He is an Orange County native who began his career at UCLA where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine where he graduated with honors and was inducted into the most esteemed honor society. For his dermatology residency he attended Virginia Commonwealth University where he graduated as Chief Resident. Following residency Dr. Awadalla placed into an extra year of training in a highly coveted fellowship with Leonard H. Goldberg at Methodist Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Houston, Texas. This extra year of training was spent honing his skills in Mohs micrographic surgery, a tissue-sparing skin cancer removal and facial reconstruction procedure, as well as cosmetic dermatology procedures.With his well-rounded residency training and fellowship in procedural dermatology, Dr. Awadalla has attained incredible knowledge in the field of dermatology and cutting edge experiences in skin cancer removal, facial plastic reconstructive and cosmetic dermatology.
Education and Training
Drexel University College of Medicine
American Board of Dermatology- Dermatology
Farah Awadalla MD's Expert Contributions
You need to increase your topical treatments as you don't necessarily qualify for oral treatment with 7% involvement. If it is interfering with your daily life however you could be started on oral therapy. READ MORE
Compression does help stop the formation or enlargement of varicose veins. How high you go depends on what vessels are affected READ MORE
This depends on the depth of the wound (1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn) and what stage of healing you are in. If it is a healed scar it will be treated with scar gels but if it is an open wound it depends on the depth of the wound. READ MORE
This could be due an process which is exacerbated by the sun or an allergic type of reaction to the sun. You need to see a dermatologist to differentiate between these two things. READ MORE
You must take measures to protect yourself from sun exposure as it is the number one cause of skin aging and skin cancer. If you are vitamin D deficient you can take an oral supplement to help increase your levels. READ MORE
You are one day out from IPL treatment. You may notice some skin changes while your skin heals from the procedure that can take a 1-2 weeks. However you may also be having a reaction to either the treatment or something you are applying topically. You should see the person who performed the procedure to make sure that all is going well. READ MORE
Anaphylactic allergic reactions are serious life-threatening emergencies when the airways swell and compromise breathing. What you are experiencing is allergic contact dermatitis. READ MORE
There are certain rashes that occur only during pregnancy as well as many rashes that can occur whether pregnant or not. You need to see a dermatologist to determine what you have. READ MORE
PRP with micro-needling can certainly help improve acne scarring. We have one at our office if you are interested. READ MORE
Lasers can be used on the skin surface or inside the vessels to destroy the vessels. No treatment guarantees that the varicose veins will not return unless you manually remove the vessels. READ MORE
Red spots on the chest could be multiple things. It is important that you get evaluated to make sure they are nothing serious. READ MORE
There are many causes of red bumps on the thighs, some of which could be serious. I suggest you make an appointment to be evaluated. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American College of Mohs Surgery
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- University of California, Irvine, Virginia Commonwealth University- Driet Residency
- Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University Houston TX
Professional Society Memberships
- American Osteopathic Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard Work, Extensive Studying and A Genuine Passion To Make A Strong Connection With His Patients.
- Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center
Farah Awadalla MD's Practice location
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