Kathryn Shahwan

Kathryn Shahwan, MD

  • MOHS - Micrographic Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Physician
Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 57 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 22 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a dermatologic surgeon at the OSUCCC — James, I perform advanced procedures to treat various forms of skin cancer. I specialize in Mohs micrographic surgery, which has the highest cure rate for skin cancer while preserving as much of the original skin as possible. I am also trained in innovative reconstructive techniques that allow me to repair wounds with excellent cosmetic results.

The skin is our largest organ and the only part of our body on public display. Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be scary, and learning that you need skin surgery, especially on the face, can feel overwhelming due to concerns about scarring. My patients can trust that I will provide the highest quality care possible, both in and out of the procedure room. I enjoy getting to know my patients and they can always rely on me for support throughout their cancer journey.

The James is a center of academic excellence, and I was drawn by the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking clinical research. I aim to help improve treatments for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma and rare skin tumors, and develop even more precise reconstructive techniques. I have received funding from the Dermatology Foundation and my research has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals.

I am also passionate about medical education. My role includes teaching and mentoring medical students, dermatology residents, and Mohs surgery fellows.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Mohs Surgery
  • Dysplastic Nevus Syndrome
  • Carcinoma, Merkel Cell
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Nevus, Intradermal
  • Nevus, Pigmented
  • Nevus
  • Moles
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancers

Locations Where I Practice


in Outpatient Care Dublin
6700 University Boulevard
3rd Floor, Suite 3A
Dublin, OH 43016

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
8/16/2010 - 6/6/2014


Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL
6/1/2014 - 6/30/2015


Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
7/1/2015 - 7/9/2016


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology

American Board of Dermatology/Mohs Micrographic Su

Academic Information

My Department


My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

57 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5.0 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2024

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2024

    Very friendly

  • Reviewed on Apr 01, 2024

    Very warm and professional at the same time. You can tell she enjoys her profession.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

    Dr was competent, explained well and very supportive

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

    All was good

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

    I love her she was so good to me.

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2024

    Skilled, receptive

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

    Excellent work and friendly demeanor

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Shahwan has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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