Dermatology – About
The Department of Dermatology is at the forefront of dermatological treatment and advances.
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Innovative skin cancer surgery clinicOur skin cancer surgery clinic provides melanoma patients a true multidisciplinary approach to treating their disease. The program helps coordinate diagnosis, staging, clinical and surgical treatment, and reconstruction and follow-up for patients.
Melanoma is the most serious cancer of the skin. The National Cancer Institute estimates that close to 68,700 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma a year; in 2009, melanoma claimed the lives of more than 8,650 Americans. Penn State Hershey Medical Center is pioneering a new way to combat this growing problem in central Pennsylvania.
Under the guidance of Rogerio Neves, MD, PhD, Penn State Cancer Institute has formed the Skin Oncology Clinic. Fitting within the University's goals of clinical care, research, education and community outreach, the goal of the clinic is to give melanoma patients a multidisciplinary approach to their disease. The program and its affiliated physicians will be responsible for the diagnosis, staging, clinical and/or surgical treatment, and reconstruction and follow-up for patients with melanoma. Meeting every Tuesday, patients with newly or previously diagnosed melanomas will arrive to their clinic appointments and meet with the appropriate subspecialists. This represents collaboration between many departments:
- Dermatology – Bryan Anderson, MD and Elizabeth V. Seiverling, MD
- Plastic Surgery – Rogerio Neves, MD, PhD
- Medical Oncology – Joseph Drabick, MD
- Radiation Oncology – Heath Mackley, MD
- Pathology – Klaus Helm, MD, and Michael Ioffreda MD
- Orthopaedic Oncology- Edward Fox, MD
In addition to improving patient care coordination, ancillary goals of the program include the implementation of education campaigns for the awareness and prevention of skin cancer, the education of residents and medical students in conjunction with the monthly Melanoma Conference, and the initiation of clinical trials and drug studies. The clinic is currently seeing patients on the second floor of the Cancer Institute. If you, or anyone you know, has been recently, or previously, diagnosed with melanoma and would like to be cared for at the Skin Oncology Center, please call 717-531-8952 to schedule an appointment.
We provide hundreds of free skin cancer screenings a year, and hold a monthly clinic for the homeless in Harrisburg. We also actively support Camp Discovery, a summer camping experience for young people with chronic skin conditions.
The Department of Dermatology is nationally recognized for its excellent academic clinicians. Our faculty is included among the Best Doctors in America national database.
Leader in patient satisfaction
A leader in patient satisfaction, we’re one of the highest ranked clinics for patient satisfaction within the Hershey Medical Center.
Strength of the Penn State Health system
As a part of the Penn State Health system, we have access to world-class expertise and specialists. Our team members work in close collaboration with specialists throughout Hershey Medical Center.