Thomas J. Braza, MD


Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow: American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Thomas Braza, MD is a fellowship trained Mohs and reconstructive surgeon.  He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors.  He received his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine.  He continued his training at Emory University where he completed an internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Dermatology.

Dr. Braza completed his Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.  Before relocating to Wilmington, Dr. Braza had been in practice in Atlanta, Georgia for nine years specializing in the surgical treatment of skin cancer and dermatologic surgery. He joined Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in July of 2012.

Dr. Braza has performed thousands of Mohs micrographic procedures and is known for his excellent care and personable bedside manner. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized procedure for the total removal of skin cancers.  It offers the highest potential cure rate, while removing the least amount of tissue.  Once the cancer has been fully removed, Dr. Braza will determine the reconstructive method to obtain the best cosmetic result to minimize scarring.  The repair may be performed by Edward Ricciardelli, MD, board certified plastic surgeon, at the Summit.

Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology is the only practice in eastern North and South Carolina to offer the combined specialties of Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The people of eastern North and South Carolina can be assured that they are receiving the very best level of care and service at Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology.

Dr. Braza is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

In his spare time, Dr. Braza enjoys competing in Adventure Racing, running, and biking; as well as spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog who is a West Highland White Terrier.

As a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Braza has completed an advanced one year surgical fellowship in Mohs and reconstructive surgery, cutaneous oncology and melanoma, cosmetic surgery, and laser surgery in addition to his three year general dermatology training. Dr. Braza has performed thousands of Mohs micrographic procedures on patients with skin cancer. Mohs micrographic surgery is a highly specialized procedure for the total removal of skin cancers.  It offers the highest potential cure rate, while removing the least amount of tissue.  Once the cancer has been fully removed, Dr. Braza will determine the reconstructive method to obtain the best cosmetic result to minimize scarring.  The repair may be performed by Edward Ricciardelli, MD, board certified plastic surgeon, at the Summit.