Sumaira Z. Aasi, MD

Sumaira Z. Aasi, MD

Dermatologist, Mohs surgeon, Cutaneous oncology specialist, Surgical oncologist

Bio:   Sumaira Z. Aasi, M.D., is a Professor of Dermatology and Director of Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Aasi completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Yale University where she was on faculty and served as Associate Chief. Dr. Aasi helped train fellows in Mohs and Micrographic Surgery for over ten years. She has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Her clinical interests include management of high risk nonmelanoma skin cancers, Mohs histopathology, and reconstructive surgery.
4.9 out of 5
536 Patient Ratings
96 Patient Comments

Mohs Surgery Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-725-5272
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Skin Cancer Program in Palo Alto

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 3rd Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5477
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General Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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General Dermatology Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6316
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Yale University (2002) CT
  • Board Certification: Dermatology, American Board of Dermatology (2001)
  • Residency: Northwestern Univ - McGaw Medical Center (2001) IL
  • Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals (1998) IL
  • Medical Education: Northwestern University Feinberg SOM (1997) IL

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award, American College of Mohs Surgery (2013)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2011)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2010)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2009)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2008)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2007)
  • Connecticut Magazine Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine (2006)
  • Cutting Edge Research Grant Award, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery` (2003)

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Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

5.0

Clear Communication

5.0

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I was very impressed with Dr Aasi and her resident. Both were very professional and had a very nice personal manner.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aasi was very credible - she explained things clearly and concisely and didn't ever make me feel rushed. Mauricia tailored my after-care options to the fact that I would have a hard time changing the bandage, and both made me feel like I was in the best possible hands. I felt so comfortable the whole time - to the point that I almost forgot that I wasn't there for an elective surgery.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I loved Dr. Aasi and have already recommended her to a friend looking for a derm surgeon. She didn't seem rushed, took time to explain everything, and made me feel very relaxed. And her technique is impeccable - I felt almost no pain and there was no bruising, which is impressive given the depth of the procedure!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aasi is an extremely knowledgeable and skillful surgeon. She explained things very well also.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

We felt very confident with all of the providers that we worked with on that day. It was a pleasure working with them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Wonderful Dr. and staff.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

After this experience, I would not want any other care provider. I would and will recommend her to anyone and everyone who might need dermatological surgery in the future.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Care provider recommended further evaluation by other providers ,but referrals were never made. I even send two messages regarding this .but never received an answer.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Beyond excellent

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Aasi is a TERRIFIC surgeon.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Aasi is stellar. This is my second surgery with her and she does a great job genuinely listening to me, keeping me informed of what is going on, and working with me to determine the best options for my specific situation.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Friendly & excellent care was given to me by all who attended

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4.9 out of 5
536 Patient Ratings
96 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I was very impressed with Dr Aasi and her resident. Both were very professional and had a very nice personal manner.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aasi was very credible - she explained things clearly and concisely and didn't ever make me feel rushed. Mauricia tailored my after-care options to the fact that I would have a hard time changing the bandage, and both made me feel like I was in the best possible hands. I felt so comfortable the whole time - to the point that I almost forgot that I wasn't there for an elective surgery.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I loved Dr. Aasi and have already recommended her to a friend looking for a derm surgeon. She didn't seem rushed, took time to explain everything, and made me feel very relaxed. And her technique is impeccable - I felt almost no pain and there was no bruising, which is impressive given the depth of the procedure!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aasi is an extremely knowledgeable and skillful surgeon. She explained things very well also.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

We felt very confident with all of the providers that we worked with on that day. It was a pleasure working with them.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Wonderful Dr. and staff.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

After this experience, I would not want any other care provider. I would and will recommend her to anyone and everyone who might need dermatological surgery in the future.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Care provider recommended further evaluation by other providers ,but referrals were never made. I even send two messages regarding this .but never received an answer.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Beyond excellent

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Aasi is a TERRIFIC surgeon.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Aasi is stellar. This is my second surgery with her and she does a great job genuinely listening to me, keeping me informed of what is going on, and working with me to determine the best options for my specific situation.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Friendly & excellent care was given to me by all who attended

SHC Patient, May 2016

Really appreciated the time she took to talk through options, so we could do the minimally invasive procedure in the end.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Aasi is simply the BEST. She took care of my son and now takes care of me. She and her staff are very caring, friendly and they show me they really care. I know I'm in good hands with Dr. Aasi and that she will take very good care of me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Aasi always tells me what is available for me and lets me make decisions for follow up treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Superior care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Outstanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

We continue to be amazed and delighted with Dr. Asi's superb patient/client care!! she is Tops!! We have recommended her to others for any dermo needs! We travel from TX (Houston Area) to avail ourselves of the excellentt Stanford care!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Doctor was amazing!!!! Explained all of my options very clearly. Went step by step as she was doing procedure. Checked to be sure I was doing ok. Clearly explained discharge instructions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Aasi is someone I have full confidence in. An outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

