The Champlain Building
6410 Rockledge Drive #300
Bethesda, Maryland 20817-7811

Prosperity Medical Center
8505 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031-4603
(703) 204-0000

Welcome to the Skin Cancer Surgery Center. Since its establishment in 1989, the Skin Cancer Surgery Center has been serving patients from Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

As a referral center, we are committed to working with you and your referring physician to provide specialized care of your skin cancer. Our approach to quality care includes ongoing communication with your referring doctor to coordinate your procedure and follow-up.

All of our Physicians are members of the American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Only fellowship trained surgeons can be members of the ACMS. Our board certified doctors and attentive staff are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality medical care using state of the art medical procedures in a friendly, comfortable, and efficient environment.

Meet our Physicians and Staff

  • Mark L. Welch, M.D.

    Dr. Mark Welch was graduated from the New York Medical College and served for thirteen years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. He completed a residency in Dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center

  • Andrew D. Montemarano, D.O.

    Dr. Andrew Montemarano is a graduate with honors from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served nine years in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a Brigade Surgeon in the Republic of South Korea, clinical investigator at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and staff dermatologist at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the direction of Donald J. Grande, M.D. of Boston University Medical School.

  • Christopher K. Dolan, M.D.

    Dr. Christopher K. Dolan completed his undergraduate degree at Bucknell University and attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Dermatology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and his fellowship training in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

    A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Dr Dolan has practiced medicine in the Navy for 18 years and is a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the American College of Mohs Surgeons.

  • Jonathan S. Smith, D.O.

    Dr. Jonathan Smith received his undergraduate degree from The University of Notre Dame and received his doctorate from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and served as the Chief of Dermatology at Irwin Army Community Hospital in Fort Riley, Kansas. He completed his fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology under the direction of Dr. Brian Jiang at the University of California San Diego Health Systems.

  • Dr.
    Kara Hoverson, M.D.

    Dr. Hoverson is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon. She graduated AOA from the Chicago Medical School and commissioned as a officer in the US Army. She completed her dermatology residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She spent a year working as a dermatologist at WRNMMC then was selected for fellowship training. She did her combined American College of Mohs surgery (ACMS) and American society for dermatologic surgery (ASDS) fellowship at Skincare Physicians in Chestnut Hill, MA.

  • Steve Cooper
    Director of Technology

    Steve Cooper was born and raised in Columbia, SC. He enlisted in the Navy in 1983 where he spent six years working as a Navy corpsman. He was honorably discharged in 1989 and started work at the Skin Cancer Surgery Center as the original employee. Currently, he manages the laboratories and is our Director of Technology. Steve resides in Germantown MD and has one son, Brandon. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing basketball and following his sports teams: Clemson, Lakers, Redskins, and Dodgers.

  • John Garza
    Director of Resources

    John Garza served five years in the U.S. Army as an Ophthalmology assistant, medic and the Non-Commissioned Office in Charge of a multi-specialty clinic at Fort Meade, Maryland. He is a magna cum laude graduate from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Health Care Administration. He has worked at the Skin Cancer Surgery Center (SCSC) since 1991 and loves his work. When he is not slaving away at the SCSC he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer, the outdoors, volleyball and reading.


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