Swati Kannan MD, FAAD, FACMS

Swati Kannan, MD, is a double board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist. She specializes in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery of the face and body and aesthetic treatments such as injectables, laser procedures, platelet-rich plasma for hair loss and skin rejuvenation, anti-aging treatments and hair transplants among others.

Dr. Kannan believes in optimizing surgical and aesthetic outcomes by integrating the highest standards of beauty with evidence-based science. She approaches patients as a whole when customizing a treatment plan to address their skin concerns.

As an assistant professor of dermatology, she is involved in the training of medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She has also taught fellow surgeons and has lectured at national conferences across the country. Additionally, she is involved in cutting-edge research and has written book chapters and various research papers contributing to the field of dermatology.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kannan was a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente and an assistant professor of dermatology at UC Los Angeles (UCLA), where she started a pigmented lesions clinic for melanoma patients.

Dr. Kannan completed her fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine several years ago. She completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and earned her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Kannan is board-certified in both dermatology and Mohs micrographic dermatologic surgery.

She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.

She lives in San Diego with her husband, and in her free time, she loves meditating and teaching others how to meditate. She also enjoys hiking, playing piano, traveling and exploring the great outdoors (with adequate sun protection, of course!).