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Surgical Services

MOHS Surgery
A precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer, where thin layers of cancer-containing skin are removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains, while doing minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. This is usually done on an outpatient basis using a local anesthetic.
Surgical Excisions
The surgical removal of benign or malignant growths, such as moles, lesions, and tumors, from your skin. Usually performed using local anesthesia, which ensures that you feel no pain during the procedure.
Skin Cancer Screening
Our skilled dermatologists will examine your skin for suspicious moles or lesions, and take samples, if necessary, to be checked by a pathologist. If we detect the three forms of skin cancer – Basal Cell, Squamous Cell or Melonoma – the dangerous cells can be removed.

We are defining excellence in patient care by providing our patients with timely access to skin cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment in a compassion and state-of-the-art center.

Skin cancer is a very serious condition that affects millions of Americans each and every year. It can develop in men and women of all ages, and is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Studies show that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.

At Dermatology Consultants, our skilled dermatologists have wide range of options for treating skin cancers, including surgical removal of the tissue, cryosurgery (freezing the cells), laser removal and photodynamic therapy (using a light-sensitive medication with a laser). Skin cancer surgery is usually done right in our office and typically takes only a few minutes.

When one of our dermatologists detects cells that may be cancerous in your skin, he or she will conduct a thorough examination, typically involving a biopsy, to make an accurate diagnosis. Then he or she will determine if surgery is right for you, and what kind of surgery is ideal for your case.


Although dark-skinned people have a natural protection against skin cancer, that doesn’t mean it can’t occur. It does – most frequently where skin is lightest, such as the palms, soles of the feet, and around the nail bed. This is most true for Asians, Native Americans, and people of African descent. In Hispanics, melanoma occurs most frequently on the legs. Because it is frequently misdiagnosed as plantar warts (on the soles of the feet), tinea manuum (a fungus occurring on the palms of the hands), or a condition known as talon noir or black heel, and because many people do not seek treatment early on, the melanoma death rate is highest among people with dark skin. The lifesaving answers lie in awareness and early diagnosis.

Mohs Surgeons

Our board-certified dermatologists are fellowship trained in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery accredited through the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).

Emily de Golian, M.D. photo
Emily de Golian, M.D. is an ABD board certified dermatologist and ACGME accredited fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. She has extensive experience in Mohs micrographic surgery, advanced reconstruction of complex surgical defects, and cosmetic dermatology. An Atlanta, GA native, Dr. de Golian attended Christ the King School and Marist School before matriculating at Vanderbilt University. After medical school and internship at the Medical College of Georgia,she trained in dermatology at Loma Linda University and completed fellowship in Mohs surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Throughout her career, she has been actively involved in campus and academic life and holds positions in multiple national dermatologic organizations.

Dr. de Golian was thrilled to return to her hometown, Atlanta, GA, to join Dermatology Consultants, P.C. at the completion of her fellowship training. She serves the Atlanta and Covington communities with a focus on surgical treatment of skin cancer via Mohs surgery, surgical defect reconstruction, cutaneous oncology, and cosmetic dermatology, including Botox, fillers, laser treatments, fat treatments, sclerotherapy, and radiofrequency and ultrasound based devices.

Dr. de Golian is married to attorney Clark Calhoun and they reside in Atlanta. In their free time, they enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking and exploring Atlanta’s restaurant scene, and reading. Dr. de Golian is a member of the board of Atlanta Contemporary, a dynamic non-profit contemporary arts center in West Midtown, and is pleased to participate in and support the Atlanta arts community.


  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University, B.A. 2006
  • Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Coursework: Georgia State University, 2009
  • Medical School: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, M.D. 2013
  • Internship: Department of Internal Medicine, Augusta University Medical Center, 2014
  • Residency: Department of Dermatology, Loma Linda University, 2017
  • Fellowship: Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, University of California, San Diego, 2018


• American Academy of Dermatology, Member, 2014 – Present
• American College of Mohs Surgery, Member, 2017 – Present
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Member, 2014 – Present
• Women’s Dermatologic Society, Member, 2015 – Present
• Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Member, 2018 – Present
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member, 2016 – Present
• American Medical Association, Member, 2010 – Present

Professional Achievements

• Theodore Tromovich Award for Research, Finalist, American College of Mohs Surgery, 2018
• American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Membership Committee, 2018 – 2019
• American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer, 2018 – 2020
• Women’s Dermatologic Society Communications Council: Social Media Committee, 2017 – 2020
• Clean Slate: tattoo removal program for previously incarcerated patients, 2017 – 2018
• American Academy of Dermatology, Dialogues in Dermatology Editorial Board, 2016 – 2018
• SkinPAC Resident Champion, American Academy of Dermatology, 2015 – 2017
• Resident Advisor, Loma Linda University Dermatology Interest Group, 2015 – 2016
• Resident Reviewer, American Academy of Dermatology Directions in Residency Publication, 2015
• Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award, Mentor: Dr. Siegrid Yu, 2016
• Loma Linda University Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, 2016 – 2017
• Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: Resident of the Year Finalist, 2015
• Medical College of Georgia Dean’s Summer Research Fellow, 2010
• Social Chair, Medical College of Georgia Class of 2013, 2009 – 2013
• Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, President, 2005 – 2006


• de Golian E, Kannan S, Jiang SB. The Comparative Efficacy of N95, Laser, and Procedural Mask Filtration of Electrocautery Smoke Particulate Matter. Manuscript in progress.
• de Golian E, Yuan J, Ahluwalia J, Jiang SB. The Impact of Smoke Evacuator Positioning on Electrocautery Smoke Suction Efficacy. Manuscript in Progress.
• de Golian E, Jacob SE. Post-Surgical Care and the Global Period. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association. 2017 Sept/Oct; 9(5):258-259.
• Perez C, de Golian E, Heim K, Jacob SE. Laparoscopic Trocar Associated with Potential Nickel Contact Dermatitis. Archives of Surgical Dermatology. 2017; 1(1)1-4.
• de Golian E, Kwong BY, Swetter SM, Pugliese SB. Cutaneous Complications of Targeted Melanoma Therapy. Current Treatment Options in Oncology. 2016;17(11):1-13.
• Rouse NC, de Golian E, Jacob SE. Necrotic and Deposition Disorders. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association. 2015 Nov/Dec; 7(6):369-372.
• Torres, A, Konda S, Nino T, de Golian E. Medicolegal Issues. Clinics in Dermatology. 2016 Jan-Feb; 34(1):106-10.
• de Golian E, Afshar M, Anderson, N. Nutrition and the Treatment of Psoriasis. Book Chapter. Encyclopedia of Dermatology (6 volume set). Ed. Meghan Pratt. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016. Pages 999-1008.
• de Golian E, Brennan C, Davis L. Lichenoid drug reaction following influenza vaccination: A case report and literature review. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. 2014 July; 13(7):946-948.
• de Golian E, Echols K, Pearl H, Davis L. Linear Atrophoderma of Moulin: A Distinct Entity? Pediatric Dermatology. 2014 May-June; 31(3):373–377.
• de Golian E, Aiyejorun A, Cochran A, Kellum E, Arounleut P, Hamrick M. Hydrogel Delivery of Suramin Decreases Muscle Fibrosis after Injury. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2010 October; 42(10):31.


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