Meet Doctor Dhir

Quality, Experience, and Compassion

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

Anir Dhir, MD, FACMS

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 – a Tucson native and 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 - an honor awarded to the Top 4% of U.S. Physicians.  He is also a Castle Connolly Top Doctor - a recognition given to only 7% of all U.S. board-certified physicians.  Dr. Dhir 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 nearly 11,000 Mohs surgeries.  His goal is to use his significant Mohs surgical and ASC management experience to deliver compassionate, ASC-level surgical care in a less expensive, more comfortable 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 40,000 cases performed)

Awards and Honors

Best Doctors in America, 2003-12, 2015-2022

Castle Connolly Top Doctor, 2023 & 2024

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

Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993

Engineering Scholar Award (Top 5%), 1990

Medical Licenses

Arizona, Kentucky (inactive), and Florida (inactive)

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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You pros did a dandy job on my surgery this month:  no pain, no bleeding, no scar, no bad news. :-)

—TK
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We so appreciate the care & kindness you have given us.  We have told many friends about your wonderful staff & to have that large of staff & everyone being so awesome - amazing!

—DW
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I don't know anyone who says, "I'm so happy I'm going to the doctor today". However, your staff did an excellent job of making me very comfortable. I know I'm not the only patient and your call was appreciated. It brought back memories of my childhood and our family doctor. You are a good doctor and I would recommend your facility to anyone. I spent a lot of time with your staff and they support you with kindness and compassion.  You made it an experience I can remember with fondness.

—AS
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Thank you so much for the great job that you did for me. I greatly appreciate all that you are and all that you do. Your staff was wonderful and I was impressed with your care, humor, and confidence and of course your skills. I felt very comfortable and in great hands.

—MH
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I feel that my surgery experience was much more pleasant than I had expected because of your expertise along with your gentle, caring nature. You can't know how much that unexpected phone call meant to me.  Comments from family and friends have been that they cannot believe that it has been only a week since the surgery when they saw my forehead. I think they consider you a magician, too!! I hope I never need this type of surgery again but will not be concerned. Thank you.

—GC
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I feel like the luckiest person on earth that I was sent to you.  You have the lightest touch while working, but the determination to get things right like a 5 Star General.  You are rare.

—JM
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I'm doing great and my nose is beautiful, thanks to you! A great job!

—CM
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Your kindness and professionalism, as well as that of your staff, was very much appreciated. As a healthcare worker, I take pride in treating my patients like I myself would like to be treated. It is quite evident that you each do that for your patients, too. Such admirable qualities are hard to find. Thank you for the excellent care that you gave my mother. I will never forget your kindness and the kindness of everyone who also helped care for her.

—DGH
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Obviously, every detail has been addressed in the design of your facility...richly enhanced by VERY skilled hands & friendly faces!  Happy to say, the surgical site is healing beautifully...beyond expectations.  I recommend your practice at every opportunity.

—BK