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Welcome to Dermatologic Oncology/ Mohs Surgery

The Dermatologic Oncology/Mohs Surgery Service provides comprehensive, evidence-based care for patients of all ages with melanoma, basal or squamous cell carcinoma, cutaneous lymphomas, and various other skin malignancies. Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. It is a highly specialized and precise treatment for skin cancer during which the cancer is removed in stages, one tissue layer at a time.

As a member of the Walter Reed-Bethesda Murtha Cancer Center of Excellence, we also have active clinical research programs with goals to better understand the pathogenesis of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer through tissue banking in the biospecimen network and retrospective melanoma studies.

Our physicians, several of whom serve as faculty for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, are board-certified (American Board of Dermatology), and all of our subspecialists received civilian-fellowship training. Our patients are treated by our staff physicians, resident physicians of the National Capitol Consortium (NCC) Dermatology Residency Program, and highly trained ancillary staff. We additionally have several world expert, consultant dermatologists who offer their expertise to our patients.

By providing high quality patient care services, the Mohs and general dermatologic surgeons are able to achieve their primary mission of prevention and treatment of skin malignancy.

We offer:
  • Routine skin cancer screening
  • Education on prevention and self-detection of skin cancer
  • A dedicated melanoma clinic
  • Skin cancer surgery, including Mohs surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Phototherapy with Narrowband UVB, UVA,
    Psoralen-UVA and UVA-1
  • Topical chemotherapy
  • Laser surgery
  • Genetic counseling referrals for appropriate patients
Eligibility for Care
TRICARE PRIME enrollees (both active duty and retirees/family members)
Space available for TRICARE Standard enrollees

Our Physician Team
Our team currently includes:
  • 3 general dermatologists
  • 3 Mohs surgeons
  • 2 dermatopathologists
  • An immunodermatologist
  • A pediatric dermatologist
  • 16 resident physicians


Building 19 (America Zone)
3rd Floor, Dermatology Clinic

Main: (301) 295-4551/2
Mohs Surgery: (301) 319-2446
Al Ziter, LPN - Mohs Surgery
Fax: (301) 295-5164

(301) 295-6289
(855) 227-6331

(A consult/referral from a TRICARE Primary Care Manager is needed to schedule an appointment)

Hours of Operation:
Monday thru Friday
0730 - 1600