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Joy Kunishige, MD

Mohs Surgeon & Skin Cancer Specialist located in Chevy Chase, MD

About Dr. Kunishige

Joy Kunishige is a native of Chicago. She was a National Merit Scholar and All-American Cheerleader. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Microbiology and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2003, she completed the accelerated Medical Honors Program and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Florida. Dr. Kunishige was recognized as Florida’s Top Medical Student by the Florida Medical Political Action Committee, where she served as the only student delegate. Dr. Kunishige did research in Cutaneous Lymphoma and was Chief Resident during her dermatology residency at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & the University of Texas in Houston. She pursued her fellowship in Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, under the direction of Drs. John Zitelli & David Brodland. This training program was one of the few officially approved by both the American College of Mohs Surgery and the AMA’s Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Kunishige has performed over 10,000 cases of Mohs surgery and is an expert in cutaneous oncology and reconstruction. She serves as Associate Director of the renowned Zitelli & Brodland fellowship training program. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery and teaches residents from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery departments. Dr. Kunishige authors numerous articles on melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and board review and is the author of New Beauty Magazine’s book: Beautiful Skin Revealed. She lectures on reconstruction techniques and melanoma in situ.

Dr. Kunishige is a board-certified dermatologist and active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Kunishige is not in the office every day, she provides coverage on Dr. Hendi’s floor when Dr. Hendi is away.

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Joy Kunishige is a native of Chicago. She was a National Merit Scholar and All-American Cheerleader. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Microbiology and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2003, she completed the accelerated Medical Honors Program and received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Florida. Dr. Kunishige was recognized as Florida’s Top Medical Student by the Florida Medical Political Action Committee, where she served as the only student delegate. Dr. Kunishige did research in Cutaneous Lymphoma and was Chief Resident during her dermatology residency at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & the University of Texas in Houston. She pursued her fellowship in Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, under the direction of Drs. John Zitelli & David Brodland. This training program was one of the few officially approved by both the American College of Mohs Surgery and the AMA’s Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Kunishige has performed over 10,000 cases of Mohs surgery and is an expert in cutaneous oncology and reconstruction. She serves as Associate Director of the renowned Zitelli & Brodland fellowship training program. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery and teaches residents from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery departments. Dr. Kunishige authors numerous articles on melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and board review and is the author of New Beauty Magazine’s book: Beautiful Skin Revealed. She lectures on reconstruction techniques and melanoma in situ.

Dr. Kunishige is a board-certified dermatologist and active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dr. Kunishige is not in the office every day, she provides coverage on Dr. Hendi’s floor when Dr. Hendi is away.


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