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 – 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 6,000 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.


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 35,000 cases performed)

Awards and Honors

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

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

—SM
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In my observation, it is clear very little goes on in your office without distinct deliberation.  It seems you have an exact process for everything – from the knock on the door while a patient is waiting to the language on the handout being exact, engaging, and grammatically correct.  You are not only an outstanding surgeon, but an outstanding businessman/ manager/etc.  It shows in your office and in your people.

—JM
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Thank you so much for your excellent medical care, and the special kindness given to us by the office staff.

—MJ and LAJ
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We both want to thank you and your "cohorts"-not only for the surgery well done-but the sensitivity and thoughtfulness you provided. Thank you.

—MC
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I wanted to say thank you to you & your staff for the successful removal of the BCC from my forehead.  The wound healed nicely & is not noticeable.  I appreciated how you shared in advance the details on how you perform Mohs surgery.  I enjoyed you sharing your interest in sports cars and racing.

—BB
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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.

—HS (following three staged surgeries to remove a giant birthmark measuring 8 x 6 inches on the left breast)
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I just wanted to let you know how much your kindness touched my heart. Thank you!

—NS
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Your concern, compassion, and confidence helped get me through some trying times. You and your professional staff were fantastic. All I can say is Thanks!! You guys are a class act!!

—EH
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Thank you for allowing me to observe your surgeries and 'talking shop' through the procedures for my benefit. Your sincere concern for your patients' comfort, as exhibited by your extraordinary bedside manner, truly sets a new, higher level for me to strive toward. I will strive for the highest mark, and I appreciate your example and training.

—TB, Medical Student
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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