Reza Ghohestani, MD, PhD

Reza Ghohestani, MD, PhD

Dermatology in San Antonio, TX

 (210) 698-6777


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Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Additional Locations

238 North 1604 E,
Suite 208,
San Antonio, TX

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About Dr. Ghohestani

Dr. Reza F. Ghohestani, MD, Ph.D. is one of the top dermatologists in San Antonio, and Boerne, TX.

He is selected among the three best-rated dermatologists in the greater San Antonio area including Boerne: based on peer reviews and the outstanding credentials.

The Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery is one of the top dermatology and laser centers in San Antonio, and Boerne directed by an internationally renowned dermatologist, and an elite member of the international Dermatology societies.

For appointment, email: or call 210-698-6777 .

Dr. Ghohestani of the Texas Institute of Dermatology in San Antonio has received several awards including the 2009-2019 Patients Choice, the 2010-19 Compassionate Doctor Awards, and the Top Texas Doctor Awards on providing excellence in General, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology.

Our dermatologists offer excellence in general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology at the skin clinics of San Antonio and Boerne conveniently located at Leon Springs (close to IH-10 W and 1604 - 78256, 78257) and Stone Oak (1604 and Stone Oak - 78258, 78232). For the directions, you may visit

Dr. Ghohestani and his dermatology associates focus on individualized treatment plans and attention to the highest quality of patient care while utilizing the latest cutting edge technology in dermatology, laser, and skin surgery. Patient satisfaction, comfort, privacy, and safety are of utmost importance and the top priority at the Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. All dermatology treatments are supervised and/or performed by Dr. Ghohestani, one of San Antonio’s top-ranked dermatologists. Dr. Ghohestani brings over 20 years of excellence in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology based on his unique approach of implementing a treatment plan that is unique to each individual and designed to address the specific needs of each patient.

Dr. Ghohestani utilizes his extensive knowledge, expertise and years of hands-on experience, along with the cutting edge technologies to design the best treatment plans for each patient.

You, the patient, are our focus! At Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ghohestani and his dermatology associates are dedicated to providing you with the very best patient care possible throughout your entire treatment process.

We want you to have a great experience and an excellent outcome. It is our goal that your unique needs and concerns are thoroughly addressed and a treatment plan put in place to help you achieve a healthier happier you. We are here to meet your dermatology and skincare needs and assist you in achieving the look you desire.

The Institute's fully trained Dermatologists offer excellence in Clinical, Cosmetic, & Surgical Dermatology to the Boerne and San Antonio citizens as well as others in South and Central Texas including Austin, Boerne, Corpus Christi, New Braunfels, and Laredo. For more information, visit:

Our top dermatologists in San Antonio & Boerne Dermatology Clinics diagnose and treat various skin, hair, and nail diseases including: Acne, Alopecia (hair loss), Keloids, Acne scars, Rosacea, cysts, Allergic Skin Rashes, Autoimmune and Genetic Skin Diseases, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Eczema, Fungal (dermatophytosis) & Bacterial Skin Infections, Genital Warts, Hyperhidrosis (sweating), Onychomycosis (Nail Fungus), Psoriasis, Phototherapy, Moles and Pigmented Lesions (skin growths), Pearly penile papules (PPP), Skin Cancer, Skin Rash, and Vitiligo (white spots). Our top-ranking dermatologists are specialized in treating various skin types including the skin of color (Dark, Olive, and black skin color).

