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5 Best Dermatologists in San Diego

5 Best Dermatologists in San Diego

Below is a list of the top and leading Dermatologists in San Diego. To help you find the best dermatologist located near you in San Diego, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.

The top rated Dermatologists in San Diego are:

  • Douglas Keel – Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center
  • Mitchel P. Goldman – Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
  • Amy Han – Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego
  • Michelle T. Pelle – MedDerm Dermatology
  • Michael R. Lerner – Dermatology Surgical And Medical

Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center

Douglas Keel
Douglas Keel – Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Center

Dr. Keel earned his medical degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center graduating with honors in the top 10% of his class after graduating from The University of California Irvine. Selected for a Navy Health Profession Scholarship, he practices medicine as a Naval Flight Surgeon around the world during school. Residency brought him to San Diego where he was mentored by the country’s leading laser and cosmetic surgeons in 2002. Dr. Keel was the sole recipient of the prestigious resident research award for surgical applications awarded by the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

As a Board Certified Dermatologists and Fellow of the American Acedemy of Dermatology, Dr. Keel provides expert diagnosis and treatment of all skin, hair, and nail conditions. His unique ability to combine the art of cosmetic enhancement with the science of medical advancements earned Dr. Keel designation as one of America’s Top Dermatologists in 2009 by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has also been published and featured in numerous media outlets and esteemed medical journals.


Injectables, Lasers, Vein Treatments, Body Contouring, Aesthetic Treatments, Medical Dermatology


Address: 8899 University Center Ln #150, San Diego, CA 92122
Phone: (858) 535-1400
Website: www.pacificdermatologycenter.com


Very prefessional, warm and friendly office staff and Dr. Keel is so kind, honest, skilled and knowledgeable. I am very satisfied with all the services I’ve received at Pacific Dermatology!!!” – Kris Huostilla

Extremely friendly staff, beautiful office, the Doctor made sure I was happy when I left and that he has answered all my questions and had done everything he could for me. Definitely recommend!” – Amanda Sargood

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Mitchel P. Goldman
Mitchel P. Goldman – Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Dr. Goldman was President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and Founder and President of the American College of Phlebology. Originally from Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Goldman is a graduate of Stanford University Medical School and Boston University (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa). Dr. Goldman is recognized for pioneering research on multiple laser techniques, skin rejuvenation, liposculpture, and vein therapy.

Dr. Goldman is considered a leading medical authority around the world and has authored 14 medical textbooks, some in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th editions, on cosmetic and laser surgery, dermatology, sclerotherapy, ambulatory phlebectomy, and cellulite, several of which are considered definitive medical texts in their respective fields—as well as over 300 peer-reviewed medical publications. He is known as the godfather of sclerotherapy.


Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Botox, IPL Photofacial, Fraxel Dual, Sagging Skin, Coolsculpting, Liposculpture, Thermi, Hand Rejuvenation


Address: 9339 Genesee Ave #300, San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 943-2113
Website: www.clderm.com


Dr Boen and her staff was extremely professional. She spent an entire first consult just listening to me and explaining the options she had available with her to address my problem. She made me very comfortable with the procedure and I am so glad that she is my doctor. The entire practice is very professional and courteous. Hands down the best dermatology practice in town.” – ahmad malik

I have been coming here for 18 years. Although I have tried other places, I always come back. They have state of the art equipment and lasers as well as a research department with all the upgraded and latest technology. Dr Butterwick and Dr. Wu are artists who can reshape and balance any face and body. I would never go anywhere else” – Mary Mezinis

Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego

Amy Han
Amy Han – Dermatology & Laser Center of San Diego

Dr. Amy Han offers dermatology services to patients throughout San Diego, Hillcrest, and Chula Vista, California. Her services include care for acne and skin cancer in addition to Botox®, fillers, tattoo removal, Mohs surgery, electronic brachytherapy, and photofacials.

