Dr. Johnny Gurgen, DO FAOCD

The Villages FL Dermatologist Dr. Gurgen is one of a select few Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeons in the Nation to be Double Certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, and the American Society of Mohs Surgery.

Prior to establishing his practice, Dr. Gurgen worked exclusively as a Mohs Micrographic Surgeon where he performed Thousands of Mohs Surgeries, placing him in the top 1% of all Mohs Micrographic Surgeons in the Nation.

Dr. Gurgen has also been called to perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Top Oculoplastic Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons, where he performed the most delicate removal and reconstruction of facial and ocular skin cancers.

Dr. Gurgen is also involved in new research and journal publications in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He has written research articles for the top Dermatological journals in the world including: The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology, and Dermatologic Surgery.

Besides his extensive qualifications and experience in Mohs Microgtraphic Surgery, Dr. Gurgen has also been chosen by his patients for two Nationally Recognized Awards: "Most Compassionate Doctor Award" and "The Patients Choice Award" for exceptional quality of care, and patient centered approach that Dr. Gurgen and his staff provides.

The many qualifications of Dr. Johnny Gurgen DO


Board Certificate of added qualification MOHS Micrographic Surgery
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Society of MOHS Surgery


Professional Experience

April 2012- Current

July 2012- Current

August 2010 – January 2012
Leesburg Dermatology & Mohs Surgery
Medical Director/Owner

MOHS surgeon
Orbital and Oculofacial Consultants
Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center
Sarasota, FL

MOHS surgeon (3,000+ Cases Performed)
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
The Villages, FL
Tavares, FL
Clermont, FL

Professional Training

July 2007 – June 2010

June 2006 - June 2007
Co-Chief Dermatology Resident
Largo Medical Center/Suncoast Hospital,
Nova Southeastern University, Largo, FL

Internal Medicine Specialty Track Internship
Suncoast Hospital, Nova Southeastern University, Largo, FL


  • WDS MENTORSHIP GRANT AWARD RECIPIENT: 2009 AAD Annual Meeting Mentor Dr. Dedee Murrell, Sydney, Australia (May 2010)
  • KOPRINCE LECTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD: 2009 AOCD Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
  • INTENDIS 2008 RESIDENT RESEARCH  AWARD: Second Place, 2008 AOCD Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: Surgical Fellowship

MOHS Surgery, Procedural Dermatology and Tropical Medicine: Jorge Campo M.D. Monterrey, Mexico June 2009

Dermatopathology Laboratory Experience



2007 –2010
MOHS CLIA Lab Director
Leesburg Dermatology & MOHS Surgery

MOHS CLIA Lab Director
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
The Villages, FL, Tavares, FL, Clermont, FL

MOHS Dermatopathology Laboratory experience with proficiency, staining, processing, cutting, and laboratory maintenance

Distinguished Courses

  • American Society of MOHS Surgery: Fundamentals of MOHS Surgery, San Diego, CA, November 2009
  • SCRIPPS: Superficial Anatomy and Cutaneous Surgery, San Diego, CA, July 2009


