- DermatologyMohs & Reconstructive Surgery
About Swati Kannan, MD, FACMS, FAAD
Swati Kannan, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon and cosmetic dermatologist. She specializes in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery of the face and body and aesthetic treatments such as injectables, laser procedures, platelet-rich plasma for hair loss and skin rejuvenation, and hair transplants among others.
Dr. Kannan believes in optimizing both surgical and aesthetic outcomes by integrating the highest standards of beauty with evidence-based science. She approaches patients as a whole when customizing a treatment plan to address their skin concerns.
As an associate professor of dermatology, she is involved in the training of medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She has also taught fellow surgeons and has lectured at national conferences.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Kannan was a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente and an associate professor of dermatology at UC Los Angeles (UCLA), where she started a pigmented lesions clinic for melanoma patients.
Dr. Kannan completed her fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine several years ago. She completed her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and earned her medical degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Dr. Kannan is board-certified in both dermatology and micrographic dermatologic surgery.
She is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
In her free time, she enjoys meditation, hiking and reading.
UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Dermatology.
- Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA
- Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Dermatology
- Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Skin Cancer
- Reconstruction After Skin Cancer
- Laser Surgery
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)