Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

Scott R. Florell, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

39 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955
University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Scott Florell, MD is one of four dermatopathologists in the department that analyzes skin biopsies. He uses his clinical and dermatopathology skills to assist our clinicians in diagnosing skin diseases. His main clinical focus I diagnosing and treating patients with skin cancer. Dr. Florell is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, dermatology and dermatopathology.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 09, 2017

I always enjoy visiting with Dr. Florell and would recommend him to anyone.

January 09, 2017

Dr. Florell always treats my husband and I with great compassion. We would recommend him to anyone.

September 25, 2016

Very courteous and easy to talk to.

August 12, 2016

I appreciate Dr. Florell's patience in answering all of my questions in a way I can understand.

July 13, 2016

Dr. Florell has a great sense of humor. I always enjoy my visits with him. He shows concern and is very thorough. I would highly recommend him.

July 11, 2016

Dr. Florell always shows great concern for myself and my husband. I would recommend him to anyone!

May 09, 2016

Dr. Florell is exceptional in his approach.

May 09, 2016

I've dealt with 6 different providers over the past 15 years. Everyone of them was fantastic. The wait time to get an appointment has been dramatically decreased. That has been my only complaint in years past

April 29, 2016

Dr.Florel is very conscientious and thorough in his examination, and manages to also be friendly and courteous while doing so.This physician is trulyTopFlight !

April 25, 2016

Dr. & Resident were excellent.

March 21, 2016

Dr. Florell was very easy to talk to and open about his knowledge and opinions for treatment. He was nice enough to admit that my condition was not one that he specialized in, and referred me to another physician for a follow-up opinion. The only aspect I wish would have been done differently, was when I was scheduling my appointment asking for a physician who specialized in my condition, that the scheduling assistant would have known which physician to refer me to from the get go. I could have saved some time and money by only scheduling one office visit instead of two.

March 08, 2016

Dr. Florell is an excellent doctor and has gone beyond my expectations with concern for my care.

January 08, 2016

Dr. Florell is very personable and thorough. i appreciate how he follows up with what he says that he will do.

December 07, 2015

Dr. Florell always takes great care of me. I have confidence in the treatment and advice that he gives to me each time I visit with him. I feel that he is very thorough. He saw my wife this time also and demonstrated great care with her too.

November 09, 2015

I have total trust in Dr. Florel. He has always given me excellent care. When my appointment time is over, every one of my concerns have been addressed to my satisfaction. I can never remember any time when every one of my issues has been handled in such a highly professional manner.

October 05, 2015

Dr. Florell did a wonderful job. I have seen many dermatologists and he is the best.

September 23, 2015

This was one of the best medical experiences in my medical life. I was early (as usual). The MA came to get me 10 minutes before my appointment time. The dermatologist came in a few minutes before my appointment time. The physician was not dismissive of my concerns (in contradistinction to a previous dermatologist). The biopsy was done in a comfortable and timely manner. The physician gave me a chance to look at my slide under the microscope to explain his diagnosis. Everyone was courteous, friendly and professional. Great Job!

September 11, 2015

just an excellent provider.

September 01, 2015

Dr. Florell is the most sincere medical doctor I have ever had. He is professional yet extremely interested in you as a person. I understand he does not work with patients everyday, but is so good with people. It sure makes going to the doctor so much more pleasant. He does not have the ego issues that normally creates a barrier between you and the doctor.

July 20, 2015


June 15, 2015

The doctor was very friendly, but it felt like my exam was very short and not extremely thorough. The doctor calmed my worries somewhat, but did not express the same amount of concern and seemed to move somewhat quickly during my exam. I was told to come back in a year if I want, but there was no real urgency or follow up action.

January 19, 2015

Dr Florell is excellent and very sincere.

June 01, 2014

I already have recommended Dr. Florell to others.

April 25, 2014

I feel that Dr. Florell is an exceptional care provider. His care for me and attention to my needs could not be better.

April 07, 2014

I have been a patient of Dr. Florell's for several years and have always felt well cared for and in good hands.

February 23, 2014

Dr. Florell is one of the best MDs that I have ever visited. He goes the extra mile in everything he does with me. Also, I feel that his quality of care and ability in his specialty is superb. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

February 09, 2014

I haven't been to any physicians office that was this efficient, friendly and competent

November 27, 2013

I always appreciate the time that Dr. Florell spends talking & explaining everything to me. I have every confidence in the care that he provides. He is not even a provider on my insurance plan & I still keep seeing him. He always follows through with what he tells me too & I really appreciate that.

October 07, 2013

Dr. Florell has been my mother's doctor for years and I have taken her to appointments and observed how thorough he is and also how kind he is. I chose him for my doctor as I know he is extremely competent and has fabulous doctor/patient skills.

July 29, 2013

Everyone else I talk with has a dermatologist who looks closely thru magnifying glasses and gets free samples of sunscreen. Dr. F seemed surprised that I was there but I received a postcard, so scheduled the appt. Would be nice to get a little positive reinforcement. Wasn't a bad experience, just a bit confusing.

April 29, 2013

Hate going to the Doctor. This experience might make me change my mind. Excellent!

