Meet The Team

Dr. Bernard Raskin - Bakersfield Dermatologist

Bernard Raskin, MD
Bernard Raskin, MD, is an expert in Dermatology, Mohs skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Raskin graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in physics. He received his MD degree from the prestigious University of California at Irvine School of Medicine. He then trained in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine and the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospitals. His Dermatology residency was completed at one of the nation’s premier programs at UCLA.

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Alexa Gozali, DO
Alexa Gozali, DO is a Southern California native and comes to Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Care with unique experience in primary care, urgent care medicine and medical and surgical dermatology. Throughout her career and training, she has developed a passion for medical dermatology, management and diagnosis of skin cancer and chronic skin diseases, acne treatment as well as aesthetic and cosmetic medicine. She strongly values the integration of preventative medicine and disease management to achieve a patient’s healthcare and skincare goals.

Dr. Gozali attended the University of Southern California for her undergraduate degree. She then attended Midwestern University in Arizona for medical school and returned to Southern California to complete her Family Medicine residency at PIH health hospital where she served as chief resident her final year.

Dr. Gozali is an adventurer and outdoor enthusiast at heart. in her free time, She enjoys international travel, cycling, scuba diving, trying new foods, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

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David Abovian, PA-C
David Abovian comes to Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Care with over thirteen years of medical experience. He initially completed his degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Echovascular Technology in 2001. From there, he went to further advance his medical career and earned his degree in Physician Assistant Studies from San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, California and attained certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in 2009. Since then, he has gained extensive knowledge and experience while working in multiple medical specialties including Dermatology, Family Practice, Urgent Care, Pulmonology and Women’s Health. While working as a front-line provider during COVID-19 outbreak he decided to transition and concentrate his medical career in the field of Dermatology. He specializes in General and Cosmetic Dermatology. When he is not working he likes teaching Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Tonya Darghali PA-C
Tonya Darghali, PA-C.
Born and raised in Metro Detroit Michigan, Tonya made the move to the sunshine state in 2020. While living in Michigan she gained experience as a phlebotomist and medical assistant in Dermatology where her passion for medical dermatology grew. She attended Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences in 2016. In 2019, she graduated from The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio with a Master in Physician Assistant. She strives to provide the best possible care, set expectations, and treatment options that allow her patients to collaborate in their decision making. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.