Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD

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Dr. Nicholas Flores, MD

Dr. Nicholas E. Flores, M.D. came to Arizona Dermatology from Scottsdale Healthcare where he served as the Director of Radiation Oncology. He also acted as Medical Director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and has been multiple-time recipient of the Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Award. Dr. Flores earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Cell and Molecular Biology, with an emphasis in radiation biology and biophysics. While still a medical student he also ran the Metabolic Disorder Division for the statewide Pediatric Genetics Program. He went on to complete his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester in Upstate New York and helped start the city's first dedicated veterinary oncology program. After completing his residency and still in his fellowship, Dr. Flores was recruited for the position of Divisional Director of Radiation Neuro-oncology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to develop the state's first intracranial brachytherapy program for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. By 1997, Dr. Flores could not think of a good reason to keep shoveling snow and accepted Scottsdale Healthcare's offer to design and staff their first hospital-based radiation oncology program. Shortly after his arrival in the Valley, Dr. Flores developed the first intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) program in Scottsdale, the first LINAC-based radiosurgery program for brain tumors in Arizona and the Southwest's first modern image guided radiotherapy program (IGRT) for prostate cancer. These same techniques were eventually adapted by him for the rare and recurrent tumors in the body and have since become the standard of care throughout the country. His growing experience in introducing advanced procedures in non-academic centers made him a sought-after speaker at various national conferences focusing on the implementation of new technologies in the community cancer hospital. Working closely with local ophthalmologists, Dr. Flores began the Phoenix Eye Cancer Center Program in 2013, using directly implanted radioactive sources to treat retinal melanomas. It was during this time that Arizona Dermatology presented Dr. Flores with a unique opportunity to develop one of the country's first dedicated radiation oncology skin cancer centers. "The Physicians at Arizona Dermatology are a nationally-recognized group of board-certified dermatologists specializing in cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques. It was their interest in developing the region's first dermatology-dedicated radiotherapy clinic that convinced me to join their practice. I am proud to say that we have taken a fledgling program based on an entirely new technology and turned it into one of the most active dermatological brachytherapy centers in the country. At this point we have delivered thousands of radiation treatment with virtually no side effects and excellent results."

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    Arizona Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery2224 W Northern Ave Ste D300
    Phoenix, AZ 85021
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      10 to 15 minutes
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    Dr. Nicholas E. Flores, M.D. came to Arizona Dermatology from Scottsdale Healthcare where he served as the Director of Radiation Oncology. He also acted as Medical Director for the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and has been multiple-time recipient of the Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor Award.

    Dr. Flores earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo in Cell and Molecular Biology, with an emphasis in radiation biology and biophysics. While still a medical student he also ran the Metabolic Disorder Division for the statewide Pediatric Genetics Program.  He went on to complete his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester in Upstate New York and helped start the city's first dedicated veterinary oncology program.

    After completing his residency and still in his fellowship, Dr. Flores was recruited for the position of Divisional Director of Radiation Neuro-oncology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went on to develop the state's first intracranial brachytherapy program for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. By 1997, Dr. Flores could not think of a good reason to keep shoveling snow and accepted Scottsdale Healthcare's offer to design and staff their first hospital-based radiation oncology program.

    Shortly after his arrival in the Valley, Dr. Flores developed the first intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) program in Scottsdale, the first LINAC-based radiosurgery program for brain tumors in Arizona and the Southwest's first modern image guided radiotherapy program (IGRT) for prostate cancer. These same techniques were eventually adapted by him for the rare and recurrent tumors in the body and have since become the standard of care throughout the country. His growing experience in introducing advanced procedures in non-academic centers made him a sought-after speaker at various national conferences focusing on the implementation of new technologies in the community cancer hospital.

    Working closely with local ophthalmologists, Dr. Flores began the Phoenix Eye Cancer Center Program in 2013, using directly implanted radioactive sources to treat retinal melanomas. It was during this time that Arizona Dermatology presented Dr. Flores with a unique opportunity to develop one of the country's first dedicated radiation oncology skin cancer centers.

    "The Physicians at Arizona Dermatology are a nationally-recognized group of board-certified dermatologists specializing in cutting-edge medical and surgical techniques. It was their interest in developing the region's first dermatology-dedicated radiotherapy clinic that convinced me to join their practice. I am proud to say that we have taken a fledgling program based on an entirely new technology and turned it into one of the most active dermatological brachytherapy centers in the country. At this point we have delivered thousands of radiation treatment with virtually no side effects and excellent results."

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    •  Specializes in Radiation Oncology
    •  Board certified in Radiation Oncology
    •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
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    •  No board actions found

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    • Radiation Oncology

    Conditions Treated

    • Bacterial Infections
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma
    • Cancer
    • Contact Dermatitis
    • Dry Skin
    • Mole
    • Skin Cancer

    Education

    • Medical School
      University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

      Graduated in 1985

    • Residency Hospital
      Shadyside Hospital
      Strong Mem Hsp University Rochester

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Radiation Oncology

    Procedures Performed

    • Acne Scar Removal
    • Aged or Sun-Damaged Skin Treatment
    • Cosmetic Procedure
    • Dermatology Procedure
    • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
    • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
    • Destruction of Penile Lesion
    • Destruction of Vaginal Lesion
    • Mole Evaluation