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Scripps’ Hubert Greenway, M.D., Receives Frederic E. Mohs Award for Skin Cancer Service

Hubert Greenway MD Scripps Skin Cancer Award WinnerHubert Greenway, M.D., chairman of Mohs and dermatologic surgery at Scripps Clinic, received the Frederic E. Mohs Award from the American College of Mohs Surgery at the college’s annual meeting in San Francisco on April 28. 

The award honors Dr. Greenway’s lifetime achievements in promoting Mohs surgery for skin cancer, through teaching, clinical practice, scientific contributions, innovation, mentorship and service. 

Unique surgical technique

The late Dr. Mohs developed the Mohs surgical technique, which involves surgically removing skin cancer layer by layer and examining the tissue microscopically until healthy, cancer-free tissue around the tumor is reached. The technique’s precision, tissue-preserving capabilities and success rates of up to 99 percent make it a preferred treatment for various skin cancers.

“Dr. Greenway has made enormous contributions to the field of Mohs surgery and to the many skin cancer patients he has successfully treated at Scripps,” said Scripps Health President and CEO Chris Van Gorder. “We are delighted to see him receive this richly deserved recognition.” 

Clinical and academic leadership

Since joining Scripps Clinic in 1984, Dr. Greenway has performed more than 31,000 Mohs surgery cases and has trained 46 fellows, who today practice throughout the world in academic and clinical settings.

His career also includes numerous teaching roles, several clinical research studies published in peer-reviewed journals, and multiple chapters contributed to medical textbooks.

Trained by Dr. Frederic Mohs

Dr. Greenway was fellowship-trained in Mohs skin cancer surgery by Dr. Mohs at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia in Athens. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Mohs Surgery and American Board of Family Practice. 

A resident of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Dr. Greenway is a past chief executive officer of Scripps Clinic and a former president of the American College of Mohs Surgery. His medical service also includes assignments with the United States Navy, Air Force and Marines.

In August, Scripps announced a partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center to create a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego. Work to establish the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center is now under way, and the program will be developed during the coming months.

Established in 1967, the American College of Mohs Surgery promotes and advances the highest standards of patient care with respect to Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology through fellowship training, research, education and public advocacy.


Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 700,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 27 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.

Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care.  With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked four times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.