Mitchel P. Goldman M.D.
Meet Mitchel P. Goldman M.D.
Mitchel P. Goldman, MD, is a world-renowned, double- board certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, recognized by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. A graduate of Boston University (Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is recognized for pioneering research on multiple laser techniques, skin rejuvenation, liposculpture and vein therapy. He is a volunteer clinical professor in Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego, Honorary Professor of Dermatology for the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, and the founder and Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology.

He is considered a leading expert in laser surgery and resurfacing, liposculpture, sclerotherapy, laser closure of varicose veins, dermal filling treatments, Botox®/Dysport®/ Xeomin® therapy, photorejuvenation, and photodynamic therapy. He is the Director of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program and has practice/hospital affiliations with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California.

He also serves as a member of over 30 professional societies and a medical consultant to numerous companies, including: Allergan , Galderma, Merz, Valiant, Lumenis Laser Corporation, and many others. Dr. Goldman is considered a leading medical authority 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.

Dr. Goldman is an associate editor of numerous medical journals including: Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology and Venous Digest. He lectures both nationally and internationally on innovative surgical and treatment techniques, and is a recipient of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s “21st Century Achievement Award” and the 2009 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Presidential Award for Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Research.

Dr. Goldman is a passionate cyclist and enjoys SCUBA diving, hiking, skiing and music. He currently resides in Cardiff, California with his wife Laura.

My Team

We offer a variety of cosmetic dermatology procedures and are acclaimed experts in laser treatmentsinjectablesvein treatments and liposculptureWe are proud to have the most renowned board-certified dermatologists in the world: 

1978 - Member, California Medical Association
1978 - Member, American Medical Association
1986 - Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
1987 - Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
1986 - Fellow, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
1986 - Founding Member, American College of Phlebology (formerly North
American Society of Phlebology)
1986 - Member, San Diego County Dermatological Society
1986 - Member, San Diego County Medical Society
1986 - 1997 Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
1983 – 2000 Member, Society for Investigative Dermatology
1986 - 1994 Member, International Society of Dermatology
1986 – 2010 Member, International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
1987 - 1994 Member, Century Club of Dermatology Foundation
1987 – 1992 Founding Member, Space Dermatology Foundation
1988 - Member, Pacific Dermatologic Association
1991 - Member, (HON), Australian-New Zealand Society of Phlebology
1992 - 2000 Member, American Society of Pediatric Dermatology
1992 - 2006 Member, American Venous Forum
1992 - Member, Association of Surgical Professors
1992 – 2005 Member, International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons
1994 - Member, (HON), Sclerotherapy Society of Australia
1994 - Member Annenberg Circle, Dermatology Foundation
1996 - Member, American Academy of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery
1997 - Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
1997 - Member, American Society of Liposuction Surgery
1999 - Member, Aerospace Medical Association
2000 - Member, California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
2001 - Member, California Society of Dermatology
2002 – 2009 Member, Women’s Dermatology Society
2004 – 2010 Member, Noah Worcester Dermatology Society
2004 – 2006 Member, American Society of Photodynamic Therapy
2006 - Member, American Dermatological Association
Sept 1973 - Jan 1977 Boston University
College of Liberal Arts - Biology B.A. 1977
Sept 1978 - June 1982 Stanford University
School of Medicine - M.D. 1982
June 1982 - June 1983 University of California, San Diego
Department of Medicine - Medical Intern
July 1983 - July 1986 University of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Dermatology - Resident