Mariah Brown, MD
Professor, Dermatology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1999)
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2006)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2009)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Procedural Dermatology (2010)
Languages: English
Department: Dermatology

Professional Titles

  • Director of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

Recognition & Awards

  • Member, Board of Directors, American College of Mohs Surgery (2020)
    One of nine nationally elected board members for the American College of Mohs Surgery, the leading national organization for fellowship-trained skin cancer surgeons.

Research Interests

I have published extensively on topics in surgical reconstruction, complications of dermatologic surgery and rare cutaneous tumors.


  • Program Director, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship (2015)
    School of Medicine, Dermatology
    Our one-year training fellowship focuses on the management of complex skin cancer patients, with a particular emphasis on Mohs surgery, surgical reconstruction and multidisciplinary patient care.


  • Schlessinger DI, Reynolds KA, Dirr MA, Ibrahim SA, Yanes AF, Lazaroff JM, Godinez-Puig V, Chen BR, Kurta AO, Cotseones JK, Chiren SG, Furlan KC, Iyengar S, Behshad R, DeHoratius DM, Denes P, Drucker AM, Dzubow LM, Etzkorn JR, Harwood CA, Kim JYS, Lawrence N, Lee EH, Lissner GS, Marghoob AA, Matin RN, Mattox AR, Mittal BB, Thomas JR, Zhou XA, Zloty D, Schmitt J, Kirkham JJ, Armstrong AW, Basset-Seguin N, Billingsley EM, Bordeaux JS, Brewer J, Brown M, Brown M, Collins SAB, Fargnoli MC, De Azevedo SJ, Dummer R, Eggermont A, Goldman GD, Haedersdal M, Hale EK, Hanlon A, Harms KL, Huang CC, Hurst EA, In GK, Kelleners-Smeets N, Kheterpal M, Leshin B, Mcdonald M, Miller SJ, Miller A, Mostow EN, Trakatelli M, Nehal KS, Ratner D, Rogers H, Sarin KY, Soon SL, Stasko T, Storrs PA, Tagliaferri L, Vidimos AT, Wong SL, Yu SS, Zalaudek I, Zeitouni NC, Zitelli JA, Poon E, Sobanko JF, Cartee TV, Maher IA, Alam M. Development of a core outcome set for basal cell carcinoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Sep;87(3):573-581. PubMed PMID: 35551965
  • Florek A, Brown M. Surgical Defect of the Soft Triangle of the Nose. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Aug 1;48(8):875-877. PubMed PMID: 34608079
  • Wipf AJ, Brown MR. Malignant transformation of erythema ab igne. JAAD Case Rep. 2022 Aug;26:85-87. PubMed PMID: 35942353
  • Axibal EL, Fisher MH, Miller MD, Brown MR. Damage to the Temporal Branch of the Facial Nerve From Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2022 Nov 1;48(11):1140-1145. PubMed PMID: 36103458
  • Brodsky MA, Axibal E, Brown M. Aggressive Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma as an Adult Manifestation of Incontinentia Pigmenti. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jun 1;47(6):824-826. PubMed PMID: 33165053
  • Ehsani-Chimeh N, Miller M, Brown M. Catastrophic Bleeding Complications in 2 High-Risk Patients After Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Dec 1;47(12):1664-1665. PubMed PMID: 34608088
  • Olander J, Brown M. A Large Surgical Defect of the Central Upper Lip. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Oct 1;47(10):1391-1393. PubMed PMID: 32483100
  • Florek A, Brown M. Surgical Defect of the Soft Triangle of the Nose. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34608079
  • Barklund JS, Cameron MC, Mirhossaini RB, Brown M. Utilization Patterns of Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons in the Treatment of Melanoma in Situ and Melanoma. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jun 1;47(6):814-815. PubMed PMID: 32932262
  • Abidi NY, Wanner B, Brown M, Golda N, Hajar T, Rohani P, Yu SS, Carr DR. Characterization of the 2019 Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Standardized Letter of Recommendation. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Mar 1;47(3):327-332. PubMed PMID: 34328285
  • Barklund JS, Wong EB, Brown M. Use of Oxymetazoline Hydrochloride 0.05% Soaked Pledgets for Hemostasis of Exposed Nasal Mucosa After Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Feb 1;47(2):305-306. PubMed PMID: 31809355
  • Brodsky MA, Rezac L, Terella A, Brown M. Tissue Expansion Before Mohs Micrographic Surgery for a Large Scalp Tumor. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Jul 1;47(7):997-998. PubMed PMID: 34167131
  • Barklund JS, Brown M. Second Intention Healing of a Large Surgical Defect of the Scalp. Dermatol Surg. 2021 Feb 1;47(2):275-277. PubMed PMID: 31809347
