Dr. Ava Shamban, MD

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Dermatology | Female

Ava MD 2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 600E Santa Monica, CA 90404 Get Directions
Dr. Ava Shamban, MD
Dr. Ava is world renowned board-certified dermatologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Ava is also recognized as television's "Extreme Makeover" Dermatologist and is the resident dermatology expert on the Emmy Award winning daytime talk show, "The Doctors." Allure Magazine also selected Dr. Ava to be their "Allure Insider" Dermatology expert. As a key opinion leader in the field of dermatology and a published author, Dr. Shamban has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from medical to cosmetic dermatology. She is a pioneer in developing the multimodal treatment approach to acne, acne scars, pigmentary problems and rosacea and has served as the Principal Investigator on many clinical trials for both dermatology pharmaceuticals and devices that led to FDA approval. Dr. Ava has published extensively in prestigious medical journals. Dr. Ava is a passionate advocate for natural good looks, through scientifically proven treatments and healthy lifestyle changes that restore and heal skin and spirit. She has devoted her career to empowering women and men of all ages to live more confident, healthy and happy lives. Signature Feature – Signature Feature is Dr. Ava's unique philosophy of beauty, which shifts the focus of one's appearance to the positive. Many dermatology practices focus on "fixing" aesthetic challenges. Dr. Ava and her AVA MD staff choose instead to bring out the focal point of each patient's individual beauty. AVA MD's experienced staff works with each patient to determine their Signature Feature and then set out a treatment plan to highlight it. Part of this process may include elimination of "background noise" such as wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles, pigmentation, sagging, acne scars, etc., in order to help us draw attention to what is striking and original in each individual. For more information about Dr. Ava, please visit AvaMD.com.

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based on 36 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Shamban's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. Ava is spectacular! She has treated my son's skin condition and cured it when 3 other doctors continually misdiagnosed it. She knows her profession inside out. I love Dr. Ava!
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Dr. Ava is world renowned board-certified dermatologist who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Ava is also recognized as television's "Extreme Makeover" Dermatologist and is the resident dermatology expert on the Emmy Award winning daytime talk show, "The Doctors." Allure Magazine also selected Dr. Ava to be their "Allure Insider" Dermatology expert.

As a key opinion leader in the field of dermatology and a published author, Dr. Shamban has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on topics ranging from medical to cosmetic dermatology. She is a pioneer in developing the multimodal treatment approach to acne, acne scars, pigmentary problems and rosacea and has served as the Principal Investigator on many clinical trials for both dermatology pharmaceuticals and devices that led to FDA approval. Dr. Ava has published extensively in prestigious medical journals.

Dr. Ava is a passionate advocate for natural good looks,  through scientifically proven treatments and healthy lifestyle changes that restore and heal skin and spirit. She has devoted her career to  empowering women and men of all ages to live more confident, healthy and happy lives.

Signature Feature – Signature Feature is Dr. Ava's unique philosophy of beauty, which shifts the focus of one's appearance to the positive. Many dermatology practices focus on "fixing" aesthetic challenges. Dr. Ava and her AVA MD staff choose instead to bring out the focal point of each patient's individual beauty. AVA MD's experienced staff works with each patient to determine their Signature Feature and then set out a treatment plan to highlight it. Part of this process may include elimination of "background noise" such as wrinkles and fine lines, dark circles, pigmentation, sagging, acne scars, etc., in order to help us draw attention to what is striking and original in each individual. For more information about Dr. Ava, please visit AvaMD.com.

Dr. Shamban's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Dermatology
  •  Board certified in Dermatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Dermatology

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Keloid Scar
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections

Education

  • Medical School
    Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Mt Sinai Med Ctr
  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County Harbor-Ucla Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion