Arisa Ortiz, MD
Meet Arisa Ortiz, MD
Arisa Ortiz, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and director of laser and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego Health. She specializes in the latest noninvasive procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, dermal filler and toxin injections, body contouring, skin tightening, and the treatment of scars.

Dr. Ortiz is a frequent speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and currently serves as chair of a national aesthetic meeting. She was a guest editor for 
Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and serves as a reviewer for Dermatologic Surgery Journal. In addition, she has published over 30 original medical articles and chapters on new innovations in cutaneous laser surgery.

She completed a laser and cosmetic dermatology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine. She acquired additional fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery at UC San Diego. She completed her dermatology residency at UC Irvine and the Beckman Laser Institute. Dr. Ortiz earned her medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and is board-certified in dermatology. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD).

Dr. Ortiz has received many honors and awards including the 2014 Doctor’s Choice Award in dermatology for La Jolla.
My Team

2014 Doctors’ Choice Awards, Dermatology City Winner – La Jolla
2014 American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Research Grant

2013 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Grant

2013 CalDerm Best Resident/Fellow Abstract Presentation
2012 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award
Mentor: Brian Jiang, MD

2011 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cutting Edge Research Grant

2011 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Scholarship Award

2011 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award
Mentor: Daniel Zelac, MD

2011 Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award 
Mentor: Tina Alster, MD

2008 American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery Best Resident Cutaneous Laser Surgery Research Award

2005 Richard T. Beebe Fellowship in Medicine, Albany Medical College
Awarded to a student for research conducted in a laboratory of international distinction.

2002 – 05 S. James Vamvas Scholarship, Hellenic Medical and Dental Society of Southern California

2000 UCLA Biology Departmental Honors

1999 Docia Zavitcovsky Education Award and Membership Scholarship,
National Association for the Education of Young Children                      

1999 – 00 UCLA Provost’s Honors List

UCSD – Procedural Fellow, Div. of Dermatology, Brian Jiang, MD, 07/13 – 06/14           

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 07/12 – 06/13
Laser & Cosmetic Fellow, Rox Anderson, MD/Mathew Avram, MD, JD

UCI - Resident Physician, Dept. of Dermatology, 07/09 – 06/12

UCI/Beckman Laser Institute - Clinical Research Fellow, 07/07 – 06/09

Dept. of Dermatology, Jerry McCullough, PhD
Albany Medical College – Internal Medicine Preliminary, 07/06 – 06/07

Albany Medical College – Medical Degree, 09/02 – 05/06

UCLA, Staff Research Associate, Dept. of Pediatric Pain, 07/00 – 08/02
Lonnie Zeltzer, M.D. 

UCLA – Bachelor of Science, Biology major, Psychology minor, 03/98 – 06/00