  • Gurgen J, Hogan DJ, Grace E, Johnson D: Nitazoxanide in the Treatment of Chronic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Resistant to Traditional Sodium Stibogluconate” J of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2011 Jan;64(1):202-3
  • Murrell DF, Gurgen J: Nodules of unusual origin” Medical Observer. 2010 November; 37
  • Gurgen J, Dorton DW: Unusual Case of P. Vulgaris Mimicking Localized Pustular Psoriasis of the Hands and Feet” Cutis. 2010 Sep; 86(3):138-40
  • Gurgen J, Hogan DJ, Muller K, Flowers J, Sexton W: CD4+ CD56+ TdT+ Haematodermic Neoplasm (previously called: Blastic Natural Killer Cell Lymphoma) in a patient with chronic HTLV-1 infection: A previously unreported association”    British Journal of Dermatology 2010 June; 162(6):1395-7
  • Bruce A, Sica R, Avshalumova L, Gurgen J, Ross R, Epstein R, Flowers J, Judy D: Blisters on arms and legs” American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Grand Rounds cases Sept 2008
  • Roy DB, Anderson DA, Mazzurco J, Gurgen J: The Treatment of Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Helicis Using Intralesional Etanercept” J of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. 2006 Nov; 7(1):12-3
  • Gurgen J, Witfill K, Morgan M: Hair Loss with Axillary and Groin Nodule” Accepted 12/21/2009 to theConsultant
  • Gurgen J, Witfill K, Miller R: An alternative approach for Mohs surgery using a combination of a flexible blade and the traditional scalpel” E-Published November 2011 in the European J of Dermatology & Venereology
  • Epiluminescence Microscopy (Dermoscopy) vs. Visual Inspection during Mohs Microscopic Surgery of Infiltrative Basal Cell Carcinomas”  Dermatologic Surgery. 2012 Jul; (7 pt 1): 1066-9.

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Online Diseases Database; Authored the following: 2007

  • Delusions of Parasitosis
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermatomyositis

  • Erythrasma
  • Geographic Tongue

  • Hailey-Hailey Disease
  • Hair Loss

Presentations at National Meetings

  • Epiluminescence Microscopy (Dermoscopy) vs. Visual Inspection during Mohs Microscopic Surgery of Infiltrative Basal Cell Carcinomas” 16th Annual Clinical Symposium Dermatologic Surgery: Focus on Skin Cancer, American Society for Mohs Surgery, May 2011
  • CD4+ CD56+ TdT+ haematodermic neoplasm (previously called: blastic natural killer cell lymphoma) in a patient with chronic HTLV-1 infection” Poster Presentation 68th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Miami, FL; March 2010
  • Dermatology from South of the Border” American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; November 2009
  • Nitazoxanide in the Treatment of Chronic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Resistant to Traditional Sodium Stibogluconate” Poster Presentation 67th American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting,San Francisco, CA; March 2009
  • Case Presentation and Review: Chronic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis with L. tropica American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Mid-year Meeting, Monterey, CA; March 2008

Volunteer Experience

  • Melanoma Monday: Morton Plant Mease Moffitt Cancer Center, FL May 2008; May 2009
  • Progress Energy Great American Teach-In November 2007

Electives and Other Outstanding experiences

  • Dermatopathology: Evangelos G. Poulos, M.D. June 2008, Sept 2008, Sept 2009
  • Dermatopathology: Michael B. Morgan, M.D. 2007 – June 2010
  • MOHS Surgery:  James Spencer, M.D. Feb 2008
  • MOHS Surgery & Cosmetic Surgery: David Goldberg, M.D. March 2008
  • Bay Pines VA, Bay Pines, FL: Daniel Hogan, MD.  2007 – April 2010
  • Wound Care: Suncoast Hospital. Nov 2008
  • Dermatopathology: George Gibbons MD February 2010

Major Meetings Attended

  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: Annual meeting; 2006-2010
  • Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical Conference; 2007-2008
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: Midyear meeting; 2008
  • American Academy of Dermatology: Annual meeting; 2008-2011
  • Florida Society of Dermatological surgeons: 2008
  • American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery: 2008
  • South Beach Symposium: 2009-2010
  • 16th Annual Clinical Symposium Dermatologic Surgery: Focus on Skin Cancer, American Society for Mohs Surgery: 2011




Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Bachelor of Science, Biology, cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, cum laude
Minor in Chemistry
Kean University, Union, NJ

We will provide you with award winning skin care and treatments.

Dr. Gurgen was awarded the Intendis Research Award and the Fifth annual North American Clinical Dermatologic Society Research Award in 2008. He was also chosen by patients to receive Patients' Choice Award. Dr. Gurgen was the recipient of the 2012 Award for Most Compassionate Doctor and the 2012 Patients' Choice Award as one of Florida's Favorite Physicians as voted on by his patients.

Most compassionate doctor   patients choice