Walter K. Nahm, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Nahm completed his dermatology specialty training at Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center, where he was honored as chief resident.
Dr. Nahm’s medical school training was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he completed the prestigious combined M.D.-Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program. He received his Ph.D. in the field of neuroscience for which his work was recognized with the Young Investigator of the Year Award.
Dr. Nahm is also fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the auspices of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the Veterans Administration (VA) West Los Angeles Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in laser, cosmetic and liposuction surgery under the certification of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Nahm specializes in the Mohs Micrographic Surgery technique, which is the most precise and effective manner to treat skin cancer. His other specialties include laser and cosmetic surgery. As a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, he has expertise in tumescent liposuction and eyelid and face-lift surgery. In addition, Dr. Nahm has extensive experience in laser therapy for wrinkles, brown spots, blood vessels, birthmarks and vascular anomalies. Other areas of expertise include Botox ®, injectable fillers (e.g., Restylane®, Radiesse™, Hylaform® and Captique™, fat transfer, chemical skin rejuvenation, leg vein treatment (sclerotherapy) and acne scar treatment. He has performed extensive research on intense pulsed light (IPL™) technology and the ThermaCool™ device (allowing for the non-surgical facelift) and was recently honored for his work.
As an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, Dr. Nahm teaches dermatology and dermasurgery to residents and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters in the field of dermatology, cellular physiology, cosmetic surgery, laser surgery and skin cancer. He has also given many national lectures and surgical courses on such topics. Dr. Nahm has been a pioneer in neuronally-based receptor physiology in skin cells and is currently performing research with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of North Carolina and Boston University School of Medicine. His work was specifically recognized by the Society of Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Areas of Expertise
- Cosmetic Surgery
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology, 2002
- Baylor College of Medicine, MD, 1998
- St Joseph's Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1999
- Boston Medical Center (Formerly Boston City Hospital), Dermatology, 2002
- University of California, Los Angeles, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, 2003
- University of California, Los Angeles, Cosmetic Surgery, 2003