Laura E. Cohen, M.D.(Board Certified Dermatologist)

  • Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • (949) 650-1244

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About Laura E. Cohen, M.D.

  • Dr. Cohen finds great joy in caring for her patients. Her practice is built on referrals from both physicians and patients.

Present Appointment

  • Dermatologist/Owner Advanced Dermatology Care Center, Inc Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, CA
    March 2005 – Present
  • Dermatologist/Clinical Faculty:
    • University of California Irvine, School of Medicine
    • Section of Dermatology, Long Beach Veterans
      Administration Hospital, Long Beach, CA
      October 2004 – Present (Part-Time)


  • Board Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology, October 31, 1983
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners July 1, 1980

Medical Licensure

  • California


  • 1980 – 1983
    Residency in Dermatology
    Indiana University
    School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1979-1980
    Internship: Flexible – Internal Medicine
    Methodist Hospital
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1975-1979
    Medical School
    George Washington University
    School of Medicine
    Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience

  • Chief, Section of Dermatology
    VA Southern Nevada HealthCare System
    Las Vegas, NV
    May 2000 – Present
  • Dermatologist/ Owner
    Town and Country Dermatology
    Tampa, Florida
    July 1988 – August 1999
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Dermatology
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of South Florida College of Medicine
    Tampa, Florida
    July 1983 – July 1988
  • Extern, Fairfax Hospital
    Fairfax, Virginia
    1977 -1978
  • Researcher in COSTEP Program
    National Institute of Mental Health
    Bethesda, Maryland
  • Senior Research Assistant, Department of Anatomy
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    1974 – 1975
  • Elementary School Teacher, District 143
    Midlothian, Illinois

Hobbies & Interests

I have a wonderful husband, five beautiful children, two and counting grandchildren. We enjoy traveling together and we love our Sunday night meal together. Aside from traveling, I enjoy reading and interior design. In addition to practicing medicine, I am also actively involved In research, development and marketing of innovative sunscreen products.

Research Experience

  • 1982
    Elizabeth Arden
    Patch Test Studies on Cosmetic Ingredients
  • 1982
    Eli Lilly Co.
    Clinical Trial on Photosensitivity of a Study Drug Using Solar Stimulator
  • 1977 – 1978
    National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
    Clinical Study on Ataxia Telangiectasia resulting in a publication; JAAD 1984: 10 (3); 431-438.
  • 1977
    COSTEP Program in Public Health Services
    St. Elizabeth Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    Extern, Research Department, responsibilities included:
    administering neuroleptic drug to clinical animals and recording side effects. The accumulated results were compiled for new drug development.
  • 1975
    Department of Anatomy
    George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    Senior Research Assistant, responsibilities included:
    operation of scanning and transmission electron microscopes, preparation of tissue of microscopy, photography and development of film, preparation of grant proposals.

Scientific Publications

  • Spurlock A, Cohen LE, Salem A, Mercado E: Argyria in the Silver State. Federal Practitioner, April 2004; Vol. 21 # 4: 9-14.
  • Cosmetic Dermatology VA Southern Nevada HealthCare System, Department of Medicine Clinical Conference, March 14, 2001.
  • Experiences with Fillers and Botox, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, April 24, 1999.
  • Scleromyxedema in the Spectrum of Cutaneous Mucinosis. Basic Science Conference, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Tampa, Florida, February 5, 1998.
  • Botox as an Adjunct to Laser Resurfacing. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, April 13, 1997.
  • Update on Injectable Collagen. Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, March 31, 1996.
  • Photo Aging of Skin. Medical Grand Rounds, AMI Town and Country Medical Center, September 5, 1990.
  • Photo Aging of Skin. Lecture for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, September 1989.
  • Scleromyxedema: Therapeutic Response to Isoretinoin in Three Patients. Lecture for Department of Medicine, AMI Town & Country Center, Spring 1989.
  • Brozena SJ, Cohen LE, Hussain SI, Fenske NA: A Pigmentary Purpuric Eruption Associated with an Unusual Platelet Dysfunction. JAAD 1989, Vol. 28, No. 8
  • Cohen LE, Faske I, Fenske NA, Greist MA: Prostaglandin Infusion Therapy of Intermittent Digital Ischemia in a Patient with Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case report and review of the literature. JAAD 1089; (20): 893-897.
  • Brozena SJ, Cohen LE, Fenske NA: Folligulitis Decalvans – Response to Rifampin Cutis 1988; 42 (6): 512-514.
  • Milan CP, Cohen LE, Fenske NA, Ling NA: Scleromyxedema: Therapeutic response to Isoretinoin in Three Patients. JAAD 1988; (3): 469-477.
  • Spencer SA, Fenske NA, Espinoza CG, Hamil JR, Cohen LE, Espinoza LR: Granuloma Annular-Like Eruption Due to Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus Infection. Arch Dermatol.
  • Richey HK, Fenske NA, Cohen LE: Scabies: Diagnosis and Management. HOSP PRACT 1986; 21 (2): 124A-124Z.
  • Cohen LE, Fenske NA: Skin Problems in the Elderly.CUR CONCEPTS IN SKIN PROBLEMS 1986; 21 (2): 124a-124z.
  • Fenske NA, Cohen LE: The Detmalogic Exam. In Callen J. Cooper MA (eds): Emergency Medical Clinics of North America. Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Co. 1985; 3 (4): 643-658.
  • Cohen LE: Drug Eruption Secondary to Trazodone (letter to the editor). JAAD 1984; 11: 526.
  • Cohen LE, Tanner DJ, Schaefer HG, Lewis WR: Common and Uncommon Cutaneous Findings in Patients with AtaxiaTelangiectasia. JAAD 1984; 10 (3); 431-438.
  • Cohen LE: Drug Eruption Secondary to Trazodone: A recently introduced antidepressant. JAAD 1984; 10 (2); 303-304.