Melanie Palm, MD

Melanie Palm, MD

Dr. Palm is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Assistant Volunteer Clinical Professor at University of San Diego, California, and Director of Art of Skin MD in Solana Beach, CA. She completed her medical training in Chicago, first at the University of Chicago where she received her MD/MBA and then at Rush University Medical Center, completing her dermatology residency and serving as Chief Resident during her final year. Dr. Palm’s clinical practice is blended, spanning general dermatology to advanced cosmetic procedures including liposuction, lasers and energy devices, injectables, and vein surgery. She has lectured over 200 times on four continents on topics including cosmetic surgery, cutaneous malignancies, patient safety, and practice management. Dr. Palm has published over 20 medical articles and four book chapters on a variety of dermatologic topics, and she writes a monthly practice management column in the Dermatology Times. She is the recipient of the 2014 ASDS Outstanding Service Award and serves on multiple committees and boards for dermatology and cosmetic surgery societies. Dr. Palm also contributes as a media expert to several national media publications and appears frequently on local and national TV concerning dermatologic and cosmetic surgery trends and issues.