Our Staff: Dermatology

John Bocachica, MD

John Bocachica, MD


John H. Bocachica, M.D. is a dermatologist and cutaneous surgeon certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr Bocachica completed his undergraduate studies at Wesleyan University in Connecticut where he graduated as a Pfeiffer Scholar with triple majors in Biology, Pre-Medicine and Romance Languages, receiving both a B.A. and B.S. degree with honors.

He received his M.D. degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where, as a Robert Woods Johnson Scholar, he graduated with honors in only three years. After an Internship in Internal Medicine in New York, Dr. Bocachica joined the Public Health Service and spent three years in rural Alaska as a General Medical Officer.

Following his residency in dermatology at the United States Public Health Service Hospital in New York and at the University of California-Irvine, Dr. Bocachica served as the Medical Director of the Special Diseases Clinic in Southern California after which his love of Alaska lured him back to a private practice in Juneau.

Recently honored by being named as one of the top 100 dermatologists in the nation, Dr. Bocachica received the 2005 National Durector's Award from the Indian Health Service and currently holds several teaching positions, is well-known as a medical consultant to both patients and fellow physicians and is recognized nationally and internationally for his pioneering work in teledermatology.

Dr. Bocachica was the receipient of the 2007 Innovations in Telemedicine Award of the American Telemedicine Association and is the Chair of the Teledermatology Special Interest Group of the American Telemedicine Association. Often providing lectures on a variety of dermatologic topics, Dr. Bocachica holds a professorship in dermatology from Loma Linda University.

Fluent in Spanish and Italian, Dr. Bocachica is currently pursuing a Master's degree and PhD in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Thought.

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