Education and Experience
Dr. Ross Campbell is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has completed fellowship training in Mohs Surgery and Procedural Dermatology and served on the board of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
A magna cum laude graduate of The University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Campbell obtained a two-year fellowship grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate melanoma immunotherapy at Emory University. With an ultimate goal of opening a skin cancer and aesthetic surgery specialty center, Dr. Campbell chose to complete a general and plastic surgery internship in Seattle, before performing his dermatology residency at Brown Medical School where he served as Chief Resident.
Although Mohs surgery can be performed by physicians without completing a fellowship, the pursuit of excellence in medical and surgical care led Dr. Campbell to spend an extra year of fellowship at one of the busiest and most acclaimed Mohs surgery and cosmetic dermatology practices in the country, under the directorship of Gary Monheit, M.D., and Chris Harmon, M.D. During his fellowship, which was a combined ACGME procedural dermatology fellowship, Dr. Campbell performed nearly 3,000 Mohs surgery cases and became an expert in aesthetic procedures such as blepharoplasty, hair transplantation, chemical peels, soft tissue fillers, dermabrasion, and Botox® Cosmetic.
Dr. Campbell has lectured nationally, instructing dermatologists and plastic surgeons on various aspects of dermatologic and aesthetic surgery. He has published in numerous dermatologic and cosmetic surgery journals and authored several book chapters on surgical and cosmetic procedures. Most importantly, he has completed over 27,000 Mohs surgeries and has an infection and recurrence rate well below national statistics.
Dr. Campbell and his family — wife Leigh and two sons Aidan and Silas — moved to Athens in 2007 to open Georgia Skin Cancer and Aesthetic Dermatology and to be closer to other family members. Ross and Leigh both attended the University of Georgia and have a strong attachment to the region. Leigh is a medical illustrator and an accomplished equestrian event rider.
Only fellows of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) have completed an additional 1-2 years of fellowship training after completing the residency requirements of their specialty. This is to ensure that the surgeon is expertly trained in not only the removal of the tumor, but more importantly, the accurate evaluation of the pathology so that the patient and surgeon can both be assured that the skin cancer is completely removed. This training also includes extensive experience in reconstruction with members of other specialties such as plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and oculoplastic surgery.
The ACMS graduates approximately 70 Mohs surgeons per year and Dr. Campbell is one of the few fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in North Georgia reaching Gainesville, Lake Oconee, Athens, and their surrounding communities.