Dr. Payam Abrishami , MD

Dermatology and Dermatopathology


Early History Payam Abrishami immigrated to United States at age 11 after living in Iran, Turkey, and Israel. After high school in Los Angeles, he attended UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Marine Biology. Cornell University Medical College He then moved to New York City to attend Cornell University Medical College where he graduated in 2000. Payam became fascinated with the human skin early in medical school while working night shifts with the New York Firefighter%u2019s Skin Bank. Along with a few other Cornell medical students, he procured cadaveric skin grafts (and other organs) in operating rooms throughout greater New York, Connecticut and New Jersey for tissue banks and burn units worldwide. During a medical school rotation with A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D. at his then new Ackerman Academyof Dermatopathology, Dr. Abrishami learned dermatology in a vivid manner through Bernie%u2019s multi-headed microscope. Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship Dr. Abrishami completed his dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota, one of the largest and oldest programs in the country, which emphasizes reconstructive surgery. He then went on to complete a Fellowship in Dermatopathology under Dr. Clay Cockerell at the University of Texas-Southwestern, in one of the world%u2019s largest laboratory practices dedicated to skin pathology. Assistant Chief of Dermatopathology at UCLA Following his training, Dr. Abrishami accepted a position as Assistant Chief of Dermatopathology at UCLA. As a full time UCLA Professor in the Department of Pathology and Dermatology, he performed consultations on difficult cases sent from hospitals nationwide and trained residents and fellows from both departments of Dermatology and Pathology. West Dermatology and The Center for Dermatology Care Since 2008, Dr. Abrishami has served as the Chief Dermatopathologist for West Dermatology Medical Group where he interprets about 40,000 skin biopsies annually for about 40 dermatology offices nationwide; a large and diverse case volume offers him vast consulting experience and also the opportunity to teach rotating dermatology residents and to engage in innovative studies. Dr. Abrishami also spends two full days a week at the Center for Dermatology Care where he practices clinical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He believes emphatically that %u201Cbeing a strong clinician is important for being a good pathologist. Each practice augments the other, and practicing both ultimately helps my colleagues and patients.%u201D Abrishami Dermatopathology In 2010, at the request of many colleagues, Dr. Abrishami launched a private dermatopathology practice for routine and consultative services. Abrishami Dermatopathology aims to deliver Dr. Abrishami%u2019s knowledge and passion along with a high level of service. Dr. Abrishami personally reviews all material and is available by phone and email to discuss cases. Dr. Abrishami directly handles any additional testing necessary and does not simply recommend that a clinician pursue other tests or opinions on her own.

Gender: N/A

Years in Practice: 20 Years

Languages Spoken: English

Education & Training

Medical School: Cornell University Medica

Graduation Date: in 2000

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Specialties: Dermatology and Dermatopathology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Basic HMO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS AZ Neighborhood Network MRF
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X HMO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Priority Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO - CoveredCA
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Coventry Health Care of Nevada PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net Ambetter/CommunityCare HMO
  • Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
  • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net CA Primary EPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Molina Mrktplace CA
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex2
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex3
  • UHC SignatureValue Focus
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Dr. Abrishami's Office Information

Website: abrishamiderm.com
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:


Doctor Abrishami's Other Office Information

Fax:(714) 492-4724
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

West Dermatology Of Pennsylvania
150 W Beau St Ste 308
Washington, PA 15301

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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