Oftentimes, patients with complex skin cancers are seen by multiple physicians in different locations. Scheduling difficulties with these physicians could delay start of treatment. To solve this problem, the Skin Multidisciplinary Clinic was formed.
The clinic includes General Dermatology as well as the Arizona Cancer Center's Cutaneous Oncology Program (COP) and the Pigmented Lesion Clinic. The Skin Multidisciplinary Clinic is a model for providing comprehensive skin cancer management.
The unique aspects of the Skin Multidisciplinary Clinic are:
- A multidisciplinary team of experts
- Centralized resources for diagnosis, treatment, referral, support and education
- Specialized clinics in the Cutaneous Oncology Clinic focused on melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers
- Pigmented Lesion Clinic
- One-on-one patient education for individuals at high risk for skin cancer
- Customized patient care with options in standard therapies and clinical trials
Our experts use a team approach to patient assessment, treatment and management, all occurring in a state-of-the-art facility. Team members work closely with referring physicians to create a plan of care and follow-up for individual patients.
Clara Curiel, MD, (leader)
James Sligh, MD, PhD, Division Chief, Dermatology; Associate Director, Skin Cancer Institute
Lisan Peng, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Lee Cranmer, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Evan Hersh, MD, Professor of Medicine
Joanne Jeter, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
Audrey Erman, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
Lois J. Loescher, PhD, RN, Associate Professor of Nursing
Jeanette Pitts, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
James A. Warneke, MD, FACS, Associate Professor of Surgery
Thomas Gernon, MD, Co-Director, Head and Neck Oncology Program;
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Baldassarre Stea, MD, PhD, Professor/Department Head of Radiation Oncology
Krisha Howell, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology