Dr. Mitchel P. Goldman is Medical Director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology and West Dermatology. A graduate of Boston University and the Stanford University Medical School, Dr. Goldman is a Volunteer Clinical Professor in Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr Goldman is Board Certified by both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Cosmetic Surgery. He has authored and/or co-authored 20 Textbooks on Dermatologic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Cutaneous Laser Surgery, Cellulite and Cosmetic Surgery as well as over 350 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters. He has performed over 1000 clinical research studies as Principle Investigator for a variety of pharmaceutical companies and has developed a variety of lasers and light based technologies holding 8 patents. Dr. Goldman is a recipient of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery’s 21st Century Achievement Award and the 2009 Presidents Award, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery For Outstanding Contribution in Teaching and Research. And, in 2016 received the Presidential Citation from the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery for invaluable contribution as an international ambassador and worldwide leader in laser and energy device education. He is Past-President, of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Phlebology. He enjoys family, SCUBA, hiking and cycling and resides in San Diego, California.