Basal Cell Carcinoma: Find a Basal Cell Carcinoma Expert

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients with basal cell carcinoma and other skin cancers. Our skin cancer team includes specialists in:

  • Dermatology
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Surgery
  • Radiation oncology
  • Medical oncology

Each team member has expertise in evaluating and treating patients with cancers of the skin, and experience in managing complex, multiple, and recurrent skin cancers. Each patient is assigned to a treatment team that includes specialists from all disciplines involved in the treatment of skin cancer. This ensures that our patients can be confident that their skin cancer diagnosis is accurate, and that their treatment will be as effective as possible and lead to the best cosmetic outcome.

In addition to medical care, Memorial Sloan Kettering offers a broad range of emotional support programs designed to help patients and family members cope with the range of issues related to life during and after cancer treatment. See Survivorship & Support for more information.

In addition to our main campus in Manhattan, Memorial Sloan Kettering also provides dermatology services at our state-of-the-art facilities in Hauppauge, Long Island, and Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

Select from the list below to learn more about our team of skin cancer experts, including their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of expertise.

Surgery: Gastric and Mixed Tumor

Surgery: Head and Neck

Pictured: Jatin Shah
Jatin P. Shah
Chief, Head and Neck Service; Elliot W. Strong Chair in Head and Neck Oncology
Jay O. Boyle, MD -- Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Jay O. Boyle
Director, Fellowship Training Program in Head and Neck Surgery
Pictured: Ian Ganly
Ian Ganly
Pictured: Luc G. T. Morris
Luc G. T. Morris
Catherine and Frederick R. Adler Chair for Junior Faculty
Pictured: Snehal G. Patel
Snehal G. Patel
Ashok R. Shaha, MD, FACS -- Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Ashok R. Shaha
Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
Pictured: Bhuvanesh Singh
Bhuvanesh Singh
Director, Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology
Richard J. Wong, MD, FACS
Richard J. Wong
Vice Chair for Clinical Activities, Department of Surgery

Surgery: Plastic and Reconstructive

Peter G. Cordeiro, MD, FACS -- Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service
Peter G. Cordeiro
Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service
Joseph J. Disa, MD, FACS
Joseph J. Disa
Pictured: Babak Mehrara
Babak J. Mehrara

Dermatology

Allan C. Halpern, MD -- Chief, Dermatology Service
Allan C. Halpern
Chief, Dermatology Service
Chih-Shan Jason Chen, MD, PhD, FAAD -- Director of Dermatologic Surgery, MSKCC Hauppauge
Chih-Shan Jason Chen
Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Hauppauge
Pictured: Dasgeb Bahar
Bahar Dasgeb
Jennifer L. DeFazio
Liang Deng, MD, PhD
Liang Deng
Erica H. Lee, MD
Erica H. Lee
Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD -- Head, Hauppauge Dermatology Section
Ashfaq A. Marghoob
Head, Hauppauge Dermatology Section
Elizabeth A. Quigley, MD
Elizabeth A. Quigley
Pictured: Anthony Rossi
Anthony Rossi
Philip S. Spencer, MD
Philip S. Spencer
Steven Q. Wang, MD -- Head, Basking Ridge Dermatology Section; Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology, Basking Ridge
Steven Q. Wang
Head, Basking Ridge Dermatology Section; Director of Dermatologic Surgery and Dermatology, Basking Ridge

Medical Oncology

David Paul Kelsen, MD -- Edward S. Gordon Chair in Medical Oncology
David Paul Kelsen
Edward S. Gordon Chair in Medical Oncology

Mohs' Micrographic Surgery

Chih-Shan Jason Chen, MD, PhD, FAAD -- Director of Dermatologic Surgery, MSKCC Hauppauge
Chih-Shan Jason Chen
Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Hauppauge
Pictured: Kishwer Nehal
Kishwer S. Nehal
Director, Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery
Pictured: Anthony Rossi
Anthony Rossi

Radiation Therapy

Karen D. Schupak, MD -- Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Karen D. Schupak
Chief, External Beam Radiotherapy Service, Regional Care Network; Chief, Basking Ridge Radiation Oncology
Michael J. Zelefsky, MD -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology; Chief, Brachytherapy Service
Michael J. Zelefsky
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology; Chief, Brachytherapy Service
Christopher A. Barker, MD
Christopher A. Barker
Nancy Y. Lee, MD
Nancy Y. Lee

Social Work

Nursing

Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.