Dr. Ryan Karmouta, MD, MBA, Provides Expert Medical & Surgical Dermatology Services for All Ages

October 2022

Dr. Ryan Brings a Wealth of Experience to Optima Dermatology’s Salem, NH Practice

Optima Dermatology is excited to welcome Dr. Ryan Karmouta, MD, MBA, to our practice in Salem, NH. Dr. Ryan provides a range of medical and surgical dermatology services and is committed to delivering an exceptional patient experience.

Dr. Ryan is a graduate of both Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School, a published author of numerous dermatological research papers, and a trainee of world-renowned medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatologists. Dr. Ryan also completed his residency training in dermatology on the East Coast at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Dr. Ryan offers a wide range of dermatologic treatments for conditions of the skin, hair, and nails, including skin cancer treatment and surgery. 

A Commitment to Family-Style Care

Dr. Ryan’s approach to patient care mirrors Optima Dermatology’s mission: to treat patients as you would your own family. 

Patients can expect personalized, comprehensive care with skincare treatments tailored to their needs. Dr. Ryan is dedicated to making a positive impact on his patients’ lives using the most appropriate approach. 

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Ryan, his approach, and the path that led him to pursue a career in medical and surgical dermatology.

Where did you go to school? Did you know you wanted to focus on dermatology from the start? 

I went to Harvard Medical School. I had no idea I wanted to focus on dermatology until I did my rotation!

Why did you choose dermatology? What did the path to get there look like for you?  

I really enjoyed all the specialties I rotated through – from medicine to surgery to the emergency room. I had a mentor in my third year on my medicine rotation who told me I should consider dermatology. I listened to him and did a dermatology rotation. I absolutely loved it – in dermatology, you are the expert. I love the visual nature of the field and I love how specialized it is. 

In terms of practice, the diversity and breadth of dermatology are amazing. I get to see patients of all age ranges and practice medically, surgically, and procedurally. I am fortunate enough to treat medical conditions like acne, psoriasis, and eczema, which often can be very challenging to patients and require close medical management. I also get to work closely with patients in skin cancer identification from skin checks and treatment, whether that be surgical or medical. 

In addition, dermatology has a close association with cosmetics. Helping people look and feel their best is very rewarding! As a dermatologist, I can help patients medically, surgically, and procedurally, which is really rewarding as we can reach for many different options when designing a treatment plan.

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin? 

It has to be sunscreen. So many skin cancer and cosmetic concerns could be prevented with regular sunscreen use. Look for broad-spectrum SPF30+ (I prefer 45+) sunscreen. The best kind is the one you will actually wear. My favorites right now have been tinted mineral-based (zinc oxide or titanium dioxide ) sunscreens.

What is your favorite aspect of dermatology? 

While skin is superficial, skin diseases are anything but! Seeing a patient’s confidence and quality of life improve as we’re able to help them is so rewarding.

What is your approach to treating your patients? 

I strive to really understand a patient’s goals to work as a team to create a treatment plan that works best. While we have evidence-based options for certain conditions, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Understanding patients’ goals for treatment and bringing my expertise to the table helps us create a plan that works best.

What do you like to do when you are not in the office? 

I love being outside and spending time with those close to me. You can catch my dog Ella and me hiking, camping, surfing, and traveling often.

If there was one thing you wish your patients knew about you, what would it be? 

I am here to help! Skin exams or conditions can often feel embarrassing but they don’t need to be. I will always try to make you feel as comfortable as possible so please feel free to bring anything up.

What to Expect From Dermatological Care From Dr. Ryan and His Team

If you’re seeking medical dermatological care, Dr. Ryan and his team at Optima Dermatology offer a wide range of services and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

View a complete list of our dermatology services, and come in for a free consultation to learn more about our approach to patient care. Dr. Ryan is accepting new patients at our Salem, NH location. Give us a call at 844-756-0898 to schedule your consultation today!