Victor Neel, MD, Ph.D is a board-certified dermatolgic surgeon who has completed more than 24,000 Mohs procedures, making him one of Boston's most experienced and knowledgeable Mohs surgeons.



Clinical Interests
  • Mohs surgery
  • Cancer surgery
  • Skin cancer
  • Minimally invasive aesthetic surgery
Medical Education
  • PhD, Rockefeller University
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Residency, Rhode Island Hospital/Lifespan
  • Fellowship, Ron Moy, MD, Inc.
Board Certifications
  • Dermatology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
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Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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Victor A. Neel, M.D. Ph.D, is a board-certified dermatologist and has completed more than 24.,000 Mohs procedures, making him one of Boston's most experienced and knowledgeable Mohs surgeons. 
Dr. Neel is the Director of Massachusetts General Hospital's Dermatologic Surgery Unit. He graduated from Princeton University; received his M.D. from Cornell University Medical College; and his Ph.D. in genetics from Rockefeller University. He completed his dermatology residency at Brown University School of Medicine. Afterwards, he became a fellow in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Professionally, Dr. Neel is a member of several professional associations including American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), where he is a preceptor (teacher) for several procedures. Dr. Neel is also Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-author of numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications in print, online media, and other media regarding issues such as skin cancers and Mohs surgery, as well as minimally invasive procedures to help aging skin. He has a particular interest in the biology of skin cancer and the genetics of aging, and has several ongoing clinical studies and basic research projects.

News & Events

  • New Technology Could Improve Success Rate for Facial Skin Cancer Surgery

    Channel 5 Boston, Video Report: Victor Neel, MD, Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Mass General, discusses a new technology that could help surgeons remove the cancer with more precision and with less impact on the patient.

  • New technology gives an 'edge' to the naked eye

    A new device that gives the human eye a “bionic edge” may sound like science fiction, says MGH dermatologist Victor Neel, MD, PhD, but it is a real and much-needed development for a procedure called Mohs surgery, a procedure to remove skin cancers on the face.


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