Welcome to the Dermatology Institute, a unique, comprehensive and bilingual dermatologic practice in San Diego led by Board Certified Dermatologists, Dr. Peter Rullan and daughter Dr. Jennifer Rullan. This partnership delivers time-proven procedures with cutting-edge techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail conditions. In 2016 we were honored to have board certified Physician Assistant, Jennifer Piper Trimai, join our practice to help in surgical repairs and common dermatology practice. This laser, medical, cosmetic and surgical practice works in a very supportive and complementary manner. We are dedicated to the health and beauty of your skin, so you can look and feel your best.

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Dr. Peter Rullan

Dr. Peter Rullan has been in private practice in Chula Vista since 1983. He is married and has four children. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His father’s family is French-Spanish from Majorca, and his mother’s is Ukrainian-Polish from New York. He is one of 20 physicians in his family over the last four generations.

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Dr. Jennifer Rullan

Dr. Jennifer Rullan, daughter of Dr. Peter Rullan, is a Board Certified Dermatologist. She was born in Anaheim, California and raised in San Diego where she attended Bonita Vista High School. She earned her B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her M.D. from the Ponce School of Medicine (fully-accredited by the ACGME).

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Jennifer Piper Trimai, PA

Board certified Physician Assistant, Born in Michigan, came to California in 2015 to practice dermatology. She earned Bachelors of Biology at Oakland University in Michigan and her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant studies at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked 4 years in family practice and urgent care where she acquired a broad experience in general medicine.

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Mission Statement

~ Show honor in all we do & help restore skin to reflect inner beauty ~


Vision of uncompromising excellence in dermatology by commitment to:
  • ~ HONOR one another (both patients & coworkers) ~
  • ~ Earn the trust & give respect to all our patients, colleagues, & our community ~
  • ~ The highest quality of healthcare ~

What Our Patients Say

Dr. Rullan is seriously such a kind, caring derm. His whole staff is amazing! I’m an out of state patient & I will be flying down to Chula Vista a few more times for more treatments. Thank you Dermatology Institute- you guys seriously rock!!

Leslie S.

Very professional, caring physicians, patient and great work!

Angelica S.

Dr. Rullan has been my Dermatologist for 30+ years. He is the best. Always up on the latest procedures in his field. Not only that he is caring and professional and takes time to listen to your concerns. Whether it's a cosmetic procedure or a cancerous lesion, you have found your Dr.

Diane L.

Our Services

Chula Vista Office

Phone: (619) 426-9600
Fax: (619) 426-4112

256 Landis Ave, Suite 300
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Coronado Office

Phone: (619) 426-9600
Fax: (619) 426-4112

1117 10th Street
Coronado, CA 92118

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