Surgical Dermatology

As a Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeon, member of the American Surgical Dermatologic Society, and named “America’s Top Dermatologist” and "TOP DOC" amongst their peers, Drs. Mays understand the importance of early detection and surgical treatment. Melanoma is an increasingly important public health problem in the United States and worldwide. The occurrence of melanoma has been increasing faster than that of any other cancer in the United States, as well as deaths from melanoma. “The importance of diagnosing skin cancer early in its development is extremely critical,” says Dr. Rana Mays. She recommends an annual skin exam for all adults and more frequent exams for patients with a history of skin cancer.

Skin cancer can be cured when detected and treated early. Melanoma is almost always curable when it’s found in its very early stages. If you have a skin related problem that needs surgical attention, we are here to help. Dr. Mays will examine you and determine the best surgical solution for your type of skin lesion.

Dr. Rana Mays has extensive surgical training in skin cancer surgery and excision of benign lesions. Dr.Michael Mays has specific training in wide local excision of melanoma with sentinel lymph node biopsy as well as larger and more life threatening skin cancer surgeries. We provide the convenience of in-office surgery as well as surgical center/operating room privileges for aggressive melanoma surgery.

If your surgical problem is something that requires a referral to a colleague of Dr. Mays in another specialty, she will work with you to help find the best physician to take care of you. She has relationships with many of the best doctors in Louisville to whom she can refer.

Here are some of the dermatological surgical procedures we offer, for a complete list please contact the office directly

Non-melanoma skin cancer removal, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinomaMelanoma removalSkin cyst excision or extractionMole removal, benign and abnormalLipoma removalAcne extractionEar lobe repairKeloid and scar surgery Removal of other skin growths for cosmetic reasons

Rana Mays, M.D., FAAD | Top Dermatologist in Louisville

Meet Rana Mays, M.D., FAAD

Rana Majd Mays M.D, FAAD, is dual-board-certified in Dermatology and Internal Medicine, with interest in both medical and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Mays graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Louisville school of Medicine. She proceeded to complete an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Louisville Hospital. During her Internal Medicine training, she initiated a study on the effects of melanoma oncogene transcription at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

Dr. Mays practiced as an Internal Medicine specialist in Louisville before moving to Houston to pursue her passion for Dermatology as a clinical research fellow under the direction of Dr. Stephen K. Tyring. During her fellowship, Dr. Mays served as investigator in over thirty national and international clinical trials involved in dermatologic diseases such as psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, atopic dermatitis, zosters, herpes simplex, acne, and rosacea. She also served as the main investigator on several collaborative zoster studies with NASA scientists. Dr. Mays completed her Dermatology residency at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, serving as chief resident her last year and scoring in the top national percentile.

Dr. Mays joined Houston Skin Associates and Center for Clinical Studies where she focused on extensive medical and cosmetic dermatology, and served as principal investigator in pivotal clinical trials including a cosmetic investigator initiated study with Kybella. Dr. Mays’ interest in hair disorders and cosmetics helped pioneer her introduction of PRP hair restoration and facial rejuvenation at her practice. After caring for thousands of patients in the Houston area, Dr. Mays and her family decided to re-locate to their true home of Louisville to be closer to family and friends.

In 2016, Dr. Mays was awarded America’s Top Dermatologist and recently recognized as "Top Doctor" by Houston Magazine, selected by a poll of thousands of local board-certified physician colleagues. Dr. Mays is fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the American Medical Association, American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons, Skin cancer Foundation, and American Society of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Physicians. Dr. Mays is ecstatic to join her hometown and serve her local community. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children, yoga and painting.


Board-Certified General Surgeon Michael P. Mays,  M.D., FACS

Dr. Michael Mays was born and raised in Kentucky.  Growing up with a surgeon father, he experienced a true love for surgery at a young age.  He graduated with top honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Centre College.  He then went on to attend medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with multiple awards and distinctions. During his medical school, Dr. Mays was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  Dr. Mays went on to complete his surgical training at the University of Louisville Hospitals, graduating at the top 1% of his residency program, and serving as chief administrative resident his last year. During this time, he conducted extensive research in melanoma with the SUNBELT melanoma trial publishing numerous peer-reviewed publications on melanoma treatment.


Dr. Mays has extensive experience in all aspects of general surgery with a special focus on minimally invasive, oncologic, and skin cancer surgery.  He is Board Certified in general surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  His practice is patient focused and he strives to provide excellent care and compassion to patients and their families. He enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with the other Dr. Mays and their three children.  He is accepting new patients for surgical treatment of all skin cancers and benign skin lesions

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241 Sears Ave. Suite 103, Louisville, KY 40207

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