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The Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Foundation offers specialized educational opportunities to the medical and scientific community who strive to achieve new knowledge in skin cancer management.

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Collaborative Care for Your Patients

SCARS Center specialists collaborate with referring physicians to establish customized care plans for patients. Primary physicians may refer patients, utilize the facility for combined treatment plans, or present cases at our monthly conference.  

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Right to Left: Gregory Bartlow, M.D. (Dermatology); Simon Madorsky, M.D. (Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery); Michelle Aszterbaum, M.D. (Dermatology); Ronald Barr, M.D. (Dermatopathology); Matthew Goodman, M.D. (Dermatology); Judith Harrison, M.D. (Radiation Oncology)

A TEAM APPROACH TO SKIN CANCER MANAGEMENT

Our acclaimed and experienced skin cancer specialists deliver exceptional care to our patients using a comprehensive team approach.

SCARS Center board certified skin cancer specialists include: dermatologists, dermatopathologists, radiation oncologists, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeons.

Together we offer specialized treatment options that range from non-surgical cure such as Photodynamic Therapy, Superficial Radiotherapy, and topical chemotherapy, to Mohs excision in combination with closure and, in many instances, reconstruction by our board and double board certified plastic surgeons. The combination of specialists and treatment options available at SCARS Center provides patients with the convenience and quality of service every person deserves after a skin cancer diagnosis.

Intraoperative Case Studies

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Patient Case Studies

Patient Case Studies

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR OPTIMUM PATIENT CARE

The SCARS Foundation CME accredited Skin Cancer Conference is hosted regularly for the benefit of our patients, our specialists, and other local physicians involved in skin cancer management. The conference is designed to maximize our physicians’ effectiveness in patient care by highlighting high-risk skin cancer cases, difficult reconstructive cases, and other skin cancer treatment challenges. The monthly conference allows our physicians to stay ahead of the curve on treatment developments in the skin cancer community, and gives our patients access to a multi-faceted team approach in handling complex cases.

Skin Cancer Connection Articles

Superior Extended Nasal Myocutaneous Island Flap: An Alternative to Forehead Flap Reconstruction of the Nose

SCARS Center has published a scientific article in Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine, formerly known as JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This article introduces an innovative approach for reconstruction of medium to large nasal defects. Medium and large nasal defects are mostly…
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Webinar: Clinic and Procedural Safety during COVID-19

Dr. Simon Madorsky and Dr. Mark Juhl discuss the science of contagion and prevention of COVID-19 in dermatology and plastic surgery practices. In this webinar, office policies, procedure safety measures, and environmental modifications are discussed. Timing of SARS-Cov-2 testing and its challenges are covered. PPE’s including eye protection and suction evacuation of microdroplets and plume…
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A Case of Mistaken Identity: Porocarcinoma of the Scalp Initially Diagnosed as Basal Cell Carcinoma

History A 72-year-old man presented with a 2 year history of right anterior scalp lesion. The lesion was previously treated by an outside physician with cryosurgery multiple times over the course of 1 year. After a lack of resolution, the lesion was biopsied resulting in a diagnosis of basal cell carcinoma. No further treatment was…
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Multiple Cutaneous Carcinomas in Organ Transplant Recipients

HISTORY  A 73-year-old kidney transplant recipient presented with multiple carcinomas including SCC, SCC in situ, and BCC of the face and scalp. DISCUSSION Organ transplant recipients can suffer from multiple cutaneous carcinomas. Some lesions can have a high risk of metastases, but most occur in multitudes in areas of extensive sun exposure. At SCARS Center,…
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Desmoplastic / Spindle Cell Melanoma of the Scalp

A 67-year-old man with CLL presents with 3 month h/o 3 cm dense dermal growing scalp mass. Incisional biopsy showed spindle cell melanoma. The tumor was resected with a 2 cm margin. Final pathology showed malignant melanoma—spindle cell / desmoplastic type. Additional 1.2 cm margin was resected for wide clearance creating a 10 x 9…
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Dermatofibroma to Dermal Sarcoma: The Spectrum of Dermal Spindle Cell Tumors

HISTORY A 54-year-old woman with no history of skin cancers presented with 4 month h/o growing left cheek nodule. After a shave biopsy that suggested a dermatofibroma, the tumor progressed to ulceration . A 74-year-old man presented with a 2 month h/o bleeding, ulcerated nodule of left antitragus. He has a history of several skin…
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