Dr. Michael H. Gold is the founder and medical director of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center, and Tennessee Clinical Research Center in Nashville, TN. He is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon and oversees the various facets of the center's operations ? a combination of medical and surgical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic services and research endeavors which began in 1990. Dr. Gold has earned worldwide recognition for providing patients with leading-edge technological advances in dermatology and aesthetic skin care. He plays an integral role in the development of new pharmaceutical products and medical devices through his clinical research, and presents the results regularly at national and international dermatology and cosmetic meetings. Dr. Gold has authored over 300 published scientific articles, 27 textbook chapters, and served as the editor of In Dermatologic Clinics, published in 2007, and Photodynamic Therapy: Global Perspectives.
Education and Training
The Chicago Medical School
University of Health Sciences
Northwestern University Medical School M.D. 1985
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD
- Lignin peroxidase oxidation of veratryl alcohol: effects of the mutants H82A, Q222A, W171A, and F267L.
- The evolving role of aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride with photodynamic therapy in photoaging.
- Randomised, controlled trial of the efficacy and safety of adapalene gel 0.1% and tretinoin cream 0.05% in patients with acne vulgaris.
- International clinical recommendations on scar management.
- Cleavage of nonphenolic beta-1 diarylpropane lignin model dimers by manganese peroxidase from Phanerochaete chrysosporium.
- Role of the flavin domain residues, His689 and Asn732, in the catalytic mechanism of cellobiose dehydrogenase from phanerochaete chrysosporium.
- Biophysical and structural analysis of a novel heme B iron ligation in the flavocytochrome cellobiose dehydrogenase.
- Dermabrasion in dermatology.
- Homologous expression of Phanerochaete chrysosporium manganese peroxidase, using bialaphos resistance as a dominant selectable marker.
- The successful use of ALA-PDT in the treatment of recalcitrant molluscum contagiosum.
- Novel promoter sequence required for manganese regulation of manganese peroxidase
- The use of a novel intense pulsed light and heat source and ALA-PDT in the treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris.
- High-resolution crystal structure of manganese peroxidase: substrate and inhibitor complexes.
- Tacrolimus ointment 0.03% shows efficacy and safety in pediatric and adult patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.
- Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy: medical evidence for its expanded use.
- A multicenter efficacy and tolerability evaluation of benzoyl peroxide in a 10% urea vehicle for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
- Split-face comparison of photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid and intense pulsed light versus intense pulsed light alone for photodamage.
- A novel skin cream containing a mixture of human growth factors and cytokines for the treatment of adverse events associated with photodynamic therapy.
- Introduction to photodynamic therapy: early experience.
- Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa.
- Treatment of verrucae vulgaris and molluscum contagiosum with photodynamic therapy.
- Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: the next five years.
- Acne and PDT: new techniques with lasers and light sources.
- Treatment of moderate to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris: photodynamic therapy with 5-aminolevulinic acid and a novel advanced fluorescence technology pulsed light source.
- Photodynamic therapy with lasers and intense pulsed light.
- Fractional technology: a review and clinical approaches.
- Lasers and light sources for the removal of unwanted hair.
- Bipolar radiofrequency in the treatment of dermatologic imperfections: clinicopathological and immunohistochemical aspects.
- Long-term safety and efficacy of a unique fixed-dose combination gel of adapalene 0.1% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
- Comparison of pre- and/or postphotodynamic therapy and intense pulsed light treatment protocols for the reduction of postprocedure-associated symptoms and enhancement of therapeutic efficacy.
- What's new with hyaluronic acid fillers.
- Photodynamic therapy update 2007.
- Acne vulgaris: lasers, light sources and photodynamic therapy--an update 2007.
- Use of hyaluronic acid fillers for the treatment of the aging face.
- Tissue tightening: a hot topic utilizing deep dermal heating.
- 5-Aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy versus methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy for inflammatory acne vulgaris.
- Pharmacoeconomic analysis of the treatment of multiple actinic keratoses.
- Skin rejuvenation in Asian skin: the analysis of clinical effects and basic mechanisms of intense pulsed light.
- Clobetasol propionate emulsion formulation foam 0.05%: review of phase II open-label and phase III randomized controlled trials in steroid-responsive dermatoses in adults and adolescents.
- Personal decisions in a dermatology spa.
- Efficacy of a novel combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light for the treatment of acne.
- Low risk of postinflammatory hyperpigmentation in skin types 4 and 5 after treatment with fractional CO2 laser device.
- Continuing medical education article-skin treatment: Photodynamic therapy: indications and treatment.
- Hair removal using a new intense pulsed light source in Chinese patients.