helpful, friendly, used layman's terms. Excellent communicator and listened well also.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Aasi is an outstanding physician!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good!!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Aasi's entire staff was friendly, professional and informative. The actual surgery and procedure was 1st class in every way.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Aasi provided excellent, compassionate care for me during the surgery and during the follow-up visit. I have recommended her to my primary care physician for any patients who need dermatological surgery.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Aasi is the ideal dr./surgeon. She is kind & understanding, has a great sense of humor and yet is superb in her practice, as well as managing her staff & department. I cannot say enough good things about her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have already told my family and friends what great care was provided to me.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Aasi is fantastic - very professional, caring & calls me by name - I feel I am not a number!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great experience... knowledgeable and personable. Couldn't ask for better.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Aasi was fantastic. She included me every step of the way and made sure I was comfortable and confident in every decision.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Doctor Aasi, nurse & staff, have performed several surgeries, on my face, neck & nose. I would highly recommend, Doctor Aasi & her team to others.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Always very good!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Would highly recommend. Dr. Assi took care of my son which is why I elected to continue treatment for her Everyone is just awesome.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Aasi is a wonderful physician. My surgery was delayed due to circumstances outside her control, but she called me herself to apologize. I am very happy with how surgery went and the level of care and consultation I was provided. Highly, highly recommend her to anyone.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I have been seeing Dr Assi for a year. She performed Mohs surgery on my nose which ended up needing a graft. She was extremely capable and her manner was both caring and professional. I had a few issues around the problems listed above. i would email her through My Health and either she or one of the nurses would get back to me the same day. I was able to send them photos through my Health which was very helpful. They always responded very quickly and addressed my concerns and answered my questions. Dr Assi and her team have always consistently been the best!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Highly competent and professional

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr was very sharp, Knew her stuff, very polite.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Aasi is the model of what every physician should be. She is extremely skilled, knowledgeable, and confident. Her assisting medical team is outstanding. I am lucky to have access to Dr. Aasi and her team for my medical needs.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

All of the staff that participated in my treatment that day were caring and very communicative. I felt that I mattered aa an individual, not that I was just another body to be worked on.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Aasi is a total professional. She makes me feel very well cared for. She really cares about the outcome of my procedure.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Ausi was a fine example of Stanford excellence. THE BEST.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

The MA was the primary contact on this appointment, with Dr Aasi coming in to the room to check on the progress. I was very comfortable with the arrangement.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Assi even had Dr. Badger come in before the surgery.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

The doctor and all other care staff were excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

excellent

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Everything was extremely well done -- appointment went exactly as I had been told and everyone was at their CICARE best.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I received excellent care from the nurses to the doctors to the administrative staff.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Aasi listened to my concerns re my lip and did a biopsy. She explained my choices and we made the best selection for me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The entire staff was very professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Love the dermatology clinic. Staff is awesome very professional and always helpful

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Always feel well cared for by Dr. Aasi and her staff!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Excellent!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Aasi is fantastic. Skilled, compassionate and thoughtful. The entire team worked well together. There is clearly a serious concern for patient well-being, safety and comfort.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr Assai is excellent

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Aasi is awesome. The best I have ever seen.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Aasi is excellent and her group of women are excellent!!!!!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

the best

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

The entire derm/surg team were outstanding including the wait /coffee room providing fresh fruit and pastries.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

My experience at Stanford Dermatology couldn't have been better. I had an outstanding surgeon, Dr. Aasi, who performed a successful procedure.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Very thoroughal. I couldn't have asked for more, everyone was exceptionally wonderful. Again, not sure 5 is high enough

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I have seen Dr. Aasi for 4 years and have always found her to be a consummate professional. She has superb knowledge of her field; is wonderful at communicating what needs to be done, what the options are, and what the pros and cons are; is meticulous in her practice as a surgeon; is caring and compassionate in dealing with patients; and has recruited and maintains a wonderful support staff of nursing professionals.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

best medical experience I've had

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I've mentioned this before: I consider myself fortunate to be in Dr. Aasi's care. She is always medical perfection personified.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Aasi and her team (Dr. Gee, resident and Christina Saucedo (Clinical Nurse) provided me with absolutely superior medical treatment and care. They all made me feel comfortable for a truly uncomfortable procedure and I felt I was under the care of very competent and extremely nice and respectful health care providers. I don't think it gets much better than this. Dr. Aasi has an especially comforting bedside manner and it is clear she is excellent at what she does. Dr. Gee's bedside mannner as a resident was also exceptional and I'm sure he will make a very fine Dermatologist or Dermatology surgeon, if that's the path he chooses. I am very grateful that I was able to receive such excellent from this amazing Stanford team!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Some printed post-surgical instructions were incorrect.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

The Doctor was so good that I didn't even bruise!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Aasi gave me information about possible variations in the cost of the medication depending on the insurance company or pharmacy. This was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I consider myself very fortunate to be in Dr. Aasi's care and I've told her so. She never fails to listen carefully to anything I have to say and our relationship relative to my care is best described as collaborative. Most important, she never makes me feel rushed or that our meeting has to be hurried along. I realize she's busy and has other patients to see, yet we manage to use our time together efficiently and we all come away satisfied.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

All experiences have been excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Aasi is one amazing doctor. She showed concern, answered all my questions - She really went above and beyond. She even answered a medical question my friend had. We love Dr. Aasi.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Aasi is wonderful. Listens, explains clearly, shows empathy.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

it was excellent. best experience with a physican ever

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Excelent over all

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Wonderful experience

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Very pleased with my care

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Aasi is very organized, efficient and is wonderful to her patients!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Careful surgery - results good!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Aasi & all the nurses were super!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Excellent service.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Aasi and staff were outstanding.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

I am a VA patient sent to Dr. Aasi for a Mohs procedure as of today I am very happy with the results.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Aasi explained everything - you are so lucky to have her on staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Positive.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

She is the best dr. I have ever seen!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Dr. is one of the BEST!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

They were impressive.

SHC Patient, May 2014

All were excellent providers.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Best team I ever had the pleasure to have had!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Excel.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

She explained everything well, listened to me and answered all my questions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Assi is simply the best. As a heart & transplant recipient, I know a professional who is the top of his profession -- Thank you --

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

All good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

The extra care & concern by the doctor & the whole team. Thank you very much.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Love this doctor and the entire staff. Very caring people.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Aasi is by far the best surgeon I have EVER been associated with in 80 years of being cut-up every where on my body.