- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical School (2009-2010), Dermatology
- Medical School - New York University School of Medicine (2001-2005)
- Internship - New York University Hospital (2005-2006), Internal Medicine
- Residency - Henry Ford Medical Center (2006-2009), Dermatology
Divya Srivastava, M.D.
- J.B. Howell Professorship in Melanoma Education and Detection
- Dermatology - Surgical
- Skin Cancer
Divya Srivastava, M.D., is an Associate Professor and the Director of Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in the treatment of skin cancer.
Dr. Srivastava completed her undergraduate education at Yale University, where she graduated cum laude in biology. She subsequently earned her medical degree at the New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, where she served as chief resident.
A board-certified dermatologist, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2010.
Dr. Srivastava provides high-quality and compassionate care to patients with skin cancer and aging skin. She is an expert in treating skin cancer, helping to provide the best possible cure rates and cosmetic outcomes. She uses Mohs micrographic surgery, which is a specialized technique that involves surgically removing a skin cancer, examining all of the edges under the microscope, and repairing the area.
This technique is commonly used for basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas as well as some early melanomas and other rare skin cancers. The procedure has minimal risks and is performed under local anesthesia, enabling patients to speak to the doctors and nurses throughout the process and truly understand what’s taking place.
For advanced skin cancers, Dr. Srivastava works with her physician colleagues in other specialties to ensure each patient receives the most comprehensive care needed for their skin cancer.
In addition to her practice, she is the Director for the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship and enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Srivastava has authored textbook chapters and research articles, and she regularly speaks at national meetings. She is also an active advocate in health care, serving on the board of directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and in the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
She has been voted by her peers as one of D Magazine’s Best Doctors in Dallas for several years in a row since 2015.
Meet Dr. Srivastava
For many patients, a skin cancer diagnosis can be stressful. Divya Srivastava, M.D., makes an individualized plan for her skin cancer patients to ensure the best cure rates and best cosmetic and functional outcomes.
Dr. Srivastava specializes in Mohs surgery, a meticulous technique that provides the highest cure rate for most skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and early melanomas.
“Mohs surgery is commonly performed on the face,” says Dr. Srivastava. “It is used to remove all skin cancer cells and at the same time preserve healthy skin.”
Dr. Srivastava has special training to not only remove the skin cancer but also to read the tissue pathology under the microscope. Once a clear margin (normal-appearing skin surrounding the cancer) is obtained, she performs a reconstruction that optimizes appearance and provides a quick recovery.
She also works with her patients during the post-operative period to make sure they are healing well.
Dr. Srivastava performs surgery under local anesthesia, which is safe and allows her to have clear communication with her patients to make them comfortable throughout the day. Her team of physicians, nurses, surgical assistants, and histotechnicians plays a role in making sure each patient has a positive experience.
Everyone is focused on “curing the patient’s cancer and giving them an excellent cosmetic and functional outcome,” she says.
- Dallas County Medical Society (2010)
- Texas Medical Association (2010)
- American College of Mohs Surgery (2009)
- American Academy of Dermatology (2006)
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (2006)
- American Medical Association (2001)
- D Magazine Best Doctor 2015-2020
- JB Howell Professorship
- Elected to Board of Directors of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
- Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology 2014, Distinguished for Service through Advocacy in the AAD
- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2005
- Howard Hughes Research Grant 2000
- Sigma Xi Research Award 1999
Appendageal Tumors in Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, Eighth Edition
Srivastava, Divya and Taylor, Stan (2012), New York, McGraw-Hill
Cheek Reconstruction in Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step
Srivastava, Divya and Taylor, Stan (2012), London, Wiley-Blackwell
Lidocaine: Strategies, Evidence, and Safety. in Current Dermatology Reports.
Giordano C, Nelson J, Kohen L, Nijhawan R, Srivastava D. (2015)
Basal Cell Carcinoma in Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Duong T, Srivastava D (2014), Springer-Verlag
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Thorpe R, Srivastava D (2014), Springer-Verlag
Dermatofibromasarcoma Protuberans in Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Kohli N, Srivastava D, 2014 (2014), Springer-Verlag
Melanoma in Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Currimbhoy S, Srivastava D, 2014 (2014), Springer-Verlag
Suturing Material and Epidermal Closure Techniques. in Surgery of the Skin, Third Edition
Srivastava D and Taylor RS. Suturing Material and Epidermal Closure Techniques. (2013), London, Elsevier
Local and Regional Infiltrated Anesthesia (Excluding Topical Anesthesia in Evidence-Based Procedural Dermatology, 2nd Edition
Orseth M, Srivastava D. (2017), Springer
Wound Healing and Surgical Planning in Mohs and Cutaneous Surgery: Maximizing Aesthetic Outcomes
Berlin A, Felton S, Burnett C, Srivastava D (2015), Boca Raton, CRC Press
- Appendageal Tumors in Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine, Eighth Edition
A hyperkeratotic ulcerated plaque on the left leg
Srivastava D and Lim HW Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology May 2008
Removal of large epidermoid cysts by use of a minimal-incision technique.
