About Paul Yamauchi MD

Dr. Paul Yamauchi is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice at the Dermatology Institute and Skin Care Center in Santa Monica, California.

Education & Medical Training of Dr. Paul Yamauchi

Dr. Yamuchi earned his B.S. in biochemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed his Ph.D. in biologic chemistry at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSC)

He completed his medical degree (M.D.) Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU) in Cleveland. He completed his residency in dermatology at UCLA School of Medicine . Dr. Yamauchi went on to complete a fellowship in cosmetic surgery affiliated with UCLA School of Medicine.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
  • American Society of Dermatology Surgery (ASDS)
  • American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
  • Pacific Dermatology Association (PDA)
  • Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatologic Society

Dr. Yamuchi is recognized as a key expert leader on psoriasis and is on the Medical Board for the National Psoriasis Foundation. He has extensive experience using the new biologics, oral drugs, and topical medications in the treatment of psoriasis, and has been invited as a speaker at international, national, regional, and local venues to talk about new advances in the treatment of psoriasis. In addition, he is a  strong advocate in establishing patient support groups for psoriasis, and has published extensively in new advances in the treatment of psoriasis.

Dermatology Research, Publications & Lectures

Dr. Yamauchi currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and The Scientific World Journal. He is the author and co-author of more than 50 publications, including several books.

Dr. Yamauchi has also spoken on other dermatologic conditions at national and local meetings and has published many peer-reviewed articles including acne, eczema, skin manifestations associated with rheumotologic conditions, and hyperhidrosis.

He conducts numerous clinical research trials at the Clinical Science Institute in Santa Monica. He serves as a principle investigator in several studies including new therapies for psoriasis, skin cancer, eczema and acne. Dr Yamauchi has been a consultant for the development of new innovative therapies in dermatology.


Dr. Yamauchi is on staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica.

Dr. Yamauchi is a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Adjunct Associate Professor at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica.