View map

Dr. Greg Morganroth, MD

Dermatologist

Professional statement

Greg S. Morganroth, M.D. is the Founder and CEO of California Skin Institute (CSI) and CSI Medical Group. He is a full-time clinician specializing in the most advanced skin surgery techniques available and is responsible for clinical services, business development, and strategic planning. Since 2007, he has integrated over 40 dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic practices to form the largest skin based practice in California with a nationally recognized platinum level platform for dermatology and plastic surgery. Dr. Morganroth is one of a handful of board certified, fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in Mohs Surgery, laser surgery, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery. He is a nationally recognized expert in skin surgery and has received thousands of referrals from dermatologists and other physicians around the Bay Area and beyond for their patients in need of specialized skin cancer surgery, reconstructive surgery, scar revision, laser surgery, and facial, eye, and body cosmetic surgery. Greg S. Morganroth's broad repertoire of surgical procedures spans the gap between dermatology and plastic surgery-a practice that is unique to the region and allows him to offer unique solutions to both common and uncommon surgical problems. Since 1995, has performed over 26,000 Mohs surgery procedures for skin cancer and an equal number of advanced reconstructive surgeries and scar revisions making him one of the most experienced skin cancer surgeons in California. He is also recognized nationally for his unique, minimally invasive cosmetic rejuvenation procedures with local anesthesia. Since 1995, he has performed thousands of facelifts, eyelifts, body sculpting with liposuction, neck sculpting, chin implants, scar revisions, laser procedures, chemical peels, and hair transplants with local anesthesia. Over the past decade, he has developed a niche practice dedicated to helping patients dissatisfied with the outcomes of plastic and reconstructive surgery performed by other surgeons. In 2010, Dr. Morganroth was invited to compete in the Iron Surgeon Competition at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery in Chicago, IL. Based on the votes of over 600 of his surgical peers, Dr. Morganroth won the Iron Surgeon Award based on his superior reconstructive technique and patient outcome. He is a native of Michigan and attended college at The University of Michigan where he graduated with distinction. He received his M.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Medicine where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and was awarded the Carl Vernon Weller Award for top student in pathology. Dr. Morganroth then left the Midwest for the Ivy League where he completed his internship at the University of Pennsylvania and a dermatology residency at Yale University. At Yale, he realized his true potential as a skin surgeon and decided to pursue a career in dermatologic surgery. Following his graduation from Yale in 1994, he returned to the Midwest to complete a competitive Mohs, Laser, and dermatologic surgery fellowship at the Skin and Mohs Surgery Center, Baptist Medical Center and Hunkeler Eye Clinic in Kansas City, Missouri. During this one year fellowship approved by the American College of Mohs Surgery, he was fortunate to train with a Mohs and laser surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, and an ophthalmic plastic surgeon providing a unique multidisciplinary foundation in skin surgery. Following his fellowship, he moved to Silicon Valley to open his private practice of dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Morganroth is perhaps best known nationally for his own unique, state-of-the-art, local anesthesia skin surgery techniques combining facets of dermatologic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and ophthalmic plastic surgery. His techniques that are quite different from traditional plastic surgery in both philosophy and implementation provide dramatic and natural outcomes with the safety and minimal downtime afforded by the use of local anesthesia.* As a recipient of multidisciplinary training during his fellowship, Dr. Morganroth enjoys collaborating with colleagues from dermatology and other surgical specialties. He is regularly visited by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, and oculoplastic surgeons from the US and abroad to observe him operate at the California Skin Institute. He is frequently invited to present his reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery techniques at national dermatology and facial plastic surgery meetings. New York University invited him to give the keynote lecture at their Advanced Dermatology Course titled "One Perspective on the Future of Advanced Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery". He has also taught his cosmetic and reconstruction techniques at Stanford University, New York University (a second time), the University of Miami, University of Utah, Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit, Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and many professional meetings including the annual meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, and California Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. He has held various academic appointments previously that include Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University, clinical faculty of the Mittelman Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship training program based in Los Altos, CA, and as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of California at San Francisco. He was founder and co-director of the Next Step Dermatologic Surgery Course at Stanford University in 2004-2005 and revived the Next Step Dermatologic Surgery Course in 2012 where surgeons from around the US and Canada traveled to watch him perform his unique cosmetic techniques at CSI-San Jose/Los Gatos. He has also published numerous book chapters on his Vertical Vector Facelift technique, chin augmentation, facial reconstruction, and his recommendations to prevent and correct facelift complications in multiple prominent dermatologic surgery reference textbooks. He has also published clinical and research articles in prestigious medical journals including: The New England Journal of Medicine; Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Clinics in Plastic Surgery; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology; Archives of Dermatology; and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Between 2004 and 2013, Dr. Morganroth was a Mohs fellowship director and trained one or two fellows each year in his skin cancer, reconstruction, laser, and cosmetic techniques. Initially under the auspices of the American College of Mohs Surgery from 2004-2011, his one year fellowship later became independent to encourage the emphasis on advanced cosmetic surgery, laser, and scar revision surgeries. His former surgical fellows have been recruited to leading academic centers on the East and West Coasts as well as private practices thoughout the country. Dr. Morganroth is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, California Dermatology Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology. *Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan

