Teo Soleymani, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic and Reconstructive Surgeon, specializing in the management and treatment of complex and high-risk skin cancers.
A Los Angeles native, Dr. Soleymani completed his undergraduate studies in Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. He went on to graduate from the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, during which time he was awarded numerous accolades and distinctions for academic excellence and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, considered widely to be the highest award bestowed in medical school.
Dr. Soleymani completed his internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was awarded the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Award. He then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, one of the world's most premier dermatology training programs. While at Stanford, Dr. Soleymani worked with world-renowned experts in cutaneous oncology and complex skin diseases and was the recipient of various academic awards and distinctions.
Following residency, Dr. Soleymani completed a rigorous fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Zitelli and Brodland Skin Cancer Center under the tutelage of John Zitelli, M.D., at one of the world's most prestigious and competitive fellowship programs. His fellowship was directed by both John Zitelli, M.D., and David Brodland, M.D, widely considered to be two of the pre-eminent leading authorities in Mohs surgery.
Dr. Soleymani also completed a fellowship in dermatopharmacology, clinical trials, and drug development at the famed Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU in New York City. During this time, he was a co-investigator for over 14 different investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored, multi-center, phase I-III clinical trials developing new drugs for various diseases in dermatology. His work during his fellowship earned him the coveted Maurice Husik, M.D. Award for Best Research.
In addition to clinical patient care, Dr. Soleymani remains robustly active in academic research, continuing to publish numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in textbooks. He has presented and lectured at local, regional, and national academic conferences and remains active in clinical and translational research regarding dermatologic oncology and surgical reconstruction.
In his spare time, Dr. Soleymani enjoys spending quality time with his wife and son, staying active, and traveling.
Medical Board Certification
- 2021 UCLA Victor Newcomer Outstanding Clinical Teaching Award
- 2018 Cosmetic Surgery Forum Scholarship Award
- 2018 Tenth Annual Rising Derm Stars Competition Award
- 2017 Anita Gilliam, MD Best Resident Case Award, Pacific Dermatologic Association,
- 2016 Maurice Husik, MD Award for Best Research, The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine
- 2015 UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award
- 2013 Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (AOA), UC Irvine School of Medicine
- 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Two Years Cumulative
- 2012 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Pathology
- 2012 National Pathology Honor Society
- 2011 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Basic Sciences
- 2011 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Anatomy
- 2011 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Neuroscience
- 2011 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Physiology
- 2011 Dean’s Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Histology
- 2010 UCLA Department of Biology - Departmental Honors