McFarland Clinic

Leslie Christenson, MD

Accepting New Patients (Mohs Surgery only)


4.94 out of 5
  • 258 Patient Ratings

Primary Clinic

West Ames Office

3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

Location Details on West Ames Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

Mohs Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Melanoma

American College of Mohs Surgery

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Joined McFarland Clinic

January 2008

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Dermatology


Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • BS, 1989-1993

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • MD, 1993-1997


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Internal Medicine, 1997-1998


University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

  • Dermatology, 1998-2001


Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

  • Skin Cancer Research Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship, 2003-2004

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgeons
  • International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
  • Iowa Dermatologic Society
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Mohs College
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  • Story County Medical Society


Mohs Surgery Videos

Dr. Leslie Christenson with a Mohs Surgery patient

Get answers to your questions about Mohs Surgery in these videos.

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Mohs Surgery: The Most Effective Treatment for Skin Cancer

Mohs micrographic surgery is the most effective and advanced treatment for skin cancer.  It is performed on an outpatient basis using a highly specialized and precise technique that removes the cancer in stages, one tissue layer at a time.

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