Joseph F. Greco, MD

Joseph F Greco III, MD, is the Medical Director of Greco Medical Group and third generation Greco performing hair restoration, following his father and grandfather Joseph F Greco MD, since 1958.  Dr. Greco is a double board certified, fellowship trained dermatologist and Mohs surgeon.  He completed his fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology and laser surgery at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is board certified by the American Academy of Dermatology in both Dermatology and Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery. 

 

Dr. Greco spent 15 years at UCLA where he was the Director of UCLA Santa Monica Dermatology as well as Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine.  During a highly successful career at UCLA, Dr. Greco has performed over 15,000 Mohs micrographic surgery procedures. 

 

Dr. Greco has been recognized as one of Southern California’s rising stars, a TopDoctor in Los Angeles as well as a SuperDoctor in Southern California from 2016-2022.  He has an extensive list of book chapters and journal articles and has appeared as a faculty presenter at national conferences and workshops on surgical anatomy, advanced surgical reconstructive techniques, cutaneous oncology, hair transplantation and novel laser and light source technologies. 

 

Dr. Greco is fulfilling a lifelong dream to work alongside his father and bring his vast experience in Dermatologic surgery and Hair restoration to an already cutting edge, three-generation family tradition in hair restoration.

JOSEPH F. GRECO, M.D.
CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:

Fellowship, Mohs Micrographic & Reconstructive Surgery, Laser Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

7/2006-6/2007

Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

11/2005-2/2006

Residency, Department of Dermatology
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

7/2003-6/2006

Internship, Medicine
MCP-Hahnemann University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

6/2002-6/2003

Doctor of Medicine
MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

8/1998-5/2002

B.A., Biology
Cornell University, Ithaca NY

8/1993-5/1997

BOARD CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology

8/2006-present

American Board of Dermatology, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery

10/2021- present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Director,UCLA Santa Monica Dermatology
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

9/2009-2022

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

2016-2022

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

7/2009-2016

Faculty, Dr. Hugh Greenway’s Annual Superficial Anatomy and
Cutaneous Surgery Conference
La Jolla, CA

2007-14

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

7/2007-6/2009

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American College of Mohs Surgery

HONORS AND SPECIAL AWARDS:

Super Doctors® Southern California

2016 – 2022

Top Doctor, Los Angeles Magazine

2018

Southern California Rising Stars

2013, 2014

MCP-Hahnemann Dermatology Award for Excellence in Dermatology

2002

Medical Scholar, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine

1999-2000

Graduated with Distinction in All Subjects,
Cornell University

1997

A.W. Laubengayer Prize Winner
Department of Chemistry, Cornell University

1995

RESEARCH PAPERS (PEER REVIEWED):

  1. Greco JF, Cusack CA. Surgical Pearl: The use of a cotton-tipped applicator for tissue eversion during punch biopsy. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005;53(2) p.335-336
  2. Greco JF, Stanko CS, Greenbaum SS. Surgical Gem: The use of a deep polypropylene suture during earlobe repair. A method to provide permanent reinforcement in the prevention of recurrent earlobe tract
    elongation. Dermatol Surg 2005 Nov;31 (11 Pt 1):1442-3.
  3. Greco JF, Soriano T, Lask G, Kim J. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin. Case Report of 4 Patients. Dermatol Surg Nov 2008.
  4. Ezra N, Greco JF, Hayley JC, Chiu MW. Gnatophyma and Otophyma. J Cutan Med Surg. 2009 SepOct;13(5):266-72
  5. Custis T, Beynet D, Carranza D, Greco J, Lask GP, Kim J; Comparison of treatment of melomental fold rhytides with cross-linked hyaluronic acid combined with onabotulinumtoxina and cross-linked hyaluronic
    acid alone. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Nov;36 Suppl 3:1852-8.
  6. Hu JC, Rubin A, Greco J, Kim J. Pearls on fillers and combination cosmetic therapy. Cosmetic Dermatology 2012; 25(4):168-175.
  7. Arzeno J, Liu R, Goldbach H, Moon D, Soriano T, Beynet D, Greco J, Sim M,, Kim J. Effect of preoperative informational video on Mohs surgery patient experience. Dermatol Online J. 2021 Jun 15;27(6)

 

BOOK CHAPTERS:

  1. Greco JF, Skvarka C. Surgical anatomy of the head and neck. In Requisites in Dermatology: Dermatologic Surgery. Vidimos AT, Ammirati CT, Polbete-Lopez C, Eds. Elsevier 2009. p1-48.
  2. Beynet D, Greco JF, Soriano T. Approach to the cosmetic patient. In Requisites in Dermatology: Cosmetic Dermatology. Alam M, Gladstone HB, Tung RC, Eds. Elsevier 2009. p1-6.
  3. Greco JF, Soriano T. Special considerations in Latino Skin. In Cosmetic Dermatology in Skin of Color. Alam M., Ed. McGraw Hill. 2009.
  4. Greco JF, Kim J. Neurotoxins: Past, Present, and Future. In Office-Based Cosmetic Procedures and Techniques. Eremia S., Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2010. p145-150.
  5. Greco JF, Beynet DP, Soriano T. Sciton Broadband Light and Er:YAG Micropeel Combination. In OfficeBased Cosmetic Procedures and Techniques. Eremia S., Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    p232-234.
  6. Greco JF, Raskin B. Er:YAG. In Office-Based Cosmetic Procedures and Techniques. Eremia S., Ed. Cambridge University Press. 2010. p215-217.
  7. Raskin B, Greco JF, Eremia S. Non-Ablative Laser Tissue Remodeling: 1,064-, 1,320-, 1,450-, and 1,540nm Laser Systems. In Office-Based Cosmetic Procedures and Techniques. Eremia S., Ed. Cambridge
    University Press. 2010. p221-224.
  8. Greco JF, Soare A, Beddingfield F, Kim J. Eyes, Lashes, and Brows! Approaches to periorbital rejuvenation. In Comprehensive Aesthetic Rejuvenation A Regional Approach. Kim J, Lask GP, Nelson A.
    Informa Healthcare. 2012. p43-59.

