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Find a specialist

The most important first step in defeating Merkel cell carcinoma is to build a team of MCC specialists.

Overview

Proper management of MCC almost always involves several of the following specialties: surgery, dermatology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. Established teams that are expert in the management of MCC exist at all of the centers listed below. Central contact persons from each institution are included in the listings.

United States
Arizona
James Warneke, MD
University of Arizona Cutaneous Oncology Program | Surgical Oncology
3838 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85719
United States
Nathalie C. Zeitouni, MDCM. FRCPC, Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
The University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
625 N. 6th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
United States
Arkansas
Ling Gao, MD, PhD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, Slot 576
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
United States
California
Kim Margolin, MD, Clinical Professor
City of Hope | Medical Oncology
1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, California 91010
United States
Seaver L. Soon, MD
Scripps Clinic | Division of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
10666 N Torrey Pines Road, MS112A
La Jolla, California 92037
United States
Siegrid S. Yu, MD
University of California, San Francisco | Dermatologic Surgery (Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology)
1701 Divisadero Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, California 94143
United States
Sunil A. Reddy, MD
Stanford Cancer Institute/Stanford Hospital | Medical Oncology
900 Blake Wilbur Dr, 3rd Floor
Stanford, California 94305
United States
Vasu Divi, MD, FACS
Stanford University & VA Palo Alto | Head & Neck Surgery
900 Blake Wilbur Dr, 3rd floor
Stanford, California 94305
United States
Connecticut
Harriet Kluger, MD
Yale Cancer Center | Medical Oncology
35 Park St, 8th floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
United States
Jonathan Leventhal, MD
Yale Cancer Center | Department of Dermatology
35 Park St, 8th floor
New Haven, Connecticut 06520
United States
Florida
Amod A. Sarnaik, MD, FACS
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Surgical Oncology
10920 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States
Jeffrey Russell, MD, PhD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Medical Oncology
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States
John Strasswimmer, MD, PhD
Lynn Regional Cancer Center
2605 West Atlantic Ave Suite D-204
Delray Beach, Florida 33445
United States
Jonathan Zager, MD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Surgical Oncology
10920 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States
Vernon K. Sondak, MD
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute | Surgical Oncology
10920 N. McKinley Dr.
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States
Georgia
Ragini Kudchadkar, MD
Emory University Hospital | Medical Oncology
1365 Clifton Road NE Bldg Suite C2052
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
United States
Illinois
Jaehyuk Choi, MD PhD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University | Department of Dermatology
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
Sunandana Chandra, MD, MS
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University | Hematology/Oncology
Chicago, Illinois 60611
United States
Maryland
Linda C Wang, MD, JD
Mercy Medical Center | Merkel Cell Carcinoma Program
1205 York Road, Suite 39A
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
United States
Massachusetts
Guilherme Rabinowits, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Medical Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States
James C. Cusack Jr., MD
Massachussetts General Hospital Cancer Center | Division of Surgical Oncology
55 Fruit Street, Yawkey Building, 7th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
United States
Manisha Thakuria, MD
Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Cutaneous Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States
Reed E. Drews, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | Cutaneous Oncology Program
330 Brookline Avenue, Rabb 430
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
United States
Michigan
Christopher K. Bichakjian, MD
University of Michigan Health System
1500 East Medical Center Dr. UH, South Rm 7680
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
United States
Minnesota
Clark Clothier Otley, MD
Mayo Clinic | Division of Dermatologic Surgery
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States
James Jakub, MD
Mayo Clinic | Department of Surgery
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States
Katharine Price, MD
Mayo Clinic | Department of Medical Oncology
200 First Street SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States
Missouri
Ryan Fields, MD, FACS
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine | Surgical Oncology
Campus Box 8109
St. Louis, Missouri 63110
United States
New Jersey
Ann W. Silk, MD, MS
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | Medical Oncology
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
United States
New York
Daniel Coit MD, FACS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, New York 10021
United States
Sherrif F. Ibrahim, MD, PhD
University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Center | Division of Dermatologic Surgery
400 Red Creek Drive, Suite 200
Rochester, New York 14623
United States
Ohio
Brian Gastman, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation | Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute
9500 Euclid Ave, Desk A60
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States
Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH
UH Cleveland Medical Center | Department of Dermatology
11100 Euclid Avenue, Lakeside 3500
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States
Thomas Olencki, DO
OSU Wexner Medical Center| Skin Cancer Working Group
2050 Kenney Road (4th Floor Morehouse Tower)
Columbus, Ohio 43221
United States
Pennsylvania
Clifford S. Perlis, MD, MBE
Abington Dermatology Associates
500 Ryadal Road, Suite 201
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania 19046
United States
Miriam Lango, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center | Cutaneous Oncology Program
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
United States
Tennessee
Brent Moody, MD, FACP, FAAD
Sarah Cannon Research Institute/Tennessee Oncology | Skin Cancer & Surgery Center
1900 Patterson Street, Suite 201
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
United States
Texas
Frank Saporito, MD
Dallas Skin Cancer Center | Cutaneous Oncology | Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery
411 N. Washington Ave, Suite 1200
Dallas, Texas 75246
United States
Mark D. Bonnen, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine | Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center | Radiation Oncology
One Baylor Plaza, MS: BCM 711
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
Michael K Wong, MD, PhD, FRCPC
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center | Medical Oncology
1400 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
Virginia
Sekwon Jang, MD
Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center | Medical Oncology
8505 Arlington Blvd. Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
United States
Suraj Venna, MD
Inova Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center | Derm-Oncology
8505 Arlington Blvd. Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
United States
Washington
David Byrd, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance | Skin Oncology Clinic
825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98195-8050
United States
Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance | Skin Oncology Clinic
825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98195-8050
United States
Shailender Bhatia, MD
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance | Skin Oncology Clinic
825 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle, Washington 98195-8050
United States
Upendra Parvathaneni, MD
Univeristy of Washington Medical Center | Radiation Oncology
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, Washington 98105
United States
Australia
Julie Howle, MD
Westmead Cancer Care Centre | Medical Oncology
Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, N.S.W
Sydney 2415
Australia
Professor Michael Veness, MD
Westmead Cancer Care Centre | Radiation Oncology
Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, N.S.W
Sydney 2415
Australia
France
Astrid Blom, MD
CHU Ambroise Pare | Service de Dermatologie Generale et Oncologique
Email: astrid.blom@apr.aphp.fr
9 av Charles de Gaulle 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
France
Germany
Essen University Hospital | Central Coordination of Appointments
Japan
Kotaro Nagase, MD, PhD
Saga University Hospital | Department of Dermatology
5-1-1 Nabeshima
Saga 8498501
Japan
Poland
Piotr Rutkowski, MD, PhD
Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology | Department of Soft Tissue/Bone Sarcoma and Melanoma
Roentgena Str. 5
Warsaw 02-781
Poland
Russia
Kristina Orlova, MD, PhD
N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center | Medical Oncologist
24, Kashirskoye shosse,
Moscow 115478
Russia
Sweden
John Paoli, MD, Assoc. Prof
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Department of Dermatology | Center for Skin Cancer and Surgery
Gothenburg 413 45
Sweden