Edward Ross Jr., MD

Edward Victor Ross, MD, is a dermatologist specializing in laser surgery. He uses a broad array of technologies to reduce red and brown skin lesions, reduce wrinkles and unwanted hair, improve spider veins of the legs and improve the appearance of scars, including acne scars. His practice also provides a variety of injectables and fillers to relax upper face lines and replace lost volume of the lower face.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ross conducts research on novel approaches to skin rejuvenation. With access to the latest technologies, he is able to conduct research on fractional lasers for acne scars, use of a novel radiofrequency device for stretch mark reduction and the use of novel intense pulsed light for the reduction of red and brown spots on the face, chest and extremities. He was recognized by the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) with the Caroline and William Mark Memorial Award for his lifetime contributions to research.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ross has achieved many accomplishments. He was the first Navy-sponsored fellow in photomedicine and lasers at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he conducted research and clinical trials in photodynamic therapy and novel laser applications. He was honored with the prestigious Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine. He was appointed president of ASLMS, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care. He was also elected to the board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Presently, he is the director of the Scripps Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center and a frequent lecturer at national and international meetings on cutaneous laser medicine. He also serves on the editorial board of two major dermatologic journals.

Dr. Ross is committed to delivering laser and cosmetic rejuvenation procedures that are effective and based on a strong scientific foundation, with an emphasis on safety and comfort.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Dermatologic Laser Surgery
  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology, 1992

Medical Education

  • Tulane University School of Medicine, MD, 1986

Internships

  • Naval Medical Center San Diego, Internship-Medicine, 1987

Residencies

  • National Naval Medical Center, Dermatology, 1992

Fellowships

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Dermatologic Laser Surgery, 1996