In addition to his specialty in Mohs micrographic surgery, Dr. Papadopoulos is an expert in cosmetic dermatology and hair transplantation. Dr. Papadopoulos works with patients in all three MetroDerm offices.
Dr. Papadopoulos is nationally and internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of Mohs micrographic surgery. Most notably, he is responsible for the development of the myocutaneous island pedicle flap for nasal tip reconstruction in 1999. Academically, Dr. Papadopoulos has authored and co-authored many articles on skin cancer surgery and reconstruction and served as the editor of the Yearbook of Dermatologic Surgery in 1997 and 1998.
D.J. Papadopoulos received his M.D. degree from the University of Athens Medical School in 1982. Following graduation, he trained at Emory University in Pediatrics for three years. In 1986, Dr. Papadopoulos was named resident of the year for the Emory University Pediatric Residency Program and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. He continued to train at Emory University as a dermatology resident from 1986 until 1989. Dr. Papadopoulos practiced dermatology privately in Atlanta from 1989 until 1992, when he began his training in Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic surgery at the Scripps Clinic and Research foundation in La Jolla, California under the leadership of Dr. Hugh Greenway.
Following his intensive study of Mohs surgery, Dr. Papadopoulos served as the co-director of the Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgical division of the Department of Dermatology at Emory University.
Since 1994, Dr. Papadopoulos has performed more than 12,000 cases of Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr. P., as he is known to many, continues to serve academically as Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Clinical Instructor of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Emory University.
Dr. Papadopoulos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He holds memberships with the American Medical Association, American Society of Phlebology, European Academy of Dermatology, Atlanta Association of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Dr. Papadopoulos has appeared on local and national media outlets, including CNN, as a skin cancer expert.
Dr. P. has been married for 32 years and is the father of three. He enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling.