Voted San Diego’s Top Doctors 2020
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Inspired by his father to choose a profession that provided a valuable service to his community, Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
started practicing medicine in 1986. He is world-renowned, board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Dr. Goldman is considered a leading medical authority around the world 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. He is known as the godfather of sclerotherapy. Additionally, Dr. Goldman has invented many different laser procedures including the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), the Q-switched alexandrite laser for treating tattoos and pigmented lesions, the Ultrapuse CO2 laser and the laser resurfacing procedure, the long-pulsed Nd:YAG laser for treating superficial veins and the Endolumenal radiofrequency and endolumenal laser closure procedure to treat varicose veins and holds multiple treatment patents.
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 remains extremely active in medical research and has even helped multiple new dermal fillers get FDA approval.
He is the founder and Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology
, medical director for West Dermatology
, founder of SkinMedica, as well as a volunteer clinical professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Honorary Professor of Dermatology for the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Dr. Goldman is an associate editor of numerous medical journals including Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology, and Venous Digest.
Dr. Goldman is a passionate cyclist and enjoys scuba diving, hiking, skiing, and music. He currently lives in Cardiff, California with his beautiful wife Laura. He is a father of 2 amazing daughters (Risa and Melissa) and stepson (Liam) as well as a grandfather to a grandson and granddaughter (Axton and Devi).