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


Medical Oncology

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

Radiation Oncology

Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Chief, Long Island Radiation Oncology


Klaus J. Busam, MD
Director, Dermatopathology Service; Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Social Work