LA’s Best Docs in LA Magazine. In 1998 Soroptimist International voted her as Outstanding Woman Physician of the Year.
In 1999 Dr. Kane received the Munzer Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. In 2002 Dr. Kane was awarded the Excellence in Healthcare Award by Channel 7 / KABC-TV. In 2004 Dr. Kane received the Steel Magnolia Award of the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center. Dr. Kane served on the Orange County High School for the Arts Foundation Board from 1997 – 1999. Dr. Kane also received a Leadership Society Award from the Dermatology Foundation.
Dr. Kane is a member of many professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, Woman’s Dermatological Society where she serves as a member of the Board of Directors in the capacity of career development, California Congress of Dermatology, American Cancer Society, and Cameo Professional Woman’s Auxiliary. She is also the past President of the Long Beach Derm Society, and is past President of the Southern California American Medical Women’s Association.
Dr. Kane has volunteered both at the Harbor UCLA Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center Children’s Clinic for over 20 years. She has provided indigent care for children with skin problems. Dr. Kane, along with her partner Dr. Edward Glassberg, founded the Erase the Past program in 1997, a tattoo removal program providing free tattoo removal to youth at risk in exchange for community service. Erase the Past has been featured on numerous local and national television programs, including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Discovery Channel, Spanish Broadcasting Network, “What’s Good About LA” and a NBC affiliate stations group broadcast sponsored by Johnson & Johnson titled “America’s Ethnic Skin” hosted by Al Roker. Erase the Past has received numerous grants, local and national awards and has erased the pasts of over 4,000 youths wanting to re-matriculate into society.
Bryna and her husband Jerry Kaufman, a mortgage broker and investment advisor, reside in Long Beach, California and have 3 beautiful children, Michael, David, and Elisa along with her husband Josh Waltzman who is also a physician.