George J. Hruza, MD
Dr. Hruza is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at St. Louis University and Director of the Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been listed in St. Louis Magazine as one of the Top Doctors and Best Doctors in the St. Louis area for over 15 years. He received his medical degree from New York University at the top of his class and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Societies. He completed his dermatology residency at New York University Medical Center in 1986 followed by a laser surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Wellman Laboratory for Photomedicine and a Mohs and dermatologic surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hruza is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, the American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and the American Board of Laser Surgery. Before his current position he was an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Surgery and Otolaryngology and director of dermatologic surgery training at Washington University in St. Louis for 11 years. He has trained a total of 21 Mohs surgery fellows. Dr. Hruza serves on the Editorial Boards of the Dermatologic Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. He has served on the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Boards of Directors. He currently serves as the President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and as Treasurer of the Missouri State Medical Association and is Past President of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society. He has contributed more than 135 publications to the medical literature including two textbooks on laser surgery and has lectured extensively on four continents on lasers in dermatology, Mohs surgery, skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and dermatologic surgery.