Your Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma physicians are full-time Penn faculty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of pigmented lesions and melanoma. These physicians are also involved in research efforts in this disease.
Penn dermatologists are at the forefront of prevention, genetics, diagnosis and staging of melanoma. They have made important contributions nationally to melanoma research and treatment.Ellen J. Kim, MD
Penn head and neck surgeons (otorhinolaryngologists) are pioneers in head and neck surgery procedures that eliminate cancer while preserving function and quality of life.Ara A. Chalian, MD
Penn medical-oncologists have extensive experience in melanoma treatment and research; and are leading the way in developing new treatments for melanoma, including targeted and vaccine therapies. These specialists are actively involved in planning your overall treatment. If you need chemotherapy, they'll oversee this part of your care.Ravi Amaravadi, MD
Penn pathologists and dermatopathologists are nationally recognized for their expertise in precisely diagnosing melanoma and in utilizing the latest techniques, such as localizing tumor antigens in melanoma.David E. Elder, MB, ChB
Recognized nationally for their expertise, Penn’s plastic surgeons are leaders in the field of reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive microsurgery addresses improving appearance and function for a host of complex reconstructive problems.Louis P. Bucky, MD
If radiation therapy is recommended, you'll receive a consultation with a Penn radiation oncologist who is an expert in the management of melanoma. They're recognized for techniques that target radiation precisely to the tumor site while sparing normal tissue.Robert A. Lustig, MD
Penn surgical oncologists are nationally recognized experts in the surgical treatment of melanoma. They are pioneers of the most current research and treatment, such as isolated limb perfusion in the management of patients with recurrent limb melanoma.Brian J. Czerniecki, MD, PhD