Chen S, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2017 Jul 77 1 e13-e14
Incidence of and Risk Factors for Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States.
Garrett GL, Blanc PD, Boscardin J, Lloyd AA, Ahmed RL, Anthony T, Bibee K, Breithaupt A, Cannon J, Chen A, Cheng JY, Chiesa-Fuxench Z, Colegio OR, Curiel-Lewandrowski C, Del Guzzo CA, Disse M, Dowd M, Eilers R, Ortiz AE, Morris C, Golden SK, Graves MS, Griffin JR, Hopkins RS, Huang CC, Bae GH, Jambusaria A, Jennings TA, Jiang SI, Karia PS, Khetarpal S, Kim C, Klintmalm G, Konicke K, Koyfman SA, Lam C, Lee P, Leitenberger JJ, Loh T, Lowenstein S, Madankumar R, Moreau JF, Nijhawan RI, Ochoa S, Olasz EB, Otchere E, Otley C, Oulton J, Patel PH, Patel VA, Prabhu AV, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults CD, Schram S, Shih AF, Shin T, Soon S, Soriano T, Srivastava D, Stein JA, Sternhell-Blackwell K, Taylor S, Vidimos A, Wu P, Zajdel N, Zelac D, Arron ST JAMA dermatology 2017 Jan
Sebaceous Carcinoma Arising Within a Nevus Sebaceus Excised by Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Wu W, Modi GM, Mir MR, Srivastava D Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2017 Feb
Patient-Acquired Photographs for the Management of Postoperative Concerns.
Jeyamohan SR, Moye MS, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI JAMA dermatology 2016 Nov
Recurrent acral angioosteoma cutis in a pregnant patient.
Wang AL, Vandergriff T, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI JAAD case reports 2016 Nov 2 6 430-432
Self-acquired patient images: the promises and the pitfalls.
Damanpour S, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery 2016 Mar 35 1 13-7
The role of imaging in the prevention of wrong-site surgery in dermatology.
Harker DB, Mollet T, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery 2016 Mar 35 1 9-12
Excision Margins for Melanoma In Situ on the Head and Neck.
Felton S, Taylor RS, Srivastava D Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2016 Feb
Safety of Local Intracutaneous Lidocaine Anesthesia Used by Dermatologic Surgeons for Skin Cancer Excision and Postcancer Reconstruction: Quantification of Standard Injection Volumes and Adverse Event Rates.
Alam M, Schaeffer MR, Geisler A, Poon E, Fosko SW, Srivastava D Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2016 Dec 42 12 1320-1324
Intraoperative retention sutures to facilitate closure.
Feigenbaum L, Srivastava D, Nijhawan RI Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2016 Dec 75 6 e229-e230
Clinical and Pathologic Factors Predictive of Positive Radiologic Findings in High-Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.
Marrazzo G, Thorpe R, Condie D, Pinho MC, Srivastava D Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2015 Oct
A Survey Comparing Delegation of Cosmetic Procedures Between Dermatologists and Nondermatologists.
Austin MB, Srivastava D, Bernstein IH, Dover JS Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2015 Jul 41 7 827-32
Safety and efficacy of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet fractionated laser for treatment of acne scars in type IV to VI skin.
Mahmoud BH, Srivastava D, Janiga JJ, Yang JJ, Lim HW, Ozog DM Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2010 May 36 5 602-9
The molecular genetics underlying basal cell carcinoma pathogenesis and links to targeted therapeutics.
Iwasaki JK, Srivastava D, Moy RL, Lin HJ, Kouba DJ Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2010 Aug
Identification of the constituents of balsam of peru in tomatoes.
Srivastava D, Cohen DE Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, North American Contact Dermatitis Group 2009 Mar-Apr 20 2 99-105
A "Lilliputian" technique for rapid and efficient securing of bolster dressings over full-thickness skin grafts.
Srivastava D, Kouba DJ Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2009 Aug 35 8 1280-1
Treatment of surgical scars with nonablative fractional laser versus pulsed dye laser: a randomized controlled trial.
Tierney E, Mahmoud BH, Srivastava D, Ozog D, Kouba DJ Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2009 Aug 35 8 1172-80
- A hyperkeratotic ulcerated plaque on the left leg
- Assessing procedural dermatology skills during residency training
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- High Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Quality and Safety in Office Based Surgery
- The role of radiologic imaging in the treatment of skin cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Surgery for Skin Cancer
- Reconstructive Surgery