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:

  1. The Hair Angels Foundation, An Introduction. Italian Society for Hair Restoration Surgery. Rome, Italy. April 2003
  2. Dermatologic Manifestations in Athletes. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: December 2003
  3. Fabry Disease: A Case Presentation. Philadelphia Dermatologic Society, Philadelphia, PA, May 2004
  4. Fabry Disease: A Case Presentation. Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Farmington, PA, October 2004
  5. Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck; Fundamentals of Cutaneous Surgery; Introduction to Tissue Movement: Advancement, Rotation, and Transposition Flaps; Local Anesthesia. Drexel University,
    Philadelphia, PA: 2004-2005
  6. Faculty Presenter, Skin Care Regimens. UCLA Advanced Fraxel Laser Training Course with Reliant Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, November 2006
  7. Faculty Presenter, Topical Anesthesia. UCLA Advanced Fraxel Laser Training Course with Reliant Technologies, Los Angeles, CA, November 2006
  8. Novel Laser Therapies. American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, Washington D.C., February 2007
  9. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin. Newcomer Lecture and Research Day. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2007
  10. Lasers in Dermatology. UCLA Division of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Los Angeles, CA, April 2007
  11. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin, 25th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Meetings. La Jolla, California. July 2007
  12. Periorbital Rejuvenation and Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin. International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons. Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2007
  13. Combination Laser and Light Source Procedures. American Academy of Dermatology, San Antonio, Texas. February 2008.
  14. Novel Laser Therapies. American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, February 2008.
  15. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin, 26th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Meetings. La Jolla, California. July 2008
  16. Topical Anesthesia. International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons. Phoenix, Arizona, February 2009.
  17. Combination Ablative Laser Therapies. International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons. Phoenix, Arizona, February 2009.
  18. Update on Fillers. American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. San Francisco, California. March 2009.
  19. Novel Laser Therapies. American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. San Francisco, California. March 2009.
  20. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin, 27th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Meetings. La Jolla, California. July 2009
  21. Skin Cancer Awareness: Vital Signs Lecture. Santa Monica, California. September 2009
  22. Combination Broadband Light and Erbium Microlaser Peel for Photoaged Skin, 28th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Meetings. La Jolla, California. July 2010
  23. Skin Cancer Awareness: Vital Signs Lecture. Santa Monica, California. May 2010
  24. Skin Cancer Awareness: Vital Signs Lecture. Santa Monica, California. August 2010
  25. Our Favorite Surgical Repairs. 28th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Course. La Jolla, California. July 2011.
  26. Board Review Workshop. 28th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Course. La Jolla, California. July 2011.
  27. Tumor Excision/Wound Repair and Injectibles for Young Dermatologic Surgeons. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. November 2011.
  28. Principles of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. 29th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Course. La Jolla, California. July 2012. Joseph F. Greco, M.D.
  29. Board Review Workshop. 29th Annual Hugh Greenway Superficial Anatomy Course. La Jolla, California. July 2012.
  30. Tumor Excision/Wound Repair and Injectibles for Young Dermatologic Surgeons. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Washington D.C. November, 2012.
  31. Skin Cancer. Webinar for “Curbside” lecture series for the Santa Monica Bay Physicians. 2012.
  32. Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Webinar for “Curbside” lecture series for the Santa Monica Bay Physicians. 2012.
  33. Breithaupt AD, Gharavi N, Sako E, Greco J. Analysis of Mohs micrographic surgery cases for previously undiagnosed invasion. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting, May 2-5, 2013, Washington,
    DC. (Poster Presentation)
  34. Gharavi NM, Breithaupt AD, Sako E, Kim JJ, Greco J. Incidence of invasion found during treatment of superficial/in-situ non-melanoma skin cancers by Mohs micrographic surgery. International Investigative
    Dermatology Meeting, May 8-11, 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Poster Presentation)
  35. Breithaupt AD, Gharavi N, Sako E, Greco J. Analysis of Mohs micrographic surgery cases for previously undiagnosed invasion. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting,October 3-6, 2013,
    Chicago IL(Poster Presentation)
  36. Our Favorite Surgical Repairs. Hugh Greenway’s 31st Annual Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery course. La Jolla, California. July 2014
  37. Martin S, Yashar S, Greco J. A case of fibrous histiocytoma with atypia and monster cells. Poster Presentation At: California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting; September
    2015; Santa Barbara, CA.
  38. Pre-Conference Hands-On Workshop: Tumor Excision/Wound Repair and Injectable Techniques. Faculty Presenter. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago. October 2015.
    39. Hands-on Mini Workshop: Advanced Suturing Techniques. Faculty Presenter. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting. Chicago. October 2015.
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