Dr. Ava T. Shamban is a board-certified dermatologist licensed to practice medicine in California, New York and Hawaii. In addition to serving as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the UCLA-Geffen School of Medicine, she is also owner and director of two practices, AVA MD, in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, California. Shamban appeared on “Extreme Makeover” and the daytime talk show, “The Doctors,” and is also the author of the book, "Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal", and more recently the host of the new Condé Nast Entertainment digital series, “Dr. Ava Says” as an Allure Insider.
Shamban graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University before receiving her medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. She completed an internal medicine internship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and went into practice as a general practitioner in California for two years. She then received a Dermatology Foundation Fellowship for the study of extra cellular matrix proteins, with Dr Jouni Uitto. Dr. Shamban continued on to complete her dermatology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 1989 and is currently a member of the ASDS as well as the AAD and also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology.
Shamban has lectured on topics ranging from medical and cosmetic to laser dermatology.
In addition to her book, "Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal", Shamban has also authored publications in medical journals and book chapters.