Mona Mofid, MD, Dermatology, San Diego, CA, Sharp Memorial Hospital


Dermatology San Diego, CA

Mona Mofid, MD, FAAD Medical Director, American Melanoma Foundation

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  • Dr. Mona Mofid MD Sharp HealthCare Commercial

    Dr. Mona Mofid, Medical Director of The American Melanoma Foundation, chosen to speak about "The Sharp Experience" in a 30 second TV commercial.

    'Blowtox' is the new cure for bad hair days

    Forget dry shampoos or simply putting hair in a ponytail. When it comes to avoiding excessive sweat during pre-work or midday workouts, some women are turning t

    Burn tattoos grow in popularity

    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Burning one's skin to get a sun-tan tattoo is the latest social media craze, but dermatologists warn that although the tattoo is temporary,

    Tinea can start you off on the wrong foot

    While many people have heard of athlete's foot, jock itch or ringworm, not everyone may be familiar with tinea. Essentially, it's all one and the same, said Joh

    For clear skin keep it clean

    Let's face it; acne stinks. It's unsightly, and usually pops up at the worst time, whether it's school picture day, before a date or prior to a big job intervie

    Making sunscreen safe for skin - and sea life

    When you're spending time outdoors, sunscreen is a must. It protects your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays that can cause aging and skin cancer. But lately,

    Be sun smart (video)

    More Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. "One in five people are affected by skin cancer, and every hour, someone dies of

    Can stress really make your hair fall out?

    In fairy tales and romantic novels, a woman's hair is often characterized as her crowning glory. But Rapunzel comparisons aside, did you know that women make up

    Are smartphones smart enough to detect skin cancer?

    Technology has given rise to countless smartphone apps designed to help us better manage diverse aspects of our lives, including our health. With 9,500 American

    Does plucking gray hair cause more to grow?

    That first gray hair can be unsettling. It pokes through like a symbol of lost youth, and lays the path for more to follow. But welcome or not, "going gray" is

    Shaving basics (infographic)

    Women can thank the Roaring '20s for the cultural norm of leg shaving. The trend moved in with higher hemlines, and gained momentum during World War II. Today,

    Don't skip these 6 places when applying sunscreen

    By now, we've all heard the importance of applying sunscreen daily. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their life, and this is directly relat

    The dark side of tanning

    A tanning bed is a convenient go-to for many young women looking for a quick way to get a golden bronze tan or a healthy glow for a special occasion. But when y

    How often should you wash your hair?

    Our hair is one of the first things people notice about us, so it's no wonder we take hair care seriously. On average, women in the U.S. can spend up to $55,000

    Can exfoliating make me look younger?

    Fun fact: The skin on your face regenerates every 27 days. So it stands to reason that keeping it clean and moisturized will help this process along. But is cle

    Skin cancer on the rise among Hispanics

    Hispanics are the fastest growing population in the U.S., and as the population has grown, so have instances of skin cancer. According to the Skin Cancer Founda

    Skin conditions worth watching

    We are often warned about the danger of skin cancer, especially because we are exposed to the sun year-round in Southern California. Statistics tell us that the

    5 reasons adults get acne - and how to fight it

    "It's not fair," you say as you glance in the mirror. Along with the expected lines and dark circles of middle age, you see something unexpected, and definitely

    What's hiding in your tattoo?

    Tattooing is a custom dating back thousands of years, and today is a booming $3 billion industry. But as more people are getting inked, there's a growing concer

    'Don't Fry Day': Tips to prevent sunburn

    What do actor Hugh Jackman, former first lady Laura Bush and musician Bob Marley have in common? They all battled skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common fo

    Sun protection: not just for summer

    When the weather turns cold and that white powdery stuff falls in the local mountains, you head outdoors to play in the snow. You grab your coat and gloves, may

    5 reasons why skin cancer is on the rise (infographic)

    1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer. Learn why sun safety is more important than ever.

    4 sunscreen tips for sun safety (infographic)

    When it comes to sunscreen, there's a lot to know. How often should you reapply? What SPF is best? Dr. Mona Mofid, a Sharp-affiliated dermatologist, shares four

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Dermatology, 1998 - 2001
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityInternship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2003 - 2022
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2001 - 2002
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2000 - 2005
  • American Board of Dermatology Dermatology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Highest Specialist Patient Satisfaction Award Sharp Community Medical Group, 2013, 2018-2019
  • San Diego's Top Doctors Award San Diego Medical Society, 2010, 2015, 2018-2019
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