Dr. Howard Fein is a top-ranked dermatologist with advanced training in general dermatology, Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, offering advanced care solutions for patients of all ages from throughout the Palos Verdes, CA area. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, Palos Verdes Dermatology Associates has gained a trusted reputation as a leading provider of noninvasive SculpSure procedures, acne treatment, laser hair removal treatments, stretch mark removal services, chemical peels, BOTOX® injections, and laser skin procedures. Dr. Fein also specializes in skin cancer assessment and treatment using tissue-sparing Mohs surgery to reduce the risk of scarring and disfigurement.
Dr. Fein was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. His interest in medicine began while attending the University of California at Berkeley where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors and High Distinction with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. At Berkeley, Dr. Fein graduated at the top of his class and received numerous awards and citations, including the I.L. Chaikoff Award and President’s Undergraduate Fellowship.
After college, Dr. Fein spent a year conducting microscopy research at the J. David Gladstone Institutes of Cardiovascular Disease at the University of California at San Francisco. He next attended medical school at the University of Southern California, where he was named a Dean’s Scholar. Dr. Fein completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and Residency in Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. In order to provide his patients with the highest possible care, Dr. Fein completed a 2-year fellowship in Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In addition to Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Fein has extensive training in the fields of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery.
Dr. Fein is the author of several journal articles and textbook chapters dealing with general, surgical, and pediatric dermatology. He has given several public presentations at national meetings including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fein has a very active research interest in dermatology and is the author of 3 issued US Patents and multiple pending patent applications. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Fein teaches dermatologic and Mohs micrographic surgery to dermatology residents and medical students at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where he formerly served as the Director of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fein is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Member of the American of the American College of Mohs surgery, and a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Fein continually strives to provide his patients the highest level of dermatology care. Dr. Fein is honored to have been named a “Super Doctor” for the past 4 years by Superdoctors.com. Dr. Fein is also a two-time Patient’s Choice Award Winner and five-time Compassionate Doctor Award Winner from Vitals.com. Dr. Fein's dermatology practice is open to patients of all ages including infants and children.