Dr. Shanny Baughman is board certified in dermatology and has more than 20 years experience as a dermatologist. She attended college at Pacific Union College, in Angwin, California, completed medical school, and an Internal Medicine Residency at Loma Linda University, then moved to Detroit for a residency in Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital.

While there, she was involved in clinical research involving cutaneous mycology- fungus, ring worm, and yeast infections, and treatment of precancerous actinic keratosis with tretinoin. She learned many surgical procedures, including basic skills in Mohs Surgery, a specialized skin cancer treatment with the highest cure rate.

She became Board Certified in Dermatology in 1989, returned to California, and joined a practice in Porterville, before moving to the East Bay in 2001. She achieved her lifetime career goal of opening her own practice, in October, 2008.

Dr. Baughman has written numerous dermatology-related articles published in Alamo Today.


Committed to providing the most up-to-date procedures

Dr. Baughman believes in life-long learning to provide outstanding care. She is a skilled Mohs Surgeon, who welcomes figuring out the cause of a puzzling rash, and helping maintain healthy, beautiful skin through non-invasive procedures and treatments.

Dr. Baughman’s special interests include skin cancer and skin cancer treatment, as well as acne, warts, rashes and other skin concerns. She recommends a full skin examination for all new patients, as most skin cancers are painless. She also enjoys the aesthetic portion of her practice, aiming for a natural, relaxed look by reducing sun spots, frowns, and wrinkles.

A professional with strong ties to the community

Each spring, in association with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Baughman provides free cancer screenings for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity. She is a member of:

Dr. Baughman is an Active, Office Based Staff Physician at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California.


Our team is committed to helping Dr. Baughman to provide exceptional care. They are always available to answer questions and make your experience at our office rewarding.

Krista Stirewalt, Practice Manager

Krista oversees all of Dr. Baughman’s medical billing, and is your go-to contact if you need answers about insurance and billing. She has a B.A.in Psychology and has experience in operations supervision that includes a large manufacturing company. Krista joined Dr. Baughman in 2009, and is always ready to help you.


Your skin is an important part of how you show yourself to the world, and you deserve to have complete confidence in your skin care provider. The team at Alamo Oaks Dermatology is focused on offering the most effective medical and cosmetic treatments for your skin, while providing a positive experience at every office visit.

Let’s talk about your skin

When you visit our office for the first time, you will be offered a full skin exam. In addition to the skin concern that brought you to the office, Dr. Baughman recommends a full skin exam to check your moles and look for possible skin cancers. Once you have been examined, your skin conditions and treatment options will be discussed. Occasionally, what may seem like a simple skin condition may take extra time to review and diagnose. Dr. Baughman takes the time to answer your questions and make sure that you understand your course of treatment.

We respect your time

You have many obligations—a busy job, children to shuttle and other appointments to keep. We make every effort to see you within 15 minutes of your appointment time. But occasionally, treatments for certain patients may take more time. If a longer delay is unavoidable, we will offer to reschedule your appointment. If your skin condition requires further explanation and discussion, we may ask you to schedule another appointment to complete the discussion later. Please understand if we ask you to return for further discussion. We strive to provide every patient with the time they need. Thank you for your interest in Alamo Oaks Dermatology. We value the trust and confidence of our patients, and look forward to working with you.