Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Find a Merkel Cell Carcinoma Expert

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, our skin cancer team includes specialists in surgery, head and neck cancers, radiation oncology, medical oncology, and dermatology. Each team member has expertise in evaluating and treating patients with cancers of the skin — including rare skin cancers like Merkel cell carcinoma. We also have experience in managing complex, multiple, and recurrent skin cancers. Receiving care from a team means that you can be confident that your skin cancer diagnosis will be accurate, your treatment will be as effective as possible, and you will have the best cosmetic outcome.

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, publications, and specific areas of expertise.

Merkel Cell Carcinoma



Klaus J. Busam, MD
Klaus J. Busam
Director, Dermatopathology Service; Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Pictured: Travis Hollmann, MD, PhD
Travis Hollmann
Melissa P. Pulitzer, MD
Melissa P. Pulitzer

Medical Oncology

Pictured: Sandra D'Angelo
Sandra P. D'Angelo
David Paul Kelsen, MD -- Edward S. Gordon Chair in Medical Oncology
David Paul Kelsen
Edward S. Gordon Chair in Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Social Work


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.