A native of Sweden, Dr. Gilboa completed her extensive training at the internationally renowned Karolinska Hospital (home of the Nobel Prize in Medicine) in Stockholm, Sweden, as well as Mercy Hospital in San Diego.
Dr. Gilboa has specific training in general, medical and surgical, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology, including the treatment of facial and leg veins, chemical peels, and BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM® injections.
She is the Director of Clinical Trials at Dermatology Specialists and is involved in many studies of new dermatologic drugs. Dr. Gilboa speaks five languages and enjoys traveling with her husband, their two children and three grand daughters
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C. L. (Verified Patient) Aug 11, 2014
Knowledgeable, thorough, and friendly... all that I want in a doctor. I highly recommend Dr Gilboa.
J. G. (Verified Patient) Feb 20, 2014
I was referred to see Dr. Gilboa by a Nurse Practicioner for my plethora of freckles/moles (thanks mom for the Scandinavian part of my skin :). Dr. Gilboa was very thorough and methodical and found 2 questionable moles which she removed for biopsy. She was very professional and easy to talk to, but she's probably not the most talkative Dr. I've seen; so if you are looking for someone to complain about life to, or be your psychologist, I don't think she's the right dermatologist for you.
L. K. (Verified Patient) Apr 24, 2012
I have to admit I was a bit scared to see Dr. Gilboa when I read these two reviews but decided to give it a go and I am so glad that I did. Her office staff could not have been friendlier and more personable, I got lost in the parking lot but was kindly redirected by Nate, Debbie at the front desk was so friendly and professional,and Lisa who escorted me to the examination room was great as well. No one made me weigh myself or get totally undressed, which I appreciated since the issue was specifically a facial one. I didn't have to sit on the high exam table, which for me is like climbing on a horse and never seems to work out for either of us. Dr. Gilboa came in, was friendly, attentive, professional; she heard my saga and then shared her opinion and prescribed several things. She cautioned me to discuss the medication further with the pharmacist due to my concern re: contraindications, just to make sure I was comfortable, even though she couldn't find evidence that any existed. She's submitting a request for a follow up appointment and is recommending a follow up visit even though my insurance reimburses literally pennies on the dollar. She did mention that laser treatment might help one of my concerns, but stated clearly that it was not covered by insurance and only mentioned it because of the worries I had verbalized, which I appreciated. I am always grateful for the reviews of fellow Yelpers but I think sometimes you need to venture forth and check it out on your own as well, contingent upon the circumstances.I am glad I did in this instance.
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