Miesha Merati, DO, FAAD

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Highlights

  • Dr. Miesha Merati is a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles.
  • She is an expert in skin cancer and dermoscopy or the hand-held microscope used in the early detection of skin cancers. She is one of the few dermatologists fellowship-trained in dermoscopy.
  • Dr. Merati also has a particular passion for the study of pigmentary disorders but loves complex medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology in general.

Experience

Dr. Miesha Merati is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermoscopy expert, specialized in the early detection of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. After finishing her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, and medical school at Michigan State University, she completed her dermatology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

During residency, she served two chief resident roles, as well as leadership positions on medical education, medical device, and cosmeceutical scientific advisory boards. She trained under and is actively engaged in research and clinical trials with internationally-acclaimed leaders in general and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Merati published in numerous textbook chapters, peer-reviewed scientific studies, and presented at multiple national dermatology conferences. Her publications are in journals such as the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, among others. During training, she received several research as well as outstanding presentation awards. She also serves active roles on committees within the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

After residency, Dr. Merati spent two years at the largest cosmetic practice in Northeast Ohio, where she had ample opportunity to apply her love for creativity and unique training to provide superior medical and cosmetic dermatologic care. She also stayed active within the community by engaging in charity skin cancer screenings and mentoring numerous medical students and resident physicians.

When not in the office, Dr. Merati enjoys sketching, acrylic painting, photography, traveling, and spending time with her family and her pets. She is fluent in Farsi and especially enjoys both cooking and eating Persian cuisine. Her rigorous training, artistic eye, diverse experiences, and caring demeanor contribute to the exceptional and ethical care she provides to her patients. Dr. Merati truly considers it a privilege to build meaningful and lasting relationships with her patients.

Education

  • Undergraduate - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Medical School - Michigan State University, Detroit, MI
  • Residency - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Awards

  • 2018: Outstanding Research Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2018: Quality and Safety Award, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2017: Poster Competition Award, Ohio Dermatologic Association "Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Antibody with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia"
  • 2017: Poster Competition Award, Ohio Dermatologic Association "Sharps Safety Education in Dermatologic Surgery"
  • 2010-2013: Sigma Sigma Phi, Osteopathic Honor Society, Iota Chapter

Media Features/Publications

Fregene A, Jing XL, Monson LA, Zehtabzadeh AJ, Merati M, Buchman SR. Paradoxical Maintenance of Bone Mineral Density in Mandible Fractures following Sub-therapeutic Radiation Therapy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2009.

Inyang AF, Tchanque-Fossuo CN, Merati M, Radzolsky ER, Buchman SR. Microdensitometric and Microarchitectural Alterations in Irradiated Mandibular Fracture Repair. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2014.

Merati M, Lloyd J. 2015. Cicatricial Pemphigoid. In Domino FJ (Ed.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Merati M, Lloyd J. 2015. An Algorithm to Approaching an Atypical Nevus. In Domino FJ (Ed.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Merati M, Lloyd J. 2015. An Algorithm for Approaching Abnormal Nails. In Domino FJ (Ed.) The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2015, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Merati M, Buethe DJ, Cooper KD, Honda KS, Wang H, Gerstenblith MR. Aggressive CD8+ epidermotropic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma associated with a homozygous mutation in SAMHD1. JAAD Case Reports, 2015.

Morrison M, Merati M, Ramirez J, Cha HC, LaFond A. Penile Calciphylaxis Diagnosed Using Computed Tomography. The Journal of European Academy of Dermato-Venereology, 2015.

Fraga-Braghiroli NA, Merati M, Rabinovitz H, Swanson D, Scope A. Reflectance confocal microscopy features of focal dermal mucinosis differ from those described for basal cell carcinoma: report of two cases. Dermatology, 2015.

Scott JF, Reichert B, Merati M, Cooper KD, Honda K. Case report: metastatic multiple myeloma. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 2015.

Fraga-Braghiroli NA, Merati M, Scope A, Rabinovitz H. Reflectance confocal microscopy features of a clonal seborrheic keratosis that clinically and dermoscopically simulates melanoma. Dermatologic Surgery, 2015.

Khosla D, Novoa RA, Merati M, Honda K, Gerstenblith MR. Multiple eccrine axillary hidrocytomas. JAAD Case Reports, 2016.

Merati M, Lowe E, Lloyd J, Baron E, Kord H. Clinicopathologic challenge: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 2016.

Merati M, Scott J, Honda K, Bordeaux J. Atypical fibroxanthoma invading the parietal bone. Dermatologic Surgery, 2017.

Merati M, Lowe E, Merrill J. Paclitaxel-induced Acral Erythema. Journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2017.

Merati M, Buethe D, Honda K. A case of bilateral ear swelling and necrosis. JAMA Otolaryngology, 2017.

Seth D, Wang S, Ezaldein H, Merati M, Scott J. Over-the-counter light therapy for acne: a cross-sectional retrospective analysis. Dermatology Online Journal, 2019.

Wang S, Ezaldein H, Tripathi R, Merati M, Scott J. An analysis of marketing trends for the approval of cryolipolysis devices by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Journal of Dermatologic Treatment, 2018.

Wang S, Seth D, Ezaldein H, Tripathi R, Merati M, Muakkassa F, Scott J. Shedding light on the FDA’s 510(k) approvals process: low-level laser therapy devices used in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. J Dermatolog Treat, 2018.

Tsai S, Ezaldein H, Conic R, Merati M, Scott J. Inpatient dermatology consultations and the ‘July effect’: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 2019.

Walker E, Liu Y, Kim I, Biro M, Iyer SR, Ezaldein H, Scott J, Merati M, Mistur R, Zhou B, Straight B, Yim JJ, Bogyo M, Mann M, Wilson DL, Basildon JP, Popkin DL. Clinical validation of a protease-activated fluorescent probe for rapid visualization of keratinocyte carcinoma in conventional excision. Cancer Research, 2019.

Urban K, Merati M, Parker L, Sok C, Bains R. Multiple xanthogranulomata in a teenager. Cureus, 2020.

Merati M, Woods C, Reznik N, Parker L. An assessment of microneedling with topical growth factors for facial skin rejuvenation: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2019.

Schwartz C, Merati M, Ezaldein H. Skin cancers related to ultraviolet lamp use in gel manicures. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2019.

Healey B, Gowda A, Merati M, Ezaldein H. Review of microneedling adverse effects. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2020.

Ezaldein H, Hill S, Merati M, Suggs A, Reichert B, Scott J. Dermatologic Device Clearance within the Food and Drug Administration’s 510(k) Pathway. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2020.