Dr. Howard Sofen, MD

Dr. Howard Sofen, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Howard Sofen, MD is a dermatologist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Hahnemann University in 1981 and specializes in dermatology.

8930 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 114

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Dry Skin
very high
more than 92% of peers
more than 84% of peers
Actinic Keratosis
more than 77% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

47  Conditions Treated


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6  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Sexual Abuse of or Sexual Misconduct with a Patient (4/8/2016)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

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


  • Hahnemann University
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • La Co Hospital Usc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Of California Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1985

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Sofen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Sofen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Sofen to family and friends
21 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Sofen'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 (7)

Dr. Sofen and his entire staff are wonderful. I have had nothing but excellent experiences and have been going to him for over two years.
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Dr. Sofen and his staff were polite, professional and personable. Dr. Sofen took the time to fully explain to me the process I should expect and his resposibilties within that process. I very much appreciated that. This was my first appointment with Dr. Sofen and I was very impressed with him and...more
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I was impressed, I didnt have to wait past my appointment time to be seen, Dr. Sofen was compassionate, knowledgable, and took the time to speak with me rather than other doctors I have experienced who are in and out of the exam room in less than several minutes. I would recommend his...more
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Dr. Sofen was very helpful and informative. He took the necessary time to address my medical needs.
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Polite, professional, no non-sense approach, I was there for a Workman's Comp. issue he explained the entire process to me quickly and efficiently.
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