2019 Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors

Clifford Perlis, MD, MBe, FAAD, FACMS

Dr. Perlis studied human biology and ethics in society as an undergraduate at Stanford University. He then completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania where he also obtained a masters degree in bioethics. He was elected to the national medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, while at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed Dermatology Residency and a Fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Brown University. He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgeons.

For his first nine years in Philadelphia, Dr. Perlis directed the Mohs surgery program at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He also served as chairman of the Fox Chase Cancer Center IRB. He maintains an appointment as an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Perlis has received Philadelphia Magazine’s honor as a top doctor in the region.

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Perlis serves as a consultant to various dermatology-related pharmaceutical and medical device innovators. He is also an Associate Editor for surgical related submissions for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has published several scholarly articles, book chapters, and co-edited a book on ethics in dermatology.

When not at work, Dr. Perlis enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, reading short stories, and working in his garage.

Click HERE to read Dr. Perlis’ latest research letter titled “Conflict of interest and Citation Impact Among Dermatology Guideline Authors”


Our staff includes RNs with combined experience of over twenty years in dermatology and Mohs surgery. In addition, our Mohs histotech is HT, ASCP certified and has over 10 years preparing Mohs frozen sections.

Most importantly, though, this experienced team is caring and truly committed to making your experience as safe, comfortable, and successful as possible.