Mario Mitkov, M.D. joined the Skin Surgery Center in July 2019. He is board-certified in Dermatology and is currently completing a Fellowship in Mohs surgery. Dr. Mitkov will practice both general dermatology and perform Mohs surgery.

Dr. Mitkov, a native of Bulgaria, moved to the United States at a young age and became the first member of his family to go to college. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis, where he graduated with honors. While at UC Davis he was a member of the crew team, competing at national regattas as stroke seat of the top freshman and varsity boats. He then received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating cum laude. While in medical school, he received numerous academic scholarships and was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha society for graduating at the top of his class. He subsequently completed his intern year and Dermatology residency at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, working with leading experts in skin disease and cutaneous oncology.

Dr. Mitkov is currently completing his fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital.  He has presented his original research at national conferences and has published articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and JAMA Dermatology. Dr. Mitkov is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and also remains an active member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

American Academy of Dermatology Fellow

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EDUCATION

May 2014
Creighton University School of Medicine
Alpha Omega Alpha
Cum Laude

June 2009
University of California, Davis
B.S., Biology Graduation with Honors

FELLOWSHIP & TRAINING

July 2018 – June 2019
Houston Methodist Hospital, Mohs Surgery

July 2018
Mayo Clinic College of Graduate Medicine, Dermatology

July 2015
Mayo Clinic College of Graduate Medicine, Internal Medicine

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Hoesly PM, Mitkov MV, Cappel MA. Verrucous plaques on the elbows, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2019 January
  • Mitkov MV, Thomas CS, Cochuyt JJ, Forte AJ, Perdikis G. Simulation: An Effective Method of Teaching Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injection Technique, Aesthetic Surgery 2018 July
  • Blackburn PR, Xu Z, Tumelty KE, Zhao RW, Monis WJ, Harris KG, Gass JM, Cousin MA, Boczek NJ, Mitkov MV, Cappel MA, Francomano CA, Parisi JE, Klee EW, Faqeih E, Alkuraya FS, Layne MD, McDonnell NB, Atwal PS. Bi-allelic Alterations in AEBP1 Lead to Defective Collagen Assembly and Connective Tissue Structure Resulting in a Variant of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, American Journal of Human Genetics. 2018 March
  • Damavandy A, Terushkin V, Zitelli J, Brodland D, Miller C, Etzkorn J, Shin T, Mitkov M, Cappel M, Hendi A. Intraoperative immunostaining for Cytokeratin-7 during Mohs micrographic surgery reduced recurrence rates in extramammary paget’s disease – A multicenter retrospective study, Dermatologic 2017 August
  • Yang Y, Yarbrough K, Mitkov M, Russi D, Price H, Swanson D, Bedside trichoscopic diagnosis of trichothiodystrophy, Pediatric Dermatology. 2017 June
  • Mitkov M, Martinez JC. Reconstruction of a Full-Thickness Superior Auricular defect, Dermatologic 2017 March
  • Nguyen A, Gonzaga M, Lim V, Adler M, Mitkov M, Cappel M. Clinical features of shiitake dermatitis: A systematic review, International Journal of Dermatology. 2017 January
  • Melendez-Rosado J, Thompson K, Cowdell J, Sanchez Alvarez C, Ung R, Villanueva A, Jeffers K, Imam J, Mitkov M, Kaleem T, Lewis J, Dawson N. Reducing Unnecessary Testing: An intervention to improve resident ordering practices, Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2016 Dec
  • Mitkov M, Chrest M, Diehl N, Heckman M, Tollefsen M, Jambusaria-Pahlajani A. Pediatric melanomas often mimic benign lesions; A retrospective study, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2016 May
  • Menapace D, Mitkov M, Towbin R, Hogeling M, Changing the face of infantile hemangioma treatment. Pediatric Radiology. 2016 May
  • Mitkov M, de Mello D, Hogeling M. Erythematous eruption on the left leg, 2016 Feb.
  • Mitkov M, Joseph R, Copland III J, Steroid Hormone Influence on Melanomagenesis, Molecular and Cell Endocrinology. 2015 Dec
  • Nguyen A, Koenck C, Quirk S, Lim V, Mitkov M, Trowbridge R, Hunter W, Agrawal D. Triggering Receptor Expressed on Myeloid Cells in Cutaneous Melanoma, Clinical and Translational Science. 2015 July
  • Mitkov M, Hogeling M, Erythematous eruption on the left leg, Cutis 2016 Feb
  • Moon K, Albuquerque FC, Mitkov M, Ducruet AF, Wilson D, Nakaji P, D., McDougall CG Methamphetamine Use is an Independent Predictor for Poor Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. 2014 April.
  • Mitkov M, Balagula Y, Taube J, Lockshin B. Plaque-like Penile Syringoma with Involvement of the Deep Reticular Dermis, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. 2014 Oct
  • Mitkov M, Balagula Y, Lockshin B. Circumscribed Plantar Hypokeratosis, International Journal of Dermatology. 2014
  • Trowbridge R, Mitkov M, Agrawal D. Vitamin D receptor and cd86 expression in the skin of vitamin D deficient swine, Experimental and Molecular Pathology. 2013 Nov
  • Trowbridge R, Mitkov M, Pittelkow M, Agrawal D. Immunomodulation of malignant melanoma by contact sensitizing agents, Expert Reviews in Immunology 2013 Nov
  • Mitkov M, Pimentel J, Bruce A. Beefy Red Plaques in the Perianal Region, JAMA Dermatology. 2014 April.
  • Mitkov M, Cohen B. Annoying neck nodules in an adolescent boy, Contemporary Pediatrics. 2013 Nov
  • Mitkov M, Trowbridge R, Locksin B, Caplan J. Dermatologic Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications, 2013 Oct
  • Mitkov M, Al-Khatib WK, Zhou Concurrent Treatment of Acute Pancreatitis and Multiple Visceral Artery Aneurysms using Endovascular Techniques, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2012 April
  • Mitkov M. Effects of Exercise on Ejection Fraction, Arrhythmia, Dyspnea, and Functional Capacity in Congestive Heart Failure Patients. Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences. 2008 Dec

