Dr. Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO

Dr. Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO

Dermatology  ·  

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Dr. Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO is a dermatologist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. She specializes in dermatology, cosmetic dermatologic surgery, and more.Read her story

West Dermatology - Hillcrest

4060 4th Ave Ste 415

San Diego, CA 92103
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 98% of peers
Itchy Skin
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

Dr. Zaleski-Larsen'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. Zaleski-Larsen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Zaleski-Larsen "Dr. Lisa A. Zaleski-Larsen F.A.A.D. is a board certified dermatologist with additional fellowship training is cosmetic dermatology. She is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine and has been trained in CoolSculpting®, Ultherapy®, Botox®, fillers, ThermiRF®, and a multitude of additional procedures. She has also received extensive training in venous and lymphatic disease and is board certified with the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Zaleski received the highly coveted U.S. Naval Health Professions Scholarship Award and received her medical education at WVSOM. She graduated Sigma Sigma Phi from medical school, an award given for academic achievement and community service. She then went on to complete an internal medicine internship at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen completed her dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego and became the Department Head of Dermatology and Laser Surgery at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. She was the sole military dermatologist in Okinawa with a patient population of over 189,000. She then returned to Naval Medical Center, San Diego serving as a staff dermatologist for the dermatology residency program and was on the clinical competency committee. Additionally, she has published 15 articles in peer-reviewed dermatology journals, lectured at multiple conferences, and won the Best Staff Publication Award 3rd place 2015 with the Association of Military Dermatologists. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen and her husband Mark Larsen have resided in San Diego for over 4 years and are thankful to live in such a beautiful region of the world. She enjoys international travel, running, hiking, tennis, and photography. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen is a fellow for the following organizations: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Medical Association, and American College of Venous and Lymphatic Surgery"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zaleski-Larsen "My care philosophy is to provide the best possible patient care.  My treatment style is tailored to each specific patient.  Each person has a different concern and often a different idea of how they want to be treated.  I try to accommodate what patients want as much as I am able to.  My ultimate goal is for all my patients to be happy and healthy."

3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

36  Conditions Treated

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25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dysport Injection
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
  • Mole Removal
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart 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.


  • Hood College, Frederick, MD, B.A. Biochemistry
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Internal Medicine Internship
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dermatology Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic Dermatologic Fellowship, La Jolla, CA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • - Zaleski-Larsen LA, Goldman MP. The treatment of striae alba with the Resurfx and Fractionated Picoway Lasers. Dermatol Surg. 2017, Pending final data for submission.,
  • Menuier N, Zaleski LA, Bloom D, Steger J. Treatment of Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp and the Use of Marsupialization: A Review. J. of Dermatol and Clinical Research. 2014;2(2):1015,
  • Tieu KD, Satter EK, Zaleski LA, Koehler M. Congenital cutaneous candidiasis in two full-term infants. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug;29(4):507-10.,
  • Zaleski LA, Turiansky GW. Squamous cell carcinoma of the anal canal. Cutis. 2010;83(3):143-145.,
  • McGraw T, Zaleski-Larsen LA, Taylor M. Successful single-treatment pulsed light, pulsed dye laser, alexandrite laser, trichloracetic acid 20% chemical peel, extensive subcision, fractional CO2 laser resurfacing and hyaluronic acid gel filler: A review of the literature on combination acne scar tr,
  • Zaleski LA, Fabi S, Goldman MP. Treatment of Melasma and the use of Intense Pulsed Light: A Review. J. Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(11):1316-20.,
  • Zaleski-Larsen LA, Ruth NH, Fabi SG. Retrospective Evaluation of Topical Bimatoprost with Ocular Fat Atrophy and Iris Pigmentation Change. Dermatol Surg. 2017. Submitted.,
  • Zaleski LA. Yablonsky M. Eczema Herpeticum in Chronic Hand and Foot Eczema: A Case Presentation. JAOCD. 2009;14(1):14-15.,
  • Zaleski LA, Xia Y., Cho S. What is your Diagnosis. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Cutis. 2011;87(1):19-20.,
  • Menuier N, Zaleski LA, Laird, J. Silvery White Hair in a Newborn: Griscelle Syndrome. J. of Dermatol and Clinical Research. 2014;2(40):1028.,
  • Zaleski-Larsen LA, Fabi SG, McGraw T, Taylor M. Acne Scar Treatment: A Multi-Modality Approach Tailored to Scar Type. Dermatol Surg. 2016;Suppl 2:S139-149.,
  • Zaleski-Larsen LA, Fabi SG. Laser Assisted Drug Delivery. Dermatol Surg. 2016;42(8):919-931.,
  • Zaleski-Larsen LA, Goldman MP. The treatment of striae alba with the Resurfx and Fractionated Picoway Lasers. Dermatol Surg. 2017, Pending final data for submission.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American College of Venous and Lymphatic Surgery, Fellow
  • American Medical Association, Fellow
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow

Dr. Zaleski-Larsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zaleski-Larsen to family and friends
8 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zaleski-Larsen'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 (5)

Dr. Lisa Zeleski-Olsen is very attentive, professional and informative in the manner in which she treats her patient, me.
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Dr. Larsen has such a compassionate and warm demeanour. I feel like she truly listens and cares deeply about all my skin concerns. Her staff and office are top-notch! You cannot trust just anyone with your skin-her credentials distinguish her from all the dermatologists in the area. I've seen...more
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I found Dr. Zaleski-Larsen very knowledgeable and understanding. She explained her assessment and recommendations, providing all options with pro's and con's. She communicates well.
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I was very happy with Dr. Zaleski and her staff. Thank you!!
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The doctor was super knowledgeable about the skin and great bedside manner. I felt very comfortable with her. Would recommend her to everyone young and old.
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