Dr. Paul Smith MD
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Dr. Paul Smith specializes in dermatopathology, dermatology, pathology, procedural dermatology in Santa Monica, California. Details of Dr. Smith's 49 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at University of California, Los Angeles are available on your free doctor report.
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2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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A dermatopathologist has the expertise to diagnose and monitor diseases of the skin including infections, immunologic, degenerative, and neoplastic disease. This entails the examination and interpretation of specially prepared tissue sections, cellular scrapings, and smears of skin lesions by means of routine and special (electron and fluorescent) microscopes., DermatologyDermatology
A dermatologist is trained to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult patients with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair and nails, as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. The dermatologist has had additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin, the management of contact dermatitis, and other allergic and nonallergic skin disorders, and in the recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic (including internal malignancy) and infectious diseases. Dermatologists have special training in dermatopathology and in the surgical techniques used in dermatology. They also have expertise in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss and scars, and the skin changes associated with aging., PathologyPathology
A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical, and physical sciences. A pathologist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells, and body fluids, and from clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions for the diagnosis, exclusion, and monitoring of disease. and Procedural Dermatology.. He is certified in Dermatology.
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Smith is affiliated with 1 hospital:
1328 22nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
LicenseDr. Paul Smith has been confirmed to have a license in California
EducationDr. Smith attended medical school at University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine and graduated in 1964 having 49 years experience. Additional Dermatology training was conducted at Veteran Administration Medical Center of West Louisiana.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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