Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

183 Patient Ratings
87 Patient Comments

Payam Tristani-Firouzi, M.D.

Clinical Details

Locations

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology & Laser Center
6095 South 300 East , Suite 270
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology Murray Clinic
6095 South 300 East, Suite 160
Murray, UT 84107
Map
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Payam Tristani-Firouzi, MD has specialized expertise in Mohs Micrographic Surgery. This is a tissue-sparing technique for removal of skin cancers such as basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas with the highest cure rate. She is board certified in Dermatology and is a Fellow of the College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Tristani-Firouzi’s main clinical focus is the management of patients with skin cancers, including prevention, diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatments. Her other clinical focus involves lasers and cosmetic procedures, where she integrates her expertise in dermatology for providing state-of-the art treatments for her patients.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
4.7
My confidence in doctor
4.8
Time doctor spent with me
4.6
Doctor spoke using clear language
4.8
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.3
Doctor's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

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.

March 23, 2014

good

March 20, 2014

Dr Tristani is good and has a good staff.

March 06, 2014

Always been a good experience when I have to go through a procedure.

March 06, 2014

always professional, always friendly, great Dr. great staff, good experiences consistantly!

February 27, 2014

Because of my past experience, I chose to return to this office. I still feel I was well treated this time as well.

February 23, 2014

Dr. Tristani and her staff are excellent. I received extremely impressive results from my first MOHS surgery, and expect the same from this second one. My primary dermatologist was very pleased with the MOHS results, too.

February 22, 2014

Entire experience was enlightening as to treatment of basal cell carcinoma, followup and treatment at home of post-excision area.

February 14, 2014

I have seen Dr. Tristani for a number of years. She is very caring about my skin cancers, and performs Mohs surgery with the tenderness and concern for me that she can. Her staff follow their leader. They are very friendly and supporting. I can't imagine going to anyone else. She is the best.......

February 13, 2014

Dr. Tritani was great. I always knew what she was doing, and what was to be determined. She also explained the reconstructive part of the 'stitching up' and what I was to expect.

February 10, 2014

Dr. Tristani is wonderful. She made me feel as comfortable as was possible and I felt very well taken care of, even though it was an awful experience to go through. She is very caring and always concerned and takes time for any questions or comments. Her assistants were also very caring and helpful.

February 03, 2014

Dr Payam is excellent!!

January 26, 2014

I felt safe in spite of having a procedure for cancer

January 24, 2014

excellent

January 22, 2014

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Tristani and actually enjoy our care appointments. She is always professional and demonstrates extreme concern for my comfort.

January 18, 2014

Dr. Tristiani answered my questions and even called me back after I had called in the day before to be sure I was doing better.

January 11, 2014

So professional, competent, yet personable and caring.

January 07, 2014

Dr. Tristani and the staff were very professional.

December 23, 2013

The doctor was fantastic. I made sure to request her

December 20, 2013

I told Dr. Tristani that I wanted to learn as much as possible during my appointment as I am a family doc in our residency here at the U. She was fantastic! She took the time to show me my slides and teach me about her approach to MOHS. It was fascinating seeing what is involved with the whole process, the competence of the assistants and trust she has in them, how the team works so efficiently together, and everyone is so able and wiling to educate patients. I always knew what to expect and have great admiration for the care and service I received. Dr. Tristani and her entire team were outstanding!

December 11, 2013

I have confidence in her and then don't have to worry about my moles and other oddities for another year.

December 07, 2013

I feel lucky to have Dr Tristani as my dermatologist as she knows so much and cares so well. For example she remembers who I am and the various places she's worked on, and she cares how they look now.

December 02, 2013

The removal of the basal carcenoma was explained well. The surgical procedure after including the incision on my nose and stitches away from where the cancer was removed was not explained very well. When I got home and eventually removed my bandage (after 48 hours) I was rather surprised how much my nose had been cut up

November 26, 2013

I refer patients to Dr. Tristani constantly.

November 18, 2013

Everyone in the office and medical staff were very professional and excellant at their jobs.

November 16, 2013

Dr. Tristani is very professional and shows great concerns and interest towards my worries. She explained everything to me on my level and answered all of my questions. Dr. Tristani is the Best and I recommend her to my co-workers,family and friends.

