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.  Since 2004, he has also been recognized as 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, 2004-2024

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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See What Our Clients Are Saying

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Thank you Dr. Dhir for taking good care of me.  I am healing nicely!  You are a great surgeon.  So kind and thoughtful.  I highly recommend you to anyone and your staff. 

—RM
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I wanted to send you a huge thank you for all the work you did after my surgery.  As you can see, the scar is not visible at all!  This was a picture from our wedding day and I thought you might enjoy seeing the end result of all of it!  Thanks again for taking such excellent care of me and my face!

—T
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You are truly exceptional.  As for your staff, I am most appreciative of their care also.  They welcomed me, treated me splendidly and kept me in an excellent state of mind.  I had no questions that they couldn't answer and their conduct built confidence in me.  Kudos to your entire organization.

—TLS
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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!

—MH (nurse practitioner)
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I wanted to take this opportunity this opportunity to thank you all for taking care of me before, during, and after my Mohs surgery.  The customer service, compassion, and kindness of every single staff member was absolutely stellar and you should be incredibly proud of your dedication to the patient!

—MH (nurse practitioner)
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Dr. Dhir, Erika, & Lindsay, The surgery site on my forehead healed quickly, with no aches, pain, or scarring.  You did great.  :-)  Your "fun" attitude makes my visits a breeze.  Thanks Much!!

—TK
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I was treated with utmost respect from all the nurses and staff. My nurse was excellent. She knew what she was doing. Dr. Dhir made me feel relaxed and confident that he would take care of me. I appreciate everything they did for me.

—NS