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Meet Dr. Palm
Board-Certified Medical Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgeon
The art of cosmetic dermatology allows me to weave together my love of art with my passion for medicine. I truly enjoy helping my patients look amazing through every stage of life, ensuring their inner being is reflected in their outer being. I love that I have the opportunity to live and serve the wonderful people of the San Diego community. It is a privilege to build meaningful and lasting relationships with my patients.
Melanie Palm, MD, MBA, is a board-certified dermatologist serving the San Diego, California area. With over ten years of dermatology experience in both Chicago and San Diego, she founded Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, CA, to bring to life her vision of an environment where patients receive a superior medical and cosmetic experience from a team of caring professionals in a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic. In addition to Art of Skin MD, Dr. Palm is an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and an affiliate staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital. She is a medical author, clinical investigator, physician trainer and contributing dermatology expert for various national media outlets. Her vast experience, extensive training, artistic eye and gentle touch contribute to the exceptional care she provides to her patients.
A Unique Approach
My goal is to interpret beauty for each individual patient, and deliver one-of-a-kind, truly beautiful results.
Dr. Palm understands and places emphasis that each patient is unique, and with that in mind she looks at where they started and listens to their personal stories to combine that with the mathematical and scientific reasons behind beauty. This helps her to create natural, harmonious restorative changes for her patients with a very heartfelt and gentle approach. She is thoughtful in her use of restraint and practices cosmetic dermatology with the premise of beauty, harmony, balance and subtlety. A true testament to her caring demeanor, Dr. Palm is a repeat recipient of both the Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards, recognizing her as one of America’s most compassionate doctors.
Education and Training
Even at a young age, I have always been inquisitive, with an affinity for medicine and the sciences. As an inherently visual person, I felt immediately drawn to dermatology, especially being able to combine my love for art, harmony and balance in the field of cosmetic dermatology.
Dedication to the Field of Dermatology
Whether it’s sharing experiences and knowledge with patients or colleagues, I deeply care about the advancement of the field dermatology – it’s important to exchange ideas and techniques because that is how we continue to elevate each other and this is what is best for our patients. At the end of the day, that is why I do this.
As the field of aesthetics evolves, whether a patient sees me or another physician, I want to be sure they have the correct information and are able to ask the right questions to make the best decisions for themselves.
I deeply care for others and philanthropy helps me to feel that I can make a difference outside of medicine, it also helps me to grow a deeper understanding of others.
A Personal View
Life is precious and it goes quickly. I’m a better physician for having outside interests, it’s important to always be learning and growing.
If you are in the San Diego area and looking for a dermatologist near you to treat your medical and cosmetic dermatology needs, call Dr. Melanie Palm at 858.792.SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment.