Dr. Carlson graduated cum laude from the University of Oregon Health Science Center as member of the Alpha Omega Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship at Providence Medical Center in Oregon. He then moved to Los Angeles to complete a residency at UCLA Medical Center. A board certified dermatologist, Dr. Carlson holds memberships in the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is also a former assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA. He is a partner in ownership of Dermatology Associates of Westlake Village.