Centreville, VA – Dr. Ali Damavandy, a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon who specializes in skin cancer surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery and the subsequent reconstruction, now provides Mohs Surgery to patients in the Centreville office of Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia.
Dr. Damavandy completed rigorous fellowship training in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatological oncology and procedural dermatology at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
He was a student in the accelerated seven-year bachelor’s degree and medical degree program at George Washington University, earning a bachelor of science degree in biology, summa cum laude, and graduating as the valedictorian of his medical school class. Dr. Damavandy completed his internship in internal medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass., and his residency in dermatology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief resident in his final year.
He is a member of many medical honor societies as well as the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American College of Mohs Surgery. He has written several manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and lectures nationally on cutaneous oncology and reconstructive surgery.
“With the increasing incidents of skin cancer, we are happy to be able to provide Mohs surgery to the communities in and around Centreville,” says Dr. Neeraja Mattay, a board-certified dermatologist with the Centreville practice. “We want to provide the best treatment options, with the best success rate, that is a convenience to our patients. I am excited that our patients can be treated out of the same office that they are accustomed to visiting.”
Mohs surgery is the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. The Mohs procedure involves surgically removing the cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue under a microscope until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached (commonly referred to as clear margins). Fellowship–trained Mohs surgeons are trained as a cancer surgeon, pathologist, and reconstructive surgeon. Mohs surgery has the highest success rate of all treatments for skin cancer, up to 99 percent.
Dr. Damavandy is passionate about preventing and curing skin cancer in a gentle and compassionate manner. He is dedicated to helping his patients, educating them about their condition, and offering them world-class medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology care.
About Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia
Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia was founded in 1992. In the three decades, we have been in practice, we have maintained our focus on providing excellent skin care to patients of all ages. We have a welcoming office in which dermatologic concerns are addressed with sound scientific principles in the most professional manner. The physicians at Dermatology Associates of Northern Virginia offer a collective of experience that ranges from pediatric to adult dermatology, expertise with all ethnicities and skin types, skin surgery, and advanced cosmetic services. We believe that our patients deserve the best possible care, and we have continually grown along with advances in the field of dermatology. Our offices incorporate the latest, proven procedures and technologies in both medical and cosmetic dermatology, which gives our patients the options they need for personalized care. We see each person as a unique individual whose skin is best served with great attention to detail.
About U.S. Dermatology Partners
As one of the largest physician-owned dermatology practices in the country, U.S. Dermatology Partners patients not only have access to general medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin treatment through its coordinated care network, but also benefit from the practice’s strong dermatology subspecialty thought leaders and medical advisory board. To be the best partners to its patients, U.S. Dermatology Partners is fervently focused on providing the highest level of patient-first care, and its team, therefore, includes recognized national leaders in areas such as clinical research, psoriasis, and Mohs Surgery. To learn more, visit usdermatologypartners.com.
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