Jamal Saleh MD is a dermatologist who sees patients of all ages and any skin concerns. He is particularly interested in skin cancer and autoimmune skin disease. Dr. Saleh decided to specialize in dermatology because he found it to be a visual, detail-oriented area of medicine that requires strong diagnostic abilities and a broad base of knowledge that combines several areas of medicine.
“Being a doctor is both intellectually stimulating and personally gratifying,” he said. “I strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of my patients. I also enjoy seeing a patient’s quality of life improve once their skin condition improves.”
Since the skin is an organ that is visible to others, skin disease often impacts the patient’s quality of life and their psychosocial well-being. Being able to improve a patient's skin disease, and how they feel about themselves, is one of the most rewarding aspects of the field. As a dermatologist, Dr. Saleh is required to adapt to multiple roles within a day of practice—that of a clinical diagnostician, a surgeon, an oncologist and a pathologist, among others. He describes himself as a fierce patient advocate who is willing to go to great lengths to find and apply the best treatment plan available to address his patients’ needs.
Dr. Saleh was born and raised in Los Angeles County and is the first physician in his family. During medical school, he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, one of the highest distinctions in medical education. He additionally was selected for the Gold Humanism honor society and received the intern of the year award during his first year of residency. He served as chief resident in dermatology during his final year of residency.
In his free time, Dr. Saleh enjoys crafting espresso-based drinks and sipping all forms of coffee. He likes trying new restaurants and cuisines and loves spending time with his family.