Specialties

  • Dermatologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • El Camino Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Michigan, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania (Internship)
  • Yale University, Residency in Dermatology
  • Baptist Medical Center, Hunkeler Eye Clinic, Fellowship in Mohs Surgery, Laser Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • California Dermatology Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Zocdoc awards

See you again

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1639217458

Office locations

California Skin Institute

393 Blossom Hill Road, Suite 290

San Jose, CA 95123

California Skin Institute

3060 Broadway

Redwood City, CA 94062

California Skin Institute

1518 Cypress Drive

Del Monte Forest, CA 93953

California Skin Institute

603 South Knickerbocker Drive

Sunnyvale, CA 94087

California Skin Institute

2420 Samaritan Drive

San Jose, CA 95124

California Skin Institute

525 South Drive, Suite 115

Mountain View, CA 94040

Patient reviews
All reviews have been submitted by patients after seeing the provider. For more information, check out our Patient Knowledge Base.
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner

Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was in and out within an hour. The staff and physicians assistant were SO nice and knowledgeable. I’ll definitely be returning regularly
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth has treated me multiple times for skin related issues and does an excellent job each and every time.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional and very courteous. I appreciated his explanation and his expertise.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was a patient of Dr. Morganroth fourteen years ago. The results of Mohs treatment on my nose back then were excellent!! This time I am facing Mohs surgery on my forehead. After visiting a different doctor close to my home,I was given far more complex instructions relative to surgery than before. The gravity of the instructions from this local doctor plus the warnings of many different things that could go wrong was quite disturbing. Dr. Morganroth answered all of my questions directly and I felt far more confidence in his abilities as a doctor especially given his success with me in the past!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
The wait time was too long but I appreciate the thorough check-up and efficient treatment.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Always a good appointment. Very thorough. Congenial. Professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great Doctor
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I have gone to Dr. Morganroth for many years now, after having been to about half dozen or more other dermatologists. I am extremely confident in his knowledge and skills and believe he provides the best medical care possible in hisareas of expertise. I will continue to use him with the highest confidence.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth and his team are fantastic. Knowledgable, friendly, warm and quick. And most importantly - he is a great doctor :-)
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Confident and through
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Always pleased. Have been a patient for years.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth literally saved my nose from my previous dermatologist's ill fated biopsy cut. Since then I go to no one else.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I was hoping for help doing an overall mole/cancer screening, assess sun damage, and also address some skincare concerns and have never felt more dismissed by a doctor in my life (and I've had plenty.) Dr. Morganroth informed me that hewas basically too good to be dealing with my issues, that I should have booked with another dr. and proceeded to make me super uncomfortable to the point of tears. It's unfortunate because the front office staff is lovely, but he's too busy for anything that doesn't require expensive surgery. Be forewarned...
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth is incredible! He is a true professional who is a perfectionist and when it comes to my face I want perfection! The front office is friendly and extremely helpful. His nurse staff is also great.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
No waiting time. Doctor was friendly.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
It was quick and just fine! It was okay to cancel my appt. on zoc doc without letting me know, because I got in 15 minutes earlier anyway! I had to call to get in! Which is ok also! Thinking about getting IPL. Does the doctor ever do IPL?
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I saw Michelle Quinn. She's great!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very professional. Found him very helpful.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Personable, caring, thorough. Offered to do an in office simple procedure, removing pre-cancerous lesions. First visit always is an indicator if a Doctor is willing to take the time to check what a patient needs. I am happy to say he did just that! Thank you Dr. Morganroth and staff.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth and everyone who works in his office are AMAZING. Best bedside manner of any doctor I know (and I have some good ones). Above and beyond in every way possible.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Acceptable, but I expected more to be done than the one issue he took care of. I was referred to another dermatologist for the other problems.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth has such a great approach to helping you be your natural self!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I always can count on a good appointment with Dr. Morganroth.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Very helpful, thorough and instills confidence
