Daniel Skinner, MD

Meet Dr. Daniel Skinner, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist in Mesa, AZ

Daniel Skinner, MD, is board-certified in dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He provides expert care at Skin Cancer Specialists, located in Mesa, Arizona.

Dr. Skinner is a 5th-generation Arizonan who grew up in Mesa and graduated from Mountain View High School. He went on to attend Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he graduated with a degree in business management. He then attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, where he developed an interest in dermatologic surgery. 

During medical school, he was a leader and volunteer in many different medical school organizations. He completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and a three-year dermatology residency at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He has presented research at many local and national meetings and has published research on the use of Mohs surgery for rare skin cancer, as well as a book chapter on dermabrasion. 

Dr. Skinner concluded his training with an intensive one-year fellowship in Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgery in Birmingham, Alabama, with Dr. Christopher Harmon, one of the nation's leading Mohs surgeons. Dr. Skinner has performed over 10,000 skin cancer surgeries. In addition to training in Mohs surgery and skin cancer removal, he has expertise in facial reconstruction after skin cancer removal.

Dr. Skinner is currently the president of the Phoenix Dermatology Society and on the board of directors of the Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society. In addition, he is very active in volunteer work for his church and enjoys spending time playing and watching sports.

When he is not at work, Dr. Skinner enjoys spending time with his wife, Marie, and their six children.



  • Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery - Surgical Dermatology Group - Birmingham, AL Fellowship
  • University of Missouri - Columbia, MO Residency - Dermatology
  • University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ Medical School
  • Brigham Young University - Provo, UT BS Business Management


  • American College of Mohs Surgery - Fellow
  • American Academy of Dermatology - Fellow
  • American Medical Association - Member
  • Arizona Medical Association - Member
  • Arizona Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Society - Member
  • Phoenix Dermatology Society - Member
  • American Board of Dermatology - Board Certified


Dr. Skinner has consistently been recognized by his patients and peers for his excellence in dermatology and patient care. He has received the Patients' Choice Award, the Compassionate Doctor Recognition, and the On-time Award by the website, vitals.com, which is rated and awarded by patients. The vitals.com website states the following: "This award recognizes doctors who make a difference in the lives of their patients. This honor is given to those physicians who have received near perfect scores as voted by their patients." In addition, Dr. Skinner was elected by his peers to be the President of the Phoenix Dermatology Society, a group of over 150 dermatologists in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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