She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from George Washington University in 2002. She then completed 3 years of a General Surgical Categorical residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. From 2005 to 2006, she completed a Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed a Dermatology residency and an additional year of dermatologic research graduating in 2010 from the University of California, Irvine. After their Dermatology residency, she completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, the UK in 2011.
She felt such a calling to help patients with headaches and mood disorders that she decided to specialize in and devote her career to alleviating the suffering caused by both headaches and mood disorders. She lectures nationally on the subject of headache; has written dozens of articles for medical journals; participated in headache research projects and is very active in numerous professional organizations such as the American Headache Society and the National Headache Foundation.
She is the immediate post-chair of the Women’s Issues section of the American Headache Society after serving in the chair position for 5 years. Dr. Hutchinson is a dynamic and sought-after speaker. She speaks for community groups as well as professional groups. In 2010 she became the President of The Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians.
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