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James Behan, MD

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Languages Spoken

  • English

About Me

I was raised in Sparta, New Jersey and moved to San Diego for college. After college, I worked in biotech and later academia performing research in the tumor microenvironment. Throughout my college years and after I participated in competitive powerlifting, this hobby ended with me lifting 677 pounds to place second in the deadlift at the 2004 World Championship.

Eventually I moved up the West Coast to Los Angeles to continue my research interest at a Children’s Hospital before moving on to medical school. I remained in the LA area for internship but then moved to Colorado for part of my residency training. While I enjoyed my time and training in Colorado, I was fortunate to return to Los Angeles to reunite with my family and complete residency. It was a privilege to train at two great institutions.

I enjoy all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology as well as the application of evidence based medicine. In addition to helping my patients with their dermatological needs, I look forward to incorporating ideas for sun protection that are easy and effective for everyday use.

I love spending time with my son and wife; together we hope to explore all the Bay Area has to offer (especially the food)!

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your medical team. I look forward to providing you with high quality care.

Medical Education

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
La County/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology

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