Clifford S. Perlis, MD, MBE
Fox Chase Cancer Center
8 Huntingdon Pike
Philadelphia, PA 19046
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Director, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery
American Board of Dermatology
I joined the dermatology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2006. My specialty is dermatology and Mohs micrographic surgery. This surgery is a highly effective and precise method for treating primarily basal and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin by removing cancerous tissue while sparing healthy tissue. I also have a special interest in treating patients with multiple skin cancers as well as those diagnosed with less common types of skin cancer. I strive to provide every one of my patients with thorough, compassionate care that is custom tailored to his or her particular needs.
I entered the field of dermatology because I enjoy the tangible nature of skin lesions as well as the opportunity to get to know patients. Often, there are many reasonable approaches to treating skin cancers. I consider it my responsibility and privilege to work with you and your local dermatologist to determine the best approach.
In addition to treating patients, my research interests include strategies for preventing the development of skin cancers, diagnosing them non-invasively, and treating them with topical medications. I also have advanced training in bioethics (MBE) and actively participate in Fox Chase's IRB (Institutional Review Board). I have published several articles and book chapters, and am actively involved in clinical trials.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Phila., Pa., 2000
(Masters of Bioethics (MBE) University of Pennsylvania, Phila., Pa., 2000)
Dermatology, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and Dermatologic Surgery, Brown University, Providence, R.I.;
Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scientist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Wistar Institute, Phila., Pa.
Honors and Awards
Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs, 2014
Strategies for Preventing the Development of Skin Cancers;
Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Skin Cancer;
Treatment of Skin Cancer with Topical Medications