Dr. Howard Fein, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Howard Fein, MD
Dr. Howard Fein is a top-ranked dermatologist with advanced training in general dermatology, Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, offering advanced care solutions for patients of all ages from throughout the Palos Verdes, CA area. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates has gained a trusted reputation as a leading provider of noninvasive SculpSure procedures, acne treatment, laser hair removal treatments, stretch mark removal services, chemical peels, BOTOX® injections, and laser skin procedures. Dr. Fein also specializes in skin cancer assessment and treatment using tissue-sparing Mohs surgery to reduce the risk of scarring and disfigurement. Dr. Fein was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. His interest in medicine began while attending the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors and High Distinction with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. At Berkeley, Dr. Fein graduated at the top of his class and received numerous awards and citations, including the I.L. Chaikoff Award and President's Undergraduate Fellowship. After college, Dr. Fein spent a year conducting microscopy research at the J. David Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California at San Francisco. He next attended medical school at the University of Southern California, where he was named a Dean's Scholar. Dr. Fein completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. In order to provide his patients with the highest possible care, Dr. Fein completed a 2-year fellowship in Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition to Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Fein has extensive training in the fields of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Fein is the author of several journal articles and textbook chapters dealing with general, surgical, and pediatric dermatology. He has given several public presentations at national meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fein has a very active research interest in dermatology and is the author of 3 issued US Patents and multiple pending patent applications. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Fein teaches dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery to dermatology residents and medical students at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he formerly served as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fein is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Member of the American of the American College of Mohs surgery, and a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fein continually strives to provide his patients the highest level of dermatology care. Dr. Fein is honored to have been named a "Super Doctor" for the past 4 years by Superdoctors dot com. Dr. Fein is also a two-time Patient's Choice Award Winner and five-time Compassionate Doctor Award Winner from Vitals dot com. Dr. Fein's dermatology practice is open to patients of all ages including infants and children.

550 Deep Valley Dr Ste 287

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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Dr. Howard Fein, MD

Dr. Howard Fein, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Fein's Experience

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


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Dr. Fein does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dry Skin
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hives
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

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.


  • Uc Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Keck Sch Of Med Of The Usc
    Medical School | Graduated 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Fein's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fein to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Fein's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Marietta, GA |
The receptionist staff is unfriendly and seems to delight in telling there is a min 30 min wait time so sit down and wait . The doctor is very good and I would see him again.
in Rolling Hills, CA |
I was very unhappy with Dr. Fine's handling of my son's malignant melanoma
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Dr. Fein accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Fein has admitting privileges

Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
1000 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90502
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