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Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery

The cutaneous and aesthetic surgery specialists within Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Dermatology offer education related to the more complex surgical, laser and cosmetic procedures.

We understand that undergoing procedures, whether for skin cancer removal or improving the appearance of the skin, can be anxiety producing. Our goal is to care for patients as if they were family members, with compassion and skill, from the time they call to make an appointment to after they have healed completely.”

Murad Alam, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
Chief, Cutaneous & Aesthetic Surgery

Murad Alum, MD

What We Do


Our resident curriculum offers exposure to all aspect of dermatology, including cutaneous and aesthetic surgery subspecialties and procedures. Faculty members are fellowship-trained in Mohs micrographic surgery and laser and cosmetic surgery.

 Patient Care

The cutaneous and aesthetic surgery practice within the Department of Dermatology offers patients many complex surgical, laser and cosmetic services by highly experienced faculty physicians using state-of-the-art equipment and methods.

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery
  • Transplantation Skin Cancer Service: Careful skin examinations and management of cutaneous complications in transplantation
  • Laser Treatments: Treatment of vascular lesions, treatment of pigmented lesions, resurfacing for wrinkle removal, hair removal and tattoo removal
  • Cosmetic Services

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