Quality, Experience, and Compassion
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 8,000 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.
B.S. in Biomedical / Electrical Engineering with Honors
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 1990
Baylor College of Medicine with Honors, Houston, Texas, 1994
Internship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1995
Dermatology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Gary Monheit, MD, Birmingham, Alabama, 1999
Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer (over 37,000 cases performed)
Best Doctors in America, 2003-12, 2015-2022
Hewlett Packard Top Medical Graduate Award (Top 5 Students), 1994
Alpha Omega Alpha, 1993
Engineering Scholar Award (Top 5%), 1990
Arizona, Kentucky (inactive), and Florida (inactive)
Family, Physical Fitness, Automotive Racing, Cooking
Radical Cup Prototype Racing Series, Rookie of the Year, 2017
The concern and compassion shown during my surgery will be forever appreciated.
I have worked at a hospital for ten years so I have a real insight to health care facilities. The minute I walked in your door for surgery, the better I felt. I would rate my experience with your staff as outstanding. The people who work at your facility are very good at what they do. I was treated by smiling, friendly faces who loved their job and love their patients. The whole staff were very professional but most importantly were very concerned and caring towards me as their patient.
I just wanted to let you know how much your kindness touched my heart. Thank you!
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you've done for me. Since my birthmark is gone, I feel like a new person. I can't stop looking at myself. You and your staff have been so wonderful to me. I just wanted to let you know how much it means to me to have gotten to know all of you. Thanks.
Just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I'm very pleased with the outcome and appreciative of your superb skill as a surgeon.
Doctor Dhir and staff, I appreciated the high level of professional and personal care. Explanation of treatment, pathology, and care was thorough, appropriate, and excellently delivered. Thanks!
A young lady at the entrance greeted me in such a friendly manner that the expression on her face, her posture, and her words caught my attention. The instructions are also striking: "you may bathe", "please try to stop smoking", "we would prefer", "please perform a few days", "please be patient as you heal." And finally, "We wish you a speedy recovery." These instructions come from doctors and nurses who are authorities in dermatology. Yet, they are delightfully modest.
Dr. Dhir, I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. Your skills, as well as that ever-important bedside manner are unparalleled. Thank you all again!
Fred so enjoyed visiting with you. He thought you all were pretty spectacular.
I am truly blessed to have you in my life. Thank you so much for your special attention.