Ali R. Lashgari, MD, is a medical author for the WebMD network, which includes MedicineNet,eMedicineHealth, RxList, and WebMD.
Dr. Lashgari is a board-certified dermatologist and a cosmetic surgeon. He received his BS with honors from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, CA, and then obtained his MD from the University of California San Diego (UCSD). He did his internship at Yale New Haven Hospital and returned to San Diego to undertake his dermatology residency training at UCSD Medical Center, which he completed in 1996. He became board certified in 1996 and re-certified in 2006. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is the past president of the San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Lashgari specializes in general dermatology, dermatologic surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He has been voted as one of the best physicians and surgeons by BestOf.com and as one of the top San Diego cosmetic surgeons by The San Diego Union-Tribune online survey. He has also been a member of theAmerican Society for Mohs Surgery and the San Diego Dermatological Society. Dr. Lashgari is currently a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the San Diego County Medical Society.