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Mitchel P. Goldman, MD is an internationally respected dermatologic and cosmetic surgeon. A graduate of Boston University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is a Volunteer Clinical Professor in Medicine/Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Goldman is Board Certified by both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (where he serves as Vice-President and will become President in 2013), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (where he presently serves on their Board of Trustees), American College of Phlebology and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery.  Dr. Goldman founded and was the 3rd President of the American College of Phlebology and is also Past-President of the San Diego Dermatologic Society and past Board of Directors member of the American Venous Forum, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Pacific Dermatology Association. Dr. Goldman is a member of over 30 professional societies and serves as a medical consultant to numerous companies, including Allergan, Medicis Pharmaceuticals, Mentor, Obagi Skincare, Sanofi-Aventis, Lumenis Laser Corporation, CoolTouch Laser Corporation, Angiodynamics, Merz Aesthetics among others.  Dr. Goldman holds practice/hospital affiliations with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Goldman is an Associate Editor of numerous medical journals including: Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery and Venous Digest.  He is a reviewer for the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and others. He has authored and/or co-authored 21 medical books on Cosmetic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Cutaneous Laser Surgery, Cellulite and Dermatologic Surgery, including Sclerotherapy: Treatment of Varicose and Telangiectatic Leg Veins, 5th Edition. He is also an author of over 300 peer-reviewed medical publications and textbook chapters.

Dr. Goldman lectures both nationally and internationally annually for the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery on innovative surgical and treatment techniques. He has developed and /or performed the original investigative trials on Ultrapulse CO2 and erbium :YAG skin resurfacing, laser treatment of leg veins, intense pulse light photorejuvenation, q-switched alexandrite laser treatment of tattoo and pigmented skin lesions, endoluminal varicose vein closure, laser Lipolysis and  fractionated skin resurfacing. Dr. Goldman is a recipient of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 21st Century Achievement Award and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s 2009 Presidential Award for teaching and research in dermatologic surgery.