Dr. Douglas K. Ulmer
- Medical and Surgical Dermatology
- Cosmetic and Laser Surgery
- Superficial Radio-Therapy Supervisor & Operator
Memberships and Affiliations
- The American Academy of Dermatology
- The American Academy of Dermatopathology
- American Society for dermatological Surgery Fellow
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Fellow
- American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery Fellow
- American Society of Liposuction Surgery Member
Areas of Interest
Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, Rosacea ■ Laser CO2 Skin Rehabilitation ■ Cosmetic Laser Surgery ■ Dermabrasion ■ Skin Peels ■ Sclerotherapy ■ Anti-Aging Regimens ■ Blepharoplasty – Uppers and Lowers ■ Liposuction ■ Botox – All Uses ■ Fillers – Lip Enhancement, Facial Volume Correction
Dr. Ulmer was born on March 13, 1945 in Fort Myers, Florida and spent most of his youth in Akron and Toledo, Ohio. During his senior year of high school, Dr. Ulmer and his family moved to California, where he attended Pasadena Polytechnic School.
Dr. Ulmer attended DePauw University in Indiana, where he was a double major in chemistry and pre-med. He graduated in 1967 and was elected to the honor society Phi Beta Kappa. After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Ulmer moved west once again, to pursue his medical degree at UCLA School of Medicine. He graduated with honors in 1971 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Ulmer conducted his internship at UCLA Harbor General Hospital from 1971-1972 and completed his three-year residency program. He was the Chief Resident in the Dermatology Department in 1975.
Dr. Ulmer was board-certified by The American Academy of Dermatology in 1976. Following additional training and coursework, Dr. Ulmer became Board Certified in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Pathology in 1981. In addition, Dr. Ulmer has received certification by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and Board Certified for Dermatological Radiation Therapy.
Dr. Ulmer has been practicing dermatology in Long Beach since 1975. His vast knowledge, coupled with his no-nonsense approach and excellent service, has made him one of the leading dermatologists in Southern California. Over the last four and a half decades, Dr. Ulmer has established a tradition of providing the highest standard in his cosmetic and general dermatology practice. The popularity of cosmetic and laser treatments have surged in recent years causing dermatology to constantly evolve and accommodate the newest research and technology. Dr. Ulmer keeps abreast of the latest changes in the field by continuing his education and regularly attending conferences given by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He strives to add cutting-edge, new procedures to his arsenal of treatments and therapies.
With the opening of the Ulmer Dermatology Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Center in 2005, Dr. Ulmer has been able to serve the latest demands of his field. In 2017, Ulmer Dermatology introduced radiotherapy to treat basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinoma, and keloids without surgery. Radiotherapy employs low voltage soft photons to eradicate cancerous cells without damaging normal adjacent cells thus removing skin cancers without surgery and scarring. There are no systemic side effects and this latest advance in the treatment of skin cancer has wide applicability for patients who desire no scarring – particularly on the face. Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) is also beneficial in treating older patients that wish to avoid surgery.