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
This is a well run office that inspires confidence in the patient.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Highly competent in his field.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent - very professional, considerate and informative.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
thoroughly recommended
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent. On time, quick diagnosis, nice and friendly staff and doctor. Dr. Morganroth is excellent - kind, caring and practical. Highly recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganthroth is the ABSOLUTE best doctor! His honest assessment of procedures he recommends results in fabulous results that fit my and my lifestyle. His office is friendly and the online appointment tool is extremely convenient.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He is very professional yet warm and nice. He admits when one should be referred out as not to make a wrong diagnosis... But the things that he does do are perfect....
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
First visit. Very businesslike, which is fine. Seemed knowledgeable, but in a hurry. I have a follow-up appt. so I will see if anything changes.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Nice, clean office. Really helpful, friendly staff... I sure could tell they enjoyed working there. Dr. Morganroth was professional, friendly, easy to talk to, listened to my concerns, explained the options, was focused. I am delighted to be his patient.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great doctor especially for the Mose procedure.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Great experience, everyone was so helpful!!!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Did not care for him at all. Did not take much time answering my questions ? I thought he was abrupt and quite full of himself!
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I went for a specific reason and got it taken care of . Im happy to say that my visit with Dr. Morganroth was piece of cake, and would highly recommend him.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
great
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I always have to wait to see him, anywhere from 30-60 minutes. I understand it up to a point because I usually have appointments very late in the day. Still... Dr. Morganroth generally has a good bedside manner, but this lastvisit for botox was a "blow-by". I may start moving my appointments to morning.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr Morganroth was very engaging. He took time answering my general questions and was really kind and helpful. I always feel well taken care of even when the doc is super busy.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Good question. Greg appears to be an extremely skilled doctor. I don't like filling out these question reviews. I prefer direct contact. Dr. Morganroth is very direct. He was late due to waiting for the pathology report.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Consummate professional, absolutely exceptional in all areas of his work from complex MOHs laser procedures to cosmetic applications. Not the go-to guy if you need a psychiatric therapist more than a surgeon/doctor. There are lots of theformer out there and only one Dr. Morganroth. If you want superior, world-recognized dermatological work, he's the doc.
More than 1 year ago
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Dr. Morganroth is a very pleasant, professional-yet-friendly person who thoroughly and efficiently took care of my specific skin concerns today. My previous dermatologist spent part of my appointment time pushing skin care products onme; I was pleased that Dr. Morganroth only spoke about his other services after I specifically asked. His staff member, Marcie, is also a very professional and warm person. I will stay with Dr. Morganroth for my dermatology care.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Excellent as always
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Overall, I was happy visiting Dr. Morganroth's office. He was straightforward, knew what his specialty was, and was surprisingly nice. They did not push any expensive treatment or products but recommended me the right treatment for my skin.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
I wouldn't go anywhere else
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
All in all....very professionally run!
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
He was really one of the best doctors I've ever had the privilege and opportunity of seeing. I work with doctors for a living and am usually very critical of being a patient myself but he far exceeded my expectations. Ilive in SF and drove an hour to see him and am glad I did. I will do it again next time I need him and will also refer him to my friends and family. I HIGHLY recommend him as a solid knowledgeable professional.
Source: Zocdoc
Overall
Wait time
Bedside manner
Honesty is worth a million words. He's very, vert good and has concern about his patients. A 10.
Source: Zocdoc
show all reviews
ZocdocFind a DermatologistDr. Greg Morganroth, MD