Melanie Dawn Palm, MD Dermatology

Melanie Dawn Palm, MD

Solana Beach, CA 92075 (1 other location)
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About Melanie Dawn Palm MD

Melanie Dawn Palm, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Solana Beach, CA, with another office in Encinitas, CA. She has 18 years of experience. Her specialties include Dermatology. She speaks Spanish and English.

Melanie Palm has received the following awards:


Dr. Melanie Dawn Palm has 2 locations

Art Of Skin Md 437 S Highway 101 Ste 217 Solana Beach, CA 92075
Surfside Dermatology 320 Santa Fe Dr Ste 310 Encinitas, CA 92024


Dr. Melanie Dawn Palm has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Melanie Dawn Palm has the following 17 areas of expertise

  • Dermal Fillers
  • Psoriasis
  • Excision
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Plastic Surgery (Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery)
  • Mole
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Rash
  • Laser Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Varicose Veins
  • Liposuction (Lipectomy)
  • Basal Cell


5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2014)

    On-Time Doctor Award Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2014)

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.


18 Years Experience

Univ Of Chicago Division Of Biological Sciences Pritzker School Of Medicine

Graduated in 2004

Dr. Melanie Dawn Palm Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Nexus Open Access
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Melanie Dawn Palm

MELANIE D. PALM, MD, MBA Dr. Melanie Palm is the founding director of Art of Skin MD, clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and staff physician at Scripps Encinitas Memorial Hospital. Dr. Palm is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon offering a full-spectrum of medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. Dr. Palm graduated with high distinction with a joint degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and the Booth Graduate School of Business. She was awarded Intern of the Year and completed her dermatology residency at Rush Presbyterian-St. Lukes in Chicago, IL, serving as Chief Resident in her final year of training. Dr. Palm completed an American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery fellowship in La Jolla, CA and is currently faculty for the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery review course. Born in Missouri, Dr. Palm graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and a minor in Art History. She conducted undergraduate research as a Howard Hughes fellow. An accomplished author, Dr. Palm has published over 20 articles in the dermatological literature and co-authored two book chapters on various topics including liposuction, photoproteciton/sunscreen use, cosmetic injectables, vein therapy, and laser technology. She has received numerous investigative and leadership accolades including the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) Young Investigators Writing Competition, the American Academy of Dermatology Leadership Forum, and the ASDS Future Leaders Network. Dr. Palm serves multiple leadership roles locally and nationally for organizations such as the San Diego Dermatologic Surgery Society, ASDS, and Women%u2019s Dermatologic Society. Dr. Palm lectures nationally and internationally on developments in cosmetic dermatology and has been involved in numerous clinical studies. She is the youngest educational consultant and physician trainer for Sculptra Aesthetic, and since 2010, Dr. Palm has been one of the nation%u2019s top 5 elite Sculptra trainers, instructing dermatologists and plastic surgeons on facial revolumizing techniques. Dr. Palm enjoys being active in the philanthropic community of San Diego. She was inducted into the Amonette Circle of the Skin Cancer Foundation for providing community skin cancer screenings and fundraising efforts with like-minded businesses in the community. Dr. Palm is a repeat recipient of both the Patients%u2019 Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards, identifying her as one of America%u2019s most compassionate doctors.

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