Cosmetic Dermatology services in our San Antonio & Boerne Aesthetic Clinic include various procedures for the treatment and prevention of skin aging such as: Botox, Dysport & Xeomin injectables, dermal fillers (Juvederm, Juvederm Ultra XC, Volubella, Juvederm Voluma, Prevelle, Restylane, Radiesse, Belotero), Kybella for Jowls and double chin, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), Lip enhancement and lip augmentation. Our top-ranked San Antonio dermatologists utilize the latest laser technology for the treatment of scars including Acne scars, keloid scars, afterburn and laser Scars, as well as post-surgery scars. Our skin Laser Center is equipped with state-of-the-art FDA approved Lasers for Laser Skin Rejuvenation & laser resurfacing (fractional Co2 laser), laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal (different colors), laser scar treatment, body contouring (Accent Elite, Juvashape), Pearly Penile Papules treatment by laser, cellulite treatment (Vela Shape, Juvashape and Accent for cellulite) & skin tightening. Laser treatment for pigmented spots, spider veins, facial wrinkles, and acne scarring are among the most popular laser procedures that are performed in our San Antonio & Boerne Laser Clinic. The latest technology such as Fractional Co2 Laser and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) are routinely used in our clinic for skin rejuvenation and hair loss. New technology in Hair Transplantation such as NeoGraft and Follicular extraction utilized by our renowned hair specialists.

Surgical Dermatology services in our San Antonio and Boerne Surgery Clinics focus on the diagnosis and surgical removal of various skin cysts, skin tags, skin cancers and skin moles (nevi) such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC), dysplastic moles, malignant melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Various treatment options are available including cryosurgery, laser, and skin surgery.

Dr. Reza F. Ghohestani, M.D., Ph.D. Dermatologist in San Antonio's short biography can be found in:

Dr. Ghohestani specializes in skin, hair and nail diseases as well as in Cosmetic Dermatology and Derm Surgery. He is among the few dermatologists in the San Antonio and Boerne area that has spent over a decade as a principal investigator in basic and clinical dermatology research.

Dr. Ghohestani completed his internship in surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, the Nation’s first hospital and one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. He then did a residency in dermatology at the Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top dermatology programs in the country. With a deep interest in skin, Dr. Ghohestani obtained a master’s degree in Cutaneous Biology, Cosmetology, and Skin Pharmacology, and a Ph.D. in Skin Immunobiology from Claude Bernard University, one of the top Universities in France. He was mentored by professors Jean Thivolet, Alan Claudy, and Jean Francois Nicolas. Dr. Ghohestani then did a fellowship at the Nice School of Medicine, Nice, France, and was mentored by professor Jean-Paul Ortonne and Dr. Gim Meneguzzi.

Dr. Ghohestani served as the principal investigator and team leader for many years at various Academic Institutes. His research was funded by the National Institute of Health, the Dermatology Foundation, and the American Skin Association, among others. Dr. Ghohestani was on Faculty as an Assistant and then Associate Professor at Thomas Jefferson University (1998 – 2007) before moving to San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Ghohestani is a former Chief and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also an adjunct Professor of Dermatology at Tuoro University.

Dr. Ghohestani’s outstanding work and dedication to excellence have earned him numerous honors and peer recognitions including the American Skin Association Career Award, the Dermatology Foundation Career Award, the Charles Grupper Prize by the French Society of Dermatology, the Stelwagon Award for Best Publication by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Commitment to Professionalism award by the Pennsylvania Medical Society. Dr. Ghohestani is skilled in the art and science of skincare, dermatology, and surgery. He continually searches for and implements the best treatment options for his patients. Dr. Ghohestani has published over 100 papers and abstracts in medical journals. He also served as the co-editor of the European Journal of Dermatology from 2001-2008. He speaks frequently to a variety of public and professional organizations.

Dr. Ghohestani’s outstanding works have been presented in more than 100 national and international meetings. He has received several national and international awards and fellowships including:

Rene TOURAINE Foundation for Dermatological Research Fellowship, St. Louis Hospital, Paris, France

Charles GRUPPER-French Society of Dermatology 1st Prize in Dermatological Research, Paris, France

Kharazmi International Research Prize in Medical Research

French Foundation for Medical Research Fellowship

(Fondation pour la Recherche Medicale), Paris, France

International League of Dermatological Societies Travel Fellowship, Sydney, Australia

French Foundation (Fondation de France) Award, Paris, France

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology/Yamanouchi Research Fellowship Award, Dublin, Ireland

Research Scientist Career Development Award, American Skin Association, New York

Robert Degos Award for Best Publication in Dermatology Research, French Society of Dermatology, Paris, France

