Paul Yamauchi, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Adjunct Associate Professor
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Dermatology Institute & Skin Care Center, Inc.
Clinical Science Institute

Dr. Yamauchi is a dermatologist in private practice and is the medical director of the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center of Santa Monica, and is affiliated with St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and the Encino/Tarzana Hospital in Encino, CA. Dr. Yamauchi is on clinical faculty in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He specializes in cosmetic dermatology, laser and surgical procedures, medical dermatology, and clinical research.


Dr. Yamauchi earned his BS in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles, his PhD in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine and a cosmetic surgery fellowship affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine.


Dr. Yamauchi is a fellow with the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the Pacific Dermatology Association. He is also a member of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. He is the author or co-author of numerous publications, including three books.


Dr. Yamauchi has given several television media interviews locally in Los Angeles as well as nationally on ESPN and internet webcasts. In addition, he has been quoted several times in the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Dermatology Times, and Skin and Allergy News. He has been voted one of America’s Top Physicians in Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology and elected in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.


Dr. Yamauchi has spoken at several national and regional meetings on cosmetic dermatology. He has lectured extensively on new advances in soft tissue fillers such as Evolence®, Restylane®, Hylaform®, Sculptra®, and fat transfer. He has given several talks on new indications for Botox. In addition, he has spoken on advances in laser treatment such as laser hair removal and combination therapy using ablative laser with Botox. Dr. Yamauchi has written several articles on the use of Botox for rejuvenation and other indications as well as advances in laser treatment such as the Rytec laser. He has conducted several clinical trials on Botox, new advancements in filler agents, and innovative lasers for rejuvenation and skin tightening.


Dr. Yamauchi conducts numerous clinical research trials at Clinical Research Specialists in Santa Monica. He serves as a principle investigator in several studies including new therapies for psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema and acne.


Dr. Yamauchi is recognized as a key opinion leader in psoriasis and has extensive experience using the new biologics in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is a strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis. Dr. Yamauchi has published extensively in new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.


Dr. Yamauchi has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published articles on acne, eczema, skin conditions associated with rheumotologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis.