Our Providers

Brandie Metz, M.D.

As a mom and a fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Brandie Metz is dedicated to thorough and compassionate care for her patients. Dr. Metz earned her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University, where she graduated cum laude, and her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School, where she graduated at the top of her class. Her postgraduate training included a dermatology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where she served as chief resident. She completed her pediatric dermatology fellowship training at Rady Children’s Hospital and University of California San Diego.

Dr. Metz has published over 30 journal articles, contributed to multiple dermatology textbooks, and spoken at dermatology conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Metz has been practicing in Orange County since 2006. She lives in Irvine with her husband, Mark, and their two children. Dr. Metz has been named to the 2013 - 2016 Best Doctors lists published in OC Family magazine and the 2014 - 2016 Super Doctors Rising Stars lists published in Los Angeles magazine.

 

 

Dr. Metz

Dr. Brandie Metz
Pediatric Dermatologist

Arline Tsuchiya, M.D.

Dr. Arline Tsuchiya completed her pediatrics training at Children’s Hospital of Oakland and her dermatology training at Stanford University. At Stanford, she was very fortunate to work with the late Alvin Jacobs MD, an early pioneer and leader in Pediatric Dermatology. Her husband’s career prompted a family move from San Francisco to Orange County with a newborn and a toddler with developmental disabilities and hearing impairment. Boarded in Pediatrics, Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology, Dr. Tsuchiya became the first and, for many years, the only Pediatric Dermatologist serving all of Southern California Kaiser Permanente. She also volunteered her services at CHOC Children’s Hospital for over 10 years. After 25 years at Kaiser, Dr. Tsuchiya recently retired and is happy to join Dr. Metz and lend a hand in her thriving practice.

Dr. Tsuchiya

Dr. Arline Tsuchiya
Pediatric Dermatologist

Megen Sampson, P.N.P.

Megen studied health education and nursing at the University of Florida. She graduated in 2009 with her Masters Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Pediatrics. After graduating Megen worked for five years as a pediatric primary care provider in Florida and Northern California serving underprivileged communities. She returned home to Orange County in 2015 and further specialized in pediatric dermatology under the instruction of Dr. Metz. She has been with Pediatric Dermatology of Orange County since June of 2015. In her free time Megen enjoys hiking, camping and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Megen Sampson

Megen Sampson
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


  • Acne
  • Warts
  • Molluscum
  • Atopic Dermatitis / Eczema
  • Birthmarks
  • Hemangiomas
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Moles
  • Cysts
  • Psoriasis
  • Vitiligo
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Alopecia
  • Hair Problems
  • Nail Problems