The Santa Monica Dermatology physicians bring a traditional, comprehensive and updated approach to dermatologic care. We have a special interest in the early detection and treatment of melanoma and other skin cancers and offer MOHS surgery, which provides the highest surgical cure rate for non-melanoma skin cancer. We are closely aligned with numerous top specialists in the Santa Monica area. Our group stays current on the latest technological advances in medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments.

Adriana N. Schmidt, M.D.

Dr. Schmidt joined our practice after completing her advanced dermatology residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where she also received her medical doctorate. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Brown University. Dr. Schmidt is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Women's Dermatologic Society, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the North American Hair Research Society. She has worked with several of the internationally-renown leaders in hair loss and received a Women's Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award to do a clinical and research fellowship at the University of Bologna in 2009. She is a published author in several peer-reviewed journals and has volunteered her time to dermatologic support groups and free clinics. Dr. Schmidt also serves as the section head of Dermatology at St John's Hospital and is an adjunct faculty member at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Schmidt is a native of Los Angeles. You can follow Dr. Schmidt on Instagram @DrSchmidtSays.


Jason R. Litak, M.D., FACMS

Dr. Jason Litak was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego, and earned his medical degree from the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles. He was chief resident in dermatology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. After residency he went on to complete a rigorous fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery, accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery (only 70 such fellowships worldwide). With his advanced surgical training, Dr. Litak performs all of the Mohs procedures and many of the skin excisions for our group. In addition, Dr. Litak practices comprehensive general dermatology and skin cancer detection using dermoscopy. He attends several continuing medical education conferences per year and stays current with the dermatology literature. He prides himself on focusing on real medical dermatology and has avoided the distraction of cosmetic dermatology. His passion is for providing compassionate evidence-based medical care for his patients. 


Lauren L. Reager, M.D.

A native of Santa Monica, Dr. Lauren Reager received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his internship in Internal medicine and residency training in Dermatology at the same institution. Dr. Reager established the Santa Monica Dermatology group in 1968. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and completed the voluntary recertification examination in 2009. Additionally, Dr. Reager is certified in Dermatopathology by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology. He maintains memberships in the American Academy of Dermatology, Pacific Dermatologic Association, American Medical Association, California Medical Association and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. He has served as Chief of Dermatology at UCLA/Santa Monica Hospital and St. John's Hospital. Dr. Reager is currently an adjunct faculty member at John Wayne Cancer Center at St. John's Medical Center in Santa Monica, CA.


Paul L. Smith, M.D.

Dr. Paul SmithDr. Paul Smith received both his undergraduate and medical training at UCLA. He also completed his residency at a UCLA affiliated program. He is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology and recently completed a voluntary recertification in 2009. He is in good standing with the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Smith was born and raised in Southern California and has practiced locally for over 30 years. Dr. Smith is a member of the staff of Santa Monica-UCLA hospital.   He has a long-standing history of working with both Veteran's groups and career lifeguards.


Gregory J. Colman, M.D.

Dr. Colman received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He has attended many post-graduate seminars and preceptorships in the use of lasers in Dermatology. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and successfully completed a voluntary re-certification by the Dermatology Board in 2009. Dr. Colman is also board-certified in Dermatopathology. He is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Pacific Dermatologic Association, the International Society of Dermatopathology, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association. Dr. Colman is a member of the staffs of both St. John's Hospital and Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital, and served for several years as Chief of Dermatology at St. John's. He has been in private practice in Dermatology in Santa Monica at the same location for the past 32 years.

Our Staff

Most of our staff has been with us for more than twenty years. They provide support for our patients in many ways.

Our Staff