Education & Training

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine


Internal Medicine

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine GME



  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Dermatology, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


American Board of Dermatology
American Board of Dermatology/Mohs Micrographic Surgery


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Academic Information

Clinic Director of Micrographic Dermatology Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology, Fellowship Director


1 Hospital Dr
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-8578
F. 573-884-5947

Research Profile

Dr. Ferguson's interests include both general dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. Her clinical focus is in ethnic skin care with an emphasis in providing individualized and culturally sensitive care for persons of color. Her surgical focus is in cutaneous oncology and surgical reconstruction. She enjoys medical education and is involved in local and international medical community outreach.

Research Interests

  • MOHS Micrographic Surgery
  • General Dermatology

Areas of Expertise

  • Skin of Color Dermatology
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Mohs Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Reconstruction

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 – Present American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Mentorship Program Mentor
  • 2016 – present Skin of Color Society SOCS Patient Education Committee
  • 2018 – present Skin of Color Society Diversity in Action Work Group member
  • 2020-2021 National Medical Association mentorship program. Mentoring average of 3 medical students.
  • 2019 - present Reviewer for the Journal of National Medical Association (JNMA) Dermatology section


  • Chitgopeker, P., Sidey, K., Aronson, A., Chung, J., Roth, G., Swick, B., Johnson-Jahangir, H., VanBeek, M., Wanat, K. A. & Ferguson, N. (2020).
    Surgical skills video-based assessment tool for dermatology residents: A prospective pilot study.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 83 (2) 614-616. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.08.048.
  • Rorex, J. N., Ferguson, N. & Kundu, R. V. (2020).
    How to Obtain a Dermatology Residency: A Guide Targeted to Underrepresented in Medicine Medical Students.
    Cutis 106 (01) 12-13. DOI: DOI 10.12788/cutis.0061.
  • Auh, S., Chitgopeker, P., Hammel, J., Ferguson, N., Johnson-Jahangir, H. & VanBeek, M. (2020).
    Assessing the Feasibility of an Alternative Payment Model for Mohs Micrographic Surgery at an Academic Center.
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery 46 (6) 735-741. DOI: doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002127.
  • Hammel, J. A., Elhag, D. & Ferguson, N. N. (2020).
    Subungual hemorrhage from an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor.
    Cutis 105 (1) E15-E16.
  • Chitgopeker, P., Goettsche, L., Landherr, M. J., Ye, A., Johnson-Jahangir, H., Ferguson, N. & VanBeek, M. (2019).
    1550-nm Nonablative Fractional Laser Versus 10,600-nm Ablative Fractional Laser in the Treatment of Surgical and Traumatic Scars: A Comparison Study on Efficacy and Treatment Regimen.
    Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. PMID: 31567609. DOI: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002152.
  • Crow, L. D., Jambusaria-Pahlajani, A., Chung, C. L., Baran, D. A., Lowenstein, S. E., Abdelmalek, M., Ahmed, R. L., Anadkat, M. J., Arcasoy, S. M., Berg, D., Bibee, K. P., Billingsley, E., Black, W. H., Blalock, T. W., Bleicher, M., Brennan, D. C., Brodland, D. G., Brown, M. R., Carroll, B. T., Carucci, J. A., Chang, T. W., Chaux, G., Cusack, C. A., Dilling, D. F., Doyle, A., Emtiazjoo, A. M., Ferguson, N. H., Fosko, S. W., Fox, M. C., Goral, S., Gray, A. L., Griffin, J. R., Hachem, R. R., Hall, S. A., Hanlon, A. M., Hayes, Jr, D., Hickey, G. W., Holtz, J., Hopkins, R. S., Hu, J., Huang, C. C., Brian Jiang, S. I., Kapnadak, S. G., Kraus, E. S., Lease, E. D., Leca, N., Lee, J. C., Leitenberger, J. J., Lim, M. A., Longo, M. I., Malik, S. M., Mallea, J. M., Menter, A., Myers, S. A., Neuburg, M., Nijhawan, R. I., Norman, D. J., Otley, C. C., Paek, S. Y., Parulekar, A. D., Patel, M. J., Patel, V. A., Patton, T. J., Pugliano-Mauro, M., Ranganna, K., Ravichandran, A. K., Redenius, R., Roll, G. R., Samie, F. H., Shin, T., Singer, J. P., Singh, P., Soon, S. L., Soriano, T., Squires, R., Stasko, T., Stein, J. A., Taler, S. J., Terrault, N. A., Thomas, C. P., Tokman, S., Tomic, R., Twigg, A. R., Wigger, M. A., Zeitouni, N. C. & Arron, S. T. (2019).
    Initial skin cancer screening for solid organ transplant recipients in the United States: Delphi method development of expert consensus guidelines.
    Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation. PMID: 31502728. DOI: 10.1111/tri.13520.
  • Rorex, J. N., Johnson-Jahangir, H. & Ferguson, N. (2019).
    Transient chemotherapy-induced alopecia after intralesional 5-fluorouracil treatment of keloids.
    JAAD case reports 5 (9) 787-788. PMID: 31516998. DOI: 10.1016/j.jdcr.2019.06.033.
  • Weig, E. A., Roth, G. M., Wanat, K. A. & Ferguson, N. N. (2019).
    Treatment of oral mucosal neuromas with carbon dioxide laser.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 81 (2) e33-e34. PMID: 30266556. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.024.
  • Richey, P. M., Ferguson, N. N. & Stone, M. S. (2019).
    Verrucous cyst: Possible precursor of proliferating epidermoid cyst.
    Journal of cutaneous pathology 46 (6) 457-459. PMID: 30773716. DOI: 10.1111/cup.13443.
  • Weig, E. A., Tull, R., Chung, J., Brown-Joel, Z. O., Majee, R. & Ferguson, N. N. (2019).
    Assessing factors affecting sunscreen use and barriers to compliance: a cross-sectional survey-based study.
    The Journal of dermatological treatment 1-3. PMID: 30889998. DOI: 10.1080/09546634.2019.1587147.