Heather Layher, DO, MBA, FAAD

Dr. Layher is the most experienced, most educated fellowship-trained female Mohs surgeon practicing in Idaho and Eastern Oregon. She was also one of the first in the nation to become board certified in Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery.


Dr. Layher received her undergraduate education at Boise State University graduating Magna Cum Laude. Upon entering medical school at Touro University in Nevada, she commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. After graduating medical school with Sigma Sigma Phi Honors, her first military assignment was at Madigan Army Medical Center where she fulfilled her internship training. She then completed Dermatology residency training through San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. Following residency, she served as the Chief of Dermatology at West Point, while also completing a Master of Business Administration degree from Boise State University. After finishing her military service, she completed fellowship training in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, commonly called Mohs surgery, at Texas Tech University.

Outside of Dermatology, Dr. Layher enjoys spending time with her husband, her dog, and the rest of her family who also call the Treasure Valley home. She has been skiing her entire life and believes the best mountains are right here in Idaho. She also enjoys riding motorcycles, going biking around town, and reading.

Although her training has taken her to many places across the country, Idaho has always been her one true home and she wholeheartedly looks forward to caring for you one skin cell at a time.


2005-2008 – Undergraduate at Boise State University, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
2008-2012 – Doctorate at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
2012-2013 – Internship at Madigan Army Medical Center
2013-2016 – Dermatology Residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium
2018-2020 – Graduate at Boise State University, Master of Business Administration
2020-2021 – Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship at Texas Tech University

Board Certification

2016 – American Board of Dermatology
2021 – American Board of Dermatology Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
Associate Member of the American College of Mohs Surgery
Member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

Member of the Association of Military Dermatologists