- Efficacy and tolerability of a fixed combination of clindamycin phosphate (1.2%) and low concentration benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) aqueous gel in moderate or severe acne subpopulations.
- Benefits of using a hydroquinone/tretinoin skin care system in patients undergoing intense pulsed light therapy for photorejuvenation: a placebo-controlled study.
- Clinical evaluation of the SmartSkin fractional laser for the treatment of photodamage and acne scars.
- Clinical analysis of port wine stains treated by intense pulsed light.
- A controlled multi-center study evaluating the efficacy of Vivité skin care in the treatment of photoaging of the face, eye and mouth.
- Eczematous dermatitis after vascular laser therapy: a report of two cases.
- Ultrahigh (0.93A) resolution structure of manganese peroxidase from Phanerochaete chrysosporium: implications for the catalytic mechanism.
- Treatment of infantile hemangioma with optimal pulse technology.
- The treatment of melasma with topical creams alone, CO2 fractional ablative resurfacing alone, or a combination of the two: a comparative study.
- Soft tissue augmentation in dermatology - 2009 update.
- 5-Aminolevulinic Acid-based Photodynamic Intense Pulsed Light Therapy Shows Better Effects in the Treatment of Skin Photoaging in Asian Skin: A Prospective, Single-blinded, Controlled Trial.
- Low-energy intense pulsed light for hair removal at home.
- Self-diagnosis of Mild-to-Moderate Acne for Self Treatment with Blue Light Therapy.
- Clinical Efficacy of Self-applied Blue Light Therapy for Mild-to-Moderate Facial Acne.
- A New, Once-daily, Optimized, Fixed Combination of Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Low-concentration Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acne.
- An efficacy comparison of hair removal utilizing a diode laser and an Nd:YAG laser system in Chinese women.
- Topical 5-aminolevulinic acid with intense pulsed light versus intense pulsed light for photodamage in Chinese patients.
- Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic Therapy Part five of a five-part series: ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT What Makes Them Different.
- Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic Therapy Part five of a five-part series: ALA-PDT in Clinical Practice How One Clinician Performs This Procedure.
- Treatment of facial acne scars in Asian skin with the single-spot, 2940-nm Er:YAG dual-mode laser.
- Fractional resurfacing aiding photodynamic therapy of a recalcitrant plantar verruca: a case report and review of the literature.
- Therapeutic and aesthetic uses of photodynamic therapy part one of a five-part series: the use of photodynamic therapy in the treatment of actinic keratoses and in photorejuvenation.
- A Chinese experience of fractional ultrapulsed CO₂laser for skin rejuvenation.
- Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic Therapy Part two of a five-part series: Lasers and Light Treatments for Acne Vulgaris Promising Therapies.
- Therapeutic and Aesthetic Uses of Photodynamic Therapy Part three of a five-part series: Chemoprevention Utilizing ALA-PDT.
- Commentary: A pilot study of intense pulsed light in the treatment of Riehl's melanosis.
- Ablative fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser with coagulation mode for the treatment of atrophic acne scars in Asian skin.
- Efficacy and safety of Q-switched 1,064-nm neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser treatment of melasma.
- Light-emitting diode.
- Photodynamic therapy.
- Efficacy of a novel hydroquinone-free skin-brightening cream in patients with melasma.
- Hair removal utilizing the LightSheer Duet HS hand piece and the LightSheer ET: a comparative study of two diode laser systems in Chinese women.
- Clinical efficacy of home-use blue-light therapy for mild-to moderate acne.
- Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% Gel for the Treatment of Moderate-to-severe Acne: An Update.
- Combined superficial & deep fractional skin treatment for photodamaged skin--a prospective clinical trial.
- Treatment of acne scars by fractional bipolar radiofrequency energy.
- Treatment of acne scarring with fractional CO2 laser.
- Cellulite - an overview of non-invasive therapy with energy-based systems.
- Clinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy of a novel superficial and deep carbon dioxide fractional system in the treatment of patients with skin of color.
- An international perspective on fillers in dermatology-from an American perspective.
- Dispensing cosmeceuticals from the office.
- Perceptions and practices in submental fat treatment: a survey of physicians and patients.
- Evaluation of safety and efficacy of the TriFractional RF technology for treatment of facial wrinkles.
- Clinical and usability study to determine the safety and efficacy of the Silk'n Blue Device for the treatment of mild to moderate inflammatory acne vulgaris.
- Safety and Cosmetic Effects of Photodynamic Therapy using Hexyl Aminolevulinate and Intense Pulsed Light: A Pilot Study Conducted in Subjects with Mild-to-moderate Facial Photodamage.
