James J. Yousif, D.O., F.A.A.D
Dr. Yousif is a Board Certified Dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in biological sciences and obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then became chief resident at the MSUCOM/Lakeland Regional Medical Center dermatology residency program in St. Joseph, MI. He completed his fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery in Miami, FL under world-renowned Mohs surgeon, dermatologist, and dermatopathologist Dr. Daniel Rivlin.
Dr. Yousif is an expert in Mohs micrographic surgery, a complex and meticulous surgical procedure that removes skin cancer one layer at a time until no more malignant cells remain. While in Mohs fellowship, Dr. Yousif became highly proficient in, what is thought by many, to be the most crucial part of the surgical process: the precise analysis and pathological interpretation of each piece of removed tissue. This, in part, is why the procedure is known to have a high cure rate. In addition, he also gained extensive experience in reconstructive surgery after the skin cancer was removed.
Dr. Yousif is also highly experienced in other skin cancer treatments, including cryotherapy, electrodessication and curettage, photodynamic therapy, and excision. When he’s not focused on his patients’ care, Dr. Yousif enjoys spending time with his family, reading, working out, traveling, golfing, and hiking. He is also a car and motorcycle enthusiast as well as fluent in Arabic and Chaldean.
“Helping patients improve their lives by following proper skin care practices drives me,” said Dr. Yousif. “I look forward to spending time with my patients and listening to their concerns so that I can find the best treatment plan that suits them.”