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Thomas Knackstedt, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and board-certified, fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Presbyterian College in South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He then earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Following an internal medicine internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Knackstedt completed his dermatology residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at Dermatology Professionals, Inc., in East Greenwich, RI. Dr. Knackstedt received extensive training with an emphasis on surgical technique, complex facial reconstruction, and nail surgery. He is considered a national expert in nail cancers.

Dr. Knackstedt previously practiced at the Case Western Reserve University Metrohealth Medical Center Department of Dermatology where he served as Vice Chair and Director of Dermatologic Surgery. He also previously practiced at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Knackstedt was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at Lerner College of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Dr. Knackstedt has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on skin cancer surgery, nail disease, and facial reconstruction. He serves on multiple clinical committees of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery where he is the host of a monthly dermatologic surgery podcast titled “Conversations in Mohs Surgery”. He has been engaged in medical education, clinical research, and regularly presents at regional, national, and international meetings. In his free time, Dr. Knackstedt enjoys spending time with his family, reading, exercising, working on his antique car, traveling, and enjoying all that the beautiful state of North Carolina has to offer!

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