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Anand K. Ganesan, MD, PhD



Clinical Interests

disorders of pigmentation, vitiligo, melanoma

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  • American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology
  • English
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
St. Mary Medical Center - Long BeachInternal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolDermatology
Grad School
Medical College of Wisconsin — PhD, microbiology and molecular genetics
Professional Positions
  • Professor — Departments of Dermatology and Biological Chemistry, UCI School of Medicine
  • Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Development — UCI School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Research — Department of Dermatology, UCI School of Medicine
  • Co-director — Biotechnology, Imaging and Drug Development Program, UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Co-director — Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics Program, UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Member — American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member — Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Member — Pan American Society for Pigment Cell Research\
  • Member — American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member — Global Vitiligo Foundation
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® (Dermatology), 2013
More Information

Dr. Anand K. Ganesan is a board-certified UCI Health dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer and skin pigmentation disorders, including vitiligo, melasma and albinism.

He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he also received a doctoral degree in microbiology and molecular genetics. He completed an internal medicine internship at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif., followed by a residency in dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

A prolific physician-scientist, Ganesan's research is focused on understanding how melanocytes respond to environmental cues, such as ultraviolet radiation and inflammation, to maintain normal homeostasis and how that homeostasis is disrupted by diseases processes, including melanoma and vitiligo. His work spans the spectrum from basic laboratory studies to clinical trials as he seeks to develop novel approaches to diagnosing and treating disease.

He is the author or co-author of dozens of peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in prestigious medical journals, including the recent discovery of a new class of drugs with the potential to treat melanoma and other cancers.

He sees patients in Irvine and Laguna Hills.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Angioedema and Urticaria, Diagnosis and Management
  • Dermatology for the Primary Care Physician
  • Dermatology Topics: General
  • Eczema and Skin Disorders in Children
  • Melanoma: From Diagnosis to the Latest Treatment
  • Pigmentary Disorders: Too Little Pigment or Too Much Pigment. Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Skin Cancer in Multi-Ethnic Populations

UCI Health Dermatology Center
850 Health Sciences Road, 2nd floor
Irvine, CA 92617
Phone: 949-824-0606
Fax: 949-824-1461
UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic
1002 Health Sciences Road
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-824-7997
Fax: 949-824-2726
UCI Health — Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-238-4100
Fax: 866-251-1363