Division of Dermatology
The Division of Dermatology is a premier provider of dermatological care for San Diego patients, with specialized medical services for the full range of medical, surgical and cosmetic needs. Our team diagnoses and treats all varieties of skin, hair, nail, and mucous membrane conditions and diseases, from chronic diseases like psoriasis and eczema to skin cancer. We provide state-of-the-art medical approaches, rooted in expert understanding of medical dermatology and innovations, to assist in the preservation of skin health for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. Our division also offers most advanced options in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology, including laser, surgical and injectable cosmetic procedures.
Our renowned Mohs subdivision is exclusively focused on Mohs surgery and treatments for skin cancer. The team consists of four Board Certified surgeons and two Physician Assistants often working in collaboration with Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center or with colleagues in other specialties. In addition to Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma, the Mohs team treats a number of less common cutaneous malignancies including Sebaceous Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Dermatofibrosarcoma and adnexal tumors. We also conduct reconstruction of the skin and tissue after Mohs Surgery, working alongside a broader set of surgery specialist colleagues to accomplish complicated reconstructions, when necessary. Our dermatologists and surgeons also participate in the care of organ transplant patients. Our deep expertise with Mohs surgery has contributed to one of the world’s most highly-regarded and largest training fellowships on the subject.
Our Laser and Cosmetic subdivision offers many nonsurgical treatments to correct skin problems, remove scars and dark spots, provide anti-aging skin care and enhance skin texture and appearance. We offer laser services for medical conditions such as port wine stains, warts, and precancers as well as more non-surgical treatments that provide a cost-effective, efficient and convenient alternative to cosmetic surgery. These services include fillers and neuromodulators (Botox), laser skin resurfacing, fractional laser applications, photodynamic therapy, non-ablative skin remodeling, laser treatment of leg veins, laser treatment of acne, and laser hair reduction in dark skinned patients.