Thomas L Hocker, MDDermatology
At the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hocker published numerous scholarly papers, presented at multiple national meetings, and twice scored in the top percentile in the dermatology in-training examination, a test given to all residents across the nation. Upon graduation, Mayo Clinic named him the Harold O. Perry Most Outstanding Scholar, a distinction given only 3 times in the preceding 15 years. He subsequently traveled to the University of Michigan for his dermatopathology fellowship, one of the premier skin cancer treatment centers in the country. He concluded his many years of training by returning to the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) for an intensive 1-year fellowship in Mohs and reconstructive surgery, where he studied under many of the nation's premier cutaneous surgeons, including Drs. Randall Roenigk, Clark Otley, Chris Arpey, Christian Baum and Jerry Brewer.
In addition to Mohs Micrographic Surgery, he has expertise in complex facial reconstructive surgery following skin cancer removal. Additionally, his dual mastery of dermatopathology and Mohs surgery has provided him with unique insight into challenging cases and has made him one of the country's young experts in rare skin tumors (adnexal neoplasms, atypical pigmented lesions, Spitz nevi and spitzoid lesions) and challenging rashes. Dr. Hocker is currently accepting patients with any dermatologic concern.