- The assessment of pulsed dye laser treatment of port-wine stains with reflectance confocal microscopy.
- Fractional Q-switched 1,064-nm laser for the treatment of photoaged-photodamaged skin.
- An evaluation of the benefits of a topical treatment in the improvement of photodamaged hands with age spots, freckles, and/or discolorations.
- Home hair removal in all skin types with a combined radiofrequency and optical energy source device.
- Use of micro-focused ultrasound with visualization to lift and tighten lax knee skin (1.).
- Updated international clinical recommendations on scar management: part 1--evaluating the evidence.
- Updated international clinical recommendations on scar management: part 2--algorithms for scar prevention and treatment.
- Melasma-like hyperpigmentation induced by intense pulsed light treatment in Chinese individuals.
- Evaluation of safety and patient subjective efficacy of using radiofrequency and pulsed magnetic fields for the treatment of striae (stretch marks).
- Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of a lidocaine and tetracaine (7%/7%) cream for induction of local dermal anesthesia for facial soft tissue augmentation with hyaluronic Acid.
- The use of the fractional CO2 laser resurfacing in the treatment of photoaging in Asians: five years long-term results.
- A novel triple medicine combination injection for the resolution of keloids and hypertrophic scars.
- Measuring occipital scalp laxity before donor strip harvesting in hair transplantation.
- Facial skin rejuvenation by combination treatment of IPL followed by continuous and fractional radiofrequency.
- The Potential Role of Topically Applied Heparan Sulfate in the Treatment of Photodamage.
- Noninvasive Skin Tightening Treatment.
- Clinical Evaluation of a Novel Intense Pulsed Light Source for Facial Skin Hair Removal for Home Use.
- Once-daily luliconazole cream 1% for the treatment of interdigital tinea pedis.
- A Split-Face Study of Dual-Wavelength Laser on Neck and Facial Port-Wine Stains in Chinese Patients.
- Commentary on Eruptive Keratoacanthomas After Photodynamic Therapy.
- Sub-group Analyses from a Trial of a Fixed Combination of Clindamycin Phosphate 1.2% and Benzoyl Peroxide 3.75% Gel for the Treatment of Moderate-to-severe Acne Vulgaris.
- A retrospective study on the clinical efficacy of the intense pulsed light source for photodamage and skin rejuvenation.
- September Issue Commentary.
- Safety, efficacy, and usage compliance of home-use device utilizing RF and light energies for treating periorbital wrinkles.
- Assessment of efficacy and safety of a fractionated bipolar radiofrequency device for the treatment of lower face wrinkles and laxity.
- Efficacy of a Low Fluence, High Repetition Rate 810nm Diode Laser for Permanent Hair Reduction in Indian Patients with Skin Types IV-VI.
- JCD Editorial - March, 2017.
- JCD Editorial - September, 2017.
- The Future of Non-Invasive Rejuvenation Technology: Devices.
- Clinical efficacy of utilizing Ultrapulse CO combined with fractional CO laser for the treatment of hypertrophic scars in Asians-A prospective clinical evaluation.
- JCD Editorial - June, 2017.
- Combination Therapy for Male Cosmetic Patients.
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Sturge - Weber Award 20182018Fellow of ASLMS
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin Cancer
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Refyne and Defyne
- Sculptra Aesthetic
- Body Contouring Overview
- Fat Reduction
- Skin Tightening
- Hair Restoration
- Melanoma Detection
- Nail Fungus
- Sweat Reduction
- Vascular Lesions
- Acne Light Treatments
- Acne Scarring
- Active Acne
- Hyperhidrosis (Sweating)
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Laser Hair Removal
- Pigment/Tattoo Laser Devices
- Rf Skin Resurfacing
- Sclerotherapy (Veins)
- Cellulite Management/Skin Tightening
- Chemical Peels
- LumiQue Co2LIFT
- Fine Lines/Pigmentation/Resurfacing
- Lash/Brow Tint
- Permanent Makeup
- Past Assistant Clinical Professor Dept. of MedicineDivision of Dermatology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
- Present Assistant Clinical Professor Dept. of MedicineVanderbilt University School of Nursing
- Adjunct Assistant Professor Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine
- Physician Assistant Student PreceptorWake Forest School of Medicine
- Board CertifiedCosmetic Surgeon
- Northwestern University School of Medicine, Lakeside VA Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital
- Emory University Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta VA Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
What do you attribute your success to?
Several Wonderful Mentors, Including Jerome Gold
- St. Thomas Hospital
- Centennial Medical Center Of Ashland
- Baptist Hospital Nashville
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