Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

245 Patient Ratings
132 Patient Comments

Payam Tristani-Firouzi, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

245 Patient Ratings
132 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


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 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 25, 2015

Dr. Tristani is unbelievably thorough and caring.

December 25, 2014

The entire sfaff was friendly, carrying and efficient.

December 07, 2014

The doctor was excellent!

December 01, 2014


November 25, 2014

good experience

November 23, 2014

I have referred many friends to Dr. Tristani & though there are closer to home options, I would forgo treatment altogether (it is elective), rather than see someone else.

November 22, 2014

It is nice to know that I could not be in better hands.

November 21, 2014

Most excellent. Very intelligent Dr. with excellent communication skills. I understood everything she said/explained. I wish she could be my Dr.

November 21, 2014

Dr.Tristani was amazing at taking the biopsy on my lower eyelid. And her nursing staff did great with assisting her. I would definitely go back for any follow up work.

November 17, 2014

I love Dr. Tristani. I feel so well cared for in this office by the MD and staff. Thanks!!

November 10, 2014

Great experience. Very happy to have her doing the procedure.

September 15, 2014

Dr. Tristani was very patient with my 8 year old daughter who was very distressed by the procedure. My daughter loved her. Dr. Tristani spent adequate time with us and we did not feel rushed. Great experience.

September 12, 2014

excellent staff that took care of my problem

September 02, 2014

I am extremely pleased with Dr Tristani -- excellent!

September 01, 2014

Gordon was very satisfied with his doctor and the nurse practitioner.

August 18, 2014

Very good experience

August 15, 2014


August 08, 2014

Dr. Tristani has been nothing but professional and kind.

August 05, 2014

I have recommended Dr. Tristani many times over the years. I trust her implicitly. She is a wonderful person in every way and it carries over to her practice to make her a truly outstanding physician.

August 04, 2014

When the surgery was over I felt I was well taken care of and my problem was gone. I was impressed with how the scar was taken care of.

July 26, 2014

This was my first visit with this doctor. I was very comfortable with ALL the staff members there.

July 19, 2014

I had a very good experience. However, I did not know how much skin was removed until I met w/ the reconstruction plastic surgeon.

July 15, 2014

compared to other practitioners in the same field of expertise, OUTSTANDING

July 11, 2014

The good thing she did was pat my arm once in awhile as if to say we will take care of you. She did show me the hole in the end and said it would be a big scar. Also I had alot of cancer cells.We decided the plastic surgeon would do best to fix this and happy I decided to do just that! She also said she is not responsible for the wound and the plastic surgeon would be responsible.

June 28, 2014

Dr. Tristani was excellent and was very professional. I would highly recommend her.

June 28, 2014

Dr. T-F is the reason I returned to this clinic.

June 28, 2014

very caring

June 25, 2014

Was appreciative that Dr. Tristani referred me to more specialize final care to achieve the best results of my Mohs surgery.

June 22, 2014

really appreciated her thoroughness and working to find time that would work for me.

June 21, 2014

Payam is The Best!

June 14, 2014

The doctor did an excellent job, and my dad commented again and again that she was so gentle (unlike some of the doctors who have cut into his face at the VA. He has alzhiemers--yet he remembers these experiences!

June 12, 2014

Dr. Tristani was a competent professional. She made me feel like I was her only patient even though I knew she had several in the office that day. She was professional but fun and treated her staff well too. She had a newer assistant to mohs and she was very patient coaching the new assistant.

June 07, 2014

Dr. Tristani went the extra distance both in her explanations and answering my many questions. The University is lucky to have her.

June 05, 2014

Was receiving local pain treatment while at the clinic but by the time I arrived home was in a great deal of pain and had to wait to fill a prescription. would have been nice to receive pain treatment before leaving the clinic.

June 03, 2014

Dr. Tristani explained everything that was going on with clarity and sincere concern. I feel that I had a very pleasant experience despite the nature of the appointment.

May 24, 2014

she is an excellent physician and an expert at making my nose look amazing. she was very kind and informative.

May 20, 2014

absolutely recommend 100%

May 18, 2014

very pleased with care

May 18, 2014

Thank you!

May 17, 2014

Dr. Tristani is caring physician.

May 08, 2014

Dr. Tristani is a honest, caring and skillful surgeon. She was most kind in agreeing to correct a scar from a prior Mohs surgery on my face. She is very personable and pleasant and I have the utmost confidence in her abilities.

May 06, 2014

Dr. Tristani was very professional and very informative.

May 04, 2014

Dr. Tristani was very kind and informed me regarding the MOHS procedure. She clearly explained options.

April 18, 2014

I was very impressed with Dr. Tristani.

April 07, 2014

I am very pleased with Dr. Tristani

March 23, 2014


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


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

Great experience

November 05, 2013

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

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


August 13, 2013


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


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


June 15, 2012

I already have recommended her.

June 15, 2012


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

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

March 07, 2012

Dr Tristani is delightful

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

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

January 12, 2012

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

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
30 N 1900 E
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 History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of Minnesota
Graduate Training University of Minnesota
Undergraduate University of Minnesota
Medical Technology


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Hadley J, Tristani-Firouzi P, Hull C, Florell S, Cotter M, Hadley M (2012). Results of an investigator-initiated single-blind split-face comparison of photodynamic therapy and 5% imiquimod cream for the treatment of actinic keratoses. Dermatol Surg, 38(5), 722-7.
  2. Hyde MA, Hadley ML, Tristani-Firouzi P, Goldgar D, Bowen GM (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. Arch Dermatol, 148(5), 592-6.
  3. 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.
  4. Foo CW, Tristani-Firouzi P (2011). Topical modalities for treatment and prevention of postsurgical hypertrophic scars. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am, 19(3), 551-7.
  5. Duffy KL, Florell SR, Tristani-Firouzi P, Bowen AR, Hadley ML (2009). Syringocystadenomatous-like change adjacent to a squamous cell carcinoma: Potential Mohs Micrographic Surgery pitfall. Dermatol Surg, 35(3), 519-22.
  6. Duffy KL, McKenna JK, Hadley ML, Tristani-Firouzi P (2009). Nonmelanoma skin cancers of the ear: correlation between subanatomic location and post-Mohs micrographic surgery defect size. Dermatol Surg, 35(1), 30-3.
  7. Hadley JC, Tristani-Firouzi P, Florell SF, Bowen GM, Hadley ML (2009). Case Series of Multiply Recurrent Reactive Keratoacanthoma Developing at Surgical Margins. Dermatol Surg, 35(12), 2019-24.

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