November 10, 2013

I specifically asked for Dr. Tristani because of the care she gave my husband and also feedback from others. I feel she did everything possible to give me the best care possible. She also accommodated my need to stay lying down while waiting for my biopsy results, thus occupying a room that could have been used by others. I appreciate that! Thank you

November 05, 2013

I appreciated the doctor's professionalism and her knowledge of my issues.

November 05, 2013

Great experience

October 23, 2013

Payam is a very careful and good doctor. I enjoy every time I am with her and feel totally secure.

October 21, 2013

Very good

August 24, 2013

Great Experience.

August 20, 2013

good

August 13, 2013

good

August 12, 2013

I thought that everyone was very professional,efficient and friendly. It was a pleasant experience.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Tristani is very approachable, explains things clearly, and establishes a good relationrhip with patients

July 09, 2013

excellent

July 04, 2013

Dr Tristani was outstanding in every way. Asking what my favorite music was and then playing it during the surgery was a very nice touch.

June 25, 2013

Dr. Tristani is in my mind one of the most knowlegable dermatologist in her field at the Univ. of Utah Hopsital. (probable SLC/Utah)

June 23, 2013

We felt very well taken care of by Dr. Tristani and her team the last time and we came back because of that level of care given. We received the same if not better care and concern this time even when we had a problem.

June 02, 2013

I was treated well at all times

May 23, 2013

Dr. Tristani provided a thorough description of the process and what to expect. She was also very professional and courteous. Took the time to do things right, didn't seem rushed even though I could tell there were a lot of patients coming through the facility.

May 14, 2013

Dr Tristani is wonderful.

May 10, 2013

Dr. Tristani made me and my wife feel confident due to her obvious precision, expertise and compassion. Nicole and Kathy exhibited these same qualities within the environment and influence do Dr. Tristani.

May 02, 2013

best experience with a physician I've had

April 22, 2013

I would highly recommend Dr. Tristani. Excellent physician.

April 09, 2013

Always answers all my questions

April 02, 2013

Dr was running behind; felt rushed.

March 23, 2013

Full confidence in the Doctor, very knowledgeable of my history and reason for visit, even though I was a referral from the VA. She did her homework and displayed competence.

March 22, 2013

Dr. Tristani has the best bed side manors I have ever experienced, she was kind, knew exactly what I needed to hear, gave me support, and showed amazing concern for me.

February 25, 2013

She is just wonderful.

February 20, 2013

I have had treatments with other doctors out of state for skin cancer, but Dr. Tristani is the best in terms of being very thorough from start to finish. I really appreciate the care she provides

January 28, 2013

Dr. Tristani is very professional and likable in all respects.

October 22, 2012

Professional, friendly, answered all my concerns

October 08, 2012

Dr. Tristani always acts like she's in a big hurry and the patients are taking up time she doesn't have. She never spends time with you.

October 05, 2012

Both visits were very professional and competently handled. Impressive

October 03, 2012

Good experience. I already have recommended Dr. Tristani to people.

October 02, 2012

Very good treatment

September 29, 2012

Exceptional care and overall experience!!

September 28, 2012

Again, exceptional

September 24, 2012

Very good care

September 17, 2012

I have a health background, so I don't need special words. Medicalese works just fine.

September 11, 2012

Very professional and helpful to understand treatment for my condition

September 04, 2012

Dr. Tristani is one of my favorite doctors, expert, cheerful, informal, accessible

September 03, 2012

Dr. Was so kind. I got really nauseous while the stitches were being put in. Dr. Was so good to help me through it.

August 15, 2012

I don't expect Dr. Tristani to be warm and fuzzy. She is an excellent surgeon, serious and adept. What more could anyone want?

July 09, 2012

We saw Dr. Tristani the least but felt that we were in good hands and that she was constantly checking on us. She was there for the final removal of the cancer.

June 20, 2012

outstanding

June 15, 2012

I already have recommended her.

June 15, 2012

ALL ASSOCIATION WITH DR. AND ASSISTANTS WAS EXCELLENT.

May 18, 2012

Dr. Tristani is a great physician. She knows how to talk to the patient and explain very well so that I understand.

