Allura Skin & Laser Center

Dr. Shaheen Khosla (Oshtory)

Dr. Shaheen Khosla, D.O.As a board-certified osteopathic dermatologist in San Mateo, Dr. Shaheen Khosla (formally Dr. Oshtory) values the long-term relationships she builds with patients. Dr. Khosla provides medical and cosmetic dermatology services to patients of all ages from Burlingame, Palo Alto, and other Bay Area communities who choose Allura Skin & Laser Center.

"How we feel on the outside reflects on how we heal and feel on the inside," Dr. Khosla says. "I enjoy helping patients gain confidence."

Dr. Khosla, like all of our board-certified dermatologists, works to provide patients with the best skin care available. At our San Mateo center, you can meet with Dr. Khosla or one of our other specialists. Request an appointment online or call our office at (650) 344-1121.

Education & Training

Dr. Khosla graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with honors and went on to receive a master's degree in biological sciences from Drexel University. She graduated at the top of her medical school class at Western University of Health Sciences, where she received several awards, including the Charles Vowel's M.D. Memorial Scholarship Award for exemplifying qualities of concerned patient care and achieving academic excellence. She was also a National Dean's List nominee.

After completing her first year of post-graduate training in general medicine at University Hospitals/ Case Western Reserve University, where she conducted specialty research in cutaneous oncology and hair disorders, Dr. Khosla continued her dermatology training at the Mt. Sinai/ St. Barnabas Hospitals in New York City. She then returned to her home state of California, where she has been in private practice.

Dr. Khosla is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).

Areas of Specialty

As with other osteopathic physicians, an osteopathic dermatologist takes a holistic, or "whole-person" approach to skin care. Dr. Khosla is extensively trained in the treatment of skin, hair, and nails. She is especially interested in the prevention and treatment of skin cancer and treating hair loss.

Clinical Research

Dr. Khosla has presented and published her research in cutaneous lymphoma and senescent alopecia (a specific type of age-related hair loss that affects both men and women) at several annual dermatology meetings, including the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. She has also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

Personal Interests

Dr. Khosla is married to a pediatric plastic surgeon at Stanford University, and they have 2 small children. During her free time, Dr. Khosla enjoys yoga, Bollywood dancing, hiking, and skiing. Around San Francisco, Dr. Khosla likes visiting the Palace of Fine Arts, the Marina District, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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