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- Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
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- Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Hugh Greenway, MD, is the chair of Bighorn Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center at Scripps Clinic. He was fellowship trained in Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs at the University of Wisconsin and has performed more than 40,000 Mohs surgery cases at Scripps Clinic for skin cancers of all types. As a result, he is considered a national leader and expert in the field.
While he started his medical career as a naval physician in Family Practice before training in Dermatology, Dr. Greenway has brought a wealth of expertise and recognition to Scripps Clinic and the Bighorn Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center for more than 30 years. His medical service also includes assignments with the United States Navy, Air Force and Marines.
As part of his medical practice, Dr. Greenway emphasizes prevention and education, which is applicable to all cancers, particularly skin cancer. Dr. Greenway believes in the use of sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, clothing and common sense — along with annual skin checks — as methods of prevention.
A lifelong teacher and learner, Dr. Greenway is committed to medical education and teaching. Dr. Greenway established the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology one-year fellowship program at Scripps, which is one of the best in the country. To date, Dr. Greenway has trained more than 50 fellows from across the United States, Australia and Saudi Arabia.
With his depth of experience, Dr. Greenway is often quoted in local and national news and publications. He is the author of more than 75 medical articles and chapters and has published two textbooks. He continues to be active in clinical research seeking better treatments. He was the first physician in the world to use the drug interferon in basal cell carcinoma.
In recognition for his clinical and teaching roles, Dr. Greenway has received numerous accolades over the years. His recognitions include being named to the “Best Doctors in America” and “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” lists. He was made an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Dermatology for his work and service. In 2017 he received the prestigious Frederic E. Mohs Award from the American College of Mohs Surgery (one of only 14 individuals to ever receive this award).
Dr. Greenway was recently selected as Program Director for Cutaneous Oncology for the new Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center (SMDACC) for Southern California.
- American Board of Dermatology, Dermatology, 1982
- Medical College of Georgia, MD, 1974
- Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics, Family Medicine, 1975
- Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dermatology, 1982
- University of Wisconsin, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, 1981
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