Dr. Andrew Kaufman, MD, FACP
Dr. Andrew J. Kaufman specializes in Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery and is the Medical Director of The Center for Dermatology Care in Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks, California. Dr. Kaufman is double board certified and is one of an elite minority that has completed a fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery. His practice is limited to Mohs surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Education and Experience
Dr. Kaufman received his medical degree at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. After medical school he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and became board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Upon completion of his internal medicine training he completed a residency in Dermatology at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology and is one of a small group of specialists with board certification in two specialties. Dr. Kaufman was invited to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco under the direction of Drs. Roy Grekin and Richard Glogau.
Dr. Kaufman is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and was elected to the Board of Directors of that prestigious organization. As a recognized expert in Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kaufman is the author of numerous publications on facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery and is a frequently invited speaker at international meetings on that subject as well as topics related to skin cancer and cosmetic surgery
Dr. Kaufman was also nominated and elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, an honor reserved for physicians dedicated to ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Dr. Kaufman is a member of many medical organizations including the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, California Medical Association, International Society for Hair Restoration Surgery, and Masters Dermatology Association.
Mohs Surgery Specialist
As a recognized expert in Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kaufman is the author of numerous publications on facial reconstruction following skin cancer surgery and is a frequently invited speaker at international meetings on that subject as well as topics related to skin cancer and cosmetic surgery. He has lectured at many international, national and regional meetings with presentations to such organizations as the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, International Congress of Dermatology, Hellenic Society of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, and American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Kaufman is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on Mohs micrographic surgery and facial reconstruction. He is a consultant reviewer of the scientific publication Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and consultant reviewer and contributing editor of Dermatologic Surgery. He has been interviewed for articles that have appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Skin Cancer Foundation Journal, Esquire, Health, Family Circle, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal, Shape, Self, Cosmopolitan and Vogue.