Dr. Jose Anthony Cervantes CV

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Micrographic Surgery Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Graduation date: June 2022
Baylor College of Medicine

Dermatology Resident

Graduation date: June 2021
UT Austin, Dell Medical School

Doctor of Medicine

Graduation date: May 2017
University of Arizona College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science
Major: Healthcare Management
Summa Cum Laude

Graduation date: February 2013
Trident University, Cypress, CA

Academic Achievements

  • Board Certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery, 2022
  • Board Certified American Board of Dermatology, 2021
  • Chief Resident, University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical school, Division of Dermatology, 2021
  • University of Texas at Austin, Dermatology Resident Teacher of the Year, 2019, 2020
  • U of A Medical School Outstanding Senior Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement, 2017
  • U of A Medical School Dean Special Achievement Award, 2017
  • Outstanding Medical Student in Dermatology Award, 2017
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2016
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2016
  • Pat Tillman Military Scholar, Scholar Class, 2013-14


Ironwood Dermatology

Director of Mohs Micrographic & Reconstructive Surgery

Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
July 2021-2022

Micrographic Surgery Dermatologic Oncology Fellow

Hill Country Dermatology, New Braunfels Texas
July 2020- March 2022

Locums tenant general and cosmetic dermatology

Dell Seton Medical School, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology
July 2018-2021

Resident physician

Tucson Hospital Medical Education Program, Transitional Year
July 2017-June 2018

Resident physician

United States Air Force Pararescuman

Retired as Chief Master Sergeant at the 306th Rescue Squadron, Davis Monthan AFB. Multiple combat deployments in support of Combined Task Force HOA, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other world-wide contingency operations. Provided theater-wide rapid rescue capability, field trauma medicine, and casualty evacuation in the application and integration of vital personnel recover operations in support of combatant commander directives. Pararescue team leader for Joint Task Force during hurricane Katrina; flew 100 hours, responsible for 200 saves.


Hannah Y Wang, MD, Ikue Shimizu, MD, Jose A Cervantes, MD “Repair of a Posterior Alar Base Defect” Reconstructive Conundrum, Dermatologic Surgery, Published June, 2023

Riyad N.H. Seervai, PhD; Jose A. Cervantes, MD; Ikue Shimizu, MD; and Ida F. Orengo, MD “Oral Gauze For Bleeding Control In Perioral and Perinasal Dermatologic Surgery” Indian Journal of Dermatology, Published May 2023

Pavela G. Bambekova BS, Jose A. Cervantes MD, Jason Reichenberg MD, Jennifer Ruth MD “Hemorrhagic Lacrimation and Epistaxis: Rare Findings Associated with Acute Hemorrhagic Edema of Infancy” Cutis, Published January, 2023

Jose A. Cervantes, MD, Sidra Deen, BS, Ikue Shimizu, MD “Combination Repair of Nasal Ala and Nasolabial Fold Defects” International Journal of Dermatology, Published November, 2022

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Kavina Patel MD, Wendi Wohltmann MD “Histopathologic Finding Following Hemostasis with Gelfoam.” Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnositic Dermatology, Published October 2022

Jose A. Cervantes, MD, Lauren Pupa, BA, & Ikue Shimizu, MD “Combination Repair of Nasal Sidewall and Supra-tip Defect” Reconstructive Conundrum, Dermatologic Surgery, Published September 2022

Milbrey A. Parke, BS, Emily M. Powell, MD, Jose A. Cervantes, MD, Ida Orengo MD “Revisiting the East-West Advancement Flap: Great for Multiple Anatomic Locations” International Journal of Dermatology, Published May, 2022

Kavina Patel BS, Jose A. Cervantes MD, Brett Keeling MD, Adewole Adamson MD, MPP. “A Fixed Drug Eruption to Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Injectable Suspension” Cutis, Published March, 2022

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Ikue Shimizu MD, Jeremy S. Bordeaux MD, Ida F. Orengo MD. “A modification to the slip "granny" knot for high-tension wound closures” Journal of American Academy of Dermatology Published November, 2021

Maria Leszczynska, MD, Kristan Schiele, BS, BA, Jose A. Cervantes, MD, Keith Choate, MD, Moise

  1. Levy, MD. “Congenital verrucous plaques.” Pediatric Dermatology Published September, 2021

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Kavina Patel BS, Megan E. Shelton MD, John F. Kaiser MD. “Pink, Scaly, Annular Plaques in Concentric Rings Localized to Vitiliginous Patches” Cutis, Published July, 2021

Maya Firsowicz BS, Jose A. Cervantes MD, Lucia Z. Diaz MD. “Widespread Hyperkeratotic Papules in a Transplant Recipient” Cutis, Published May, 2021

Jose A. Cervantes, MD, Nathalie C. Zeitouni MDCM. “Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ - a Proof of Concept Pilot Study” Photodiagnosis and Phototherapy Published May, 2021

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Matthew C. Fox MD, Anokhi Jambusaria-Pahlajani MD, MSCE. “Electrosurgery and Implantable devices: A Survey of Dermatologic Surgeons” Dermatologic Surgery, Published November, 2020

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Matthew C. Fox MD. “Successful Treatment of Recurrent Advanced Cutaneous Squamous-Cell Carcinoma with Cemiplimab” Dermatology Online Journal, Published October, 2020

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Maya Firsowicz BS, Valerie Ray MD, Moise L. Levy MD. “Eruptive Syringomas Isolated to the Anterior Neck in a Young Woman” Pediatric Dermatology, Published, July 2020

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Collin M. Costello MD, Melody Maarouf MHS, Vivian Shi MD. “Computer Based Video Instruction, an Approach to Teach Medical Students Outpatient Procedures” Dermatologic Surgery, Published September, 2018

Jose A. Cervantes BS, Collin M. Costello BS, Melody Maarouf MHS, Hilary C. McCrary MPH, William J. Adamas-Rappaport MD, Nathalie C. Zeitouni MD. “The Use of a Fresh Tissue Cadaver Model for the Instruction of Dermatological Procedures: A Labfor Training Medical Students Punch and Excisional Biopsy.” Dermatologic Surgery, Published September, 2017

McCrary HC., Faucett EA., Hurbon AN., Milinic T., Cervantes JA., Kent SL., Rappaport WJ. “ A Fresh Cadaver Model for the Instruction of Ultrasound-Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules: A Novel Method for Training Medical Students.” Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, Published, July, 2017

Book Chapters

Jose A. Cervantes MD, Nathalie C. Zeitouni MD: Extramammary Paget Disease. A Practical Guide to Skin Cancer. Springer International Publishing, 2018