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Meet Doctor Dhir

Quality, Experience, and Compassion

Anir Dhir, M.D. Tucson's Top Rated Mohs Surgeon

Anir Dhir, M.D., F.A.C.M.S., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Anir Dhir was born in Detroit to immigrant parents from Germany and India. After graduating with a B.S. in Biomedical & Electrical Engineering with honors from the University of Texas at Austin, he attended Baylor College of Medicine, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha - the medical honor society. He completed his Dermatology residency at Emory University in Atlanta and then pursued a fellowship in Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction in Birmingham, Alabama with world-renowned Gary Monheit, MD – Past President of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

From 1999 to 2015, Dr. Dhir was a partner with Dermatology Associates of Kentucky in Lexington. He was the busiest Mohs surgeon in Kentucky, and performed over 29,000 Mohs surgeries with a cure rate of over 99.5% and an infection rate of 0.2%. He served as the Medical Director of the only Medicare- and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center (ASC) ever built in Kentucky dedicated to dermatologic surgery. In 2003, Dr. Dhir was first elected to Best Doctors in America by his colleagues. He has authored several publications and served as faculty at numerous national scientific meetings. He has been interviewed as a dermatologic expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and in publications such as Newsweek. Dr. Dhir was first board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1998 and has been a Fellow in the American College of Mohs Surgery since 1999.

After raising their children, Dr. Dhir’s love of the Southwest and recognition of Tucson’s skin cancer epidemic led him and Nathalie to relocate to Tucson in 2017. Dr. Dhir practiced with HealthySkin Dermatology for 3 years before opening Arizona Mohs Surgery in 2020. In Tucson, he and his team have performed over 3,500 Mohs surgeries.  His goal is to use his significant Mohs surgical and ASC management experience to deliver compassionate, ASC-level surgical care in the less expensive office setting.


Undergraduate

B.S. in Biomedical / Electrical Engineering with Honors
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 1990

Medical School

Baylor College of Medicine with Honors, Houston, Texas, 1994

Residency

Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1995

Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998

Fellowship

Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Gary Monheit, MD, Birmingham, Alabama, 1999

Specialty

Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer (over 32,000 cases performed)

Awards and Honors

Best Doctors in America, 2003-12, 2015-2020

Hewlett Packard Top Medical Graduate Award (Top 5 Students), 1994

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993

Engineering Scholar Award (Top 5%), 1990

Active Medical Licenses

Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida

Personal Interests

Family, Physical Fitness, Automotive Racing, Cooking

Radical Cup Prototype Racing Series, Rookie of the Year, 2017

Research and Publications


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I just wanted to tell you again what a wonderful job you did on my face. As you said it would, each month it gets better and better. If you did not know me, you would never notice it. I am sending this picture so you can see for yourself. Maybe you can put in my file next to the ones that I look beat up in. Ha. Anyway, I really appreciate all of you, not only the great work you do but the care and kindness you showed me. It meant more than you will ever know. Love,

—KL
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Thank you for the Dermabrasion. My nose looks 100% better. You are the BEST doctor I know, and Theresa you are by far the best nurse I ever seen. Thank you for being so thoughtful and making me feel special. I just can't say enough about you two.  Thank you.

—TD (following Mohs surgery for facial skin cancer and dermabrasion of nose)
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Thank you for all your care and concern and all your patience and time you used on me. You and your staff were wonderful. God bless you.

—DC
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Just wanted to say thanks, even though very late, for the excellent procedure you did on my face (left side).  It is practically invisible.

—TB
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I know you don't remember me, but you removed a skin cancer from the side of my nose. I jokingly asked you to make me beautiful.  My nose looks wonderful!  You have to look very carefully to see you incision. I am very happy and pleased with my nose. You and your staff treated me with so much care. I really appreciate it. Something that was so scary to me was handled so that I felt reassured and comfortable. Thank you for your care of me.  Affectionately, your patient.

—EKS
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AT is doing fine. I just wanted to thank you for all your kindness. You were super in my eyes. We will never forget you all. God Bless you all.

—OT
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I appreciate your generosity in allowing me to observe you at work.  This was very educational, and now I feel I can properly inform patients about the expected experience when undergoing Mohs surgery.  It is clear to me what an elegant, accurate, and effective method to excising skin cancers.  I am impressed with the way your clinic is run.  The nurses and staff are very professional and responsive to the patients which I’m sure they appreciate.  I hope to see you in the future!

—ENT Resident
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Thank you for making my unpleasant situation less stressful and not so unpleasant. God Bless You!

—SM
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We just wanted to say thank you - not only for your professionalism and expert care - but for your compassion. I've never been blessed with a more competent physician and as you know, we've seen our share. There will be a special place in heaven for you but just know for now that there are people that owe your their life - but you already have our hearts! Bless you Doc! We love you!

—PJ and JJ
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Thank you for the opportunity to spend time in your practice learning about Mohs surgery and more particularly the art of reconstruction. I sincerely appreciate that you tailored your teaching to my future plans. You are the only professor to have done that so far. This week has given me a great deal of insight into future standards for appropriate skin cancer treatment and management. I look forward to a day when I will be honored to call you a colleague.

—MN, Medical Student