Manhattan Dermatology

“There is nothing more rewarding than quickly getting someone on the road to recovery who has been struggling with a skin problem for a long time.”

400 S Sepulveda Blvd Suite 205 in Manhattan Beach  |  310-546-1188  |


Ashley Magovern, MD is a board-certified general, pediatric and cosmetic dermatologist who has been in practice for five years. Before opening Manhattan Dermatology, she worked alongside world-renowned dermatologist Howard Murad at the Murad Inclusive Health Medical Group. The staff of Manhattan Dermatology create a friendly, intimate environment for their patients. “We are a happy bunch, and I believe that translates to our patients,” says Dr. Magovern. “We want everyone to enjoy his/her office experience, and we really strive to live up to the patient’s expectations.” Dr. Magovern earned her medical degree from Georgetown University. She completed her medical internship at Stanford University and her dermatology residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she was elected to serve as chief resident. She spent two years in the dermatology department at UC San Francisco conducting skin research and completed a one-year fellowship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, working with a leader in pediatric dermatology. 

What would you like potential patients to know about you? 

“Even though cosmetic dermatology gets a lot of attention and I enjoy that part of my specialty, I actually love seeing general dermatology patients—acne, rashes and skin cancers. That’s why I went into the field.”

What’s one trend that is defining your specialty today? 

“Non-surgical cosmetic techniques are booming. It’s quite amazing what we can do nowadays.”

When did you move to this area? 

“I grew up in El Segundo and went to the East Coast and Midwest for medical school and residency training. I loved every experience but couldn’t wait to get back to the South Bay. I dragged my husband, an orthopaedic surgeon whom I met in medical school, back to Manhattan Beach four years ago. He loves it, by the way. We have two girls, Mary and Samantha. My parents and brother are locals as well.”

What’s most rewarding about your work? 

“Skin conditions sound simple. To many of my patients, however, they can be incredibly frustrating and can interfere with all aspects of life. There is nothing more rewarding than quickly getting someone on the road to recovery who has been struggling with a skin problem for a long time.”

What does the future hold for your practice? 

“I look forward to becoming an important part of the community.”

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