Dr. Melanie Palm, MD

Dr. Melanie Palm, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Dr. Melanie Palm, MD is a dermatologist in Solana Beach, CA and has been practicing for 9 years. She graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in dermatology.

437 S Highway 101 Ste 217

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
very high
more than 96% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

31  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acne Surgery
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

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.


  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Macneal Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Rush University Medical Center, Dept. Of Dermatology
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • American Academy Of Cosmetic Surgery, Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Chicago, Booth Graduate School Of Business, Mba Degree
    Other Education | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chicago Dermatologic Society Research Grant Recipient, 2007
  • Intern of the Year, MacNeal Hospital, 2004-2005
  • Howard Hughes Research Grant Recipient, 1997
  • Resident Ambassador, Annual Skin Research Day, 2006,2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1998
  • Chief Resident, Rush University Medical Center, Dept. of Dermatology, 2007-2008
  • Mortar Board, President at University of Missouri, 1998-1999
  • Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Grant Recipient, 2007
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Leadership Forum recipient, 2011
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Review Article Incentive Program Award Winner, 2007
  • Young Investigator's Award, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, 2009
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Future Leaders Network, 2010-2011
Media & Publications
  • Palm MD Goldman MP. Aminolevulinic acid in the use of actinic keratoses and photorejuvenation. In Gold MH Photodynamic Therapy Global Perspectives, 2011
  • Palm MD, Woodhall KE, Butterwick KJ, Goldman MP. Cosmetic use of poly L lactic acid retrospective study in 130 patients. Dermatol Surg 2010;36:161-170.,
  • Palm MD. Commentary: Choosing the appropriate sclerosing concentration for vessel diameter. Dermatol Surg 2010;36 Suppl 2:982.,
  • Palm MD, Goldman MP. Patient satisfaction and duration of effect with PLLA: A review of the literature. J Drugs Deramtol 2009 Suppl 10:15-20.,
  • Palm MD, ODonoghue MN. Update on photoprotection. Dermatologic Therapy 2007;20(5):360-376.,
  • Palm M, Toombs EL. Hydroquinone and the FD The Debate? Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2007;6(2):122.,
  • Fabi SG, Palm MD, Goldman MP. Chemical depressor myectomy with botulinum toxin type A for the treatment of transient paralysis of the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve following laser-assisted liposuction of the neck. Cosm Dermatol 2010;23:162-164.,
  • Palm MD, Guiha IC, Goldman MP. Foam sclerotherapy for reticular veins and nontruncal varicose veins of the legs: A retrospective review of outcomes and adverse effects. Dermatol Surg 2010;36 Suppl 2:1026-1033.,
  • Peterson JD, Palm MD, Kiripolsky M, Goldman MP. Evaluation of the Impact of Fractional Laser with Radiofrequency and a Fractionated Radiofrequency on the Improvement of Acne Scars. Dermatol Surg 2011 [in press],
  • Palm MD, Trizna Z, Goldman MP.Thrombophlebitis. Emedicine [serial online]. Jan 2009,
  • Palm MD Goldman MP. Safety and efficacy of a novel ribose crosslinked collagen dermal filler with 0.3 percent lidocaine. Dermatol Surg 2011 [in press],
  • Palm MD, Altman JF. Topical hemostatic agents. Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34:431-445.,
  • Woodhall KE, Nootheti PK, Palm MD, Goldman MP. Long term follow up study of intravascular 1320 nm laser closure of the great saphenous vein: 64 patients with more than 1 year follow up. Amer J Cosmetic Surg 2009,
  • Sunde RA, Thompson BM, Palm MD, Weiss SL, Thompson KM. Selenium regulation of selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase in animals and transfected CHO cells. Biomed Environ Sci 1997;10:346-355.,
  • Reider B, Arcand MA, Diehl LH, Mroczek K, Abulencia A, Stroud CC, Palm M. Gilbertson J. Staszak P. Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior crutiate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy 2003;19:2-12.,
  • Goldman MP, Gold MH, Palm MD. Sequential treatment of moderate to severe melasma with TC cream and IPL is more efficacious than TC cream alone. Dermatol Surg 2011 [in press].,
  • Palm MD, Tyring SK, Rady PL, Tharp MD. Human papillomavirus typing of verrucae in a patient with WHIM syndrome. Arch Dermatol 2010 [in press].,
  • Palm MD, Butterwick KJ, Goldman MP. Mycobacterium chelonae infection after fractionated carbon dioxide facial resurfacing (presenting as an atypical acneiform eruption): Case report and literature review. Dermatol Surg 2010; 36:1-9.,
  • Mann MW, Palm MD, Sengelmann RD. New Advances in liposuction technology. Semin Cutan Med Surg 2008; 27(1):72-82.,

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Palm's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palm to family and friends
8 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

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  • 4
  • 3
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Dr. Palm'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)

I just saw Dr.Palm for an annual skin check. She was compassionate, thorough, and knowledgeable. She is an excellent dermatologist. Her staff was wonderful, too. I highly recommend her.
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