Principal Investigator: Walter K. Nahm, M.D., Ph.D.
Walter K. Nahm, M.D., Ph.D. is a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Nahm completed his dermatology specialty training at Boston University School of Medicine/Roger Williams Medical Center, where he was honored as chief resident.
Dr. Nahm's medical school training was at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, where he completed the prestigious combined M.D.-Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program. He received his Ph.D. in the field of neuroscience for which his work was recognized with the Young Investigator of the Year Award.
Dr. Nahm is also fellowship trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the auspices of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the Veterans Administration (VA) West Los Angeles Medical Center and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He also completed fellowship training in laser, cosmetic and liposuction surgery under the certification of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Dr. Nahm specializes in the Mohs Micrographic Surgery technique, which is the most precise and effective manner to treat skin cancer. He is the past director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His other specialties include laser and cosmetic surgery. As a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, he has expertise in tumescent liposuction and eyelid and face-lift surgery. In addition, Dr. Nahm has extensive experience in laser therapy for wrinkles, brown spots, blood vessels, birthmarks and vascular anomalies. Other areas of expertise include Botox ®, injectable fillers (e.g., Restylane®, Radiesse™, Hylaform®), fat transfer, chemical skin rejuvenation, leg vein treatment (sclerotherapy) and acne scar treatment. He has performed extensive research on intense pulsed light (IPL™) technology and the ThermaCool™ device (allowing for the non-surgical facelift) and was recently honored for his work. He is also a director of a Joint Commission approved ambulatory surgery center, where he also performs many of his surgeries.
As an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCSD, Dr. Nahm teaches both medical students and residents. He is also a teaching faculty for the both the residents of the Family Medicine Health Centers and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He has also authored numerous scientific articles and chapters (over 60) in the field of dermatology, cellular physiology, cosmetic surgery, laser surgery and skin cancer. He has also given many national lectures and surgical courses on such topics.
Dr. Nahm is actively performing clinical studies and has participated in over 100 clinical studies dealing in the development of novel medications and treatments for psoriasis, toenail fungus, feet fungus, wrinkles, local fat deposition, rosacea, acne, hidradenitis suppuritiva, and hair loss.
Dr. Nahm has a Ph.D in neuroscience and with this background has been a pioneer in neuronally-based receptor physiology in skin cells. His work was specifically recognized by the Society of Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. He has served as past presidents of the San Diego Dermatological Society and San Diego Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
Clinical Research Coordinator: Edison Gosoco
Edison Gosoco is responsible for the implementation of clinical research studies for drugs and information technology using clinical trials management software. He engages in collaborations with sponsors, CROs, monitors, federal agencies, and all study personnel to ensure that all patients’ rights, health, and safety are maintained. His primary focus is the maintenance of accuracy and integrity of data collection while ensuring compliance with the standards of clinical research within the health care industry.
Edison began his medical career as an information technology technician for University Dermatology Group while attending nursing school. After successfully completing his nursing program with honors, he worked at Cabrillo Surgery Center as a Recovery Nurse and information technology technician. Edison is a board-licensed vocational nurse with a BS degree working as clinical trials coordinator. He has certification in BLS for Healthcare Provider, ACLS, Medidata Rave, Shipping Dangerous Goods (IATA), and GCP.