DermSurgery Associates: Our Doctors Make Us #1

When residents of Houston and outlying areas need dermatologic services – from the removal of age spots and treatment for wrinkles to swift, aggressive response to melanoma and other skin cancers – they turn to DermSurgery Associates. There is a good reason for this.

Now with 11 clinics throughout the Houston area, DermSurgery has earned the reputation of being the most advanced and skillful providers of dermatologic care in our region. That reputation has been built upon a team of highly trained physicians and physician-surgeons who are unmatched in their expertise and are led by a doctor who is known around the world as one of the top authorities on surgical skin cancer treatment.

Dr. Leonard Goldberg

Dr. Goldberg has dedicated his career to understanding, perfecting and teaching the techniques that constitute Mohs micrographic surgery for the removal of skin cancer. Developed by Wisconsin physician Frederic E. Mohs and first performed on patients in the 1930s, Mohs surgery is a complex discipline involving the removal of cancerous skin, layer by layer, until the sections of the skin devoid of cancerous cells are reached.

In 2016, Dr. Goldberg was given the Award for Career Achievement by the American College of Mohs Surgery. This is just one of many awards, recognitions and honors he has accumulated during his long and successful career. He is the author of more than 200 publications on Mohs surgery and other dermatologic practices and is in-demand as an international speaker and lecturer.

Dr. Goldberg recently coauthored a paper titled “Parallel, minimal needle-insertion technique for achieving a painless injection of local anesthetic,” which outlined research performed on 146 patients with head and neck tumors. The paper, published in the August 2017 edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, began:

“Patients’ experiences with dermatologic procedures might be influenced most substantially by pain or lack thereof; therefore, any techniques that minimize pain are tremendously important.”

The technique outlined in the paper involved minimizing the pain of lidocaine injections by inserting the needle parallel to the skin into the superficial dermis. Dr. Goldberg and fellow authors call this process “a large step toward a pain-free experience during dermatologic procedures.”

Our Mohs-trained surgeons

Along with Dr. Goldberg, DermSurgery Associates has built a roster of some of the finest Mohs-trained surgeons in any clinical practice anywhere. These professionals include:

Dr. Arash Kimyai-Asadi: A graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Asadi completed a Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship with Dr. Goldberg and has performed more than 25,000 Mohs surgery procedures in his 10 years with DermSurgery. Dr. Asadi practices at our Houston Medical Center location, our Katy location and in Brenham.

Dr. Anna Drosou: Dr. Drosou earned her medical degree at the University of Athens (Greece) Medical School and served for a year as a procedural dermatology fellow overseen by Dr. Goldberg and Houston Methodist Hospital. She is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Drosou practices at our Pearland location, our Kingwood location and in Beaumont.

Dr. Lucile White: After receiving her medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago School of Medicine, Dr. White served as chief resident during her residency in dermatology at University of Chicago hospitals. At Northwestern University, she completed a year of training in Mohs surgery, lasers and cosmetics. Dr. White practices at our Houston Medical Center location.

Dr. Diane Trieu: As an undergraduate at Tulane University, Dr. Trieu graduated summa cum laude as the top student in the biology department. She went on to receive her medical degree at Tulane followed by a year of training in Mohs surgery, lasers and cosmetics with Dr. Goldberg. She teaches residents and is on the faculty at the Department of Tulane Dermatology in New Orleans. Dr. Trieu practices at our Woodlands location.

You can meet all of our top-rated physicians on our doctor’s page and learn why DermSurgery Associates is your best choice for expert dermatologic services in the greater Houston area.

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DermSurgery Associates is a Greater Houston area dermatology practice offering cosmetic, surgical and non-invasive dermatology treatments and procedures with industry-leading physicians trained and experienced with the most current dermatology technologies and procedures. For more information, contact

DermSurgery Associates

7515 Main, Suite 240

Houston, TX 77030


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