Dr. Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO

Dr. Lisa Zaleski-Larsen, DO

Dermatology  |  

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lisa A. Zaleski-Larsen F.A.A.D. has been practicing dermatology for over 4 years as a board certified dermatologist and has completed a cosmetic dermatology fellowship at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen 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 eligible for the American Venous and Lymphatic Board Certification. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen graduated with honors from Hood College in Frederick, MD with a B.A. in Biochemistry. She was co-captain of the NCAA Division III women's tennis team for 4 consecutive seasons and won the Most Valuable Player Award and the Coach's Award. 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. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen went on to complete an internal medicine internship at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda. Upon graduation, she was stationed on the USS Gunston Hall LSD44 as the Senior Medical Officer for 2 years and earned her Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer Qualification. She deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and received a Naval Achievement Medal and Naval and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for her actions. She then became the Senior Medical Officer for 22 ships out of Norfolk, VA ensuring fleet medical readiness and was the on call physician for medical distress calls across the world. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen was then selected to complete a dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. During her residency she performed more surgical and laser procedures than any other graduating resident in the state. Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, she spent two years as the Department Head of Dermatology and Laser Surgery at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen was the sole military dermatologist in Okinawa with a patient population of over 189,000. She responded to cases from naval vessels in the region and various military bases across the Western Pacific. She was actively involved with the Japanese internship education and Special Forces medic training programs in providing exposure to common dermatologic conditions and surgical skills. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen 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 9 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 is a fellow for the following organizations: -American Society for Dermatologic Surgery -American Academy of Dermatology -American Medical Association -American College of Venous and Lymphatic Surgery Dr. Zaleski-Larsen and her husband Mark Larsen have resided in San Diego for over 6 years and are thankful to live in such a beautiful region of the world. Dr. Zaleski-Larsen enjoys international travel, running, hiking, tennis, and photography.

West Dermatology

4060 4th Ave Ste 415

San Diego, CA 92103
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Tricare

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Zaleski-Larsen's Experience

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


  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Dermatitis
  • Hair Loss
  • Itchy Skin
  • Melasma
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles


  • 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

Dr. Zaleski-Larsen has no media or publications listed.

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

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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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
San Diego, CA |
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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