Ronald W. Cotliar, MD
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Ronald W. Cotliar, MD

  • Dermatology|
  • Pediatric Dermatology
Santa Monica Pediatric Specialty Care | 1260 15th Street, Suite 1024, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Team Dermatologist for Los Angeles Angels. Voted as one of the Best Doctors in America since its inception.

Other Affiliations:

  • Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
  • Attending Pediatrics Dermatologist Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatric Dermatology Chapter, Educational Committee
  • Society for Pediatric Dermatology, Educational Committee
  • Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, Member

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I have always loved baseball and it has continued to be a constant in my life and in my family. I played Little League and watched my two sons play in High School. My two granddaughters and one grandson also play baseball. As an adult, I have been involved with Major League Baseball and I have been afforded the opportunity to meet and spend time with players and teams. My crowning glory is having my wife to share my life with and having my sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren living close by.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, 2004
Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology, 1978


Medicine/Dermatology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1976
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1975


Internal Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1973


MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1972



Hospital Affiliations



My interests include birthmarks, genodermatoses, as well as skin diseases in children associated with immunologic deficiencies and rheumatologic disease.


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021, 2023
  • Voted as one of the Best Doctors in America, since inception
  • Pediatric Residents Faculty Teaching Award, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor L.A., 2020