Dr. Johnny Gurgen graduated with honors from Kean University in New Jersey before getting a medical degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He did his internship with a special emphasis in internal medicine before finishing his dermatology residency at Suncoast Hospital in Largo, Florida while serving as a co-chief resident. He was awarded the Intendis Research Award and the Fifth annual North American Clinical Dermatologic Society Research Award in 2008. He was the winner of the Koprince Lecturer of the Year Award in 2009. Dr. Gurgen was also awarded the WDS Mentorship Grant in 2010 and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship, where he worked closely with experts in dermatology in Sydney, Australia and Monterrey, Mexico. Dr. Gurgen has been published in multiple world-renowned dermatologists journals including the J of the American Academy of Dermatology, J of the European Academy of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutis. He has given various poster presentations and lectures at national meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology's annual meetings. Apart from his scholar experience, he has been involved in giving back to the community by volunteering for various Melanoma Monday skin exams through the American Academy of Dermatology, as well as lecturing to high school students at the Progress Energy Great American Teach-in.
Dermatologist Dr Johnny Gurgen and his professional staff want you to know that you will be treated in the best possible way – like a member of the family! We provide caring and attentive services for various skin care needs! Trust your skin health and skin care to the professionals - So you can feel and look better faster.
Whether you need your skin checked, or have a mole removed by a dermatologists - there's no better or more reliable clinic to go to than Dr. Gurgen Dermatology.
Dr. Gurgen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Dermatology
Board certified in Dermatology and MOHS Micrographic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Occupational Skin Diseases
Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
MOHS Micrographic Surgery
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology**
Why It Matters: Dr. Gurgen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
Dermatitis Due to Drugs
Fungal Nail Infection
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Scar Revision Surgery
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2006
Suncoast Hospital/Nova Southeastern University
Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
Largo Medical/Nova Southeastern University
Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
St George Hospital
Other Education | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Women's dermatologic Society Preceptorship Award, 2010
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award, 2008
Board Certificate of added qualification MOHS Micrographic Surgery, 2012
North American Clinical Dermatologic Society Annual Research Paper Award, 2009
American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology Intendis Award, 2008
American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology Koprance Award, 2009
Media & Publications
An alternative approach for Mohs surgery using a combination of a flexible blade and the traditional scalpel, Nov 2011
Nitazoxanide in the Treatment of Chronic Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Resistant to Traditional Sodium Stibogluconate, Jan 2011
CD4+ CD56+ TdT+ Haematodermic Neoplasm (previously called: Blastic Natural Killer Cell Lymphoma) in a patient with chronic HTLV-1 infection: A previously unreported association, June 2010
Unusual Case of P. Vulgaris Mimicking Localized Pustular Psoriasis of the Hands and Feet, Sept 2010
Epiluminescence Microscopy (Dermoscopy) vs. Visual Inspection during Mohs Microscopic Surgery of Infiltrative Basal Cell Carcinomas Dermatologic Surgery., July 2012
Patients Choice Award, 2012
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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