acne, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, skin cancer,

About Steven Kern, MD

Dr. Kern is a board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon who was in private practice in San Diego, California, since 1991. He relocated to Park City, UT in 2006.

Dr. Kern is a member of numerous medical societies. His curriculum vitae and references are available upon request.


Dr. Kern, a native southern Californian, graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He attended the University of Southern California School of Medicine for medical school training and Internal Medicine residency, then spent a year in Boston, studying the mechanism of skin aging at the U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. His research has led to several publications. He attended the Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego where Dr. Kern served as Chief Resident.

Tips & Wisdom From Steven Kern, MD

Poison Oak & Ivy Treatment

Your doctor will recommend a treatment plan depending on the severity of the rash. Never apply to the skin creams, lotions, ointments, or sprays containing benzocaine (examples: Solarcaine and others)...

What to do about Moles?

Moles are the familiar and normal tumors on the skin most people. They can come at any time and at any age. Most occur during one’s adult’s life they come in large numbers as a shower of l...

Tips to Avoid Itching

You can take some basic steps to reduce itching Bathing Bathe or shower with lukewarm or cool (not hot) water. Lubrication Within three minutes after drying after every bath or shower, apply a lubrica...

Tips for Dry Skin

What causes dry skin? Several factors contribute to dry skin. Repeated exposure to soaps, solvents, hot water, and disinfectants are often at fault. These remove the lipid (oil) from the top layer of ...

Seborrheic Keratosis

Seborrheic Keratoses (singular:  Seborrheic Keratosis) are harmless, common skin growths. They occur during adult life, gradually increasing in number. Some persons have a very large number of th...

What is an AK?

What is an actinic keratosis? “Keratosis” (plural keratosis) refers to a rough scaly spot. An actinic keratosis (sometimes called a solar keratosis) is a rough scaly spot caused by many ye...