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Mohs Micrographic Surgery


Desiree Ratner, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Skin Cancer Program and Dermatologic Surgery at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York and Mount Sinai Beth Israel, discusses the history of Mohs micrographic surgery, as well as its principles, technique, and indications.  The differences between low-risk tumors and high-risk tumors are also discussed, as this technique is ideally suited for non-melanoma skin cancers at high risk for recurrence.

Target Audience

Dermatologists, Otolaryngologists/ENT, Plastic Surgeons, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists  

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic principles and techniques underlying Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Understand the differences between low-risk and high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Discuss the indications for Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Understand the advantages of Mohs micrographic surgery in treating high risk non-melanoma skin cancers

Accreditation Statement

Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Beth Israel, St. Luke's and Roosevelt have established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. 

The following have reported that they do not have any financial relationships to disclose: 

Desiree Ratner, MD

Presenter

Desiree Ratner, MD

Desiree Ratner, MD Desiree Ratner, MD, is Director of the Comprehensive Skin Cancer Center at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Director of Dermatologic Surgery at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Professor of Clinical Dermatology at Columbia University.
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