Abraham Abdulhak

Abraham Abdulhak

Assistant Professor Clinical

Wayne Health - Dearborn
Platinum Medical Center, Suite 290A
5250 Auto Club Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48126
Phone 313-240-4900
Fax 313-429-7992

Abraham Abdulhak


 Dr. Abraham H. Abdulhak, MD, is an accomplished Mohs Surgeon and Dermatologist. He holds the position of Assistant Professor and Attending Mohs Surgeon at Wayne State University's Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Abdulhak's journey in the medical field began with a Doctor of Medicine degree, where he achieved the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor at Wayne State University. His commitment to excellence continued through a Transitional Year Internship at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, followed by a Dermatology Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond.
During his residency Dr. Abdulhak was committed to academic excellence and scored >97th percentile on his general and surgical dermatology exams.

His pursuit of expertise led him to a Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis under Dr. Ally-Khan Somani MD PhD, a world renowned surgeon and scientist.

His scholarly contributions encompass peer-reviewed publications, abstracts, book chapters, and presentations.

Beyond clinical practice, Dr. Abdulhak actively engages in professional service. He served as a non-voting Board Observer with the American College of Mohs Surgery and contributes as an Ad-Hoc Reviewer for prestigious dermatology journals.

Dr. Abdulhak's career narrative is marked by a blend of clinical expertise, academic achievements, and a deep commitment to community well-being.

When not caring for patients he enjoys trying new foods, playing guitar, exercising, playing sports, skiing, and spending time with family.

Education Training

Undergrad: Wayne State University
Medical school: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Transitional year: Beaumont Dearborn
Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University
Mohs Fellowship: Indiana University

Areas of Interest

 Mohs surgery, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, skin cancer prevention


ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8927-7329

SJ. Davis, C. Park, IT. Shipchandler, A. Abdulhak, D. Vernon, HB. Lee, AV Mantravadi, J. Ting, TZ. Shipchandler, “Buccal Fat Advancement-Transposition (BFAT) Flap for Reconstruction of Midface Volume Defects.” Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. 2024

Khalil Y, Grubs H, Somani AK, Abdulhak A, How We Do It: The MOHS Checklist for Additional Stages. Dermatol Surg. 2024

Abdulhak AH, Que SKT, Somani AK, How We Do It: Handheld Wood’s Flashlight for Surgical Site Identification Prior to Mohs Surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2023

Clarke M, Abdulhak AH, Somani AK, Reconstructive Conundrum: Full Thickness Defect on the Earlobe and Inferior Helix. Dermatol Surg. 2023

Somani AK, Abdulhak AH. Lend me your ears: improving informed consent in dermatology [published online ahead of print, 2023 Jan 12]. Int J Dermatol. 2023;10.1111/ijd.16581. doi:10.1111/ijd.16581

Shapiro S, Abdulhak A, Lenczowski J, Sayeed S, Mochel M. Cutaneous Endosalpingiosis Arising from C-Section Scar: A Case Report with Review of Literature. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. 2022 Sept. https://doi.org/10.1111/cup.14335

Abdulhak AH, Gillen WS. A Fresh Take: Surgical Simulation for Mohs Layers, J Am Acad of Dermatol. (2022). PMID: 35167924

Masood M, Abdulhak AH, Nunley JR, Wang GY. “28-year old male with painful pink papules.” American Society of Dermatopathology: Case Study of the Month. Accepted Sep 2021

Abdulhak AH, Nichols CS. Stick and move: Hemostasis for inpatient punch biopsies. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jun PMID: 34098001.
Discussed on “Dermasphere – The Dermatology Podcast”, Episode 56, Hosted by Drs. Luke Johnson and Michelle Tarbox

Abdulhak AH, Nichols CS, Gillen WS, Gorman CR. Dot technique: A simple way to stay on point. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Dec 25:S0190-9622(20)33240-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2020.12.045. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33359789.

Zarka M, Abdulhak AH, Liaqat A, Goncharuk V, Moiin A. Mycobacterium marinum infection associated with infliximab therapy in a patient with pulmonary and skin sarcoidosis. J Am Acad Dermatol, Volume 79, Issue 3, AB198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.05.800

Jildeh TR, Okoroha KR, Marshall NE, Abdul-Hak A, Zeni F, Moutzouros V. Infection and Rerupture After Surgical Repair of Achilles Tendons. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 May 25;6(5):2325967118774302. doi: 10.1177/2325967118774302. PMID: 29854862; PMCID: PMC5971389.

Frisch NB, Kadri OM, Tenbrunsel T, Abdul-Hak A, Qatu M, Davis JJ. Intraoperative chlorhexidine irrigation to prevent infection in total hip and knee arthroplasty. Arthroplast Today. 2017 May 12;3(4):294-297. doi: 10.1016/j.artd.2017.03.005. PMID: 29204500; PMCID: PMC5712016.


Abdulhak AH, Que SKT, Somani AK. Enhancing Biopsy Site Identification Using Handheld Wood’s Flashlight Before Mohs Surgery. American College of Mohs Surgery 2023 Annual Meeting. Rapid Pearl Abstract Session. Oral Presentation. Accepted February 2023

Abdulhak AH, Mahmud H, Lee O, Nichols, CS, Callahan S. Outcomes of Treating Squamous Cell Carcinoma In-Situ with Topical 5-Fluorouracil 5% Cream. American College of Mohs Surgery 2022 Annual Meeting. Online Abstracts. Accepted March 2022

Mahmud H, Abdulhak AH, Gillen WS. Primary Cutaneous Interdigitating Dendritic Cell Sarcoma: A Rare Malignancy and Case. American Academy of Dermatology 2022 Annual Meeting: Gross and Microscopic Symposium. Accepted Dec 2021

Sivagnanalingam U, Nichols CS, Abdulhak AH, Nutan F. Evaluating Etancercept in the Management of SJS and SJS/TEN Overlap. American Academy of Dermatology 2022 Annual Meeting: Poster Exhibit Abstract Program. Accepted Dec 2021


Abdulhak A., Moiin A. (2020) Cancers Arising in Black Skin. In: Moiin A. (eds) Atlas of Black Skin. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31485-9_10

Abdulhak A., Moiin A. (2020) Cutaneous Infections in Black Skin. In: Moiin A. (eds) Atlas of Black Skin. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-31485-9_3

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