Dr. Sarv Zand
Dr. Sarv Zand is Marin’s premier Dermatologist, specializing in skin cancer, holistic dermatology, and cosmetic enhancements with a natural aesthetic. She has been serving the Bay Area for the past 10 years and is now thrilled to launch her own practice in Southern Marin.
Dr. Zand is a board-certified dermatologist with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a dual M.D. from Harvard Medical School and MIT. At Harvard, she carried out a Melanoma Research Fellowship and then trained in dermatology at UC Davis, where she was honored to be appointed Chief Resident. In 2000, Dr. Zand was selected by USA Today as one of the top 20 college students in the nation.
Diagnosing and treating skin cancer is an important part of Dr. Zand’s practice. Her full skin exams are meticulously thorough, from scalp to toes. She is highly trained in the advanced techniques of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction for facial skin cancers. She also offers minimally invasive treatments for skin cancer whenever possible, to reduce scarring, healing time, and emotional stress.
Dr. Zand is a leading expert on integrative and holistic dermatology. In addition to traditional western treatments, she can offer you scientifically proven botanical remedies, effective essential oils, and wisdom from Ayurvedic medicine. She utilizes a 360 approach to treating skin disease by incorporating practical advice on nutrition, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, sleep, and self-care. By utilizing the best of western medicine and ancient remedies, Dr. Zand helps her patients achieve and maintain healthy skin – with fewer side effects, irritation, and potential risk.
Dr. Zand’s progressive philosophy and innovative clinical skills have drawn attention from television producers, beauty editors, and national dermatology associations. Dr. Zand has been invited to discuss melanoma and healthy skin care on CBS News, Fox Local News, and New England Cable News. ABC News has published numerous medical articles and television news segments written by Dr. Zand. The American Academy of Dermatology awarded her the “First Place Award” among 700 research presentations, for her cutting-edge research on topical treatments for skin cancer in 2004. The esteemed American Journal of Clinical Pathology published Dr. Zand’s clinical investigation on metastatic melanoma in 2016. Ever Skincare, a botanical skin care company that earned Allure’s prestigious Best of Beauty Award, invited Dr. Zand to serve as their Medical Advisor. She served on the Scientific Advisory Board for Joyome — an age defying, microbiome-balancing skin care line with the highest possible standards for safe ingredients.
Dr. Zand is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and a member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Pacific Dermatology Association, and the Marin Medical Society. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and has served on the Medical Staff at Marin General Hospital. She has had the honor of being chosen for the Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, for her commitment to research and community service.
A native of California, Dr. Zand lives in Mill Valley with her loving husband and two young vibrant daughters. She loves immersing in the beauty and awe of nature, river rafting, van glamping, singing and playing guitar around a campfire, swing dancing, and growing organic veggies. Artistically, she loves oil painting, jewelry making, and sculpting beautiful faces.
Spiritually Dr. Zand believes in Buddhism, abundance, following your bliss, love above all else, powerfully manifesting life goals, embracing what is, and always invoking gratitude. Why do these qualities matter in your cosmetic dermatologist? With someone who plays the role of your beauty advisor, it’s imperative that they are your best cheerleader, self-esteem bolsterer, trustworthy advocate and honest mirror of reflection, both aesthetically and emotionally. Dr. Zand is the founder, CEO, and spiritual energy of Zand Derm. This focus on positivity, acceptance, and personal growth radiates through all of our providers and care teams.
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