Douglas Wu, MD, PhD

“I believe that everyone deserves to celebrate and enhance their natural, unique beauty. It is an honor to help each patient age as beautifully and gracefully as possible through subtle, precise treatments.”
About Me

Douglas Wu, MD, PhD

Originally from Edmonton in Alberta Canada, Douglas C. Wu, MD, PhD is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the USA with specialty training in cosmetic surgery via the prestigious American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship program. Dr. Wu got into medicine so he could help people live healthier and happier lives. He received his PhD in Immunology and Stem Cell Biology from the University of Oxford University. He specializes in wrinkle reduction, volume restoration with injectable fillers, laser rejuvenationtattoo removalvein removalliposculpture, non-invasive body contouring using devices such as CoolSculpting®, and skin tightening. Dr. Wu believes that everyone has a natural beauty to them and his goal is to help them be the best version of themselves. 

Dr. Wu has authored numerous medical articles and textbook chapters in both general and aesthetic dermatological literature and has lectured at major conferences across the globe. Dr. Wu utilizes cutting-edge techniques to develop uniquely tailored treatments designed to address the specific needs of his patients. Dr. Wu feels like his patients are like family, and he cares very much about every aspect of their experience. 
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Where I Practice

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

9339 Genesee Ave Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121


My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • University of Alberta MD/PhD Program Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry 2007-2009
  • University of Oxford Doctor of Philosophy in Immunology (PhD) Nuffield Department of Surgery 2004-2007
  • University of Alberta Doctor of Medicine (MD) 2002-2004 Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
  • University of Toronto Bachelor of Science with High Distinction (BSc) Faculty of Arts and Science 
Post-Medical Training
  • Fellow and Director of Research 2014-2015 Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Director: Mitchel Goldman, MD San Diego, California
  • University of Alberta Dermatology Resident 2009-2014 Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • American Academy of Dermatology

Conditions I Specialize In Treating


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