Dr. Michael Leslie is recognized as a top dermatopathologist and Dr. Vinh Chung is recognized as a top Mohs surgeon. The two dermatologists are grateful for being voted by their physician peers as leading dermatologists in their sub specialties.
Their Top Doctor profiles appear in the fall issue of Colorado Springs Style.
Thank you for recognizing Vanguard’s physicians as among the best in Colorado Springs!
Their article from Colorado Springs Style:
Only a select few have the power and influence to change the world with a single act; the rest of us must rely on a lifetime of smaller, everyday actions to change the world for the better. Vanguard’s mission is to make a positive impact on patients, community, and the world. This mission compels Top Docs, Dr. Michael Leslie and Dr. Vinh Chung, to make a difference, one patient at a time.
Vanguard’s doctors share a belief that medicine is a calling, and this drives everything they do. From opening offices in underserved communities, to serving in developing countries, to investing in future medical providers, to simply giving patients their personal cell phone numbers, Vanguard believes in healing with impact.
Both of Vanguard’s “Top Docs” talk about their practice as if it’s more than just a dermatology and plastic surgery practice.
Dr. Leslie shared, “I became a doctor because I want to help people. That brings joy and purpose to my life, so I feel fortunate to help lead a medical practice that is committed to excellent patient care and making a positive impact locally and abroad.”
Dr. Vinh Chung founded Vanguard 10 years ago, expecting to remain a small solo Mohs surgery practice. When asked what changed, Dr. Chung replied, “I believe everyone wants a higher calling in life. We live out our mission at Vanguard, and that has attracted a different breed of doctors and medical professionals. Fueled by an innate passion for healing, we put in long hours, travel to multiple clinics, and make time for every patient. We pursue a higher purpose in everything that we do. And when you’re motivated by something bigger and more significant than yourself, your patients notice.”
Dr. Michael Leslie added, “The shared purpose is also why our medical provider team is cohesive. We not only work together but also hang out together. We’re genuinely friends, because we share common values.”
Because of the belief that patients deserve the very best, Vanguard hires doctors who have attained the highest levels of training. Dr. Michael Leslie has a PhD from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, MD from UT Houston, and attained double board certification in dermatology and dermatopathology. Dr. Vinh Chung has a BA and MD from Harvard and two additional masters degrees. He is a board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. Other Vanguard doctors have degrees and training from places such as Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Princeton, and Cornell. Vanguard has attracted world-class doctors with a passion for helping people. That is what allows Vanguard to deliver the highest standard of medicine.
Vanguard has built its practice with a reputation for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Vanguard has a dermatopathology lab on site for fast diagnosis, two Mohs surgeons offering the highest cure rate, and two plastic surgeons providing the best cosmetic result the same day after skin cancer surgery. Beyond skin cancer expertise, Vanguard covers the full spectrum of dermatology and plastic surgery for the entire family. Its aesthetic skincare clara and shopclara.com donate 100% of profits to charities locally and around the world.
Vanguard believes that medicine is a team sport and that there is power in community. Their team covers dermatology, dermatopathology, Mohs Surgery, and plastic surgery. Together, they share the goal of changing the world for the better—one patient at a time.