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Raised in Calabasas, Dr. Navid Ezra is the Founder and Director of the California Dermatology Institute, dedicated to comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.Dr. Ezra is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Skin Cancer Foundation, and Clinical Faculty of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In addition Dr. Ezra serves as the District Medical Advisor of Dermatology for the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Dr. Ezra's medical education was completed at UCLA where he was awarded the prestigious and highly coveted Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship. During his medical school training, Dr. Ezra excelled in his biomedical research and was the winner of the UCLA Department of Medicine Research Day poster competition, a finalist at the National Medical Student Abstract Competition, recipient of the MacKenzie Foundation Scholar Award, and had his biography published in the 30th Annual Edition of The National Dean's List. It was also his great pleasure to serve as the elected Graduate Student Association Representative for the entire medical school. Dr. Ezra then went on to complete an academic internship in Internal Medicine at Indiana University followed by residency training in Dermatology at the Indiana University Medical Centers, where he served as chief resident. During residency, Dr. Ezra completed advanced training in Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology under the direction of international leaders in the field. He continued to pursue biomedical research and was the recipient of the Edward L. Keyes Resident Award for Outstanding Research presented in Athens, Greece. He was also the recipient of the North American Hair Research Society (NAHRS) Mentorship Grant, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference Best Resident Award, and the Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award. Dr. Ezra's residency training culminated as he was recognized for the Resident of Distinction Award at the Coastal Dermatology Symposium. Dr. Ezra has lectured extensively and has published more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers in journals such as the American Journal of Medical Genetics, Journal of Cutaneous Medicine & Surgery, Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. He has written countless book chapters and is a member of numerous professional societies including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), Council for Nail Disorders, and the North American Hair Research Society. Following his move back to California, Dr. Ezra was recruited to join the clinical faculty at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he enjoys the academic training of residents and medical students through the preceptorship program. He has been recognized as one of America's Top Dermatologists 2016 by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Ezra founded California Dermatology Institute to serve as a center of excellence in the areas of general medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He enjoys all aspects of dermatology, including medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology, and laser dermatology. His particular interests include acne, Accutane treatment, psoriasis, rosacea, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Mohs surgery, and laser dermatology. He is very proud to be able to offer all of these services at all California Dermatology Institute locations.