I perform thorough head-to-toe skin inspections with dermoscopy for patients who are at risk for skin cancer. This group includes anyone who has had significant amounts of sun exposure (such as numerous sun burns), a personal history of cancer, or a close relative has had the disease. I utilize whole-body photography and serial digital dermoscopy to monitor patients who have a lot of moles (nevi) and/or atypical (dysplastic) moles.
After completing my medical training in Ohio and on Long Island, I felt it was important to return to New Jersey where I grew up. Here at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Basking Ridge I work to ensure that patients who wish to stay near their homes for skin cancer diagnosis and treatment receive the same high quality of care provided at Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s main campus in Manhattan.
My colleagues and I work as a team to provide the most appropriate treatment for melanoma and other skin cancers in patients at all stages of disease. I perform regular skin exams for our patients after treatment, throughout their lives, because patients with a history of this disease are at risk for developing another skin cancer, even years later. I bring a clinical and a research perspective to the challenges of finding and treating malignant melanoma and other skin cancers as early as possible.
As a personal mission, I try to make sure that the knowledge and skills we develop at Memorial Sloan-Kettering benefit a broader community. In my spare time, I volunteer at skin-cancer screening and education programs for dermatology residents. Memorial Sloan-Kettering sponsors these programs in collaboration with local health departments, the Somerset County Cancer Coalition, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.