Homegrown Doctor Opens Dermatology Practice in Waldorf

WALDORF, Md. (Feb. 24, 2009)—George K. Verghese, MD, a dermatologist and an expert in the treatment of skin cancer, has opened a new private practice in Waldorf. Dr. Verghese is a native of southern Maryland and a graduate of St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonardtown.

Dr. Verghese's practice is called Mid-Atlantic Skin Surgery Institute and is located at 173 St. Patrick’s Drive, Suite 201, in Waldorf.

Dr. Verghese says he and his staff will provide a full range of medical dermatological services, with a focus on Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a highly effective skin cancer removal method, with a cure rate of up to 99%. Cancer of the skin is the most common of all cancers in the United States.

The practice will also offer the latest in proven cosmetic procedures including Botox, dermal fillers and laser hair removal.

Dr. Verghese is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology. He is board certified in dermatology. In addition to his private practice, he is the Mohs surgeon for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Verghese received a degree in biology from Georgetown University and earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He also completed his residency in dermatology at Howard University Hospital. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute.

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