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Dr. Alan Arnold practiced as a board certified psychiatrist in Las Vegas, NV from 1975-1977. He chose at that time to do a second residency in dermatology. He began his training at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. There he was taught by Richard Bennett, a Mohs surgeon. At that time, there was only one fellowship in Mohs surgery given by Dr. Perry Robbins at NYU, plus an unofficial informal training by Fred Mohs, who taught Perry Robbins. There was no official fellowship until 1982, two years after Dr. Arnold began his Mohs surgical practice. Dr. Bennett was the second or third doctor trained by Dr. Robbins. Dr. Arnold had a keen interest in surgery from the very beginning. He and Dr. Bennett became good friends and Dr. Arnold learned Mohs surgery under Dr. Bennett as part of his residency. At that time, almost no dermatologists were doing reconstructive surgery such as flaps or grafts.  

Alan Arnold, MD is a specialist in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and reconstruction.  He has practiced in the Las Vegas valley since 1980 and was one of the pioneering dermatologists in the field of surgical reconstruction of the skin.

Dr. Arnold was one of the pioneer dermatologists learning and refining reconstructions. Emory University had a highly surgical program with many opportunities to learn. Dr. Arnold finished his training at UCLA where he was highly respected for his skills in dermatologic surgery. He has been practicing in Las Vegas, NV since 1980 specializing in the surgical side of dermatology although he has continued to do medical dermatology as well. He has done many thousands of cases of Mohs surgery with many thousands of grafts and flap repairs. He developed a flap for the closure of large wounds such as those that would occur after melanoma surgery on a leg. This flap has been published and reprint requests have been received from all over the world. 

Mohs Surgery is definitely the best treatment for skin cancers. I’m proud to be one of the first dermatologists to perform Mohs surgery and reconstructions.
— Alan Arnold, MD



  • Dermatology Residency:
    UCLA 1979-1980
  • Dermatology Residency:
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA 1977-1979
  • Internship - Psychiatric Residency:
    Lafayette Clinic, Detroit, MI 1972-1975


  • Doctor of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1968-1972