Whereas most medical specialists begin their specialty training after medical school and internship, Dr. Peter Kopelson began his dermatologic training early in medical school. By working closely with a world renowned dermatologist and researcher at New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Kopelson aided in cutting-edge investigation, wrote journal articles, and participated in the international dermatological community starting very early in his career. He was therefore well prepared for his specialty training at University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.
A Skilled Diagnostician
As chief resident in the dermatology division at U.C.L.A., Dr. Kopelson perfected his diagnostic skills through teaching and research. Although The Kopelson Clinic is an advanced cosmetic dermatological laser center, Dr. Kopelson continues to see patients who require a highly trained medical dermatologist especially for the diagnosis of skin cancers and the more complex medical diseases that manifest on the skin.
BIO: Peter L. Kopelson, MD
Peter L. Kopelson, M.D. grew up in New York City and in Beverly Hills, California and attended Beverly Hills High School. He completed his undergraduate training at Columbia Universtiy where he majored in philosophy and concentrated on his pre-medical courses. He was accepted into New York University School of Medicine where he obtained his Medical Doctor degree. He remained at N.Y.U. School of Medicine for his internship in Internal Medicine, spending much of his time at Bellevue Hospital. He then moved back to the west coast to study dermatology and dermatologic surgery. At University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Dr. Kopelson completed his dermatology residency and served as chief dermatology resident.
Dr. Kopelson is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, specializing in cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. He is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the states of California and New York and has been in private practice in Beverly Hills, California since 1993.
Dr. Kopelson is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and a member of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.
We are usually able to schedule consultations within 1-2 business days. Cosmetic procedures like Botox/Dysport, Injectable Fillers, and Sclerotherapy can be performed during the appointment. Laser treatments for hair removal, skin tightening, or resurfacing can be scheduled within 1-2 weeks. Surgical procedures are usually scheduled within 1-3 weeks after the initial consultation.