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Anne Truitt, MD

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Dr. Anne Truitt is a physician who is a Board Certified Specialist in Dermatology and a fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic Surgeon. She has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers to include melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and other types of skin growths. Dr. Truitt provides expert surgical treatment, when required, using a wide range of surgical techniques.

She attended the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 1993 with a BS in biology and minor in French. She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from George Washington University in 2002. She then completed 3 years of a General Surgical Categorical residency at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital. From 2005 to 2006, she completed a Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed a Dermatology residency and an additional year of dermatologic research graduating in 2010 from the University of California, Irvine. After Dermatology residency, she completed a Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK in 2011.

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Instagram @dr.truitt_sandiego

 

Professional Highlights

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgeon and General Dermatologist, Arch Health Partners, San Diego, CA
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgeon, Skin Surgery Medical Group, Inc., San Diego, CA

 

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • San Diego Dermatologic Surgery Society
  • San Diego Dermatologic Society (upcoming President 2020)
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society

 

Honors

  • Winner of the Presidential First Place Award for resident presentations at the California Society of Dermatology conference, San Diego, California
  • Recipient of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery preceptorship
  • Recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology International Travel Scholarship

 

Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter at American Society of Mohs Closure Course. Topic: Graft Reconstruction, Lip Reconstruction, and Hand and Foot Reconstruction
  • Presenter at American Society of Mohs Closure Course. Topic: Graft Reconstruction, Lip Reconstruction, and Hand and Foot Reconstruction
  • Speaker at the British Society of Dermatologic Surgery Conference, London, UK. Topic: The Making of a Dermatologic Surgeon: the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Selected by psychiatry attending physician to represent GWUSOM as a speaker at the 52nd Institute on Psychiatric Services, Philadelphia, PA. Topic: “Deinstitutionalization of Training: From Inpatient to Community.”
  • Truitt AK, Sorrells DL, Kurkchubasche AG, Tracy TF, Carr SR, Luks FI: Perinatal management of congenital cystic lung lesions in the age of minimally invasive surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2006 May; 41(5): 893-6.
  • Falk MS, Truitt AK, Coakley FV, Kashani-Sabet M, Hawkins RA, Franc B: Interpretation, accuracy and management implications of FDG PET/CT in cutaneous malignant melanoma. Nucl Med Commun. 2007 Apr; 28(4): 273-80
  • Ortiz AE, Elkeeb LM, Truitt AK, Weinstein GD.  Effects of PRK 124 (0.124%) Lotion in Acne Rosacea. International Investigative Dermatology Conference; Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan May 14-17, 2008. Poster 361.
  • Walgrave SE, Ortiz AE, MacFalls HT, Elkeeb L, Truitt AK, Tournas JA, Zelickson BD, Zachary CB. Evaluation of a novel fractional resurfacing device for treatment of acne scarring. Lasers Surg Med. 2009 Feb; 41(2): 122-7.
  • Tournas JA, Lai J, Truitt A, Huang YC, Osann KE, Choi B, Kelly KM. Combined benzoporphyrin derivative monoacid ring photodynamic therapy and pulsed dye laser for port-wine stain birthmarks. Photodiagnosis Photodyn Ther. 2009 Sep-Dec; 6(3-4): 195-9.
  • Truitt A, Metz B. Congenital Erosive and Vesicular Dermatosis Healing with Reticulated Supple Scarring: a Histopathologic Conundrum. Presidential Award Winner at the California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery Annual Conference, September 2009.
  • Truitt A. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery preceptorship follow-up letter; chosen for publication in the January/February 2010 Currents, ASDS Newsletter.
  • Truitt A, Echague A, Elkeeb L, Ortiz A, Saedi N, Kelly K: Evaluation of a Long Pulsed 1064nm Nd: YAG laser for Improvement in Appearance of Cellulite. J Laser Ther. 2012 Jun; 14(3): 139-44.
  • Truitt A, Robson A, Sheth N, Mallipeddi R. Incidental Cutaneous Findings and Unusual Histologic Variants During Mohs Micrographic Surgery: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge. Pending submission.

 

Education

  • Dermatological Surgical Fellow, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas Hospital, London, UK
  • Dermatology resident, University of California, Irvine
  • Clinical Research Fellow, University of California, Irvine
  • Cutaneous Oncology Fellow, University of California, San Francisco
  • General Surgical Categorical Resident, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Science, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
  • Bachelor of Science, Majored in Biology, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado