Ben E. Behnam, MD, FAAD
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Member, American Society for Mohs Surgery
Dr. Ben Behnam graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA. He attended UC Irvine School of Medicine, which he graduated top of his class with an AOA distinction. He did his dermatology training under the renowned and prominent cosmetic and Mohs surgeon Dr. Christopher Zachary at UC Irvine School of Medicine. He had the distinction of being the Chief Resident in his senior year. During residency, he was among few in the country to be awarded the Skin Disease Education Foundation Resident Award. He was also one of the primary investigators in an IRB approved clinical trials investigating the use of phototherapy in preventing radiation dermatitis in patients who were undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer.
Dr. Behnam is committed to early detection and prevention of skin cancers and specializes in skin cancer screening, mole check and skin cancer removal, including Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He uses the most advance technology, the dermatoscope, for better evaluation and identification of moles. In addition, specializes in hair loss and hair transplantation in both males and females. He is an expert in cosmetic procedures, contouring and sculpting the face with the combination use of Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. He also treats general dermatologic conditions in both adults and pediatrics. Dr. Behnam has been involved in clinical trials and has been widely published in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Cutis, Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy and others.
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Feldman SR, Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Quality of life in patients with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD), 2005, July, Volume 53(Supplement 1), S78-85.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Alcohol as a risk factor for psoriasis. Cutis, 2005, Sep;76(3):181-5.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Psoriasis and smoking. Skin Med, 2005, May-June, Volume 4(3), Pages 174-6.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Review of cyclosporine immunosuppressive safety data in dermatology patients after two decades of use. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2005, March-April, Volume 4(2), 189-94.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Mechanism of action of biologics for treatment of psoriasis. Psoriasis Forum, 2004, August, Volume 10(2), 10-11.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Acitretin’s new package insert addresses combination with phototherapy. Psoriasis Forum, 2004, August, Volume 10(2), Page 9.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Psoriasis and suicidal ideation. Psoriasis Forum, 2004, May, Volume 10(1), Page 14.
Behnam SM, Fife DJ, Behnam SE, Koo JY. Safety of cyclosporine treatment in psoriasis patients. Psoriasis Forum, 2004, November, Volume 10(3), page 10.
Koo JY, Behnam SE, Behnam SM. The efficacy of tazarotene monotherapy and combination therapies for psoriasis. Expert Opinion in Pharmacotherapy, 2003, December, Volume 4(12), Pages 2347-2354.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Koo JY. TNF-Alpha inhibitors and congestive heart failure. Skin med, 2005, Nov-Dec;4(6):363-8.
Fife D, Behnam SE, Koo JY.. Combining biologic therapies for psoriasis with other systemic agents: A review of safety data. Psoriasis Forum. 2003 Fall; 9(3):7-8.
Behnam SE, Hindiyeh RA, Fife DJ, Jeffes EW 3rd, Wu JJ. Etanercept as prophylactic psoriatic therapy before interferon-alpha and ribavirin treatment for active hepatitis C. Clin Exp Dermatol. Volume 35 (4), 397-98.
Behnam SE, Zeng FG, Hear Res., Noise improves suprathreshold discrimination in cochlear-implant listeners, 2003 Dec;186(1-2):91-3.
Behnam SM, Behnam SE, Ando K, Green N, Houk K, Journal of Organic Chemistry, Stereoelectronic, torsional, and steric effects on rates of enolization of ketones, 2000, December, Volume 65, Pages 8970-8978.
Fife DJ, Behnam SE, Kelly K. LED photomodulation for prevention of post-radiation dermatitis: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. Pending publication.