American Association of Immunologists Junior Faculty Travel Award, New Orleans

Stelwagon Award for Best Publication in Dermatology Research, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Johnson Award for Dermatology Research, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Commitment to Professional Competence, Pennsylvania Medical Society, Hershey, PA

Physician-Scientist Career Award, Dermatology Foundation, San Francisco, CA

Johnson-Beerman Award, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, PA

Top Dermatologist in San Antonio, Boerne 210-698-6777

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Services Offered

General dermatology
Hair disorders
Cosmetic dermatology
Hair transplantation
Keloid cryotherapy
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers
Skin cancer surgery
Nail disorders
Laser acne scar removal
Botulinum toxin injections for facial cosmesis

Qualifications and Experience

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Education & Training

Thomas Jefferson University
Residency, Dermatology

Pennsylvania Hospital - University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, General Surgery

Claude Bernard University, Lyon & Univ.
M.Sc., Cosmetology

Claude Bernard University, Lyon
MS, Immunology

Claude Bernard University
Ph.D., Cutaneous Biol & Immunol, Summa Cum Laude

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Medical Licenses

TX State Medical License

PA State Medical License

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Work Experience

Texas Institute of Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Surgery
San Antonio, TX
2010 - Present

University Health System
San Antonio, TX

Division Chief
Ut Health Science Center At San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

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The 2010-2018 Top San Antonio Doctor's Award
San Antonio, 2010-2019

The 2010-2018 Patient's Choice Physician Award
Patients Choice Award, 2010-2018

Physician/Scientist Career Development Award
Dermatology Foundation, 2007

Johnson-Beerman Award for Discovery of a Novel Autoimmune Disease
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, PA, 2006

Physician-Scientist Career Award
Dermatology Foundation, San Francisco, 2006

Commitment to Professional Competence Award
Pennsylvania Medical Society, 2005

International Razi Award in Medical Research: Discovery of a Novel Autoimmune Disease
National Center for Medical Research, Tehran, 2005

Johnson Award for Best Publication in Dermatological Research
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2005

Stelwagon Award for Best Publication in Dermatological Research: Identification of a new Subtype of Linear IgA Dermatoses
College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 2004

Junior Faculty Award
American Association of Immunologists, 2002

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Usefulness of immunoblotting using purified laminin 5 in the diagnosis of anti-laminin 5 cicatricial pemphigoid.
Journal of dermatological science
Hisamatsu Y, Nishiyama T, Amano S, Matsui C, Ghohestani R, Hashimoto T

Tributes to Jean Thivolet (1926-2011).
European journal of dermatology : EJD
Nicolas, J., Cahn, G., Claudy, A., Haftek, M., Happle, R., Bergstresser, P. R., Orth, G., Kárpáti, S., Geraut, C., Braathen, L. R., Castells-Rodellas, A., Braun-Falco, O., Jablonska, S., Imamura, S., Ghohestani, R. F., Mascaro, J. M., Kanitakis, J.

Comprehensive Citation Factor: A novel method in ranking medical journals
European Journal of Dermatology
Amanda Wolthoff, Young Lee, Reza F. Ghohestani
3 citations

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Journal Article

Compositional differences between infant and adult human corneal basement membranes
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci.
Kabosova A, Azar DT, Bannikov GA, Campbell KP, Durbeej M, Ghohestani RF, et al

Identification of a Novel Population of Pathogenic Autoantibodies Against Desmoglein 4 in Different Major Variants of Pemphigus
J Invest Dermatol
Nguyen P, Bazzi H, Kljuic A, Vargas JH, Dmochowski M, Barria M, Ghohestani RF, Chan LS, et al.

The a5 and a6 chains of type IV collagen are the target of IgG and IgA autoantibodies in a novel autoimmune disease characterized by crescentic glomerulonephritis and sub-epidermal blisters
J Am Acad Derm
Ghohestani RF, Barria M, Webster G, Claudy A.


What's New on Keloid Research
Rome, Italy

IV IG for Autoimmune Blistering Skin Diseases
San Francisco

Skin Proteins

Book Chapter

Ghohestani RF


Recent Advances in Dermatology
Paris, FR

Skin Cancer

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