May 17, 2012

Well done.

May 15, 2012

I'm impressed at how great everything went...Getting in in a timely manner, being given information I need, doctors, nurses, physician's assistants. I really like going to this facility.

April 18, 2012

Had a lot of confidence in provider

April 05, 2012

She helped me find alternative medication I could use and afford from $450.00 to a replacement choosing $39.00

April 04, 2012

Dr. Tristani provides excellent care.

March 15, 2012

very good experience

March 14, 2012

Explains everything really well!

March 07, 2012

Dr Tristani is delightful

March 07, 2012

Payam Tristani is one of the most concerned and capable doctors I have had the pleasure of knowing.

February 21, 2012

I met with the surgery assistant

February 14, 2012

after my visits to the VA this was a great experience

February 08, 2012

I am completely confident and grateful for the excellent care and the superior surgeon she is. I will come back to her and have referred her to everyone that has asked who my surgeon was.

February 07, 2012

Very good experience overall.

February 01, 2012

Dr. Tristani is wonderful, personable, caring.

January 17, 2012

I am a big fan of Dr. Tristani's.

January 12, 2012

I was grateful to have Dr. Tristani as my provider .

January 12, 2012

Dr. Tristani was wonderful. I felt completely assured that everything was going to be fine.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Academic Office Locations

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

Academic Bio

Dr. Tristani-Firouzi is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Department of Dermatology’s Laser and Cosmetic Clinic where she oversees the clinical operations. She is also a member of the strategic planning of the department. Dr. Tristani-Firouzi is highly active with resident education and received the Resident Teacher of the Year award in 2011.

Dr. Tristani-Firouzi is an author of numerous publications in dermatologic surgery. She has lectured both regionally and nationally. She is an active member of numerous local and national professional associations.

Dr. Tristani-Firouzi’s primary clinical expertise relates to the management of patients’ with skin cancers. She is fellowship-trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery which is a highly specialized technique used to remove skin cancers with the highest cure rates. As the director of the Dermatology Laser Clinic, she is highly skilled in a variety of laser and cosmetic surgical procedures to treat patients with both medical and cosmetic concerns. She is particularly interested in treating patients who are at high risk for developing skin cancers.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Dermatology
Resident
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Dermatology
Fellow
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training University of Minnesota
Science
Master's
Undergraduate University of Minnesota
Medical Technology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bowen AR, Burt L, Boucher K, Tristani-Firouzi P, Florell S(2012)Use of proliferation rate, p53 staining and perforating elastic fibers in distinguishing keratoacanthoma from hypertrophic lichen planus: a pilot study.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 39(2),243-50
  2. Hadley J, Tristani-Firouzi P, Hull C, Florell S, Cotter M, Hadley (2012)Results of an investigator-initiated single-blind split-face comparison of photodynamic therapy and 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of actinic keratoses.  Dermatologic Surgery Online, 38(5),722-7
  3. Hyde MA, Hadley ML, Tristani-Firouzi P, Goldgar D, Bowen G(2012)A randomized trial of the off-label use of imiquimod, 5%, cream with vs without tazarotene, 0.1%, gel for the treatment of lentigo maligna, followed by conservative staged excisions.  Archives of Dermatology, 148(5),592-6
  4. Foo CW, Tristani-Firouzi (2011)Topical modalities for treatment and prevention of postsurgical hypertrophic scars.  Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 19(3),551-7
  5. Duffy KL, McKenna JK, Hadley ML, Tristani-Firouzi (2009)Nonmelanoma skin cancers of the ear: correlation between subanatomic location and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size.  Dermatologic Surgery Online, 35(1),30-3
  6. Hadley JC, Tristani-Firouzi P, Florell SF, Bowen GM, Hadley ML(2009)Case Series of Multiply Recurrent Reactive Keratoacanthoma Developing at Surgical Margins.  Dermatologic Surgery, 35(12),2019-24
  7. Duffy KL, Florell SR, Tristani-Firouzi P, Bowen AR, Hadley M(2009)Syringocystadenomatous-like change adjacent to a squamous cell carcinoma: Potential Mohs Micrographic Surgery pitfall  Dermatologic Surgery, 35(3),519-22

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