Dr. Yamauchi is a dermatologist and president and medical director at the Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center and Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica, California. He is a clinical professor of dermatology in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Yamauchi earned his BS in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, his PhD in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Yamauchi is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatology Surgery, California Dermatology Society, and the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. He serves on the editorial board of various journals and on several task force committees for the American Academy of Dermatology. He is the author or co-author of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications, including several books. Dr. Yamauchi has edited a book entitled “Biologic and Systemic Agents in Dermatology”. He has written several articles on the use of botulinum toxins and fillers for rejuvenation and other indications as well as advances in laser treatment.
Dr. Yamauchi has conducted over 100 clinical research trials as a principal investigator at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica and is recognized as a key opinion leader in psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa, vitiligo, alopecia areata and other inflammatory skin disorders. He has previously served on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation and on the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Eczema Association.
Dr. Yamauchi has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles including acne, skin manifestations associated with rheumatologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis. He has written several articles on the use of botulinum toxins and fillers for rejuvenation and other indications as well as advances in laser treatment.
Dr. Yamauchi has been the recipient of many top awards including the Castle Connolly’s listing of American’s Top Doctors, Newsweek Magazine Best Medical Dermatologists, the Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Super Doctors in Southern California, the Expert Network, and was honored at a gala for the National Psoriasis Foundation