Melanoma Doctors, Surgeons & Other Experts

Melanoma Doctors, Surgeons & Other Experts


Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to compassionate experts who specialize in treating all types of melanoma. Our team of doctors includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, dermatologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, head and neck surgeons, dermatopathologists, highly trained nurses, social workers, and more.

Having experts from all of these disciplines as part of your melanoma care team ensures that your treatment plan is coordinated and comprehensive. We meet regularly to review our patients’ progress and are constantly thinking of new ways we can improve our patients’ experience.

Because our team of doctors’ sole focus is melanoma, our care teams have a very high level of expertise. Many of our doctors are leading researchers in the field. We have helped dramatically improve the outlook for people with melanoma through new treatments, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

MSK patients can receive aspects of their care at our locations on Long Island as well as in in Westchester County, New Jersey, and Manhattan.

Patients may also be able to have telemedicine visits with our melanoma doctors. Learn more

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Learn more about our melanoma doctors in the list below.

Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Michael James
Michael James Davis


Frances Walocko

Assistant Attending Dermatologist

Surgical Oncologists
Charlotte E. Ariyan, MD, PhD
Charlotte E. Ariyan

Carol Bassok Lowenstein Endowed Chair at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Edmund Bartlett
Edmund Bartlett

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Danielle Bello
Danielle Bello

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Mary Sue Brady
Mary Sue Brady

Director, Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Hernia Repair Program

Daniel G. Coit, MD, FACS
Daniel G. Coit

Attending Surgeon

Medical Oncologists
Michael A. Postow, MD
Michael A. Postow

Chief, Melanoma Service; Co-Director, Melanoma Disease Management Team

Parisa Momtaz, MD
Parisa Momtaz

Medical Director, Strategic Partnerships; Assistant Attending Physician

James W. Smithy
James W. Smithy

Assistant Attending Physician

MSK medical oncologist Afsheen Iqbal
Afsheen Iqbal

Associate Attending Physician

Alexander N. Shoushtari, MD
Alexander N. Shoushtari

Clinical Director, Melanoma Service; Member, Cellular Therapy Service

Allan C. Halpern, MD
Allan C. Halpern

Chief, Dermatology Service; Associate Vice Chair, Promotions Advisory Committee, Department of Medicine

Memorial Sloan Kettering Mohs surgeon Kishwer Nehal
Kishwer S. Nehal

Director, Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery

MSK dermatologic surgeon Jason Chen
Chih-Shan Jason Chen

Director, Dermatologic Surgery, Hauppauge

Liang Deng, MD, PhD
Liang Deng

Associate Attending Physician

MSK dermatologist Jennifer DeFazio
Jennifer L. DeFazio

Associate Attending Physician

Mario E. Lacouture, MD
Mario E. Lacouture

Director, Oncodermatology Program; Research Director, Dermatology Service

Memorial Sloan Kettering dermatologist Erica Lee
Erica H. Lee

Associate Director, Mohs Micrographic and Dermatologic Surgery

Michael James
Michael James Davis


Shamir Geller
Shamir Geller

Associate Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering dermatologist Allison Kutner
Allison Gordon

Assistant Attending Physician

Rashek Kazi
Rashek Kazi

Assistant Attending Physician

Memorial Sloan Kettering dermatologist Ashfaq Marghoob
Ashfaq A. Marghoob

Director, Clinical Dermatology, MSK Hauppauge

MSK dermatologist Alina Markova
Alina Markova

Director, Inpatient Consultative Dermatology; Co-Director, Adult and Pediatric Multidisciplinary Graft-Versus-Host Disease Clinics; Clinical Director, Dermatology Service

Patricia L. Myskowski, MD
Patricia L. Myskowski

Attending Physician

Elizabeth A. Quigley, MD
Elizabeth A. Quigley

Associate Attending Physician

MSK dermatologic surgeon Anthony Rossi
Anthony Rossi

Assistant Attending Dermatologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering dermatologist Veronica Rotemberg
Veronica Rotemberg

Director, Dermatology Informatics Program

Radiation Oncologists
Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Christopher Barker
Christopher A. Barker

Vice-Chair, Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director, Skin Cancer and Melanoma Radiation Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Radiation Oncologist Yao Yu
Yao Yu

Assistant Attending Radiation Oncologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering radiation oncologist Kaveh Zakeri
Kaveh Zakeri

Assistant Attending Radiation Oncologist

MSK pathologist Klaus Busam
Klaus J. Busam

Director, Dermatopathology Service; Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist Andrea Moy
Andrea Moy

Assistant Attending Pathologist

Memorial Sloan Kettering pathologist M. Cecilia Lezcano L.
M. Cecilia Lezcano L.

Associate Program Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

MSK pathologist Melissa Pulitzer
Melissa P. Pulitzer

Attending Pathologist

Head and Neck Surgeons
Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Richard Wong
Richard J. Wong

Chief, Head and Neck Service; Jatin P. Shah Chair in Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology

Jay O. Boyle, MD
Jay O. Boyle

Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Jennifer Cracchiolo
Jennifer R. Cracchiolo

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Ian Ganly, MD, PhD
Ian Ganly

Attending Surgeon

Luc G. T. Morris, MD, MSc, FACS
Luc G. T. Morris

Associate Director, Immunogenomics and Precision Oncology Platform; Director of Fellowship Training

Snehal G. Patel, MD, FRCS
Snehal G. Patel

Attending Surgeon

Benjamin R. Roman, MD, MSHP
Benjamin R. Roman

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Bhuvanesh Singh, MD, PhD, FACS
Bhuvanesh Singh

Director, Laboratory of Epithelial Cancer Biology; Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Skin Cancer Management Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Brian Untch
Brian R. Untch

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Babak J. Mehrara, MD
Babak J. Mehrara

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Service; Peter G. Cordeiro Endowed Chair in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Robert J. Allen, Jr., MD
Robert J. Allen, Jr.

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic & reconstructive surgeon Michelle Coriddi
Michelle Coriddi

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Peter G. Cordeiro, MD, FACS
Peter G. Cordeiro

William G. Cahan Chair in Surgery

Joseph H. Dayan, MD
Joseph H. Dayan

Associate Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Joseph Disa
Joseph J. Disa

Vice Chair of Clinical Activities, Department of Surgery; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Farooq Shahzad
Farooq Shahzad

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic and reconstructive surgeon Carrie Stern
Carrie Stern

Assistant Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic surgeon Evan Matros
Evan Matros

Associate Attending Surgeon

Colleen M. McCarthy, MD, FRCS(C)
Colleen M. McCarthy

Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering plastic and reconstructive surgeon Jonas Nelson
Jonas A. Nelson

Assistant Director, Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program; Director, Plastic Surgery Service Clinical Research Fellowship Program

Ophthalmologic Surgeons
David H. Abramson, MD
David H. Abramson

Chief, Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Surgery

Jasmine H. Francis, MD
Jasmine H. Francis

Associate Attending Surgeon

Memorial Sloan Kettering oculoplastic and orbital surgeon David Della Rocca
David Della Rocca

Associate Attending Surgeon

M.H. Heinemann, MD, FACS
M.H. Heinemann

Associate Attending Surgeon

Rebecca Faye Silverman


Social Workers