Dr. Ava Shamban, MD

Dr. Ava Shamban, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Ava Shamban, MD is a dermatologist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in dermatology.Read her story

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 600E

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shamban performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 95% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
more than 80% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
more than 79% of peers

Dr. Shamban's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Shamban's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shamban "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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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

23  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Mt Sinai Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shamban has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shamban's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shamban to family and friends
36 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shamban's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

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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