  • Barklund S, Brown M. Treatment of steroid atrophy with hyaluronic acid filler. JAAD Case Rep. 2020 Oct;6(10):973-974. PubMed PMID: 32995421
  • Flaten HK, Goodman L, Wong E, Hammes A, Brown MR. Analysis of Speaking Opportunities by Gender at National Dermatologic Surgery Conferences. Dermatol Surg. 2020 Sep;46(9):1195-1201. PubMed PMID: 31834070
  • Wong E, Axibal E, Brown M. Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2019 Feb;27(1):15-34. PubMed PMID: 30420068
  • Axibal E, Brown M. Surgical Dressings and Novel Skin Substitutes. Dermatol Clin. 2019 Jul;37(3):349-366. PubMed PMID: 31084729
  • Crow LD, Jambusaria-Pahlajani A, Chung CL, Baran DA, Lowenstein SE, Abdelmalek M, Ahmed RL, Anadkat MJ, Arcasoy SM, Berg D, Bibee KP, Billingsley E, Black WH, Blalock TW, Bleicher M, Brennan DC, Brodland DG, Brown MR, Carroll BT, Carucci JA, Chang TW, Chaux G, Cusack CA, Dilling DF, Doyle A, Emtiazjoo AM, Ferguson NH, Fosko SW, Fox MC, Goral S, Gray AL, Griffin JR, Hachem RR, Hall SA, Hanlon AM, Hayes D Jr, Hickey GW, Holtz J, Hopkins RS, Hu J, Huang CC, Brian Jiang SI, Kapnadak SG, Kraus ES, Lease ED, Leca N, Lee JC, Leitenberger JJ, Lim MA, Longo MI, Malik SM, Mallea JM, Menter A, Myers SA, Neuburg M, Nijhawan RI, Norman DJ, Otley CC, Paek SY, Parulekar AD, Patel MJ, Patel VA, Patton TJ, Pugliano-Mauro M, Ranganna K, Ravichandran AK, Redenius R, Roll GR, Samie FH, Shin T, Singer JP, Singh P, Soon SL, Soriano T, Squires R, Stasko T, Stein JA, Taler SJ, Terrault NA, Thomas CP, Tokman S, Tomic R, Twigg AR, Wigger MA, Zeitouni NC, Arron ST. Initial skin cancer screening for solid organ transplant recipients in the United States: Delphi method development of expert consensus guidelines. Transpl Int. 2019 Dec;32(12):1268-1276. PubMed PMID: 31502728
  • Mirhossaini RB, Cameron MC, Fathi R, Brown M. Utilization Patterns of Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeons in the Treatment of Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Apr;45(4):610-611. PubMed PMID: 30148734
  • Sokoya M, Brown M, Terella A. A Large Surgical Defect of the Central Forehead. Dermatol Surg. 2019 Jul;45(7):975-978. PubMed PMID: 29381547
  • Olander J, Miller M, Brown M. Use of sterile urine cups as sharps containers during Mohs micrographic surgery stages. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018 Nov;79(5):e97-e98. PubMed PMID: 29408554
  • Danhof R, Lewis K, Brown M. Small Molecule Inhibitors of the Hedgehog Pathway in the Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2018 Apr;19(2):195-207. PubMed PMID: 28887802
  • Olander J, Wong M, Brown M. Use of a Single Anatomic Donor Site for Harvesting a Full-Thickness Skin Graft and a Free Cartilage Graft for Nasal Defects. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Jul;44(7):1023-1024. PubMed PMID: 29053533
  • Fathi R, Alkousakis T, Brown M. Plaque-Like Atypical Fibroxanthoma, A Rare Invasive Variant. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Jan;43(1):138-139. PubMed PMID: 27399943
  • Axibal E, Terella A, Ricci D, Brown M. Neuropraxia of the Spinal Accessory Nerve After Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Sep;43(9):1192-1195. PubMed PMID: 28538032
  • Ricci D, Brown MR. Large Surgical Defect of the Superior Ear. Dermatol Surg. 2017 May;43 Suppl 1:S115-S118. PubMed PMID: 27673486
  • Ricci D, Miller MD, Brown MR. Second Intention Healing for Large Surgical Defects of the Foot. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Apr;43(4):592-595. PubMed PMID: 27673487
  • Miller MD, Brown MR. Reconstruction of a Full-Thickness Nasal Defect. Dermatol Surg. 2017 Nov;43(11):1392-1396. PubMed PMID: 27465253
  • Fathi R, Serota M, Brown M. Identifying and Managing Local Anesthetic Allergy in Dermatologic Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Feb;42(2):147-56. PubMed PMID: 26783690
  • Waldman A, Arndt KA, Avram MM, Brown MR, Dover JS, Fabi SG, Friedmann DP, Geronemus RG, Goldberg DJ, Goldman MP, Green JB, Ibrahimi OA, Jones DH, Kilmer SL, McDaniel DH, Obagi S, Ortiz AE, Rohrer TE, Taylor MB, Torres A, Weinkle SH, Weiss MA, Weiss ET, Weiss RA, Poon E, Alam M. ASDS Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Milestones. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Oct;42(10):1164-73. PubMed PMID: 27661429
  • Benoit A, Aycock J, Milam D, Brown M. Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans of the Forehead With Extensive Subclinical Spread. Dermatol Surg. 2016 Feb;42(2):261-4. PubMed PMID: 26808183
