Biography

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.

She pursued a fellowship in procedural dermatology at UT Southwestern, where she received advanced training in Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

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.

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Education & Training
  • 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
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • 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)
Honors & Awards
  • 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
Books & Publications
Research
  • Assessing procedural dermatology skills during residency training
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • High Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Quality and Safety in Office Based Surgery
  • The role of radiologic imaging in the treatment of skin cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Surgery for Skin Cancer
  • Reconstructive Surgery

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