Westwood Dermatology
Westwood Dermatology

Meet Dr. Taheri

Daniel P. Taheri, M.D. is our Chief Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon

Board-Certified Dermatologist, Cosmetic and Skin Cancer Surgeon

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Dr. Daniel Taheri

Dr. Daniel Taheri graduated from UCLA School of Medicine in 1993 and completed his residency at UCSD Medical Center in 1996. By then, he already had plans to open his own dermatology center. While developing a business model competitive enough to thrive in the Los Angeles area, he simultaneously published over 25 medical articles and coauthored the book, Practical Management of Skin Cancer.

Dr. Taheri is a nationally recognized speaker/faculty for Botox® cosmetic and a number of laser companies. He has taught numerous other physicians on the proper use of Botox® and lasers throughout the country. Multiple awards have been presented for his outstanding achievements in dermatological research. Dr. Taheri uses his expertise to teach courses in Dermatology and cutaneous surgery at UCLA affiliated hospitals. He has also served as Dermatologist of the Stars at the Academy Awards.

Dr. Taheri, selected as the best dermatologist in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine, is one of the most recognizable names in the field of dermatology. As his credentials will show, he has been a pioneer in laser surgery, performing more laser procedures than any other center in Southern California. He is also one of the most experienced skin cancer surgeons in the U.S., having performed thousands of Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeries.

Practical Management of Skin Cancer

Featuring more than 200 full-color illustrations, this highly practical volume provides detailed guidelines for diagnosing and treating various skin cancers. Particular emphasis is on the more common forms of premalignant and malignant lesions, including actinic keratosis, Bowen disease, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma and its subtypes. For each type of cancer, the authors provide complete information on clinical features, pathogenesis, histopathology, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and prognosis. The book describes a variety of diagnostic methods, including shave biopsy and punch biopsy, and discusses all available treatments, including micrographic surgery, electrodesiccation and curettage, surgical excision, cryosurgery, intralesional therapy, and radiation. Close attention is given to surgical anatomy, proper use of surgical instruments, suturing techniques, postoperative wound care, common complications, and hazardous pitfalls.