Melanie Palm, MD, MBA
Art of Skin MD, Solana Beach, CA
Dr. Melanie Palm is the founding director of Art of Skin MD, assistant 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 fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon offering a full-spectrum of medical and cosmetic dermatologic care.
Dr. Palm graduated with high distinction earning 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 25 articles in the dermatological literature and co-authored four 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’s Dermatologic Society.