Dr. Manuel IriondoMayoral Dermatology is proud to offer the professional services of Dr. Manuel Iriondo, a board certified dermatologist and medical doctor who also specializes in performing Mohs surgery for patients diagnosed with skin cancer. Dr. Iriondo began his career in medicine at the University of Texas where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He then obtained a full medical degree from Texas Tech University School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas in 1982.

Following these academic achievements, Dr. Iriondo gained valuable experience and insight concerning internal medicine practices and procedures as an intern at the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Realizing he wanted to specialize in dermatology, Dr. Iriondo chose to complete a dermatology residency at the Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.

His interest in the Mohs technique of treating certain skin cancers stems from a fascination with cellular functioning, pathology and the role of genetics in disease expression. Dr. Iriondo acquired expertise with Mohs micrographic surgery by completing a Mohs Surgery Fellowship in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin under the supervision of Dr. Frederick Mohs.

AAD-logoMohs is the preferred treatment for skin cancers that are larger than one inch and exhibit undefined borders that make it more difficult for doctors to eliminate only the cancerous tissue instead of healthy tissue. By employing Mohs surgery techniques, Dr. Iriondo is able to excise skin cancers by removing thin slices of the lesions, examining each slice for abnormal cells and continuing with this unique approach until healthy tissue is reached and excisions are no longer needed.

In addition to Dr. Iriondo’s medical and dermatological degrees, he is also a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery after working as Chief of Mohs Surgery between 1988 and 1994 at the University of Miami Department of Dermatology. More recently, Dr. Iriondo was Chief of Mohs Surgery at Providence, Rhode Island’s Boston University, Roger Williams Campus from 2001 to 2003.

Dr. Iriondo discusses Skin Cancer Prevention with Ron Magill on CBS News