  • Chen DL, Carlson EO, Fathi R, Brown MR. Undermining and Hemostasis. Dermatol Surg. 2015 Oct;41 Suppl 10:S201-15. PubMed PMID: 26418686
  • Gamba C, Lambert Smith F, Wisell J, Brown MR. Tattoo reactions in an HIV patient: Autoeczematization and progressive allergic reaction to red ink after antiretroviral therapy initiation. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports. Volume 1, Issue 6, Pages 395–398
  • Benoit A, Wisell J, Brown MR. Cutaneous spindle cell carcinoma misdiagnosed as atypical fibroxanthoma based on immunohistochemical stains. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports. Volume 1, Issue 6, Pages 392–394
  • Moennich J, Ort R, High W, Brown MR. Breast carcinoma masquerading as basal cell carcinoma of the nipple Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports. Volume 1, Issue 6, Pages 361–363
  • Lambert Smith F, Wisell, J. Brown MR. Advanced Acral Melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Case Reports. Volume 1, Issue 3, May 2015, Pages 166–168.
  • Prado R, Funke A, Bingham J, Brown M, Ramsey Mellette J. Treatment of severe rhinophyma using scalpel excision and wire loop tip electrosurgery. Dermatol Surg. 2013 May;39(5):807-10. PubMed PMID: 23560892
  • High WA, Ranville JF, Brown M, Punshon T, Lanzirotti A, Jackson BP. Gadolinium deposition in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: an examination of tissue using synchrotron x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010 Jan;62(1):38-44. PubMed PMID: 19896750
  • Bingham JL, Brown MR, Mellette JR Jr. Reducing the coefficient of friction for fast-absorbing gut suture. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Dec;35(12):2004. PubMed PMID: 19732106
  • Cohen JL, Brown MR. Anatomic considerations for soft tissue augmentation of the face. J Drugs Dermatol. 2009 Jan;8(1):13-6. PubMed PMID: 19180890
  • Ruth MC, Xu Y, Maxwell IH, Ahn NG, Norris DA, Shellman YG. RhoC promotes human melanoma invasion in a PI3K/Akt-dependent pathway. J Invest Dermatol. 2006 Apr;126(4):862-8. PubMed PMID: 16470169
  • Ruth MC, Old WM, Emrick MA, Meyer-Arendt K, Aveline-Wolf LD, Pierce KG, Mendoza AM, Sevinsky JR, Hamady M, Knight RD, Resing KA, Ahn NG. Analysis of membrane proteins from human chronic myelogenous leukemia cells: comparison of extraction methods for multidimensional LC-MS/MS. J Proteome Res. 2006 Mar;5(3):709-19. PubMed PMID: 16512687
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society, Member
  • American College of Mohs Surgery, Fellow Member
  • Colorado Dermatologic Society, Member
  • Association of Professors in Dermatology, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Dermatology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor, Anschutz Cancer Pavilion
Aurora, CO 80045

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Procedural Dermatology (2010)
  • Dermatology, Board Certification (2005)
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Specialized Training (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Skin Cancer
  • Skin, Hair and Nails
  • Skin, Hair and Nails - Biopsies and Excisions
  • Cancers - Melanoma
  • Cancers
Clinical Interests
My primary clinical interest is the medical and surgical management of skin cancer. I am fellowship trained in Mohs surgery for the surgical treatment of skin cancer, as well as having expertise in other aspects of dermatologic surgery such as the removal of benign skin lesions and scar revisions. I also have a clinical focus in pediatric dermatologic surgery.

Care Philosophy
I aim to provide the highest level of care for each one of my patients. I believe in treating each patient with the most advanced techniques and therapies and working closely with other specialties to provide optimal care.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I enjoy skiing, biking, reading books and spending time with my family.

Volunteer Activities
I serve on multiple national committees of dermatologic surgery professional organizations, including the American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Public Speaking
Diagnosis of skin cancer; treatment of skin cancer; sun protection and sunscreen; Mohs micrographic surgery and surgical reconstruction.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1999)
  • Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Dermatology (2009)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Procedural Dermatology (2010)
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Languages: English
Department: Dermatology
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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