Matthew Smith, PA-C

“Dermatology is appealing to me because I can visually determine if my patients treatments are working. There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing skin cancer gone or acne cleared.”

About Me

Matthew Smith, PA-C

Matt Smith rowed crew and played lacrosse for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, making him a die hard Cornhusker fan. He earned a bachelors degree in marketing and worked for two years in advertising before deciding to change course, match his personal philosophy with his profession and pursue his dream.

Matt believes that “keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude of owning it.” So it was only natural to switch careers and work in the healthcare. He selected dermatology because he “likes to be able to actually see if treatment is successful, like when skin cancer or acne is gone.”

Matthew left the Midwest where he grew up to attend graduate school in California. He received his MPA from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA and then completed his clinical rotations as a physician assistant at hospitals throughout Northern California.

It’s obvious that Matthew lives by the saying “to dream of the person you wish to be is a waste of the person you are.” To remain true to this ideal, he stopped wishing and took action to become the Physician Assistant he wanted to be.

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Where I Practice

West Dermatology @ Rancho Mirage

West Dermatology @ Rancho Mirage

72785 Frank Sinatra Drive Suite 101
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270


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My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • Unversity of Nebraska-Omaha, BA in Marketing
  • Samuel Merritt College Oakland CA, MPA Physician Assistant Program

Professional Societies
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification


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