Missale Mesfin, MD, FAAD, FACMS
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
4.9 /5
141 reviews
Dermatology is an exciting field of medicine because we are able to treat the areas that patients can see. It is so fulfilling to see the progress that is made and to experience a patient's satisfaction with their results.
- Missale Mesfin, MD
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Mesfin and her staff were great. They explained all options thoroughly and clearly. They answered all my questions in an understandable manner. They are caring and very helpful. A great experience!
vitals
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Mesfin and the staff at the Tyson's office of Forefront Dermatology were excellent. Everyone there went out if their way to explain each step of my Mohs surgery and encouraged me to ask questions. The procedure was as painless as possible and I had a high level of confidence in Dr. Mesfin's work. I highly recommend her.
healthgrades
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
I found Dr. Mesfin and her staff to be very professional and caring. They explained procedures, answered questions, and put the patient at ease. They were compassionate and skilled. I would definitely recommend this medical practice.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin, nursing staff, and office staff are professional, efficient, and caring. It was a positive experience.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
This was the first time I had met Dr. Mesfin . She and her assistant Tiffany were very nice. Very professional and friendly. I felt comfortable with them. They did a very excellent job of explaining the procedures to me.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
No a fun experience but if you need it done this is a good place.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Mesfin reviewed my small patch of skin cancer and determined that it could be successfully treated with an ointment vs a mohs procedure. This option will save much discomfort (I hope) and, probably, some money. She did not have to do this and I'm very grateful that she did.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
They were very thorough in their Preparation and procedure. I thought the nurse there a very good job of explaining everything thoroughly and making sure I was comfortable and clear before proceeding. Surgery very smooth and I thought the doctor was very good and explaining what was done.
google
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin and her team are very professional and caring.
healthgrades
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin and her staff are true professionals providing outstanding care! She is very approachable, enthusiastic and welcomes any/all questions about your procedure. I had some follow-up concerns about my Mohs scar tissue and Dr. Mesfin scheduled an immediate visit without hesitation. Not only did she totally appease any/all concerns (everything was completely normal) but she performed a biopsy on another lesion without having to reschedule or revisit. She has some of the best bedside manners of any doctor I have visited in over 30-years. Dr. Mesfin also has some very prestigious credentials as a top doctor in USA through Castle Connolly, a top doctor in Northern VA and a top doctor in Dermatology through her Mohs fellowship. I can’t say enough GREAT things about Dr. Mesfin and I recommend her to you without reservation.
Education

Undergraduate Degree:

BS, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School:

MD, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Dermatology Residency:

MD, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Procedural Dermatology / Mohs Fellowship:

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Certificates
Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery
Fellow of the American Board of Dermatology
Professional Memberships
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Academy of Dermatology
Achievements
Top Doctors of Northern Virginia - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Arthur Curtis, MD Scholarship in Dermatology
Coleman Ross Scholarship Recipient
Publications

“Mohs surgery in the treatment of skin cancer.” St. Vincent Health System, Continuing medical education. Erie, Pennyslvania, August 2013.

“Non surgical treatments for basal cell carcinoma.” Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network, Regional conference. Burton, Ohio, October 2012.

“Reconstruction options in Mohs surgery.” Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome Life Support Network, Regional conference. Burton, Ohio, October 2011.

“Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dermatology.” Ethiopian Pediatric Society. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2011.

“Dermatology of Pigmented Skin.” University of Michigan Medical School. Ann Arbor, Michigan, December 2008 and 2009.

“Aging skin.” Housing Bureau for Seniors. Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2009.