A graduate of the University of Southern California Medical School, Dr. Bastien completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, a dermatology residency at Medical College of Georgia under J. Graham Smith, Jr. and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society and past-president of the San Fernando Valley Dermatological Society. He has published numerous professional papers in his field. Dr. Bastien is Board Certified in his specialty and has special expertise in skin pathology and clinical dermatology with emphasis on diagnostics. His nonprofessional interests include travel and fishing.