About Dr. Nalovic
Dr. Katarina Lequeux Nalovic
Dr. Katarina Lequeux Nalovic was born in Cameroon, West Africa and grew up in French Guyana, South America, with her French father and American mother. Dr. Nalovic is fluent in French, Spanish and English. She did her residencies and fellowships at New York University, University of Texas Southwestern, University of California San Francisco and Emory University. She is a referral-based Mohs Surgeon, acting as the president of Atlanta Skin Cancer Specialists PC, and owner and medical director of Alpharetta Mohs Surgery Center. She is past president of Atlanta Dermatologic Association and Georgia Society of Dermatology, and a current Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. She is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corp. Dr. Nalovic also has 4 children and is passionate about stray dogs for which she has created a nonprofit called Doggy Oasis International.
When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Dr. Nalovic has achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship and has over 20 years’ experience with more than 40,000 surgeries. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
Atlanta Skin Cancer Specialists is a referral based practice specializing in Mohs Micrographic Surgery as well as Adult and Pediatric Skin Surgeries. We seek to provide surgical expertise in a professional, warm and caring environment.
We believe each patient should undergo the most compassionate and comforting journey ever experienced in a medical setting, in an environment of clinical excellence.
MOHS SURGICAL TRAINING
There is no substitute for additional formal training under the guidance of a mentor. Experience is the true education for any surgical specialty as has been demonstrated with other surgical specialties such as cardiac surgery, urology and gastrointestinal surgery.
Mohs micrographic surgery involves an additional one to two years of training after residency. The Mohs micrographic surgery fellowship match is coordinated through the San Francisco Matching Program (SF Match) along with 11 other specialty fellowship matches, including craniofacial surgery, facial plastic surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and pediatric otolaryngology.
There are approximately 49 training programs that offer Mohs micrographic surgery training in the United States. There are 32 fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons in Georgia.
Not only is Dr. Nalovic one of these 32 surgeons in Georgia, she is also a Trainer and Instructor for new fellows in training.
The American College of Mohs Surgery sponsors the fellowship-matching process. There is no alternative route of formal training for this specialty. Training in Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery cannot be mastered during short training periods such as preceptorship or residency and is best learned in a Mohs surgery fellowship.
Patient care deserves the highest degree of training under a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Ask your Mohs surgeon where he/she trained in Mohs micrographic surgery to ensure the highest degree of care.
Dr. Nalovic has achieved the highest degrees
Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, which is now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. However, not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training as Dr. Katarina Nalovic, a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.
When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Dr. Nalovic has achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
Mohs Surgical Expert
The ACMS (www.skincancermohssurgery.org, www.mohscollege.org) was established by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, and its fellowship training program is generally acknowledged as the benchmark in Mohs surgery training. Through an extensive application and interview process, only the most qualified physicians are selected by ACMS to participate in a fellowship program. Participants must undergo a rigorous 1 to 2 year training program subsequent to completing a residency in dermatology.
During fellowship training, Dr. Nalovic studied and trained under the guidance of veteran Mohs College surgeons who have demonstrated expertise in Mohs surgery. A cornerstone of the ACMS fellowship training program is cultivating experience and judgment in each graduate. Since skin cancer occurs in a diversity of forms, degrees and locations, the program is designed to be thorough and stringent.
Dr. Katarina Nalovic and ACMS – Committed to Superior Care
Dr. Nalovic met the following requirements in completing her ACMS fellowship:
- Participated in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
- Learned to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during Mohs surgery
- Performed a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex, multi-step repairs
As ACMS graduate, Dr. Nalovic gained an unique level of exposure, including everything from challenging tumor locations to rare tumor pathology and complex wound reconstruction. You can rest assured that she has the training and experience to achieve the best outcome from your skin cancer treatment.
- American Board of Internal Medicine, Diplomat
- American Board of Dermatology, Diplomat
- American Board of Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery
- Emory University, Atlanta, GA
- Dr. Nalovic has received the “Teacher of the Year” Award at Emory University
- Department of Dermatology twice in five years
- Women’s Dermatologic Society
- American Academy of Dermatology
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
- American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
- Atlanta Dermatological Association: Past President
- Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery: Previous President
Education and Training
- Postgraduate Training
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship Emory University
- Dermatology Residency
- University of California, San Francisco
- Internal Medicine Residency
- UT Southwestern Medical Center, Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX
- Internal Medicine Internship
- NYU School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, New York
- Medical Education
- Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
- Undergraduate Degree
- Vanderbilt University, Magna Cum Laude, Nashville, TN