PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr. Nathalie Zeitouni, a board-certified dermatologist and nationally recognized fellowship-trained Mohs and reconstructive surgeon, began seeing patients July 23 at Medical Dermatology Specialists, now part of U.S. Dermatology Partners, in Phoenix. She will also lead clinical research for U.S. Dermatology Partners in Arizona.
Dr. Zeitouni’s multidisciplinary approach to care includes prevention, treatment and research in the areas of Mohs surgery, skin cancer, dermatologic surgery and melanoma. She is a national leader in the field of photodynamic therapy and known for her work with the rarest forms of skin cancer, such as merkel cell carcinoma and other rare cutaneous tumors. Additionally, Dr. Zeitouni has significant expertise in the treatment of organ transplant patients who have a much higher risk of developing skin cancers because of their suppressed immune system.
As a recipient of numerous National Cancer Institute and industry grants, Dr. Zeitouni has a rich history researching the various aspects of skin cancers. She has published more than 85 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and given numerous national and international presentations.
Dr. Zeitouni previously held the position of Vice Chief of Dermatology, Professor of Medicine with the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her distinguished career also includes serving as Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Director of the Mohs Surgery Fellowship, where she trained seven fellows at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y. Dr. Zeitouni currently continues her passion for teaching and training medical students, residents and fellows as Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. Honors and awards include being named “Exceptional Mentor” in 2012 by the American Medical Women’s Association and receiving the United University Professions Award six times from the state of New York, as well as being named “Top American Doctor.”
Mohs micrographic 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.
"We are very excited to add Dr. Zeitouni to our exceptional team at Medical Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Zeitouni is a quintessential professional. As a decorated Mohs surgeon, she is a national leader in clinical care, specializing in operative management for patients with rare and high-risk skin tumors. In addition, having been for the last two decades on the forefront of new and innovative treatment strategies for patients that may benefit from non-surgical approaches to skin cancer, Dr. Zeitouni brings a unique expertise in clinical research which will now grow at our Phoenix office. She is a great match for our practice philosophy, engendering a commitment to a team-oriented approach to delivering an excellent patient experience." said Lyndsay Ackerman, MD.
About Medical Dermatology Specialists
The practice is focused on providing medical dermatology services. This means we see pediatric as well as adult patients with conditions ranging from mild inflammatory or infectious diseases to autoimmune diseases and blistering disorders. We provide procedural dermatology (skin surgery) services for the treatment of benign and malignant medical conditions, as well as for restorative aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, chemodenervation (i.e. Botox) and facial sculpting. We are passionate about making patients feel better so that you can enjoy an enhanced quality of life. To do this, we make sure to listen to each patient then provide treatments and education in a way that is honest, respectful, and compassionate.
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.