James Y. Wang MD

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Metropolis Dermatology



Dr. Wang is a Harvard and UCLA-trained double board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He specializes in diagnosing and treating skin cancers, psoriasis, eczema, and acne (including the safe use of Accutane). He is also an expert in anti-aging skin care, injectables, as well as laser treatments for scars, sunspots, and broken blood vessels. He has been named each year as Superdoctor, Top Doctor, and Top Dermatologist in various publications in the Los Angeles area. He attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in biology. He earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and, concurrently, his MBA in healthcare policy from Harvard Business School.

From Boston, he came to southern California to complete his medical internship at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center and his dermatology residency training at UCLA. His interest in the microscopic diagnosis of skin conditions ultimately led him to complete a clinical fellowship in dermatopathology at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell/NY-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He is a specialist in diagnosing skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, as well as given presentations at national and international conferences. The Pacific Dermatology Association awarded him the Arnold W. Gurevich Prize. In addition, he received an international grant from the American Academy of Dermatology to staff an infectious disease and complex medical dermatology clinic in Gabarone, Botswana.

He has trained with top cosmetic injectors in Los Angeles, both at UCLA and in Hollywood. He specializes in the natural-appearing injection of neuromodulators such as Botox and Dysport. In addition, he injects Sculptra, Restylane, Voluma, Volbella, and Juvederm. His focus is on symmetry and subtle rejuvenation of the face and lips. He is a firm believer in dermal fillers being used to refresh and lift the face, not to create overfilled cheeks and duck lips.

Dr. Wang loves the warm weather and friendly people of southern California. He enjoys good food, international travel, skiing, and golf. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin Chinese.