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Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD

Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon located in Santa Monica, CA

About Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD

Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD, is a cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Yamauchi specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research. He is on staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Adjunct Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. 

Dr. Yamauchi earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), his doctorate in biologic chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency in dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine and a cosmetic surgery fellowship affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine.

He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatology Surgery, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Pacific Dermatology Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. Dr. Yamauchi currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and The Scientific World Journal. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications, including several books. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yamauchi has also been a consultant for the development of new innovative therapies in dermatology. Dr. Yamauchi conducts numerous clinical research trials at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica. He serves as a principal investigator in several studies, including new therapies for psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema, and acne. Along with his research studies, he has written several articles on the use of Botox and various fillers for rejuvenation and other indications, as well as advances in laser treatment. He has conducted several clinical trials on Botox, new advancements in filler agents, and innovative lasers for rejuvenation and skin tightening.

As a recognized key expert leader on psoriasis, Dr. Yamauchi is on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles, including acne, eczema, skin manifestations associated with rheumatologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis. He has extensive experience using new biologics, oral drugs, and topical medications in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at international, national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is a strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis, and has published extensively on new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.

He has given several television media interviews locally in Los Angeles as well as nationally on ESPN, national news, Inside Edition, and internet webcasts. In addition, he has been quoted several times in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Dermatology Times, Skin and Allergy News, and several magazines. He has been the recipient of many awards, including Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Super Doctors in Southern California, and America’s Top Physicians List, among others.

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Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD, is a cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Yamauchi specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery, aesthetic dermatology, and clinical research. He is on staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Adjunct Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. 

Dr. Yamauchi earned his Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), his doctorate in biologic chemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He completed his residency in dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine and a cosmetic surgery fellowship affiliated with the UCLA School of Medicine.

He is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatology Surgery, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Pacific Dermatology Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. Dr. Yamauchi currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and The Scientific World Journal. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications, including several books. 

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Yamauchi has also been a consultant for the development of new innovative therapies in dermatology. Dr. Yamauchi conducts numerous clinical research trials at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica. He serves as a principal investigator in several studies, including new therapies for psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema, and acne. Along with his research studies, he has written several articles on the use of Botox and various fillers for rejuvenation and other indications, as well as advances in laser treatment. He has conducted several clinical trials on Botox, new advancements in filler agents, and innovative lasers for rejuvenation and skin tightening.

As a recognized key expert leader on psoriasis, Dr. Yamauchi is on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles, including acne, eczema, skin manifestations associated with rheumatologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis. He has extensive experience using new biologics, oral drugs, and topical medications in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at international, national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is a strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis, and has published extensively on new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.

He has given several television media interviews locally in Los Angeles as well as nationally on ESPN, national news, Inside Edition, and internet webcasts. In addition, he has been quoted several times in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Dermatology Times, Skin and Allergy News, and several magazines. He has been the recipient of many awards, including Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Super Doctors in Southern California, and America’s Top Physicians List, among others.


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