Dr. Daniel Synkowski, MD

Dr. Daniel Synkowski, MD

Family Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
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Dr. Daniel Synkowski, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 46 years. Read his story

4168 Front St

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare

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Dr. Synkowski's Experience

Dr. Synkowski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Synkowski's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Synkowski "Daniel Synkowski, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist who sees adult patients with general dermatology needs and performs minor surgery. As an associate professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Synkowski trains residents and medical students in clinical dermatology. His research interests have included: early estrogen carcinogenesis, characterizing the inflammatory infiltrate in cutaneous lupus lesions, urticaria and urticarial vasculitis, frequency of squamous cell cancer in clinical actinic keratosis, and a clinical study of six psoriasis patients on Raptiva. Before joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Synkowski worked with the Sharp Medical Group from 2000 to 2012. He was chief of dermatology at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Florida and worked in private practice in Baltimore from 1984 to 1997. Prior to those positions, he served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University from 1979 to 1984. Dr. Synkowski completed at fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and a residency at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in dermatology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), and a member of the American Academy of Family Practice and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Synkowski enjoys physical fitness, swimming, accordion, classical guitar and world travel."


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  • Family Medicine
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Detergents
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Metals
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Tag Removal

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.


  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • University Pitt
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Synkowski has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Synkowski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Synkowski to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Synkowski'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 (3)
in Poway, CA |
This doctor worked patiently and persistently to solve a difficult skin condition. I have complete confidence in his expertise. His bedside manner was appropriate with me and my husband. If the others who reviewed this doctor were looking for an entertainer they should have found a comedy club and not a doctor's office
San Diego, CA |
Terrible..my head to toe skin exam he never looked at my skin. Said I see you have had a lot of skin exposure but never actually looked at my skin. He stood 2 feet away, said nothing looks like cancer he never examined my skin !!
La Jolla, CA |
I would never recommend this doctor to anyone; here's why: - No bedside manner whatsoever - Didn't ask if I was okay with a resident being in the room, and a MALE resident at that - Wasn't concerned with my overall skin health and tried to prescribe Epiduo for my acne when I don't even wear foundation/powder - Only scanned about 50% of my skin and I had to request that he check my moles thoroughly as he was about to leave the room without checking them at all
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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  • Molina Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Synkowski has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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