All About My Mohs Surgeon at DermWellesley

Meet Dr. Tiffany Sun, MD. Ph.d, Your Mohs Surgeon at DermWellesley

Dr. Tiffany Sun, M.D. Ph.D. is a distinguished, double board-certified dermatologist and Mohs micrographic surgeon with an expertise in the surgical treatment of skin cancers. Dr. Sun practices medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology and has extensive advanced training and experience in Mohs surgery and cosmetic facial reconstruction.

To learn more about Dr. Sun and read about her biography, education, achievements, and background, click here.

Why Does Having a Board-Certified Mohs Micrographic Surgeon Matter?

A board-certified Mohs surgeon must have:

  1. Graduated from medical school, finished a medical internship and a three year dermatology residency and then passed a board certification examination. They are then board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Once this is complete, your surgeon then needs to complete an additional one to two year fellowship training program specifically in Mohs surgery. This fellowship is a rigorous program that focuses on mastering Mohs micrographic surgical technique, dermatopathology (processing and then evaluating skin cancer cells under the microscope), and advanced surgical and cosmetic reconstruction of the head, neck, and other cosmetically sensitive areas.
  2. After completing this fellowship, your Mohs surgeon must then pass another comprehensive board examination to become board-certified by the American College of Mohs Surgery. This is a very challenging exam that tests their proficiency and skills in Mohs surgery, dermatopathology as well as surgical reconstruction.

Mohs surgeons are dermatologists who have sub-specialty fellowship training to become experts in Mohs micrographic surgery and skin cancer treatment. Fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons are trained in surgical removal of skin cancer, pathologic examination of tissue under a microscope, and reconstructive surgery of the skin.

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