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The Apex Team

Meet Your Providers

Get to know your Team Apex, where the most important team member is you.

Call today! 818-889-2739

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Founder, Board Certified Dermatologist

Karin Harp, MD, FAAD

An intrepid, creative scientist full of joy for patient care, Dr. Harp founded Apex Dermatology to satisfy a life-long dream to create a top-notch practice with excellent customer service.

Her surgical skills include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, skin cancer and atypical mole removal, all with an eye to minimal scarring. Her philosophy on cosmetic procedures is to enhance your face’s natural beauty and help you maintain that over the years.

Dr. Harp completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. Certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Affiliate of American Society of Mohs Surgery. Member of CalDerm, Los Angeles County Medical Association, San Fernando Valley Dermatologic Society.

Born and raised in Alaska, Dr. Harp moved to Westlake Village from Seattle, WA with her screenwriter husband and their three children. She plays violin and is an avid photographer whose pictures grace our office walls.

Certified Physician Assistant

Kristin Rupert, PA-C

Inspired by the belief that a life well-lived is easier achieved when we look and feel our best, Kristin enjoys helping others attain health through skin disease prevention and treatment. She believes that aging gracefully is an art, which can be aided through thoughtful application of cosmetic procedures and excellent skin care.

Kristin received her Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies and her Masters of Public Health at George Washington University.  She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, is licensed by the State of California Medical Board and is an active member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the California Association of Physician Assistants. 

Kristin and her husband are very grateful to be raising their young daughter in the Conejo Valley, close to her extended family and hometown in Santa Barbara.  Kristin loves to read, paint, craft, and travel.
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Certified Physician Assistant

Eva Hurst, PA-C

Passionate about discovering her patients’ unique skin care needs, Eva is thrilled to apply her clinical and aesthetic skills with Apex Dermatology. She strives to help patients feel more confident about themselves with frontline skin treatments and the artful application of cosmetic techniques.

Eva earned a Master’s degree of Medical Science from Mercer University. She completed a coveted preceptorship in surgical and medical dermatology. After training, Eva assisted in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery in Thousand Oaks. She then joined a practice where she honed her cosmetic skills with an eye for natural-looking results. Board certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants, she also maintains membership with the American Association of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Eva and her husband relocated to sunny Southern California from Atlanta in 2016. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and paddle boarding (with plenty of sun protection).

Laser Cosmetic Nurse

Helen Tran, RN

Trained and experienced in all the newest lasers under the supervision and highest standard of excellence established by Dr. Harp, Helen brings a wonderful eye and steady hand to her years of experience as a surgical nurse. From hair removal, laser resurfacing, superficial varicose vein treatment, skin tightening or fat-melting, Helen brings a great attitude along with her precise handiwork. You’ll love the results and friendly attention.
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Skin Care Specialist

Lani Keene

A licensed aesthetician since 1998, Lani has been trained in both medical and holistic skin care. She achieves great results tailored to each individual patient’s skin type and patients love her gentle hand and wonderful personality. If you have sunspots, acne, fine lines or just want to look refreshed for date night or a job interview, Lani will bring out your best.

Our Team is Here for You

Our Providers are supported by a team of professionals committed to providing patients of all ages compassionate and individualized care.

We treat everyone with respect, empathy, and an understanding that health is a collaborative effort in which the patient’s needs take center stage. Please call us if you have any questions and our nurses will get a prompt response from your Provider.

We work hard to earn your trust. We are delighted by the 5-star reviews we have received, but the greatest honor is when our patients refer their friends and family to our care.
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Certified Medical Assistant

Franny Chavez
Franny has been a CMA since 2003, specializing in Dermatology since 2006. Her passion is helping people feel great about themselves, and educating them on skin cancer prevention. As our medical staff lead, she fosters an environment of consistent excellence among our staff.
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Certified Medical Assistant

Hayley Sowell
Hayley received her CMA from Everest University. In 2014 she found her home in dermatology, where she fell in love with skin care and cosmetics. She matches her high-quality patient care with a warm-hearted personality that brightens every visit.
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Medical Scribe

Alex Kheshvadjian
Alex graduated from USC with a BA in Biology and Ceramics, and earned his Masters degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He brings two years of work experience as a scribe, including one year in pediatrics and one year in the ER. His hobbies include golf and ceramics.
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Office Manager

Oona Montoya
Oona brings over 20 years of successful management experience in both start-up and established organizations. She attributes her success not just to hard work and her optimistic attitude, but also her genuine love for people and their overall well-being.
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Billing Supervisor

Liz Petridis
A highly experienced business bookkeeper and accountant, Liz joins us as our Billing Supervisor. Organized, detailed, and kind, Liz can make sure that all your billing issues are dealt with in a timely and efficient way.
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Jackie Miana
Jackie has over 10 years experience in customer service, including running her own store and many years in management. She is extremely dedicated to providing the greatest quality of service and brings a warmth to every customer interaction.
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Melissa Masias
Melissa comes to Apex from customer service and sales, and she brings a calm, positive energy to every patient experience. She loves working in medicine, and her goal is for every patient to have an amazing experience from the moment they enter the suite.
Contact Info
  • (818) 889-2739
  • (818) 889-2747
  • 32144 Agoura Rd
    Suite 112
    Westlake Village CA 91361
  • Link to Patient Portal
Monday 8:30 - 5:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 7:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 1:00
Thursday 8:30 - 7:00
Friday 8:30 - 5:00
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