The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates Department of Dermatology welcomes Vishal A. Patel, MD

October 11, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Vishal Anil Patel, MD has joined the GW Medical Faculty Associates Department of Dermatology. Dr. Patel is a Mohs surgeon and Dermatologic Oncologist whose practice focuses on skin cancer prevention and treatment. He will see patients at the District of Columbia location - 2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington, DC, in addition to the Bethesda location - 4920 Elm Street, Suite 250, in Bethesda, Maryland beginning October 2018.

Dr. Patel received his doctorate of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his residency at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, where he was selected as Chief Resident and subsequently went on to complete a fellowship Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology, focusing on complex skin cancers and surgical reconstruction. Dr. Patel’s clinical expertise and research interests include the medical and surgical management of high-risk skin cancers, including melanoma, squamous cell carcinomas, basal cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, and other rare skin cancers. He has a special interest in immunocompromised patients, specifically solid organ transplant recipients and patients with chronic leukemia/lymphoma. He has over a decade’s worth of experience in research and teaching and will continue his research on high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and serve as a sub-investigator in multiple skin cancer clinical trials.

In addition to serving as Assistant Professor of Dermatology for the GW Medical Faculty Associates Department of Dermatology, Dr. Patel has also been appointed as Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the GW Cancer Center to spearhead a multi-disciplinary cutaneous oncology program. Dr. Patel will also see patients at the GW Cancer Center in the District of Columbia where he will oversee the High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic.

The GW MFA Department of Dermatology offers comprehensive dermatology and cutaneous oncology services, including diagnosis and management of acne and related conditions, psoriasis, eczematous dermatitis, contact dermatitis, warts, skin neoplasia, melanoma cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, and pigmented lesions.

For further information please contact Kayleigh Hausmann, Executive Residency Coordinator at or (202) 741-2625