Thomas Braza, MDMohs Skin Cancer Surgeon
Dr. Braza is known for his good bedside manner and personal follow-up with his patients. He is committed to working closely with patients and referring physicians to make sure that the highest standard of patient care is provided. As a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, “It is important to me that patients understand there are options for the treatment of skin cancer. While each patient is unique, my goal is to remove the cancer with the highest cure rate and giving them the best cosmetic result.”
While any board certified dermatologist may perform Mohs surgery, only members of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) have undergone rigorous fellowship training. This extensive training of 1 or 2 years includes participation in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases with a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex. For this specialty, there is no alternative route of formal training. Training in Mohs surgery cannot be mastered during short training periods, such as preceptorships, a weekend course, or residency. A Mohs surgery fellowship is the only way to be fully trained and qualified. Experience is the true education for any surgical specialty and Dr. Braza has performed thousands of Mohs micrographic procedures.
Braza graduated magnum cum laude with honors from the University of Georgia. He earned his M.D. from Emory University School of Medicine and continued his training at Emory for his Dermatology residency. He then completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Before joining the Summit team, Dr. Braza practiced as a Mohs surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia for seven years.
Dr. Braza and his family happily returned to their Wilmington roots in 2012. He enjoys outdoor activities including running and biking.
Thomas Braza, MD
Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon