In recognition of National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month, learn the latest about skin cancer detection and treatment, and steps you can take to reduce your risk. A survivor will share a story.
Maggie Barbieri is a freelance English textbook editor as well as a mystery novelist. Her father was a member of the New York Police Department, and his stories provide much of the background for her mysteries. She lives in Westchester County, New York.
Dr. Elizabeth Hale is a board certified Dermatologist who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery.
After graduating cum laude from Cornell University, Dr. Hale received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine Where she was the recipient of the Medical Women's Citation and the Marion Sulzberger Dermatology Award. Dr. Hale completed her residency training at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU where she served as chief resident and was selected to receive the Morris Leider award for Excellence in Dermatology.
She has published several articles and chapters and recently co-authored the Dermatologic Surgery Handbook which is used to train dermatology residents nationwide. Dr. Hale has lectured extensively on the detection and treatment of skin cancer.
Deborah Koeppel, LCSW, is a Senior Social Worker in the Supportive Services Program at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center.
Dr. Anna Pavlick is the Director of the NYU Cancer Institute Melanoma Research Program. After finishing her studies at University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pavlick completed her residency in internal medicine and her fellowship in hematology/oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
She then went on to become the Director of Clinical Oncology at UMDNJ in New Jersey before coming to NYU in 1999.
In addition to her many appointments, Dr. Pavlick has been published in several publications including Clinical Cancer Research and Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Dr. Shapiro's clinical practice is focused on the comprehensive care of patients with malignant melanoma, breast cancer, soft tissue tumors, and tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Dr. Shapiro has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and has lectured regionally, internationally, and through the media.
Dr. Shapiro has been involved in the Melanoma Vaccine Program at NYU Medical Center, and to date has treated over 700 melanoma patients with immunotherapy.
Dr. Shapiro is currently the Director of a Melanoma and Breast Cancer Research Fund at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center. In addition, he is a member of the Melanoma Clinical Trials Review Committee, through which new treatment modalities are presented and critically evaluated before being initiated.
He completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at NYU and after his residency, he accepted the Landsberg-Zale Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at NYU.