Emily L. Prosise, M.D.

Dr. Emily L. Prosise has practiced dermatology since 2001. As a double board-certified Mohs surgeon and Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, Dr. Prosise specializes in surgical and skin cancer dermatology. Excellent patient care is her top priority.

Dr. Prosise believes in clinical education for the next generation of dermatologists. She was chosen to be Chief Resident at Stanford University and has served as clinical assistant professor at New York University and University of California, Irvine. Dr. Prosise was President of the Austin Dermatological Society for 2012.

To give back to the Austin community, she has volunteered in the dermatology surgery unit at what is now Dell Medical School as well as for multiple skin cancer screening clinics. Dr. Prosise treated orphans and underprivileged children in Nicaragua while on a medical mission, and still underwrites the education of a college student and an elementary school student in Managua.

She is proud to have served as a Girl Scout troop leader from 2013 to 2020.

Dr. Prosise is a leader in the local community and was head of the inaugural class of the Westlake Chamber of Commerce Leadership. She continues to be active in the Chamber and has multiple speaking engagements in the community.

In her free time, Dr. Prosise loves to be active outside with her husband, two kids, and dog Able — of course always with a hat and sunscreen on!


  • Residency: Stanford University, Stanford, CA; 1998-2001
  • Internship: University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio; 1997-1998
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC; 1993-1997
  • Undergraduate: Duke University; 1989-1993

Professional Affiliations

  • Board-Certified, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery, American Board of Dermatology
  • Board-Certified, American Board of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery
  • Member, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Member, Travis County Medical Society
  • Member, Texas Medical Association
  • Member, Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Member, MD Anderson Physician Advisory Council


  • Outstanding Extended Faculty, UC Irvine, CA; 2003
  • Chief Resident, Stanford University Department of Dermatology, Stanford, CA; 2000-2001
  • Pediatric Dermatology extern scholarship, Dr. Adrian Pierini, Hospital Garrahan, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2001
  • Howard Hughes Fellow Scholarship, National Institutes of Health; 1995-1996
  • B.S. cum laude Duke University, Durham, NC; 1993
  • Texas Monthly’s Super Doctors Rising Stars


I was referred to Central Texas Dermatology by Fresh Dermatology after a biopsy revealed that I had some squamos cell carcinoma on my chest. I was immediately contacted by CTD and made an appointment. My meeting with the team as well as Dr. Prosise went very well. She explained to me the procedure that I would need, and promptly scheduled an appointment for me to have the procedure. This morning the procedure went quite well, and both the assistant and Dr. Prosise did an amazing job explaining everything clearly and professionally to me. I would highly recommend them to anyone with any dermatology questions or concerns!

– Ryan Bertul

Dr. Prosise and her wonderful staff did an excellent job with my MOHS surgery. I was visiting Texas and needed to get it done right away and they got me right in. Dr. Prosise is highly qualified and has a lovely manner that made me feel at ease. The procedure was so quick and easy I felt as if I was there for a spa treatment than a surgical procedure. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I highly recommend this practice!

– Ann Ryan

Incredible team of competent medical professionals. Dr. Prosise has a clear knowledge and capability wedded with a warm manner. Glad to have such a capable MOHS surgeon in Austin. Melissa Binney has been our go to PA for almost 20 years, and is a wonderful, knowledgeable, warm practitioner as well.

– Margaret Gaudin

Emily and her team are amazing. She maintains only the highest standards in treating patients and providing services. They are efficient, kind and filled with knowledge whether dealing with acne, treating skin cancer or reducing sun spots. LOVE THEM.

– Terri Michael

The staff is professional and the customer service is excellent! Dr. Emily L. Prosise and Lia Stratton are warm, empathetic, endearing and customer oriented. They provide quality care with a personal touch. I truly feel welcome at Central Texas Dermatology and therefore I have formed a connection. So, if you want a great experience, please afford them the opportunity to serve you.

– Patrick Addison

Amazing staff. They make you feel right at home, which is great when you are worried about the lesion on your body. Dr. Pro’s was very knowledgeable and professional but still explained what was going on in understandable language. It is definitely worth my time to drive from Northwest Austin for the service and treatment here.

– Robert Graham

I have been going to Central Texas Dermatology for some time now, to see Dr. Emily Prosise. 1st I am very particular who I see as my Dr from just the simple vulnerability side of things. 2nd who does any form of procedure no matter how minor. Dr. Emily Prosise is amazing, from her high level of knowledge/education, wonderful skills & even her great bedside manner. The entire staff is always welcoming, friendly & patient, even at 7:30 in the morning. To highly recommend, would be a understatement. They truly care at Central Texas Dermatology.

– Austin Talley

Dr. Prosise is a wonderful physician. I’ve seen her a few times at the office and it has always been a pleasant and efficient experience. CTD’s new online store makes purchasing my go-to skincare products quick and easy, and is a great way to support a small business rather than just going to Amazon. Shipping was SO fast and couldn’t be more pleased with my overall experience!

– Lucy V.

Congratulations to Dr. Trizna on his upcoming retirement July 19!