Dore Gilbert, M.D.


Dore J. Gilbert, M.D., received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1971, his Medical Degree from the University of Southern California in 1975, and in 1976 completed a Surgery Internship at USC Medical Center, Los Angeles County. He completed a residency in Dermatology at Harbor General Hospital from 1976-1979 where he served as Chief Resident from 1978-1979.

Family & Involvement

Dr. Gilbert and his wife, Gloria, have been married for 36 years and have raised 5 children in Laguna Hills. The Gilberts have lived in Laguna Hills since 1981. Dr. Gilbert was elected to the Saddleback Valley Unified District's Board of Education where he served for 29 years. Dr. Gilbert coached Jr. All American Football, Little League Baseball and Bobby Sox Softball.

United States Army Medical Corps

In 2010, Dr. Gilbert, with the strong support of his family, decided to fulfill a lifelong dream of serving his country. He volunteered and was commissioned in the United States Army Medical Corps. He went to Basic Training in Texas in November of 2010 and then volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan in 2011.
A portrait of Council Member Dore Gilbert


Currently, Dr. Gilbert is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves Medical Corps. He recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan on November 5, 2011. Dr. Gilbert served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 36 Maneuver Enhancement Brigade of the Massachusetts National Guard. His awards include:
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster (signifies second award)
  • Afghan Campaign Medal with Campaign Bronze Star Devise
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal
  • ISAF NATO Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Army Overseas Ribbon


Dr. Dore Gilbert, former Chief of Dermatology at Hoag Hospital, is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. In practice for 30 years, Dr. Gilbert is the Medical Director of Newport Dermatology & Laser Associates, in Newport Beach, California where he specializes in Anti-Aging and Acne solutions through combination treatments of topicals, Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light (Fotofacial), Blue Light (Acne), Therma-Cool ® (incision-less face-lifts, and fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane®.  In addition to cosmetic dermatology, he also practices general dermatology with an emphasis on skin cancer.


As a member of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Gilbert lectures regularly and has published numerous clinical papers. Dr. Gilbert was amongst a select group of physicians that embraced the arrival of light based therapies in its early stages and incorporated it into his practice as well as publishing and lecturing on the benefits and uses of various light based therapies.  Dr. Gilbert is also a certified physician instructor for Allergan and Dusa Pharmaceutical.