Melanoma and Pigmented Lesions


About our Physicians/Staff

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.

Dermatology

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
Christopher J. Miller, MD
Michael Ming, MD
Joseph F. Sobanko, MD
Jonathan Wolfe, MD

Head and Neck Surgery Consultants

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
Gregory S. Weinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Medical-Oncology

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
Tara C. Gangadhar, MD
Lynn M. Schuchter, MD

Ophthalmology

Joan O'Brien, MD

Pathology/Dermatopathology

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
Rosalie Elenitsas, MD
George Xu, MD

Plastic Surgery

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
Benjamin Chang, MD
David W. Low, MD
Liza C. Wu, MD

Radiation Oncology

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
Zelig Tochner, MD

Surgical Oncology

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
Douglas L. Fraker, MD
Giorgos C. Karakousis, MD
Robert E. Roses, MD