Dr. Han is a board certified dermatologist. She is originally from Los Angeles, California, Dr. Han graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California-Los Angeles and completed her medical education at the University of California-San Francisco. There, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) honor society.


Acne, Botox, Fillers, Tattoo Removal, Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Electronic Brachytherapy, Photofacials


Address: 4060 Fourth Ave #209, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 320-4807
Website: www.dermlasercenter.com


I never have to wait more than 5 min. I can make appoints online. And I always get the best care. Couldn’t be happier!” – christin ernst

Went in because of a worrying mole. Super nice staff and was in and out incredibly fast. I felt like I was in the best of hands!” – Erin Cole

MedDerm Dermatology

Michelle T. Pelle
Michelle T. Pelle – MedDerm Dermatology

Michelle T. Pelle, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and she specializes in medical care for autoimmune and allergic skin diseases, skin cancers and general adult and pediatric dermatologic disorders. She is a Principal Investigator in clinical research trials that study the effectiveness of therapy for many skin diseases. Additionally, she has over 15 years of experience in the performance of cosmetic and laser skin rejuvenation procedures.

Dr. Pelle was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1997 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, followed by a Dermatology Residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She then completed a two year Clinician-Educator fellowship as an Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she specialized in autoimmune and medical dermatology. She has held Assistant Professorships at Boston University and at the University of California, San Diego. In 2006, she established MedDerm Associates to offer a service-oriented center for the focused management of skin disease. Dr. Pelle is married and has one son and one daughter. She enjoys art and design, skiing, kettlebells, and being a Mom.

Dr. Pelle is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Medical Dermatologic Society, the American Society of Mohs Surgery and the San Diego Dermatologic Society. View Dr. Pelle’s complete curriculum vitae.


Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Clinical Trials, Phototherapy Center


Address: 3965 Fifth Ave Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 542-0013
Website: www.medderm.net


Dr. Pelly whom I see and Dr. Blake whom my husband sees are excellent. We trust both of them and have had melanoma and other skin problems. Highly professional in all that they do. Clear explanations, careful listening, assurance you have all the information to make an informed decision, thorough exams, and highly skilled treatments make them outstanding doctors. We would not see any other dermatologist.” – JoAnne Lanouette

I have been seen by Dr. Pelle for several years. She is so knowledgeable and efficient that I cannot imagine going anywhere else. The office is busy, friendly and up-to-date. I would highly recommend this practice.” – Carolyn Myhre

Dermatology Surgical And Medical

Michael R. Lerner
Michael R. Lerner – Dermatology Surgical And Medical

Dr. Michael R. Lerner, M.D., practices Dermatology in San Diego, California. He owns his own practice, Dermatology Surgical, and Medical, to serve patients with skin problems in the local area. Dr. Lerner is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Lerner is also an assistant professor at UCSD.

This dermatologist specializes in treating skin diseases, as well as diseases of the hair and nails. He does so through medical and surgical treatment options to find the best solution to each situation. In addition to having his own practice, Dr. Lerner practices as a staff physician at the San Diego Veterans Hospital and is affiliated with Scripps Mercy and Sharp Memorial hospitals.


Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Cancer (Screening, Treatment & Surgery), Surgical Dermatology, Medical Dermatology, MOHS Surgery, Acne Treatment, Mole & Birthmark Removal, Psoriasis Treatment


Address: 2881 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 9210
Phone: (619) 215-9473
Website: www.sandiegodermatology.com


Dr. Lerner is thorough, caring and professional; he listens, he does not rush, asks if there is anything else that is a concern, and makes you feel comfortable. He educated me about medications and taught me how to locate any medications at the cheapest price. Now some are available in his office. He is generous with samples. When our pharmacy needed to call his office with a question, the office answered immediately. The pharmacy was surprised and relieved. Often they cannot get a returned call for days to weeks. My husband now goes to Dr. Lerner too.” – Marilyn Hauck

Front desk was timely and courteous. Dr. Lerner took his time to answer all my questions and was very professional.” – Myn Huynh