Dr. Roberta Sengelmann, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery
Board of Directors, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Mohs & Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Private Practice: Santa Barbara, CA
Associate Clinical Professor: UC Irvine Department of Dermatology


" The stigma once attached to cosmetic enhancement comes from years past when our only options for aesthetic improvement meant major surgical interventions in an "all or none" approach. Times have changed! Now, more than ever before, we have a myriad of treatment options from fillers & toxins to lasers & peels to help us look refreshed. Our goal is to soften the hard angles, lines, spots of facial aging and to restore some of the attributes of a youthful face for a pleasing mature face. It's all about refining and no longer about overhauling. The outcome is a natural and refreshed look without tell-tale signs of intervention. Patients love it and luckily, so do I! It's creative and gratifying work." - Dr. R. Sengelmann

Dr. Roberta Sengelmann is a board certified dermatologist practicing dermatologic and cosmetic surgery full-time in Santa Barbara, California. She previously practiced at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri  for nearly a decade. In 2008, she stepped down from her post at Washington University where she was an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology and Director of the Center for Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery. At Washington University, she was extensively involved in educating young doctors, her passion. She oversaw resident education in dermatologic surgery and ran a Mohs/Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship.

Dr. Sengelmann completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center/ MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 1997 and went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic/ Advanced Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 1998. Beyond her fellowship education, she pursued hands-on preceptorships with the field's leading experts to refine her techniques in Cutaneous Laser Resurfacing, Tumescent Liposuction, and Facial Rejuvenation Surgery.

Her practice focuses on treatment of skin cancer as well as minimally-invasive aesthetic enhancement.

Dr. Sengelmann is a primary investigator or collaborator on several research projects, has authored over 56 manuscripts, textbook chapters, and abstracts, and has given over 120 invited lectureships. She is co-editor of the first edition of the premiere dermatologic surgery textbook, "Surgery of the Skin", which was first released in 2005.

She is an active member in her speciality's key organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Surgery and the Women's Dermatologic Society. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs and the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative (ITSCC).

While most of her free time is spent with her physician spouse and four children, Dr. Sengelmann enjoys outdoor sports ranging from running, swimming and hiking to snow skiing and horseback riding. Dr. Roberta Sengelmann is the daughter of L.A.-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert P. Sengelmann, who is now deceased but has always been a special mentor to her.