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Dr. Karlsberg

meet dr. peter karlsberg

Dr. Peter Karlsberg is a board-certified dermatologist in Ventura, Mohs surgeon, and laser surgeon who has been in practice  since 1995. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Karlsberg has been a clinical instructor in dermatology at the UCLA-affiliated Ventura County Medical Center Residency Program. He has extensive and advanced training in laser medicine and the latest skin rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Karlsberg frequently gives lectures to other physicians on these subjects and trains them on the latest minimally invasive skin rejuvenation techniques.

Dr. Karlsberg is a fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has presented studies at numerous events and his research has been published in journals such as the Archives of Dermatology and Cosmetic Dermatology.

He is an Honors graduate of both Harvard University and the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at San Francisco General, Moffitt Long, and San Francisco VAMC Hospitals. Following his internship, Dr. Karlsberg completed three years of specialty training in dermatology, Mohs surgery and reconstruction, and laser surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. While there he also served as the chief resident of the program.

Dr. Karlsberg has been voted the “Best Dermatologist” in Ventura County multiple times over the last nine years by the VC Reporter Annual Reader’s Poll. He has also served as the president of the Tri-Counties Dermatology Society, and is a National Speaker and Physician Instructor for Sanofi-Aventis in Sculptra and Scupltra Aesthetic, for Bioform in Radiesse, and for Allergan in Juvederm.

Dr. Karlsberg has a special interest in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, using fillers artistically to achieve a natural, more youthful appearance, and combining minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques to create a healthier, more youthful appearance. His top priorities are always the safety, comfort and well-being of his patients, along with the highest level of personal integrity and professionalism.

Residency in Dermatology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 1992-1995
Chief Resident, 1995

Internship in Internal Medicine

University of California San Francisco, 1991-1992
San Francisco General, Moffitt – Long, and San Francisco VAMC Hospitals
Intern in Internal Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987-1991

Prior Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1982-1986
The Thacher School, Ojai, California, 1978-1982


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Regents’ Scholarship Recipient, U.C.S.F. School of Medicine, 1987-1991
Cum Laude Graduate, Harvard University, 1986
Cum Laude Society Graduate, The Thacher School, 1982


Medical Board of California
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

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