Howard Sofen, M.D.

Howard Sofen, M.D.

Dr. Howard Sofen is a dermatologist who is currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. He received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and completed his residency at UCLA VA Wadsworth. With over 20 years of practice, he is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and he has the title of AAD Fellow. The medical professional has published numerous papers on dermatological issues and he specializes in diagnosing and treating a wide spectrum of hair, skin, and nail conditions. Dr. Howard Sofen has been Medical Director throughout Los Angeles since 1985. He graduated Cum Laude from UCLA, with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. The dermatologist performed graduate work in Biology at UCLA before attending Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, where he graduated with Honors in Pathology.

Dr. Howard Sofen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and is serving as the Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine at the moment. He is also a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation, the California Dermatology Society, and the National Eczema Association. Dr. Howard Sofen also acts as a primary investigator for clinical trials, testing new medicines for cutaneous conditions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, and travels nationally to give lectures to other dermatologists concerning the treatment of skin conditions. He has served as an expert witness in numerous civil litigation, medical malpractice, and worker's compensation claims, having been a certified Qualified Medical Examiner, Agreed Medical Examiner, and Independent Medical Examiner since 1986.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Cigna
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

Drexel University College of Medicine


University of Southern California - LAC+USC Medical Center


UCLA VA Wadsworth

US Department Of Veterans Affairs



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