Gary Mendese, MD

A fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon and board certified dermatologist, Dr. Mendese provides the full spectrum of dermatologic care, focusing on the treatment and removal of skin cancer. He has successfully treated thousands of skin cancers during his career.

Dr. Mendese completed his American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) approved fellowship under the leadership of Donald J. Grande, MD who has been a respected leader in the field for over 30 years. He completed over 1,000 skin cancer and reconstruction cases during this rigorous training period; two Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary attending physicians in facial plastic surgery and occuloplastic surgery also contributed to Dr. Mendese’s training. He completed his residency training at the Boston Medical Center/Tufts-New England Medical Center Dermatology Training Program where he served as chief resident his final year. Prior to this, he completed his medical internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA. He received his M.D. from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was named a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.

Dr. Mendese maintains teaching appointments at both Boston University and Tufts University Schools of Medicine. He has conducted both basic science and clinical research in numerous areas within the field of dermatology with numerous publications in several peer-reviewed journals. He is particularly interested in the immunohistochemistry of skin cancers and is studying the use of new markers which may help facilitate their diagnosis.

In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Mendese maintains memberships in several professional societies, including:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology
  • New England Dermatologic Society

Dr. Mendese’s hospital affiliations are:

  • Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA
  • Winchester Hospital, Winchester, MA
  • Hallmark Health System, Melrose, MA

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