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Meet Dr. Gonzales


dr-gonzalesAs a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skindermatologist Darrell Gonzales serves La Jolla, Chula Vista, and the greater San Diego area with world-class skin treatments. Dr. Gonzales is an expert in helping patients achieve their skin health and rejuvenation goals. By leveraging his extensive experience and advanced training, Dr. Gonzales delivers the best results to patients.

A native of California, Dr. Gonzales received his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gonzales obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country.

After completing a medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gonzales went on to receive his dermatology specialty training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Gonzales has been involved in a wide range of medical research, from basic science to health policy issues.

Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a sought-after speaker and practitioner for his knowledge of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and advanced laser therapies, including Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Active FX.

Dr. Gonzales is known for his warm bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and high integrity. Patients refer their own family, friends, and colleagues to his practice knowing that he provides the highest standard of care in a very warm and comfortable environment.

In his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors. Dr. Gonzales is an avid surfer and encourages all his patients to have fun in the sun while practicing smart skin protection. So if you are searching for a skin dermatologist in the San Diego area, contact Dr. Gonzales in La Jolla today.

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Dr. Gonzales has extensive knowledge and experience in the treatment of common and complex medical cases including:

  • Acne
  • Skin cancer (Mohs Micrographic Surgery)
  • Atypical moles
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Warts


Dr. Gonzales has special interest in skin rejuvenation. He has undergone rigorous training in cosmetic techniques to improve the health and beauty of his patients’ complexions. Dr. Gonzales is recognized as a leading expert in the following cosmetic procedures:

  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
  • Active FX and Deep FX
  • Botox
  • Cosmetic fillers (Restylane, Juvéderm, etc. )
  • Chemical peels
  • BLU light with Levulan


  • Board Certified, The American Board of Dermatology
  • Active Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Dermatology Department Chairman, Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • San Diego County Medical Society
  • San Diego Dermatological Society



  • “Skin Cancer Awareness” (KUSI)
  • “Melanoma Monday – Screen the One You Love” (Fox News)


  • “Careful Screening” (San Diego Union Tribune)
  • “Treatments in Acne and Rosacea” (Del Mar Times)

As an expert in skin health, our dermatologist in La Jolla and Chula Vista has the experience, knowledge, and skill to help you with your skin condition, no matter how complex.

For more information about the procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Alyssa Nash-Goelitz, Dr. Darrell Gonzales, Dr. Johannah Valentine, and Yvonne Lopez Clark PAC, please click here or call  858-657- 0267. Serving the La Jolla (office), San Diego, Chula Vista, California and surrounding areas.

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Call: 858.657.0267

9850 Genesee Avenue
Suite 850
La Jolla, CA 92037
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890 Eastlake Parkway
Ste 202
Chula Vista, CA 91914-4521
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