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Stephen Spates, M.D.

Dr Stephen Spates Top Doctor Award

After graduating summa cum laude from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Stephen Spates earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He then completed his internship in internal medicine at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and his dermatology residency at The University of Colorado. Dr. Spates was then awarded a fellowship in Dermatologic (Mohs) Surgery at the University of Colorado.

Dr. Spates' research focuses on metastatic skin cancer and diagnostic techniques. He has published widely and presented his findings at numerous medical conferences. In addition, he has written textbook chapters on melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer for primary care physicians. Dr. Spates, considered one of the country's most talented cutaneous surgeons, is on the faculty for the annual cutaneous surgery and anatomy course at the University of California, San Diego. At The Dermatology Group, his work includes both skin cancer treatment and cosmetic surgery.

You can find out more about Stephen Spates, M.D., or if you would like to speak with one of our board-certified dermatologists, call (973) 571-2121 . Patients can Learn More About Mohs Surgery, including what the Mohs Procedure is, see the Mohs step-by-step process, and get answers to the most-asked questions about the procedure from the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Board Certifications American Board of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery

Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine


Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center – Internal Medicine


University of Colorado – Dermatology


University of Colorado – Dermatologic (Mohs) Surgery

Top Doctors

New Jersey's Top Doctors 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018