At Orange Coast Dermatology, we recognize that your choice of a dermatologist is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. When searching for dermatological treatment, you need a dermatologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Orange Coast Dermatology every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Daniel A. Di Cesare, MD

"I find it very gratifying to see how treatment can positively impact my patients' lives, both physically and emotionally. Dermatology is very rewarding."

As the son of missionary parents, Dr. Daniel Di Cesare grew up helping people. "Caring for people is second nature." So it was only natural he became a doctor.

Initially, he focused on internal medicine and pediatrics during his residency at the University of Texas, Houston Medical School / M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. But after a clinical research fellowship in dermatology, followed by a residency in dermatology, he knew he found the specialty for him. Research in dermatology fueled his interest in the field.

Dr. Di Cesare assisted in more than a dozen studies and clinical trials of topical medications for eczema and psoriasis. These medications later received FDA approval. "Now doctors are prescribing these medications and they're making a significant difference in people's lives. It's very gratifying to see the results of your work in research with patients."

Helping other people isn't limited to the office for Dr. Di Cesare, who speaks fluent Spanish. He has coordinated and participated in minority health fares, volunteered at a community clinic in Jamaica and served a medical mission in Piedras Negras, Mexico.

Dr. Di Cesare is a team player, whether it's as part of a team of doctors or a patient-doctor team. "Being able to diagnose a skin disorder and successfully treating it takes team work. Listening to the patient is key." Helping people just comes easy for Dr. Di Cesare.


  • Wheaton College
    Wheaton, IL - BS
  • Texas Tech University School of Medicine
    Lubbock, TX - MD
  • University of Texas, Houston Medical School, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Internship
  • University of Texas, Houston Medical School, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Dermatology Residency


  • American Board of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery


  • General Dermatology
  • Medical & Aesthetic Surgery


Vivian Turner PA-C

Vivian is a licensed health professional who practices medicine in partnership with Dr. Daniel A. Di Cesare, M.D.. She graduated in 2001 from Kettering College of Medical Arts in Dayton, OH. She is board certified by NCCPA. (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant).

Vivian has been working in the medical field as a PA for twelve years and has extensive experience in dermatology with emphasis in laser and esthetics. She has also spent a number of years in a Family practice setting here in Orange County. Vivian is able to treat all types of dermatologic conditions, as well as, perform cosmetic procedures and prescribe medications.