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.
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.
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
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Zaleski-Larsen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Cosmetic Botox® Injection
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Destruction of Penile Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Intense Pulse Light
Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
Kybella Treatment for Submental Fat
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Skin Cancer Removal
Skin Tag Removal
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
American College of Venous and Lymphatic Surgery, Fellow