Kimberly Butterwick, MD

“I strive to earn the trust of my patients by listening, observing with an artistic eye, and going above and beyond to meet and exceed their expectations”
About Me

Kimberly Butterwick, MD

Voted San Diego’s Top Doctors 2020 

San Diego Magazine's annual list of the top talent defining the future of

San Diego’s health care

Kimberly J. Butterwick, M.D. received her specialty in Dermatology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1989, and is today recognized as one of the most renowned skin care experts in the country. Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, she is considered one of San Diego, CA’s leading authorities on injectables, filler technology, lasers, and liposculpture. Known for her comprehensive examinations as well as a meticulous technique and artistic-eye, Dr. Butterwick is committed to providing patients with the best options to restore and rejuvenate their appearance.

Kimberly J. Butterwick, MD has been referred to as the nation’s premier “expert injector,” serving on the advisory boards for Allergan’s Juvéderm, Medicis—the makers of Restylane and Merz—the makers of facial fillers Radiesse and Belotero. In addition, she is a consultant and national trainer for Sculptra for face volumizing. She further serves on the National Education Faculty for Botox and is the principal investigator for a new filler, Voluma.

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Where I Practice

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology

Monday - Friday

9339 Genesee Ave Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92121


My Training & Credentials

Undergraduate & Medical
  • 1973-1977 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA • B.S., Biology, June 1977, with distinction
  • 1977-1981 University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio • Doctor of Medicine, May 1981
  • 1981-1982 Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, San Diego, - CA Rotating Internship
  • 1986-1989 UNC School of Medicine, North Carolina Memorial Hospital • Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Board of Certification
  • Licensed Physician, California
  • Licensed Physician, Nevada
  • Licensed Physician, Illinois
  • Board Certified in Dermatology, 1989
  • Diplomate, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery: Successfully passed in 2003, recertified January 2014
  • ACLS Certified, American Heart Association

Conditions I Specialize In Treating


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