Melanie Palm, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAACS is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, Associate Volunteer Clinical Professor at University of San Diego, California, and Founding 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 400 times on four continents on topics including cosmetic surgery, cutaneous malignancies, patient safety, and practice management.  Dr. Palm has published over 30 medical articles and six book chapters on a variety of dermatologic topics.  She is a clinical investigator for over 30 studies in the field of dermatology and serves on Advisory Boards for all major injectable devices and multiple light and energy device companies.

She is the recipient of the 2014 ASDS Outstanding Service Award and serves on multiple committees and boards for dermatology and cosmetic surgery societies including the 2017-2018 ASDS annual meeting Co-Chair. Dr. Palm also contributes as a media expert to numerous national media publications including Vogue, InStyle, Elle, Allure, Today & Women’s Health and appears frequently on local and national TV concerning dermatologic and cosmetic surgery trends and issues.