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Karyn Grossman, MD

A board-certified dermatologist in private practice in Santa Monica, Calif., and New York City, Karyn Grossman, MD, specializes in dermatology and dermatologic surgery, including state-of-the-art cosmetic and laser procedures. She is chief of the division of dermatology at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica as well as an attending physician at the University of Southern California Medical Center. 

Grossman has published a variety of articles in the dermatologic literature, ranging from basic science research articles to those on cosmetic dermatology, and has authored numerous textbook chapters on hair loss, chemical peels, fat injection techniques, laser treatments and treatment of facial scars. She also has presented various studies at the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and the Manhattan Eye and Eye International plastic surgery meeting. 

As an instructor, she has taught doctors and other professionals how to use various kinds of lasers for skin care through  the American Academy of Dermatology meetings, as well as several corporations, including Lumenis, Con Bio Inc., Prescriptives Skin Care, and Thermage Corporation.

A  seasoned consultant to broadcast and print media outlets, Grossman has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNBC, NBC Nightly News, CBS Morning News, ABC Nightly News, Fox News, The Travel Channel, Extra, E! Entertainment, Access Hollywood and KTLA Live.  In addition, she has been quoted in numerous articles in fashion magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Time Magazine, Elle, Vogue, Allure, InStyle, Lucky, Real Simple, Glamour, Self, Shape, Ladies’ Home Journal, W, and Avenue.  Grossman was also named one of five “Hot Derms” by Harper’s Bazaar and listed as one of the top cosmetic surgeons by Town & Country, Tattler andMore Magazine. 

Grossman graduated cum laude from an accelerated six-year premedical and medical program at Boston University.  She completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Michigan and then entered Harvard University, where she completed her residency and fellowship and was appointed as the senior resident director of dermatology resident education. She was the Alumni Visiting Professor at Harvard in 2004. 

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