Arisa E. Ortiz, M.D. is Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Diego. She received training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at UC San Diego and also completed the prestigious cosmetic and laser fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Wellman Center for Photomedicine. Dr. Ortiz completed her dermatology residency training at UC Irvine and Beckman Laser Institute. She has authored over fifty publications and several book chapters. Dr. Ortiz also coedited a textbook on surgical reconstruction. She has presented at international and national conferences and is frequently an invited speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). She actively serves as a journal reviewer for the Journal of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and the Dermatologic Surgery journal. She has won several awards including the Top Doctors Award, and Exceptional Women in Medicine, ASLMS Best of Session Award for Cutaneous Applications, the ASLMS research grant, and the ASDS Cutting Edge Research Grant. Dr. Ortiz has also served as the President of the San Diego Dermatologic Surgery Society and Program chair of ASLMS and Co-Chair of the Masters of Aesthetics Symposium. Her research interests are in laser treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer.