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Within Moffitt Cancer Center’s Cutaneous Oncology Program, multiple skin cancer specialists work together to develop each patient’s treatment plan. When it comes to creating individualized treatment plans, several expert opinions are better than one. Our patients have the ability to consult with several highly skilled medical professionals, each one with a different educational background and clinical area of practice. This unique, collaborative approach is one of the key ways in which we achieve exceptional outcomes.

At Moffitt, the following skin cancer specialists collaborate as needed on each patient’s treatment:

  • Surgical oncologists, who remove cancerous tissues while leaving as many healthy surrounding tissues intact
  • Medical oncologists, who use chemotherapy medications to target cancerous cells
  • Radiation oncologists, who work with radiation therapists and dosimetrists to shrink or destroy tumors with carefully administered high-energy beams
  • Dermatologists, who assess abnormal skin lesions and coordinate with the other members of a patient’s treatment team, while also providing preventive care recommendations for reducing future UV exposure and protecting the skin
  • Plastic surgeons, who can improve the aesthetic outcomes of surgical treatment by minimizing scarring and addressing sections of skin that require reconstruction
  • Pathologists and radiologists, who review cellular tests and imaging scans as part of the diagnostic and treatment process

Our skin cancer specialists guide each patient through the treatment process, addressing as many concerns as possible. Our patients don’t have to worry about transferring medical records from one doctor to the next, and oncologists from each department at Moffitt can easily share updates on their patients’ progress. Additionally, all of our doctors come together for weekly tumor board meetings, where unusual and complex cases are discussed among experienced specialists in the field of skin cancer treatment.

To make an appointment with one of the skin cancer specialists at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. No referral is required to schedule a visit with one of our doctors.

  • Cutaneous Oncology Program Leadership
    Vernon  Sondak, MD
    Department Chair, Cutaneous Oncology
    Program Lead, Cutaneous Oncology

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (424)
    Nikhil  Khushalani, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Vice Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (122)
  • Skin Cancer Surgeons

    Meet the surgical oncologists who specialize in treating skin cancer.

    Ricardo  Gonzalez, MD
    Department Chair, Sarcoma
    Program Lead, Sarcoma

    Program

    Sarcoma

    Title

    Chief, Surgery Service; Chair, Sarcoma Department

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (171)
    Matthew  Perez, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (129)
    Amod  Sarnaik, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (334)
    Vernon  Sondak, MD
    Department Chair, Cutaneous Oncology
    Program Lead, Cutaneous Oncology

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (424)
    Jonathan  Zager, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Chief Academic Officer; Chair, USF Department of Oncologic Sciences

    Specialty

    Surgery

    4.9 (436)
  • Skin Cancer Dermatologists

    Meet the dermatologists who specialize in treating skin cancer.

    Lilia  Correa, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Dermatology

    James  Grichnik, MD, PhD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Dermatology

    4.9 (108)
  • Skin Cancer Medical Oncologists

    Meet the medical oncologists who specialize in treating skin cancer.

    Andrew  Brohl, MD

    Program

    Sarcoma

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.8 (108)
    Patrick  Hwu, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    CEO

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    Nikhil  Khushalani, MD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Vice Chair, Department of Cutaneous Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (122)
    Guilherme  Rabinowits, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (40)
    Ahmad  Tarhini, MD, PhD

    Program

    Cutaneous Oncology

    Title

    Director, Cutaneous Clinical and Translational Research

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.9 (186)
    Megan  Uribe, PA-C

    Specialty

    Medical Oncology

    4.8 (130)
  • Skin Cancer Radiation Oncologists

    The skin cancer radiation oncologists work with radiation therapists and dosimetrists to shrink or destroy tumors with carefully administered high-energy beams.

    Dan  Fernandez, MD, PhD

    Program

    Radiation Oncology

    Specialty

    Radiation Oncology

    5 (101)
    Larry  Silverman, MD

    Program

    Radiation Oncology

    Specialty

    Radiation Oncology

  • Skin Cancer Head and Neck Surgeons

    Meet the head and neck surgeons who specialize in treating skin cancer.

    Deepa  Danan, MD, MBA, MHA, FACS

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Title

    Vice Chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Head and Neck-Endocrine Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (88)
    Tapan  Padhya, MD

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (244)
    Trad  Wadsworth, MD, MBA

    Program

    Head and Neck Oncology

    Specialty

    Head and Neck Surgery

    4.9 (176)
  • Skin Cancer Pathologists

    Meet the skin cancer pathologists who review cellular tests and imaging scans as part of the diagnostic and treatment process.

    Pei-Ling  Chen, MD, PhD

    Program

    Pathology

    Specialty

    Pathology

    Timothy  McCardle, MD

    Program

    Pathology

    Specialty

    Pathology

    Jane  Messina, MD

    Program

    Pathology

    Title

    VICE CHAIR ANATOMIC PATHOLOGY; Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology

    Specialty

    Pathology

    Kenneth  Tsai, MD, PhD

    Program

    Pathology

    Title

    Pathology Research Vice Chair

    Specialty

    Pathology