Westley S. Mori, M.D.
Dr. West Mori is a native of Kailua and graduate of Le Jardin Academy. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Colorado College, making him the first in his family to graduate from college. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was elected student body president and inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) national medical honor society. Dr. Mori completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota, where he served as chief dermatology resident and was recognized by his department chair as a leader among his peers through his appointment to “residency leadership academy.”
Dr. Mori completed dedicated fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatology Oncology with an emphasis in facial plastic reconstruction at the University of Minnesota under the direction of Dr. Ian Maher and Dr. Adam Mattox. He has treated thousands of patients with skin cancer using Mohs surgery. He is passionate about facial reconstruction, including with plastic surgery techniques like skin flaps and skin grafts, to restore form and function after Mohs surgery. Along with his associates Dr. John Boyer and Dr. Patrick Ellison, Dr. Mori is among the select few Mohs surgeons in the state of Hawaiʻi (and in the entire country) who have expert training in the treatment of melanoma with Mohs surgery by using specialized immunostains.
Dr. Mori is a board-certified dermatologist and board-certified Mohs micrographic surgeon who has treated thousands of skin cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. He is proud to be an associate of the American College of Mohs Surgery—the national organization of Mohs surgeons who have completed a dedicated fellowship in Mohs surgery following dermatology residency. Dr. Mori is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Hawaiʻi and an active member in the Hawaiʻi Dermatological Society. He has interviewed the likes of Dr. Sandra Lee (“Dr. Pimple Popper”) and other notable dermatologists as host of his podcast called “Making The Cut” for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He has lectured at national meetings and authored several publications, including an award-winning article on Mohs surgery at challenging anatomic locations, which was published in the journal “Dermatologic Surgery.” He is recognized nationally, including for his origins in Hawaiʻi, and was asked in 2021 by the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association to give an invited commentary about Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander individuals in the physician workforce. He is very grateful to finally be home and serve the people of Hawaiʻi.
- Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
- Board-Certified Dermatologist
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery &
- Dermatology Oncology Fellowship: University of Minnesota
Dermatology Residency: University of Minnesota
- Medical Doctorate (M.D.) and Internship: University of Pittsburgh (“Pitt Med”)
- Bernhard A. Goldmann, M.D. Prize for Excellence in Dermatology, Pitt Med, 2017
- Edward J. Curtiss, M.D. Leadership and Service Award, Pitt Med, 2017
- Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
- Associate of the American College of Mohs Surgery
- Member of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
- Chief Dermatology Resident
- Only intern to receive “highest marks” in all clinical and professional categories at end-of-year review
- Graduated top 5% of medical school class and elected student body president
- Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society member
- Finalist for representative on ASDS Board of Directors
- Recognized member of the ASDS Future Leaders Network
- CME Recognition Award
Dr. Mori participates with most Hawaiʻi health care plans, including HMOs, PPOs, VA, and TRICARE.
Dr. Mori participates in Medicare.
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