Welcome To Our Practice
Welcome to the official website of Dr. Ali Hendi. Our practice is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care and expertise that you deserve. By using innovative techniques in Mohs and reconstructive surgery, our highly trained staff is dedicated to providing you excellent results in diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, while ensuring the best possible cosmetic outcome. Dr. Hendi is among the few specialized surgeons whose practice is exclusively limited to skin cancer treatment and reconstructive surgery.
Our office serves as an extension of your referring physician's office to provide specialized treatment. We have made a commitment to work with your physician to provide the highest quality care. Because we recognize the importance of good communication, we ensure that your physician is kept up to date about your treatment at our office.
This website has been developed to complement our personal communication, not to replace it. We hope this information will answer some of your questions. We are always happy to listen to any suggestions regarding our office procedures. It is essential that our patients are well informed, relaxed, happy, and above all, confident.
Meet the Doctors
Ali Hendi, MD
Dr. Hendi graduated, with honors (Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa), from the University of Miami with a degree in Microbiology and Immunology. In 1999, he received his Doctor of Medicine degree, with highest honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the University of Miami School of Medicine as a member of the accelerated Medical Scholars Program. He received his training in Internal Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh. Thereafter, he pursued fellowship training in Mohs and reconstructive surgery under the directorship of Drs. John A. Zitelli, and David G. Brodland, former presidents of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).
In 2004 Dr. Hendi joined the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida as the youngest faculty on staff. There he served as a skin cancer specialist and Mohs surgeon dedicated to providing exceptional service, research and resident education. As an Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Dr. Hendi was the primary investigator of two research projects, with implications on melanoma diagnosis and wound healing. Dr. Hendi has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. His most recent book, the Atlas of Skin Cancers, was published in 2011. He serves as a reviewer for the journal Dermatologic Surgery. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings and the inventor of the Hendi-Frazier, and Hendi-Roth skin hooks.
In 2008 he relocated to the Washington DC area and opened a state of the art surgical facility, dedicated to the treatment of skin cancers, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He continues to be active in the academic arena, and is involved in resident education at Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center Dermatology Residency Program. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the Georgetown University Medical Center. He is board certified in dermatology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Joy Kunishige, MD
Dr. Kunishige is a native of Chicago. She was a National Merit Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida in Gainesville where she also completed medical school. Dr. Kunishige served as Chief Resident during dermatology residency at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & the University of Texas in Houston. In 2008, she pursued her fellowship in Mohs Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, under the direction of Drs. John Zitelli & David Brodland. This training was officially approved by the American College of Mohs Surgery and the AMA's Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Kunishige currently serves as Associate Director of the esteemed Zitelli & Brodland fellowship training program. In addition to articles on melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and board review, she is the author of New Beauty Magazine's book, Beautiful Skin Revealed.
Dr. Kunishige is a board-certified dermatologist and active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and The Women's Dermatologic Society.