Missale Mesfin, MD
Board-Certified Dermatologist
Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
5.0 /5
30 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 Forefront Dermatology
Dr Mesfin and her staff made me feel both comfortable and confident that I was in the best hands possible. Everyone treats you like you are an old and treasured friend. Every question I had was answered thoroughly in terms that were easy to understand. I will not hesitate to visit Dr. Mesfin in the future and highly recommend her services and the care of her staff to anyone.
Forefront Dermatology
The nurse who removed the stitch working it’s way out was great and very reassuring.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin is a warm confident presence. She inspires trust and confidence. I look forward with pleasure to my next visit.
Forefront Dermatology
The staff and Dr. Mesfin were wonderful and very accommodating. They made sure I was comfortable at all times and explained everything they were going to do. I highly recommend them
Forefront Dermatology
Dr Mesfin provided superb surgical care for a basal cell carcinoma on the nose. She clearly has extensive expertise and experience in both removing the lesion and simultaneously repairing the wound with a split thickness skin graft and cartilage graft. Healing was rapid. She provided ongoing explanations about the procedure and the healing process, including the home care that I needed to perform. Highly recommend both her and the clinic.
Forefront Dermatology
Dr. Mesfin is very personable and made me feel at ease during my appointment. She was able to answer all of my questions. Procedure was quick and painless.
Forefront Dermatology
She is a skilled surgeon!
Google Forefront Dermatology
I had to see Dr. Mesfin for Mohs surgery to remove some early cancer from my forehead. The offices are quite nice with plenty of seating. I was taken back within 15 minutes of arrival. The nurse as well as Dr. Mesfin were very kind and put my mind at ease. Dr. Mesfin took her time with me to answer questions and address my concerns. She was considerate throughout the process, and I felt no pain at all. She explained wound care, what I would likely experience pain-wise as the local anesthetic wore off, and how to head off the pain. She called the following day to check on me. I would highly recommend her and her practice.
Google Forefront Dermatology
I was in big hurry departing USA for 2 1/2 months. She worked me in did the surgery no pain ad I was on my way two days later. I hope I do not need surgery again but if I do she will be my Doctor. Review from Spain by John G
Google Forefront Dermatology
Terrific patient experience. Very professional, explained everything along the way. Recommend highly!

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

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
Top Doctors of Northern Virginia - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Arthur Curtis, MD Scholarship in Dermatology
Coleman Ross Scholarship Recipient

“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.