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Published Sep 30, 2023

Melanie Palm, MD

Dr. Melanie Palm is a board-certified dermatologist based in San Diego, California. With over a decade of experience in dermatology, she founded Art of Skin MD to create a superior medical and cosmetic experience for her patients. Dr. Palm is also an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and an affiliate staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital. Known for her expertise and gentle touch, she is a sought-after medical author, clinical investigator, physician trainer, and dermatology expert for national media outlets.

Dr. Palm's educational journey includes graduating with honors from the University of Missouri-Columbia and achieving high distinction at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the Booth Graduate School of Business. She completed her dermatology residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Lukes in Chicago and pursued an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in La Jolla, California.

As a prominent figure in dermatology, Dr. Melanie Palm is a member of esteemed professional organizations, including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Dermatologic Surgery, Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Medical Association. She leverages her leadership positions in these societies to share her expertise on cosmetic dermatology through international lectures.

Dr. Palm actively engages in clinical studies as a clinical investigator, consultant, and speaker for cosmetic and laser device companies, contributing to advancements in the field. Her research efforts are widely recognized through her numerous published articles and book chapters.

Dr. Palm values public education and acts as a respected media expert, contributing to television shows such as The Doctors and national print and online publications like Elle, Allure, and WebMD. She is dedicated to philanthropy, providing skin cancer screenings, supporting fundraising efforts, training dermatology residents, and serving on the board of Angel Faces, a non-profit organization helping teenage women with burn scars. Through her expertise, compassion, and commitment to making a positive impact, Dr. Melanie Palm continues to shape the field of dermatology and improve the lives of her patients and the community.

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437 S. Highway 101, Suite 217
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California.

Affiliate Staff Member at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Phycisian Trainer and Key opinion leader for BTL, Lutronic, Sanofi-Aventis/Valeant and Lumenis.

Member of AACS, AAD, ASDS, WDS, ASLMS, Mohs Surgery and AMA.

Within these organizations, Dr. Palm is part of the ASLMS Social Media Committee, ASDS Mentorship Program, ASDS Public Relations and Branding Work Group, and she is part of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation Board member and Faculty Member for the Board Review Course for AACS.

Invited phycisian publication reviewer for Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, and JEADV.

WEBSITE https://artofskinmd.com

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