Mitchell E. Stashower, M.D.

Dr. Mitchell Stashower is the founder and chief executive of The Clinical Skin Center of Northern Virginia in Fair Oaks.  He has had extensive experience in clinical and academic medicine since 1992. He is proud to have served for 10 years as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy. While at Bethesda Naval Hospital, he had the honor to serve as consulting dermatologist to the U.S. Congress, Supreme Court and the White House.

Dr. Stashower possesses numerous distinguished academic credentials. He has authored multiple publications, served as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and is board certified in Dermatology. An expert clinical dermatologist, he is actively involved in the education and training of residents and medical students. At the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, he has conducted clinical research trials and served as a consultant in the Department of Dermatology. He maintains a faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, and Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.  Additionally, Dr. Stashower works as a consultant and speaker for multiple pharmaceutical companies in the development of new medicines.

Originally from New York City, Dr. Stashower is a distinguished graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his Dermatology Residency at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. His undergraduate degree is in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dr. Stashower’s desire and passion to help people is inspirational. His patients and colleagues appreciate his kindness, straightforward nature, and his cutting edge approach to the field. What sets Dr. Stashower apart is his experience and knowledge paired with great intuition and wisdom.

Dr. Stashower enjoys art, music and playing guitar.

Board Certifications:

Board Certification: American Board of Dermatology


Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

Hospital Affiliation:

INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD


Dermatology, Bethesda Naval Hospital, 1993, 1996-1999. 

Medical School:

Georgetown University School of Medicine, M.D., 1992


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
B.A. Chemistry, 1987

+ Dr. Stashower's Publications and Research