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Matthew Hand, MD, FAAD

Dermatology & Mohs Surgery located in Santa Barbara, CA & Solvang, CA

About Dr. Hand

Dr. Hand is a board-certified dermatologist trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington, his dermatologic training at the University of Utah, and Mohs and facial plastic surgical training with Dr. Chesnut in Spokane, WA.

Dr. Hand is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic surgery and serves as the associate director of the cosmetic surgical fellowship at clinic 5c. He was an inaugural member of Harvard's Advancing Innovation in Dermatology work group and is a regularly invited lecturer on facial cosmetic surgery and regenerative medicine. Dr. Hand loves that his job allows him to cure cancer but maintain the appearance as though it never existed through artistry and creativity of reconstructive surgery.

A citizen of the world, Dr. Hand has lived in Scotland, Dubai, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada. He enjoys getting to know his patients and delights in hearing their stories. Outside of work Dr. Hand enjoys spending time in nature with his wife, daughter and golden retriever, skiing, surfing, camping, and traveling.

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Dr. Hand is a board-certified dermatologist trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington, his dermatologic training at the University of Utah, and Mohs and facial plastic surgical training with Dr. Chesnut in Spokane, WA.

Dr. Hand is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic surgery and serves as the associate director of the cosmetic surgical fellowship at clinic 5c. He was an inaugural member of Harvard's Advancing Innovation in Dermatology work group and is a regularly invited lecturer on facial cosmetic surgery and regenerative medicine. Dr. Hand loves that his job allows him to cure cancer but maintain the appearance as though it never existed through artistry and creativity of reconstructive surgery.

A citizen of the world, Dr. Hand has lived in Scotland, Dubai, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada. He enjoys getting to know his patients and delights in hearing their stories. Outside of work Dr. Hand enjoys spending time in nature with his wife, daughter and golden retriever, skiing, surfing, camping, and traveling.


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Dr. Hand is a board-certified dermatologist trained in Mohs micrographic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. He completed his medical education at the University of Washington, his dermatologic training at the University of Utah, and Mohs and facial plastic surgical training with Dr. Chesnut in Spokane, WA.

Dr. Hand is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic surgery and serves as the associate director of the cosmetic surgical fellowship at clinic 5c. He was an inaugural member of Harvard's Advancing Innovation in Dermatology work group and is a regularly invited lecturer on facial cosmetic surgery and regenerative medicine. Dr. Hand loves that his job allows him to cure cancer but maintain the appearance as though it never existed through artistry and creativity of reconstructive surgery.

A citizen of the world, Dr. Hand has lived in Scotland, Dubai, New Zealand, Alaska and Canada. He enjoys getting to know his patients and delights in hearing their stories. Outside of work Dr. Hand enjoys spending time in nature with his wife, daughter and golden retriever, skiing, surfing, camping, and traveling.


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