Missale Mesfin, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
5.0 /5
47 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
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin is excellent! She took her time, explained the procedure and was so caring!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
I’ve seen Dr. Mesfin 3 times now for Mohs Surgery. She has excellent bedside manner, explains what she is doing step by step and makes me feel comfortable and at ease. Highly recommend her!
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin is awesome. She is very patient, kind, and caring. She explains every detail and answers all questions.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin was amazing!! I could not have asked for a better experience starting from the moment I walked in and was greeted by the front desk staff. Sandra Vega was Dr. Mesfin’s surgical assistant and she was very kind, professional and insured that I was well prepared and informed about the MOHs procedure from beginning to end. Dr. Mesfin has the most incredible bedside manner! She made sure that I understood and was comfortable with everything Sandra had gone over with me before she began the surgery. During the surgery she explained what she was doing and what to expect next. I was put at ease from the moment Sandra and Dr. Mesfin greeted me to the time my surgery was concluded and I was walked out to schedule my next appointment. I can’t say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Mesfin and the medical team at Forefront Dermatology!!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
As noted, the staff was friendly and informative. Dr. Mesfin and Christie kept me informed throughout the procedure and were professional, competent, and reassuring.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Appreciated the staff tried to build rapport with my daughter before and after her surgery that she was anxious about.
Google
5.0/5
Google Forefront Dermatology
From beginning to end my experience was wonderful. Dr. Mesfin was gentle, engaging and very competent while performing my surgery. I left the office feeling comfortable and confident in my complete recovery. I highly recommend this doctor and this practice.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Absolutely excellent medical care in all respects!
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin is an excellent physician and surgeon. Additionally, she is a highly observant and caring human. She manages her practice with kindness and efficiency in equal measures, and her clinical assistants are also caring, quality professionals. It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Mesfin and her team as healing dermatological professionals.
Survey
5.0/5
Forefront Dermatology
Everyone was very good about putting me at ease and making sure I understood what was going to happen and each process. You certainly can't say that it wasn't a stressful situation, but the actions and attitude of everyone did a great job of reassuring me and reducing the stress level as much as possible. Great job, EVERYONE!! Thank you.
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.