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Brett Coldiron, MD


Brett Coldiron, MD, is one of the most distinguished Mohs surgeons in the world, having cured over 50,000 cases of skin cancers. In addition to founding the Skin Cancer Center, he has served as president, vice president and secretary-treasurer of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Coldiron is President of Ohio Dermatological Foundation, and past president of the American Academy of Dermatology, representing 18,000 dermatologists worldwide.


  • Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati

  • Ongoing research at the Skin Cancer Center, including:

    • Patient safety and quality improvement

    • Skin cancer epidemic

    • Benchmarks for quality of skin cancer care

    • Cost efficiencies of Mohs Surgery

  • American Academy of Dermatology - Immediate Past President (2015-16); President (2014-15); President Elect (2013-14); Board of Directors (2009-present)

  • Ohio State Medical Association – Counselor at Large (2015-2016)

  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology – President (2011-2012); Vice President (2010-2011); Secretary-Treasurer (2008-2010); Board of Directors (2005-2008)

  • Director, Good Samaritan TriHealth fellowship program in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (2010-Present)

  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery - Board of Directors (2003-2006)

  • Cincinnati Dermatological Society - President (2004-2005)

  • Ohio Dermatological Association – President (1999-2000)

Awards & Recognitions

  • JDD Leaders of Distinction Award for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting the Field of Dermatology (2016)

  • International Training Mentorship Program Outstanding Contribution Award (2014)

  • Clinical Educator of the Year (2014)

  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery President’s Award for leadership and promoting safety of office-based surgery (2013)

  • Distinguished Service Award, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (2007)

  • Dermatologist of the Year – Ohio Dermatologic Association (2001)

  • Distringuished Leader Award

  • Clarence A. Jackson Service Award for outstanding achievement, National Association of Wabash College Men (2000)

  • Consistently named “Best Doctors” in Cincinnati and America

  • Over 72 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 5 book chapters (as of 2015)

  • Distinguished lecturer: University of Cincinnati, Cleveland Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, New York University, Wake Forest University, University of Arkansas

  • Distinguished international lecturer: Canada, Indonesia, South Africa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, India


Dr. Coldiron is board certified in Internal Medicine (residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati), Dermatology (residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital), and fellowship trained in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery (Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago).

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