March 11, 2013

Very considerate

March 11, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Florell to several others.

February 25, 2013

Dr. Florell was fantastic. He felt confident that the little bump on my leg was a cyst and needn't be removed....but I was uneasy and he sensed that. He was happy to go the extra mile to remove it and set my mind at ease. Very friendly and professional and kind.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Florell is thorough! He is a very good practitioner.

December 10, 2012

I have been seeing Dr. Florell for many years and believe he is a great Dermatologist. I would not want to see anyone else.

October 01, 2012

Very professional while friendly.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Scott Florell is an Associate Professor of Dermatology. With an interest in the education, career development, and mentoring of residents, Dr. Florell has been the Residency Program Director for the Department of Dermatology since 2010. He is a reviewer for several dermatopathology and dermatology journals and has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles with an emphasis on familial melanoma, nevus phenotype among familial melanoma kindreds, and cutaneous oncology.

Dr. Florell is particularly interested in the research of melanoma and pigmented lesions.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Nebraska - Omaha
Undergraduate University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bowen AR, Burt L, Boucher K, Tristani-Firouzi P, Florell SR (2012). Use of proliferation rate, p53 staining and perforating elastic fibers in distinguishing keratoacanthoma from hypertrophic lichen planus: a pilot study. J Cutan Pathol, 39(2), 243-50.
  2. Bowen GM, Bowen AR, Florell SR (2011). Lentigo maligna: one size does not fit all. Arch Dermatol, 147(10), 1211-3.
  3. Summers E, Samadashwily G, Florell SR (2011). A unique presentation of an Epstein-Barr virus-associated natural killer/T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in a white male adolescent. Arch Dermatol, 147(2), 216-20.
  4. Goodson AG, Florell SR, Boucher KM, Grossman D (2010). Low rates of clinical recurrence after biopsy of benign to moderately dysplastic melanocytic nevi. J Am Acad Dermatol, 62(4), 591-6.
  5. Chandler W, Zone J, Florell S (2009). C4d immunohistochemical stain is a sensitive method to confirm immunoreactant deposition in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue in bullous pemphigoid. J Cutan Pathol, 36(6), 655-9.
  6. Florell SR, Coffin CM (2009). Diagnostically Challenging Melanocytic Lesions in Children. Pathol Case Rev, 14(3), 85-92.
  7. Florell SR, Smoller BR, Boucher KM, Grossman D, Harris RM, Bowen GM, Leachman SA (2008). Sampling of melanocytic nevi for research purposes: a prospective, pilot study to determine effect on diagnosis. J Am Acad Dermatol, 59(5), 814-21.
  8. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Grossman D, Cannon-Albright LA, Harris RM, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Leachman SA (2008). Increased melanocytic nevi and nevus density in a G-34T CDKN2A/p16 melanoma-prone pedigree. J Invest Dermatol, 128(8), 2122-5.
  9. Wada DA, Perkins SL, Tripp S, Coffin CM, Florell SR (2007). Human herpesvirus 8 and iron staining are useful in differentiating Kaposi sarcoma from interstitial granuloma annulare. Am J Clin Pathol, 127(2), 263-70.
  10. McKenna JK, Florell SR (2007). Cost-effective dynamic telepathology in the Mohs surgery laboratory utilizing iChat AV videoconferencing software. Dermatol Surg, 33(1), 62-8; discussion 68.
  11. Florell SR, Thomas J, Grossman D (2007). Predominant formation of heavily pigmented dermal melanocytomas resembling 'animal-type' melanomas in hepatocyte growth factor (C57BL/6 x C3H)F1 mice following neonatal UV irradiation. J Cutan Pathol, 34(9), 667-74.
  12. Florell SR, Cessna M, Lundell RB, Boucher KM, Bowen GM, Harris RM, Petersen MJ, Zone JJ, Tripp S, Perkins SL (2006). Usefulness (or lack thereof) of immunophenotyping in atypical cutaneous T-cell infiltrates. Am J Clin Pathol, 125(5), 727-36.
  13. Florell SR, Bowen AR, Hanks AN, Murphy KJ, Grossman D (2005). Proliferation, apoptosis, and survivin expression in a spectrum of melanocytic nevi. J Cutan Pathol, 32(1), 45-9.
  14. Florell SR, Boucher KM, Garibotti G, Astle J, Kerber R, Mineau G, Wiggins C, Noyes RD, Tsodikov A, Cannon-Albright LA, Zone JJ, Samlowski WE, Leachman SA (2005). Population-based analysis of prognostic factors and survival in familial melanoma. J Clin Oncol, 23(28), 7168-77.
  15. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Porter-Gill PA, Hart M, Erickson J, Cannon-Albright LA, Pershing LK, Harris RM, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Leachman SA (2004). Longitudinal assessment of the nevus phenotype in a melanoma kindred. J Invest Dermatol, 123(3), 576-82.


  1. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Hart M, Cannon-Albright LA, Harris RM, Grossman D, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Brinton JP, Leachman SA (2005). Nevus distribution in a Utah melanoma kindred with a temperature-sensitive CDKN2A mutation [Letter to the editor]. J Invest Dermatol, 125(6), 1310-2.

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