Our Medical Team

Helping patients in the South Bay for over 25 years
American Board of Allergy & Immunology Certified Doctors

South Bay Allergy & Asthma Associates began in 1991 when Dr. Edward Buchsbaum and Dr. Joyce Schoettler partnered to provide their own unique brand of specialty allergy and asthma care to patients of all ages in the South Bay community. At South Bay Allergy & Asthma, your goals come first so we custom tailor treatment plans to free you from the limitations imposed by allergy and asthma. Get back to doing the things you love.

Edward Buchsbaum, M.D., F.A.C.A.A.I.

Dr. Buchsbaum is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine. Originally from New York, he and his wife have raised three daughters in Palos Verdes, and are avid road cyclists and skiers. He also enjoys reading, theater, music, and gardening.

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Joyce Schoettler, M.D., F.A.C.A.A.I.

Dr. Schoettler is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics. She and her husband have raised two children in Southern California and can be spotted on the soccer sidelines cheering on their daughter. Dr. Schoettler also enjoys kayaking, photography, and reading.

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Julia Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee, a Boston native, recently moved to the sunny state of California after completing her residency and fellowship training in Adult and Pediatric Allergy/Immunology. Dr. Lee and her husband, a Houston native, currently reside on the west side of L.A., where they enjoy trying new cuisine and spending quality time with friends. Her hobbies include photography, traveling the world, and trying out new recipes with her latest kitchen gadget.

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Emily Liang, M.D.

Dr. Liang, a native of Los Angeles, moved to Washington D.C. to complete her medical doctorate at Georgetown University. Afterwards, she returned to sunny Southern California to complete her residency and fellowship training for allergy and immunology. Dr Liang enjoys traveling, trying new cuisine with her husband, dabbling in design and photography, and spending quality time with her family and lovable dog named Oliver.

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Amie Nguyen, M.D.

Dr. Nguyen, a native of Los Angeles, moved up and down the CA coast for training before coming back full circle to the South Bay. She attended Mira Costa for high school and is ecstatic to be able to work as an allergist in the beautiful community she grew up in. Dr. Nguyen loves hiking, playing tennis, trying new restaurants, walking the strand and green belt, decorating for holidays, and spending time with family and friends--especially her husband and their dog, Bear. 

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Dr. Amie Nguyen


Allergy and Asthma Specialty Trained Nurse Practitioner

Christine Ahn, M.S.N., F.N.P.

Christine is a native Californian and a lifelong resident of the South Bay. In addition to her support role as an allergy Nurse Practitioner at South Bay Allergy, Christine is a charge nurse in one of the UCLA Hospital Intensive Care Units and a Nursing Clinical Instructor. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and traveling abroad.

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