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Board Certified Foot/Ankle Surgeon and Wound Management

Dr. Janet Vafaie, MD, FAAD
Dr. Janet Vafaie, MD, FAAD

Dr. Janet Vafaie was born in a small suburb in Ohio and was virtually raised in her father's pediatric clinic. From a young age she learned medicine observing her father's sincerity, hard work, respect, and compassion for his patients. Dr. Vafaie completed a prestigious seven-year BA/MD program at The George Washington University School of Medicine in 2003. She then pursued her internship, residency and fellowship at UC Irvine, NYMC, and UMDNJ. Dr. Vafaie has been practicing dermatology in Westwood/Beverly Hills, and Malibu and since 2008.

Dr Vafaie was an assistant professor at one time, but now focuses on private practice as a board-certified dermatologist . She travels nationwide lecturing on acne and eczema. She is known as a regional expert in acne and hyperhidrosis for research and development. She is well published in various scientific journals and books.

Dr. Vafaie was honored among the "Best Dermatologist in Los Angeles" by LA magazine, a peer- and community-nominated recognition, and voted to the "Southern California Super Doctors, Rising Stars Edition" for 2014,2015,2016. Recently, Dr. Vafaie won the honor of being voted one of the Super Doctors of Los Angeles, 2019 edition. Dr. Vafaie was also named Best Dermatologist in the Malibu Choice Awards for 2017 & 2018.

Dr. Vafaie's expertise and warm, caring manner have won her the respect and affection of many patients.

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • National Association of Secretaries of State
  • American Podiatric Medical Association