National Psoriasis Foundation

NPF In Your Area: Los Angeles Division

Painful, disabling, uncomfortable and embarrassing: Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis impact the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately 99,000 people in Los Angeles have psoriasis and up to 30,000 have psoriatic arthritis. For these Angelenos and everyone else across the U.S. struggling with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, we must find a cure.

The priority of the National Psoriasis Foundation Los Angeles Division is to give people the information and services they need to take control of their psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis, while increasing research to find a cure. If you or someone you love is affected by psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, join us to stop these devastating diseases.

More than Skin Deep: Triggers, Treatments and YOU

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028

More Than Skin Deep events give you the latest information to best manage your disease. At "Triggers, Treatments and You," learn from leading dermatologists what makes your psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis flare and what you can do about it.

Come to this free event and hear about:

  • Common psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis triggers
  • The latest research to help reduce itch, pain and swelling
  • Treatment strategies and how to determine the best options for you

Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Lin

Michael Lin, MD is a California-licensed physician and board-certified dermatologist. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Dermatology, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Southern California, and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. Over the past 16 years, Dr. Lin has expanded his practice to 4 locations in Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Sherman Oaks, Oxnard and Valencia.

Dr. Lin is a passionate supporter of the NPF having donated and participated in the Team NPF 5k walk to do his part to find a cure for his patients and staff members. Dr. Lin treats all types of skin conditions, from medical conditions such as skin cancer and acne to cosmetic concerns such as wrinkles. In addition to being the founder of the Advance Dermatology and Skin Cancer Institute he recently launched Dr. Lin Skincare, a new acne clarifying system available in Ulta that he developed out of his personal struggle with acne as a young adult.

His mission is to provide the best non-prescription medication at an affordable price so everyone has access to transformational skincare treatment.

Learn more about Dr. Michael Lin »

The Inaugural NPF Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Glen Annie Golf Course - Santa Barbara, CA

This year, we have partnered with CalDerm to host the Inaugural Team NPR Golf Tournament during the CalDerm Annual Meeting. Learn more and reserve you spot today.

Golf Packages

Single Player $150
Foursome $550
Hole Sponsor -Includes sign at the hole, space for a company representative to promotion your products and a foursome $750

Team NPF Walk

Sunday, October 18th
Santa Monica Pier

Join us in making a difference in the lives of those living with psoriatic disease by walking in the Team NPF Walk - Los Angeles. Learn more about Team NPF Walk - Los Angeles and register to participate.

Volunteer Opportunities


Are you looking for an opportunity to help change the lives of 99,000 Angelenos? Here is your chance to make a difference. The NPF Los Angeles Division Board has leadership opportunities that allows you to connect with other patients and caregivers; all while helping raise critical awareness and money to help fund psoriasis reseach. We have various opportunies for you to lead activities and events around Los Angeles. Please contact Michael White for more information.


The CONNECT kit is the National Psoriasis Foundation's newest tool for health care providers to help them best care for their patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Contact Michael White for more information.

Get Involved

We're looking for dedicated volunteers to help with events, serve on our local leadership committee, and advocate for a cure.

Ready to change lives? Contact us to volunteer »

Make a Donation

Support the Los Angeles Division with a donation. Your generosity will help us improve the lives of the thousands of Angelenos living with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis.

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Los Angeles Division »

Contact Us

Michael White

Community Development Manager
Greater LA Region

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