Ava Shamban M.D. is a renowned board-certified dermatologist licensed to practice medicine in California, New York, Illinois and Hawaii. In addition to serving as owner and director of two practices, AVA MD in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills, CA, she launched her new skin concept, SKINxFIVE, in the Pacific Palisades. More than a skin visionary, Dr. Shamban is also known as the “Extreme Makeover” dermatologist, the resident expert on the Emmy winning daytime talk show, “The Doctors,” “Steve Harvey,” “Extra” and author of the book, Heal Your Skin: The Breakthrough Plan for Renewal. More recently she was host of the Condé Nast Entertainment digital series, “Dr. Ava Says” as an Allure Insider and is about to launch her own podcast series under the same name.

In addition to her book, Dr. Shamban has also authored numerous publications in medical journals and book chapters including Cosmetic Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Facial Plastic Surgery, Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy, and Dermatologic Clinics on topics ranging from inherited genodermatoses, laser technology to innovative cosmetic procedures.

Furthermore, she is nationally and internationally recognized as a go-to skin care expert and has been featured in: Vogue, Allure, W, Elle, Glamour, Self, InStyle, Cosmopolitan ̧ Shape, O – The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Lucky, Redbook, Fitness, Health, Women’s Health Town and Country ̧ Natural Health, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, Q Magazine, More, C Magazine, Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, Parenting Magazine, Tatler (UK), Vogue Paris (France), Elle (France), The Chicago Tribune ̧ The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Parade, among many others.

Additionally, she is frequently featured as a dermatology expert on local, national and international television shows, including Good Morning America, The Early Show, The View, The Doctors, The Steve Harvey Show, Extra, Wake Up With Al, Fox News, Fox 11 News, Good Day LA, KCBS, KABC, KTLA, The Tyra Banks Show, 10 Years Younger, E! Red Carpet, 10 Things I Hate About Me, The Oprah Show, Insider, CNN Financial, The Ex-Wives Club, History Channel and Discovery.

During her time as the featured dermatologist on “Extreme Makeover,” Dr. Shamban pioneered the multimodal treatment approach using the new technology in cosmetic dermatology to achieve the best results in an accelerated time frame. From her experience there, she created her own skin care line, AVA MD that allows patients to also experience a similar transformation. Additionally, the concept behind her book, Heal Your Skin, also stems from her powerful experience on the ABC hit show – Dr. Shamban provides readers with the freedom to look their best even when they may feel their worst. Regardless, of some of life’s most challenging situations, Dr. Shamban provides helpful tips, nutrition and exercise advice as well as Do-It-Yourself at-home recipes for readers to create their own specialized skin care treatments.

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