Dr. Sugarman received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He was awarded a National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training grant, and obtained a PhD in biomedical science and an MD from the University of California, San Diego. He then completed his training in dermatology, which was followed by a fellowship in pediatric dermatology at U.C. San Francisco. Dr. Surgarman is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Family and Community Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. Board certified in both pediatrics and dermatology, Dr. Sugarman has published many articles on topics ranging from cancer research to childhood eczema. He has lectured extensively on various topics in dermatology at the local, regional, national and international levels. He is an active member of the Sonoma County Medical Association and serves on its editorial board. His practice is evenly divided between pediatric dermatology and adult dermatology, and he performs skin cancer surgery one day a week.