About Mohs Surgery & Dermatology Center

Mission statement

The physicians and staff at Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center are committed to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, and ethical care possible for all of our patients in a friendly and pleasant environment.  We believe in a team oriented approach to patient care, where every staff member at Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center works together to provide excellent Dermatologic care for our patients.


Dr. Suleman Bangash

Dr. Suleman Bangash - Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer SurgeonDr. Suleman Bangash is Board Certified in Dermatology and is a Fellowship trained Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeon.  Dr. Bangash is originally from the Elgin area, and is a graduate of Elgin Academy.  He attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate studies and attended medical school at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He did his internship training at Summa Health System, in Ohio, and then completed his Dermatology residency in New York City at the Lutheran General Hospital.

After completing his dermatology training, Dr. Bangash was one of only 40 physicians chosen nationwide to do an additional year of Mohs Surgery fellowship training.  He completed his Moh’s Surgery Fellowship in Tallahasee, Florida at a program accredited by the American College of Mohs Surgery.   As a fellowship trained Mohs Surgeon, Dr. Bangash is trained in the surgical removal, pathologic interpretation, and reconstructive surgery of skin cancer.  As an expert in Cutaneous Oncology, he is involved in the treatment, management, and regular follow-up of high risk skin cancer patients.

Dr. Bangash continued his work for two years at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee as an Attending Mohs Surgeon.  He then returned to his hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, where he now practices at Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center, with offices located in Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL.   Dr. Bangash is a staff physician affiliated with Sherman and Provena St. Joseph Hospitals in Elgin, Centegra Woodstock Memorial Hospital, and St. Alexius hospital in Hoffman Estates.

Dr. Bangash has lectured and presented at national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.  In addition, Dr. Bangash has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.  As an educator, Dr. Bangash has taught Mohs Micrographic Surgery to Dermatology residents in New York City.  Dr. Bangash has been featured in the local media and since 2004 has volunteered to conduct free skin cancer screenings for the American Cancer Society and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Bangash is a member of the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Medical Association

Dr. Bangash is an avid outdoorsman and sports fan.  He resides with his wife in the Chicago area.

Dr. John Cox

Dr. John CoxDr. John Cox joined the Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center in 2008, and is Board Certified in Dermatology.  We are very pleased he decided to join the Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center. Dr. Cox brings with him over thirty years of experience in the field of Dermatology.  Dr. Cox originally had his own Dermatology practice in Elgin and Hoffman Estates before joining our practice.

Dr. Cox earned his MD degree from Indiana School of Medicine in 1967.  His Internship was completed at the University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami FL.  He continued with his Residency at the Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Cox served in the Navy, where he was an Attending Dermatologist at the Department of Dermatology, National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Dr. Cox is an active member of the Barrington Noon Rotary and volunteers at a not-for-profit clinic.  He enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling.

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Our Physician Assistants

Jacob Klaustermeier, MPAS, PA-C

Bio Jacob Klaustermeier, MPAS, PA-CJacob Klaustermeier is a nationally certified and State of Illinois licensed Physician Assistant who has been specializing in Dermatology since 2007.  He is recognized by Medicare and Insurance companies as a provider of Dermatologic care at the Mohs Surgery and Dermatology Center.  He specializes in comprehensive skin care for adults and children, while taking a special interest in surgical Dermatology. 

His treatment philosophy revolves around formulating treatment plans customized for each patient and encouraging a proactive approach to skin care and skin cancer prevention.

Jake received his Bachelor of Science Degree in BioMedical Science with a focus on Pre-Physician Assistant studies from Saint Cloud State University, MN.  Throughout his undergraduate studies, Jake served in the military as an Army Reservist from where he was deployed to Afghanistan.  He later went on to finish his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from Rosalind Franklin University, IL.

Jake is passionate about staying current with the latest advancements in medical, surgical, and cosmetic Dermatology and is a strong advocate of continuing medical education.

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