2022 was a great year at Vanguard Skin Specialists! As we ring in the new year, we also celebrate the past year. Our hope is that all we do furthers our mission to make a positive impact on our patients, our community and our world.
10. Educating the public about skin cancer and dermatology
We believe in educating the public about skin cancer is the first step to skin cancer prevention. This year, several of our providers were featured in the news. Visit our “In the Media” page to see the highlights.
9. Growing our dermatology team
We welcomed Dr. Dan DiBlasi and Jelena Eddy, PA-C to our practice and they have both been outstanding additions to our team.
Dr. Dan DiBlasi is a board-certified dermatologist who practices general and surgical dermatology. His interests are diagnosing and treating skin cancer, as well as general dermatology and complex medical dermatology.
Jelena Eddy is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) and American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). She is committed to providing high quality patient care and always puts the patient’s needs first. She takes care of patients who have medical dermatology conditions including acne, eczema, dermatitis, moles, warts, and skin cancer.
8. Sharing our story and hosting a fundraiser for Ukraine refugees
Presented by The Greenberg Center for Learning and Tolerance, Vanguard’s co-founders, Dr. Vinh Chung and Leisle Chung, shared their story, “Becoming Americans,” at the ENT Center for the Arts on May 23, 2022. Together, they shared their miraculous, real-life stories and unique perspectives, Dr. Chung as a Vietnamese refugee and Leisle as a Korean immigrant. The event was in support of Ukraine refugees.
7. Winning Best of Pueblo
Our Pueblo office was named the Best of Pueblo for dermatology clinics by The Pueblo Chieftain!
6. Dancing for our patients
Do you ever wonder what we do when the patients are gone? Check out our 2022 music video.
5. Winning Top Docs
Congratulations to Dr. Vinh Chung, Dr. Michael Leslie, and Dr. Maria Sheron who were all featured as Top Docs in dermatology by Colorado Springs Magazine. Our doctors were voted Top Docs by other physicians in El Paso County to receive this award.
4. Choosing to sponsor in Honduras Winning #1 Best Workplace in Colorado Springs
Vanguard was named #1 in Best Workplaces among large companies by The Gazette for the 2nd year in a row. We love what we do! Check us out on page 14 of the Gazette’s Best Workplaces 2022 issue.
3. Making the world and community a little bit better
Clara donates all profits to charities here and around the world. Change your skin, change the world.
Learn more about the international and local organizations that benefitted: Healing Haiti, Strong Women Strong World by World Vision, 2022 Give Thanks Campaign.
2. Choosing to sponsor in Honduras
Vanguard is preparing to embark on a new project in southern Honduras alongside World Vision. The mission in Honduras is to provide clean water to 100% of households in the region and promote economic development. Additionally, many Vanguard team members have taken advantage of the life changing opportunity to sponsor a child through World Vision’s Chosen program. More information about this exciting project will be coming in 2023!
1. Taking care of patients, especially those with skin cancer.
We’re on a mission to get rid of skin cancer. We know early diagnosis can save lives. Thank you for allowing us to serve YOU!