Name: Karan Lal, DO, MS, FAAD
Title: Director of Pediatric and Cosmetic Surgery
City you live in: Downtown Phoenix
A typical day in my life includes… being a busy bee. I love to stay busy.
I was born… originally from New York City, where I grew up in Queens
My favorite thing about Arizona… the weather
I’m listening to… Beyonce
My family… is everything to me!
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Oprah
One thing I cannot live without… Coffee
When I was younger, I wanted to be… a pediatrician
I’m inspired by… all my pediatric patients
The one person who motivates me is… my mom!
If I could change anything in the world, it would be…
The perfect day would be… coffee, work, workout, and TV
My first job was… a research assistant
My favorite escape… the outlet mall
My life… is busy but fun
I’m currently working on… educating the public on dermatology related topics and the importance of seeing an expert in cosmetics. I am also a member of the DEI Work Group for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Always… pay it forward
Never… see someone for cosmetic services without during your research first. There are many physicians declaring themselves to be experts, when they have received little to no training
Biggest Dream… to go to Maldives
My Pet Peeve(s)… loud chewers
Bio-on yourself/company: The only double board-certified adult, pediatric, and cosmetic fellowship-trained dermatologist in the country, I take pride in working with medical and cosmetic patients, from all diverse backgrounds. As I am new to Affiliated Dermatology, I am not new to the aesthetic and healthcare industry. Prior to joining Affiliated Dermatology, I worked for Schweiger Dermatology Group in Brooklyn, N.Y. I consider myself to be an expert in melasma, pigmentary abnormalities of the skin, laser surgery, soft tissue filler augmentation, eczema, vitiligo, body sculpting, and tumescent liposuction. I am excited to work with the Affiliated Dermatology team and bring my expertise to Arizona.
Affiliated Dermatology® is a full-service dermatology group, with several Valley-wide locations, offering services in general dermatology, skin cancer detection and treatment, Mohs surgery, aesthetics, and allergy. Our team is dedicated to help inspire and empower you to make educated, healthy decisions about skincare. Quality and innovation are at the core of our practice, bringing the full spectrum of skincare and services to the people of Phoenix and to those who travel here for our care and services.