RESEARCH CONFERENCES

  • Griffith J, Mitkov M,  Kelly Flynn, Mary Dyson, Leonard Goldberg, Arash Kimyai-Asadi. Retrospective review of double-opposed z-plasties in the closure of Mohs Micrographic defects on the lower leg. American College of Mohs Surgery. Baltimore, MD. May, 2019 (podium presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Fosko S, Sluzevich. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis complicated by extensive dystrophic calcification. American Academy of Dermatology. San Diego, CA. Feb, 2018 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Sluzevich J, Cappel M. Psoriasiform cutaneous sarcoid. International Society of Dermatopathology. San Diego, CA. Feb, 2018 (poster presentation)
  • Patrick R. Blackburn, Zhi Xu, Kathleen Tumelty, Bin Ni, Yiran Guo, Kimberly G. Harris, Sarah K. Macklin, Jennifer M. Gass, Margot A. Cousin, Nicole J. Boczek, Mario Mitkov, Mark A. Cappel, Clair A. Francomano, Eric W. Klee, Joseph E. Parisi, Fowzan S. Alkuraya, Matthew D. Layne, Nazli B. McDonnell, Paldeep S. Atwal A novel autosomal recessive variant of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is caused by loss-of-function AEBP1 variants that lead to ACLP deficiency, European Human Genetics Conference. Milan, Italy. May 2017 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Keeling J, M.D Tinea nigra—not to be mistaken for melanoma. 12th Annual Practical Course in Dermoscopy & Update on Malignant Melanoma. Scottsdale, AZ. Dec, 2017 (poster presentation)
  • Damavandy A, Terushkin V, Zitelli J, Brodland D, Miller C, Etzkorn J, Shin T, Mitkov M, Cappel M, Hendi Intraoperative immunostaining for Cytokeratin-7 during Mohs micrographic surgery reduced recurrence rates in extramammary paget’s disease – A multicenter retrospective study. American College of Mohs surgery. Orlando, FL. April, 2016 (podium presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Cappel M, Keeling J. Rat Mite Dermatitis. Zola Cooper Clinical and Dermatopathologic seminar. New Orleans, LA. Oct, 2015 (podium presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Menapace D, O’haver J, Lynn G, Reeder D, Price H. Cutaneous Melanoma in Childhood: A descriptive retrospective review of 19 cases. Society for Pediatric Dermatology Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. July, 2014 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Trowbridge R, Lockshin B, Caplan J. HLA Genotyping in Carbamazepine-induced cutaneous reactions. Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. Tucson, AZ. November, 2013 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Trowbridge R, Lockshin B, Caplan J. HLA Genotyping in Carbamazepine-induced cutaneous reactions. St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center Academic Excellence Pheonix, AZ. May, 2013. 3rd place award (poster presentation)
  • Karam Moon, M.D., Andrew Ducruet, M.D., Webster Crowley, M.D., David Wilson, M.D., Mario Mitkov, B.S., Peter Nakaji, M.D., Felipe C. Albuquerque, M.D., Cameron G. McDougall, M.D. Methamphetamine Use is an Independent Predictor for Poor Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. Seoul, Korea. September, 2013 (Podium presentation)
  • Karam Moon, M.D., Andrew Ducruet, M.D., Webster Crowley, M.D., David Wilson, M.D., Mario Mitkov, B.S., Peter Nakaji, M.D., Felipe C. Albuquerque, M.D., Cameron G. McDougall, M.D. Methamphetamine Use is an Independent Predictor for Poor Outcome after Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Joint Cerebrovascular Section of the AANS/CNS. February, 2013 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Usta Y, Kumar R., Radhakrishnan Charcot’s Arthropathy: A case report on an unusual presentation with Poland’s Syndrome & Hepatitis C,.ACP Arizona Chapter Scientific Meeting November, 2012 (poster presentation)
  • Mitkov M, Usta Y, Kumar R., Radhakrishnan Charcot’s Arthropathy: A case report on an unusual presentation with Poland’s Syndrome & Hepatitis C. SGIM Mountain West Regional Conference October, 2012 (poster presentation)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Gabriel House of Care (July 2016 – Present)
  • ConAgra Bread Delivery Club (August 2010-May 2012)
  • Project CURA trip to Pineridge Indian Reservation (March 2011)
  • Davis H.E.L.P (June 2009- August 2010)
  • Sutter Cardiac Rehabilitation (May 2007-May 2009)

AWARDS

  • Silver Certification Quality Improvement Mayo Clinic College of Graduate Medicine (2016)
  • Dean’s Honor list Phoenix Regional Campus (2014)
  • Gutch, James and Mary Medical Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • Barr Medical Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • COPIC Medical Foundation Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • Doris and John Norton Scholarship Award (2012-2014)
  • Medical Dean’s Educational Assistance scholarship award (2011-2014)
  • Diversity Enhancement Scholarship (2011-2012)
  • Medical Deans Magis Scholarship Award (2010-2012)
  • Graduation with Honors UC Davis (June 2009)
  • Dean Burtis Award UC Davis (May 2009)
  • University of California Davis Dean’s Honor List (2007-2009)
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