Dr. Johnny Gurgen DO

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

2012
2010
2010
Board Certificate of added qualification MOHS Micrographic Surgery
Board Certified Dermatologist
Fellow of the American Society of MOHS Surgery
April 2012 – Current           Leesburg Dermatology & Mohs Surgery
Medical Director/Owner
July 2012 – March 2013    MOHS surgeon
Orbital and Oculofacial Consultants
Hawthorne Clinic and Research Center
Sarasota, FL
August 2010 – January 2012  MOHS surgeon (3,000+ Cases Performed)
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
The Villages, FL
Tavares, FL
Clermont, FL
September 2014 – Current Lady Lake Dermatology & Mohs Surgery
Medical Director/Owner

July 2007 – June 2010 – Co-Chief Dermatology Resident
Largo Medical Center/Suncoast Hospital,
Nova Southeastern University, Largo, FL

June 2006 – June 2007  –  Internal Medicine Specialty Track Internship
Suncoast Hospital, Nova Southeastern University, 
 Largo, FL

Awards Of Dr. Johnny Gurgen DO

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

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

MOHS CLIA Lab Director Leesburg Dermatology & MOHS Surgery

2009 AAD Annual Meeting Mentor Dr. Dedee Murrell, Sydney, Australia (May 2010)

2009 AOCD Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Third place, 2008 AAD Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

Second Place, 2008 AOCD Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

Jorge Campo M.D. Monterrey, Mexico June 2009

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

Publications

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

Education

Morton Plant Mease Moffitt Cancer Center, FL May 2008; May 2009

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

Bachelor of Science, Biology, cum laude

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

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

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

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