How Do You Choose a Qualified Dermatologist to Perform a Mohs Procedure?
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) was founded by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself. ACMS-approved fellowship training programs are significantly more rigorous than other Mohs programs. Fellows-in-training undergo months of extensive, hands-on direction from highly qualified instructors. By choosing a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, you can be assured that you will receive the highest standard of quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
After completion of residency, these fellows-in-training encounter 1-2 more years to complete a Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology fellowship training program.
Qualified applicants undergo an extremely competitive review and selection process to obtain a fellowship position with structured curriculum that includes graded responsibility, operative and non-operative education, and exposure to long-term results, recurrences, and complications.
Dr. Nicole Howe is a board-certified fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon – who completed over 1,500 cases during her fellowship sponsored by the American College of Mohs Surgery; working with some of the leading surgeons and specialists in the country. In total, Dr. Howe has nearly 15 years of training, including those involving complex cases. She’s also fully trained in Mohs for melanoma.
Mohs surgery is a delicate, intricate, highly effective treatment for skin cancer. Though many physicians may perform Mohs surgery, not all have undergone the extensive training like Dr. Howe.