Dr. Thomas Hocker, MD

Dr. Thomas Hocker, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
38 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Hocker, MD is a dermatologist in Overland Park, KS and has been practicing for 4 years. He specializes in dermatology, dermatopathology, and more.Read his story

Advanced Dermatologic Surgery

6901 W 121st St

Overland Park, KS 66209
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • Assurant Health
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medico
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hocker performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
Skin Cancer
very high
more than 95% of peers
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Hocker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hocker "Thomas L.H. Hocker, MD is dually board-certified through the American Board of Dermatology for both general dermatology and dermatopathology and is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. Dr. Hocker is a native of San Jose, California, and attended Yale University where he was a Verizon 1st Team Academic All-American scholar athlete in Track and Field, Yale Senior scholar athlete of the year, Pfizer Research Fellow, and an inductee into the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. Upon graduation, he was awarded the highly prestigious Churchill Fellowship, which afforded him the opportunity to pursue research at the University of Cambridge, where he received his Master's degree in Organic Chemistry. He then attended medical school at Harvard University, where he graduated with Honors for his research on melanoma.He completed a 1-year transitional internship at the Stanford University-affiliated hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and subsequently received his dermatology residency training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. At the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Hocker published numerous scholarly papers, presented at multiple national meetings, and twice scored in the top percentile in the dermatology in-training examination, a test given to all residents across the nation. Upon graduation, Mayo Clinic named him the Harold O. Perry Most Outstanding Scholar, a distinction given only 3 times in the preceding 15 years. He subsequently traveled to the University of Michigan for his dermatopathology fellowship, one of the premier skin cancer treatment centers in the country. He concluded his many years of training by returning to the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) for an intensive 1-year fellowship in Mohs and reconstructive surgery, where he studied under many of the nation's premier cutaneous surgeons, including Drs. Randall Roenigk, Clark Otley, Chris Arpey, Christian Baum and Jerry Brewer. In addition to Mohs Micrographic Surgery, he has expertise in complex facial reconstructive surgery following skin cancer removal. Additionally, his dual mastery of dermatopathology and Mohs surgery has provided him with unique insight into challenging cases and has made him one of the country's young experts in rare skin tumors (adnexal neoplasms, atypical pigmented lesions, Spitz nevi and spitzoid lesions) and challenging rashes. Dr. Hocker is currently accepting patients with any dermatologic concern."
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3  Specialties

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*
  • Dermatopathology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

46  Conditions Treated

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14  Procedures

  • Acne Scar Removal
  • Acne Surgery
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Dermabrasion
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Skin Cancer Surgery With Reconstruction
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Skin Tag Removal

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kansas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • Santa Clara Valley Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Mayo Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hocker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hocker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hocker to family and friends
5 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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Dr. Hocker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Listens carefully and ask the right questions. Very pleasant personality. His staff is very helpful and tries hard to accommodate your schedule
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An excellent doctor. He has performed two MOHS surgeries on my father. We cannot be happier and very grateful for his good work. The whole team at the Advanced Dermatologic Surgery, P.A. ADS ambulatory Surgery Center is fantastic. Rick, Andrea, Kelly, Ryan, and all other personnel are great and so...more
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Outstanding patient care! Dr. Hocker and his entire staff are dedicated to the patient and the patient's needs. I recently had mohs surgery performed by Dr. Hocker and I was amazed at the attention to detail and "bedside manner" afforded to me. Congratulations for a job well done! I have...more
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Very professional, candid, complete in his advice to patients. Outstanding
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