Our Mission

Our mission at University Skin Institute (USI) is to provide the highest quality of individualized care in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. We utilize the newest technology and state of the art minimally invasive techniques to treat skin diseases and to enhance your natural beauty. Prevention, safety and comfort are our top priorities.

Dr. Pantea Hashemi

Board-certified Dermatologist

Pantea Hashemi, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of USI is delighted to share her medical and cosmetic expertise with the Sacramento community. She has over 10 years of experience in dermatology and trained in several prestigious institutes. Her research focus is early detection of skin cancers at the stage amenable to minimally invasive treatment. Thorough skin check is offered at the office visit with full education on different types of skin cancer and most appropriate way of treatments from field therapy to surgical excisions and recommendation on diet, lifestyle and skin care products. Dr. Hashemi would welcome the opportunity to discuss and address any aesthetic improvements you are considering.

As an experienced provider of cosmetic dermatology, she can offer the latest and the advanced options currently available for immediate and long-lasting improvements; these include among many others: non-surgical anti-aging regimens, non-invasive facial and body rejuvenation with neuromodulators, fillers and various types of lasers and energy-based devices. Our team will work with you to understand your concerns and find the most innovative and customized treatment plan. We, at the University Skin Institute, look forward to meeting with you and to assist caring for your skin, beauty and overall health. Feel free to contact us for your first consultation.

After completing a preliminary year of internal medicine at Harbor Hospital, a Johns Hopkins affiliate, she continued to pursue her dermatology residency at New York Medical College; where she was selected as the chief resident in her senior year. Her postgraduate training includes a fellowship in dermatopathology at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology followed by a cutaneous oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, NY.

Dr. Hashemi’s clinical research interests are application of laser and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) in the treatment of scars, the significance of dermoscopy and confocal microscopy in detection of melanoma, histopathology, and immune bullous diseases. Dr. Hashemi’s specialty focus includes application of fillers, neuromodulators, and laser resurfacing for facial rejuvenation and body contouring. She is a recipient of grants from Women’s Dermatologic Society and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

Recipient of many honors and awards, Dr. Hashemi has more than 30 publications and presentations in peer reviewed journals, and international conferences. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology and Women’s dermatologic society.


1. Kim C, Hashemi P, Caglia M, Shulman K. Treatment of imiquimod resistant epidermodysplasia verruciformis with igenol mebutate J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Mar 1;15(3): 350-2.

2. Hashemi P, Kao GF, Konia T, Kauffman CL, Tam CC, Sina B. Multicentric primary Extramammary Paget disease: A Toker cell disorder? Cutis 2014 July; 94(1): 35-38.

3. Hashemi P, Sina B, Rietkerk W, Safai B. A debate between gadolinium versus erythropoietin in a renal transplant patient with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. J Nephrol. 2013 Jan-Feb; 26(1): 48-54.

4. Hashemi P, Pulitzer MP, Scope A, Kovalyshyn I, Halpern AC, Marghoob AA. Langerhans cells and melanocytes share similar morphologic features under in vivo reflectance confocal microscopy: a challenge for melanoma diagnosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Mar; 66 (3): 452-62.

5. Hashemi P, Rashidi A, Chapas AM, Balfour E. Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma with paraproteinemia and no periorbital involvement at presentation. Cutis. 2012 Jan; 89 (1): 41-44.

6. Hashemi P, Rabinovitz HC, Marghoob AA, Scope A. Reflectance confocal microscopy of Basal cell carcinoma. In: Hofmann-Wellenhof R, Pellacani G, Malvehy J, Soyer HP.! Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. 2012; P 271-284.

7. Hashemi P, Marghoob AA, Rabinovitz HC, Scope A. Reflectance confocal microscopy of congenital melanocytic nevi. In Hofmann-Wellenhof R, Pellacani G, Malvehy J, Soyer HP.! Reflectance confocal microscopy for skin diseases. 2012; P 115-131.

8. Davari P, Gorouhi F, Hashemi P, Behnia F, Ghassemi A, Nasiri-Kashani M, Firooz A. Pulsed dye laser treatment with different onset times for new surgical scars: a single blind randomized controlled trial. Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Sep; 27(5): 1095-8.

9. Wang SQ, Hashemi P. Noninvasive imaging technologies in the diagnosis of melanoma. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2010 Sep; 29(3): 174-84.

10. Daneshpazhooh M, Behjati J, Hashemi P, Shamohammadi S, Mortazavi H, Nazemi MJ, Kiani MR, Chams- Davatchi C. Thyroid Autoimmunity and Pemphigus Vulgaris, Is there a significant association? J Am Acad Dermatol, 2010 Feb; 62(2): 349-51.

11. Hashemi P, Ackerman AB. Spotlight on “Rosacea”: Historical perspective. Online publication in Derm 101.com.

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