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Ask a Mentor: On Managing Advanced Cutaneous Malignancy and High-Risk Skin Cancers in Immunocompromised Patients

We are excited to announce our Next Steps mentor for the month of February: Dr. Vishal Patel. In this monthly Ask a Mentor segment, we identify an accomplished mentor in the field of Dermatology to answer your questions about career development and their unique areas of expertise.

If you have questions about advanced cutaneous malignancy management, specifically high-risk squamous cell carcinoma and high-risk skin cancers in immunocompromised patients, then email us at [email protected] or submit your questions here.

About Dr. Vishal Patel

Dr. Vishal A. Patel is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at George Washington University in Washington DC and the Director of Cutaneous Oncology at the George Washington University Cancer Center, where he oversees the Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program. He is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic surgeon specializing in cutaneous oncology and reconstructive surgery. Prior to joining George Washington University, Dr. Patel served as the Director of the Division of Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery and oversaw the High-Risk Skin Cancer Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Patel’s clinical focus is in advanced cutaneous malignancy management, specifically high-risk squamous cell carcinoma. He also has a special interest in high risk skin cancers in immunocompromised patients.

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