Dr. Michael Heffernan has been an owner of San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic since 2014. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, his medical degree from the University of Michigan, and trained in Dermatology at Stanford University where he was chosen to be Chief Resident.
Dr. Heffernan then served his country in the Air Force. After returning from service, he taught at Washington University and Wright State University, where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Residency Program Director. Dr. Heffernan’s research has lead to the development of dozens of medications. He previously served as a Distinguished Medical Fellow and Senior Medical Director at Eli Lilly & Co.
Dr. Heffernan has been the author of over 60 publications and textbook chapters. He has been an investigator on over 130 research protocols and has given hundreds of lectures around the globe. Dr. Heffernan is an internationally recognized dermatologist for problems ranging from the common to the complex. He specializes in the management of skin cancer and pre-skin cancers. He also specializes in the management of all complicated dermatologic disorders including psoriasis, lichen planus, mycosis fungoides, vasculitis, and pemphigus.
San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic
The San Luis Dermatology and Laser Clinic has been serving the San Luis Obispo area since 1977. From a one doctor, one nurse, one front office person practice, the clinic has grown into a four physician and twenty-five support staff practice, with two locations in San Luis Obispo.
Their goal is to provide the best dermatologic care for each of their patients, employing the latest scientific and pharmacologic technology. They endeavor to provide this care with compassion and empathy, recognizing and honoring the dignity of each person for whom they care. The clinic strives to inform and educate each patient, allowing them to participate in the decision-making regarding their treatment, performing with the highest standards of honesty and integrity. They want their patients to feel that the physicians and staff are friends and advocates in providing this care.
15 Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, California