William F. Groff, DO

“Striving to make a difference in each patient’s life, my primary focus is on exceptional patient care and achieving beautiful, natural results. My greatest reward is having patients tell me that my cosmetic and laser procedures have enhanced their confidence and well-being.”
About Me

William F. Groff, DO

2022 Voted San Diego’s Top Doctor
San Diego Magazine's annual list of the Top Dermatologists
2022 San Diego U-T Best Of Readers Poll
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist - winner 5 years
Best Cosmetic Surgeon - winner 5 years
2022 La Jolla Light Best Of Readers Poll
Best Dermatologist - winner 7 years
Best Cosmetic Surgeon- winner 6 years
2022 San Diego Reader Best Of Poll
Best Cosmetic Dermatologist - winner 1 year
Best Dermatologist - winner 1 year

Dr. William Groff is a board-certified dermatologist who has specialized in cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery for over 22 years. He is recognized as an acclaimed expert with laser procedurescosmetic injectablesvein therapybody contouringliposculpturetattoo removalpearly penile papules (PPP), and skin tightening treatments. He also has an excellent reputation for correcting “botched” laser and cosmetic procedures performed by others.

For each of his patients, Dr. Groff creates a personalized plan based on their unique cosmetic goals. Every patient is considered special with their individualized needs. He uses state-of-the-art procedures and innovative techniques that are designed to ensure natural-looking results.

Dr. Groff’s mission is to provide his patients with honest, thorough evaluations and to recommend and perform procedures to achieve optimal results. His philosophy is to enhance each individual’s natural appearance in a way that makes them look rejuvenated and produces a natural-looking result with minimal treatment.

Dr. Groff sets the standard for excellence in patient care. He feels that his patients deserve to receive the highest quality of care and service with each treatment. He strives to give his patients 5-star service!

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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
  • Penn State University 1987 – 1991 University Park, PA B.S. – Biology/Vertebrate Physiology
  • PCOM 1991 – 1995 Philadelphia, PA, Medical School
Post-Medical Training
  • Internship, Naval Medical Center 1995 – 1996 General Surgery Department San Diego, CA
  • Aviation Training - Flight Surgeon Training Course 1996 – 1997 Pensacola, FL
  • Residency - Naval Medical Center 2000 - 2003 Dermatology Department San Diego, CA
  • Laser training - Naval Medical Center 2000 – 2003 E. Victor Ross, M.D. San Diego, CA Dermatology Associates of San Diego 11/03-12/03 Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D. San Diego, CA
Military Services
  • Accumulated over 200 hours of flight time in the F/A-18 Hornet. Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA. 1997–2000.
  • As a Flight Surgeon, Dr. Groff was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California and accumulated over 200 hours of flight time in the F/A-18 Hornet.
  • Deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Nimitz, accruing flight time and taking care of sick and injured Marines and sailors.

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