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Introducing Dr. Laura Cohen, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Cohen finds great joy in caring for her patients. Her practice is built on referrals from both physicians and patients.

  • Dermatologist/Clinical Faculty:

    • University of California Irvine, School of Medicine

Certifications

  • Board Certified Dermatologist

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, October 31, 1983

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners July 1, 1980

Education

  • 1980 – 1983
    Residency in Dermatology
    Indiana University
    School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1979-1980
    Internship: Flexible – Internal Medicine
    Methodist Hospital
    Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1975-1979
    Medical School
    George Washington University
    School of Medicine
    Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience

  • Chief, Section of Dermatology
    VA Southern Nevada HealthCare System
    Las Vegas, NV
    May 2000 – Present

  • Dermatologist/ Owner
    Town and Country Dermatology
    Tampa, Florida
    July 1988 – August 1999

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Dermatology
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
    Tampa, Florida
    July 1983 – July 1988

  • Extern, Fairfax Hospital
    Fairfax, Virginia
    1977 -1978

  • Researcher in COSTEP Program
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
    1976

  • Senior Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    1974 – 1975

  • Elementary School Teacher, District 143
    Midlothian, Illinois
    1971-1973


Research Experience

  • 1982
    Elizabeth Arden
    Patch Test Studies on Cosmetic Ingredients

  • 1982
    Eli Lilly Co.
    Clinical Trial on Photosensitivity of a Study Drug Using Solar Stimulator

  • 1977 – 1978
    National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    Clinical Study on Ataxia Telangiectasia resulting in a publication; JAAD 1984: 10 (3); 431-438.

  • 1977
    COSTEP Program in Public Health Services
    St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    Extern, Research Department, responsibilities included:
    administering neuroleptic drug to clinical animals and recording side effects. The accumulated results were compiled for new drug development.

  • 1975
    Department of Anatomy
    George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    Senior Research Assistant, responsibilities included:
    operation of scanning and transmission electron microscopes, preparation of tissue of microscopy, photography and development of film, preparation of grant proposals.

Scientific Publications

  • Spurlock A, Cohen LE, Salem A, Mercado E: Argyria in the Silver State. Federal Practitioner, April 2004; Vol. 21 # 4: 9-14.

  • Cosmetic Dermatology VA Southern Nevada HealthCare System, Department of Medicine Clinical Conference, March 14, 2001.

  • Experiences with Fillers and Botox, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, April 24, 1999.

  • Scleromyxedema in the Spectrum of Cutaneous Mucinosis. Basic Science Conference, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February 5, 1998.

  • Botox as an Adjunct to Laser Resurfacing. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, April 13, 1997.

  • Update on Injectable Collagen. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, March 31, 1996.

  • Photo Aging of Skin. Medical Grand Rounds, AMI Town and Country Medical Center, September 5, 1990.

  • Photo Aging of Skin. Lecture for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, September 1989.

  • Scleromyxedema: Therapeutic Response to Isoretinoin in Three Patients. Lecture for Department of Medicine, AMI Town & Country Center, Spring 1989.

  • Brozena SJ, Cohen LE, Hussain SI, Fenske NA: A Pigmentary Purpuric Eruption Associated with an Unusual Platelet Dysfunction. JAAD 1989, Vol. 28, No. 8

  • Cohen LE, Faske I, Fenske NA, Greist MA: Prostaglandin Infusion Therapy of Intermittent Digital Ischemia in a Patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case report and review of the literature. JAAD 1089; (20): 893-897.

  • Brozena SJ, Cohen LE, Fenske NA: Folligulitis Decalvans – Response to Rifampin Cutis 1988; 42 (6): 512-514.

  • Milan CP, Cohen LE, Fenske NA, Ling NA: Scleromyxedema: Therapeutic response to Isoretinoin in Three Patients. JAAD 1988; (3): 469-477.

  • Spencer SA, Fenske NA, Espinoza CG, Hamil JR, Cohen LE, Espinoza LR: Granuloma Annular-Like Eruption Due to Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Infection. Arch Dermatol.

  • Richey HK, Fenske NA, Cohen LE: Scabies: Diagnosis and Management. HOSP PRACT 1986; 21 (2): 124A-124Z.

  • Cohen LE, Fenske NA: Skin Problems in the Elderly.CUR CONCEPTS IN SKIN PROBLEMS 1986; 21 (2): 124a-124z.

  • Fenske NA, Cohen LE: The Detmalogic Exam. In Callen J. Cooper MA (eds): Emergency Medical Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co. 1985; 3 (4): 643-658.

  • Cohen LE: Drug Eruption Secondary to Trazodone (letter to the editor). JAAD 1984; 11: 526.

  • Cohen LE, Tanner DJ, Schaefer HG, Lewis WR: Common and Uncommon Cutaneous Findings in Patients with AtaxiaTelangiectasia. JAAD 1984; 10 (3); 431-438.

  • Cohen LE: Drug Eruption Secondary to Trazodone: A recently introduced antidepressant. JAAD 1984; 10 (2); 303-304.

Hobbies & Interests

I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful children, two and counting grandchildren. We enjoy traveling together and we love our Sunday night meal together. Aside from traveling, I enjoy reading and interior design. In addition to practicing medicine, I am also actively involved In research, development and marketing of innovative sunscreen products.

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Dr. Joseph Sedrak, MD

Introducing Dr. Joseph Sedrak, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist
Board Certified Mohs Micrographic Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Sedrak, MD, FAAD, FASDS, FACMS is double board-certified in Dermatology and in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Surgery) and serves patients of all ages from in and around Huntington Beach and its surroundings. As a founder and Medical Director of California Dermatology Physicians, Dr. Sedrak is honored to play a role in improving the health and wellness of those who entrust him with their care. Dr. Sedrak graduated #1 in his Medical School class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

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Introducing Dr. Silvia Sedrak

Board Certified Physician

As an experienced Physician practicing dermatology based in Huntington Beach, my patients appreciate the warmth, professional integrity, and open communication that define my medical practice. I’m determined to help my patients understand their own skin so they can be well informed when making important health decisions.

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About Us

Professional Services

Dr. Sedrak graduated #1 in his Medical School class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. After completing medical school, he spent a year training in general surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. He refined his skills through an intensive dermatology residency at Loma Linda University where he continued to excel in all exams and ranked in the top percent of all dermatologists nationwide. Dr. Sedrak’s dedication to continuing education led him to complete a fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology, where he was honored to train with world-renowned dermatology and Mohs Surgery expert Dr. Abel Torres, past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology. 

Dr. Sedrak is trained in all areas of dermatology, including surgical, medical, and cosmetic procedures. His study alongside plastic surgeons helped him develop advanced skills in skin surgery and the ability to treat complex cases. Now in practice for more than a decade and after treating tens of thousands of patients, Dr. Sedrak remains excited about advancements in dermatology tools and techniques. 

Dr. Sedrak and his team make every effort to expand their skills and training through continuing education opportunities. He reviews the latest treatment platforms to equip the office with the tools needed to provide top quality dermatology care. 

A native of Southern California, Dr. Sedrak grew up swimming and body boarding along the beaches of Orange County. He and his wife enjoy spending time together and raising their four daughters. When not working with patients, you’ll find Dr. Sedrak showing his children all that this wonderful area has to offer. 

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