Reza Ghohestani, MD, PhD

Reza Ghohestani, MD, PhD

Dermatology in San Antonio, TX

 (210) 698-6777


Hide Show

Office Hours

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

Hide Show

Additional Locations

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

█████  ████  ███
▄▄  ▄▄  ▄▄▄▄  ▄▄  ▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄  ▄▄▄▄  ▄▄▄▄  ▄▄ 
Hide Show

About Dr. Ghohestani

Dr. Reza Ghohestani, MD is a dermatologist in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Ghohestani, a renowned dermatologist, and his 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 Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. All treatments are supervised and/or performed by Dr. Ghohestani, one of San Antonio’s top ranked dermatologist. Dr. Ghohestani brings over 25 years of excellence in patient care and satisfaction based on his system of implementing a treatment plan that is unique to each individual and designed to address, in detail, the specific needs and wants of each patient.

Dr. Ghohestani draws from his extensive knowledge, expertise and years of hands on experience, combined with the latest in research information and cutting edge technological advances to design the best treatment recommendation 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 provide 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 skin care 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.

Texas Institute of Dermatology, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery is one of the top dermatology and laser centers in San Antonio, and Boerne directed by an internationally renowned dermatologist, and a member of elite international Dermatology societies. The Texas Institute of Dermatology has received several awards including 2009-2017 Patients Choice and 2010-17 Compassionate Doctor Awards on providing excellence in General, Cosmetic and Surgical Dermatology.
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 principle investigator in basic and clinical dermatology research.

Dr. Ghohestani completed his internship in surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, the Nation’s first hospital and one of the top 100 hospitals in U.S. He then did a residency in dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top dermatology programs in the country. With deep interests 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 professors Jean-Paul Ortonne and 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.

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 skin care, 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

Hide Show

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

Hide Show

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

█████ ████ ███
▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄
Hide Show

Work Experience

Texas Institute Of Dermatology Laser And Cosmetic Surgery
San Antonio, TX
2010 - Present

Division Chief
University of Texas Medical School - San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Associate Professor
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA

█████ ████ ███
▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄
Hide Show


The 2010 Top San Antonio Doctor�s Award
San Antonio Magazine, 2011

The 2010 Patient�s Choice Physician Award

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

█████ ████ ███
▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄
Hide Show

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology - AAD

█████ ████ ███
▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄
Hide Show



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 : EJD
Wolthoff, A., Lee, Y., Ghohestani, R. F.
3 citations

See All

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

█████ ████ ███
▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▄▄▄