About Dr. Murad

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), UCLA
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
  • Pharmacist
  • Holder of 19 dermatology-related patents
  • “One of the country’s best dermatologists.”—Vogue

The Father of Inclusive Health®

Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD, is recognized as a leading visionary for his scientific innovations in the fields of health, wellness and dermatology, pioneering the Inclusive Health movement which focuses on a total-body approach to youth building. Dr. Murad’s scientific discovery of The Science of Cellular Water®, which identifies the common denominator of aging and illness as cellular water loss, is now recognized as one of the world’s most comprehensive approaches to understanding health and aging, looking at the ability of cell membranes to hold water as the fundamental marker of youthful good health. Using insights gained from his discoveries, Dr. Murad developed the integrated multidisciplinary Inclusive Health approach to wellness, which helps the body create stronger, healthier cells. This global approach to understanding the body on a cellular level has conclusively demonstrated that Inclusive Health is the key to controlling the aging process and an essential step on the pathway to healthy, beautiful skin.

A board-certified dermatologist, trained pharmacist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Dr. Murad has personally treated over 50,000 patients. In 1989 he founded Murad, Inc. as a way to share his groundbreaking Inclusive Health approach, youth-building philosophies and skincare formulas, which were among the first to achieve significant measurable youth-building results without surgery. Dr. Murad continues his innovative research and holds 19 patents for advances in the science of skin health.

Dr. Murad is also known as “the Father of Internal Skincare” for being an originator in the use of dietary supplements to promote skin health and as the pioneer of the use of alpha hydroxy acids, antioxidants, Pomegranate and Durian in topical skincare. Additionally, he discovered and continuously conducts research on the impact of Cultural Stress,® the constant and pervasive form of stress due to modern-day living, which has been scientifically proven to have a negative impact on health. He continues his innovative research today using his training as a pharmacist and board-certified dermatologist, his insights as an entrepreneur and his enormous passion for life to positively transform the overall health and wellness of people across the globe.

Dr. Murad grew up in Queens, New York. After earning his degree at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he worked as a pharmacist while attending University of California at Irvine Medical School. He completed his rotating internship at New York’s Queens Hospital and his dermatology residency at the Veterans Administration Hospital at UCLA.