Dr. James Neiner

About Dr. Neiner

"Every patient deserves to be treated like a VIP. Each case is different and, as doctors, we must give the best individualized care to each of them." Dr. James R. Neiner, MD, FAAD FACMS

Dr. James Neiner is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon (Mohs surgeon) with more than twelve years of experience in the treatment of skin cancer. He is based in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as an active duty Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He was also a Mohs surgeon and staff dermatologist on faculty at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC) and served as both the associate program director and interim program director for the dermatology residency. He also served as an assistant professor for the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD as well as an active clinical assistant professor for UT Health dermatology. Dr. Neiner earned his medical degree in 2006 from the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine. After graduating, he completed his residency in dermatology at SAUSHEC in 2010. In 2013 he was selected for advanced Mohs training in a fellowship in Mohs Surgery in Macon, GA, under the supervision of Dr. David Kent. Dr. Kent, who is recognized as one of the best skin cancer doctors in the country, has performed more than 30,000 Mohs surgical procedures. Dr. Kent is also one of a select number of program directors charged with training other dermatologists in Mohs surgery and reconstructive surgery accredited through the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Neiner joined the American College of Mohs surgery in 2013. He continuously works on dermatology research with multiple publications in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, CUTIS, the Dermatology Online Journal and the Dermatologic Surgery Journal. He has also earned the designation as Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery.

Dr. Neiner's military career has taken him around the world from basic training at South Carolina in 1992 to airborne school at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Vicenza, Italy and currently Texas. In 2011, he completed a 9-month combat deployment to Afghanistan, where he served as the only physician in Forward Operating Base (FOB) Walton just outside of Kandahar. During his deployment he successfully managed multiple traumatic injury cases including gunshot wounds, burns and blast injuries. He is a decorated veteran, who has earned multiple recognitions including the Meritorious Service Medal twice.

When he is not working, Dr. Neiner enjoys competitive running activities and surfing. He has completed various marathons and finished the 2015 Boston marathon in less than three hours. He has been on the Army Ten Miler team competing in Washington, DC every year for the last 5 years. He loves to spend time with his loving wife raising their two children together. He also enjoys traveling to Florida to spend time with his family.

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"Dr Neiner n Greg are so awesome. Very helpful and kind. I highly recommend Dr Niener. I wish all doctors were like him. He has done several Mohs surgeries on me and you can barely see my scars. He’s very knowledgeable and loves his job. His bed side manner is awesome. He makes you very comfortable and treats you like a friend. He’s by far one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. You will love him."



"Dr Neiner is very skilled and knowledgeable Dermatologist. He’s the only person I trust to perform surgery on my face."



"Excellent derm practice. Never a wait. Knowledgeable and kind. I cannot say enough good things regarding Dr.Neiner and this practice."



"Dr Neiner is efficient , knowledgeable and friendly! I really like Sonterra Dermotology and would recommend it ! Dr mark jones"



"Dr. Neiner and assistant Greg were excellent. Explained exactly what was going to happen, worked efficiently together and they were both a pleasure."



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