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Melanoma Center of Excellence

MHN seeks to recognize melanoma treatment centers and doctors across the United States, both academic and community-based, that offer exceptional care, knowledge and compassion to those patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma. The following centers have returned completed applications and been approved by MHN. There are many other centers and doctors across the country that offer exceptional care to melanoma patients. Please encourage these centers and doctors to fill out the one page, NO COST, on-line application so that we may recognize them.

One Medical Center Drive

Lebanon, NH

603-653-0599

Website:  https://cancer.dartmouth.edu/melanoma-skin.html

Physician (s): 

  • Keisuke Shirai, MD
  • Christina Angeles, MD

Contact Person (s): 

  • E-mail Contact: Sydney.E.Rubin.Fitgerald@hitchcock.org
  • Clinical Point of Contact for Referrals:Sydney Rubin Fitzgerald RN, MSN: 603-650-6344

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center provides care to people who live in the New Hampshire and Vermont areas.  Patient and Family Support Services include support and educational groups, creative arts programs, healing arts and spiritual support. Participants in the melanoma support group and caregiver group can attend either in person or by phone. More information about specific programs can be found at CancerSupport@Hitchcock.org or by calling 603-650-7751. Additionally, clinical resources include the oncology nurse navigator, oncology dietitian, oncology social worker and health coaching through the Center for Shared Decision Making.

1660 Springhill Ave
 Mobile, AL 36604
 251-471-7049

Website:  http://www.usahealthsystem.com/mci

Physician (s): 

  • Marcus Tan, MBBS, FACS
  • Spencer Liles, MD, FACS

Contact Person (s): 

The Mitchell Cancer Institute is the only academic cancer center in lower Alabama, also serving lower Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of cancer services all under one roof, including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Genetic Counseling, Social work. In addition to two busy melanoma surgeons, there is a medical oncologist with a particular interest in melanoma and melanoma clinical trials. There is an active and growing Supportive Oncology program as well. Our cancer doctors work collaboratively with community dermatologists to ensure close follow-up and surveillance of melanoma patients and survivors.

Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program

 
Our vision is to continue building an outstanding regional referral program for the comprehensive management of melanoma.  Our program offers exceptional clinicians with a focused interest and passion for the treatment of melanoma and cutaneous malignancies. Integrated, multidisciplinary clinical care in a patient-centered environment. Exceptional patient support services. We provide a focus on screening and early diagnosis including community outreach and education. Ongoing clinical research on campus.

Medical Advisory Board:
Dr. Peter Hunt
Dr. Benjamin Nadeau
Dr. Alvero Valle
Dr. Deanna Brown
Dr. Marcus Wagner
Dr. Eric Ellis
Dr. Imelda Bulatao
Tina Harris NP
Terri Henderson RN

    
 Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program
 605 Glenwood Drive, Suite 307
 Chattanooga, TN 37404
 Phone 423-495-7778
 Fax 423-495-6192
 www.memorial.org

1660 Springhill Ave
 Mobile, AL 36604
 251-471-7049

Website:  http://www.usahealthsystem.com/mci

Physician (s): 

  • Marcus Tan, MBBS, FACS
  • Spencer Liles, MD, FACS

Contact Person (s): 

The Mitchell Cancer Institute is the only academic cancer center in lower Alabama, also serving lower Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of cancer services all under one roof, including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Genetic Counseling, Social work. In addition to two busy melanoma surgeons, there is a medical oncologist with a particular interest in melanoma and melanoma clinical trials. There is an active and growing Supportive Oncology program as well. Our cancer doctors work collaboratively with community dermatologists to ensure close follow-up and surveillance of melanoma patients and survivors.

4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
1-800-527-6266
Website: www.karmanos.org
Physician (s): Lawrence Flaherty, M.D.
Contact (s): Cynthia H. Marsack, MSN, OCN, NP

601 North 30th St., Suite 2803
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
(402) 280-4100
Website: www.creighton.edu/health

Physician (s):

  • Dermatology: Christopher J. Huerter, MD; James Shehan, MD
  • Dermatopatholgy: Deba Sharma, MD
  • General Surgery: Robert J. Fitzgibbons, MD
  • Medical Oncology: Peter T. Silberstein, MD; Luke Nordquist, MD;
    Peter Townley, MD
  • Melanoma Genetics: Henry T. Lynch, MD
  • Moh’s Surgeon: Christopher J. Hueter, MD; James Shehan, MD
  • Surgical Oncology: Brian W. Loggie, MD; Edibaldo Silva, MD, PhD;
    Jason Foster, MD
  • Contact Person: Please contact our team of Specialists at 402-280-4100

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

University of Missouri Health Care’s Ellis Fischel Cancer Center’s provides personalized cancer care that’s coordinated at every step of your journey. We offer the most advanced treatment options as Missouri’s only state-designated cancer center.Website: muhealth.org/cancer

Phone: (573) 882-4800

Address: 1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO 65212

Dermatology: Emily Smith, MD, Nicholas Golda, MD

Surgical Oncology: Kevin Staveley-O’carroll, MD, PhD, Eric Kimchi MD

Medical Oncology: Christos Papageorgiou, MD, Jaffar Hilli, MD

Head and Neck Surgery: Tabitha Galloway, MD, Laura Dooley, MD, Patrick Tassone, MD

Radiation Oncology: Gregory Biedermann, MD

Inquiries about Clinical Trials at (573) 882-7440: Ken Baker, RN

1365 Clifton Road
Building C
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Referrals and Information: 1-888- WINSHIP (946-7447)

Website: www.cancer.emory.edu

Our Melanoma Team:

  • Dermatology 404.778.3333: Jack Arbiser, MD, PhD; Suephy Chen, MD; Brian Pollack, MD; Carl Washington, MD
  • Surgical Oncology 404.778.3303 : Grant Carlson, MD,; Keith Delman, MD; Douglas R. Murray, MD (Emeritus); Monica Rizzo, MD; Nancy Reynics, NP
  • Medical Oncology: 404.778.1900: David Lawson, MD, Necia Maynard, NP, Theresa Gregerson, LPN
  • Radiation Oncology 404.778.3473: Ian Crocker, MD, Lawrence Davis, MD, Jerome Landry, MD
  • Ophthalmology 404.778.2020: Thomas Aaberg, MD; Robert Bernardino, MD; Anna Murchison, MD; Ted Wojno, MD
  • Inquiries about Clinical Trials 404.778.1900: Carol Hill, RN, BSN, OCN; Letta Heyward, BS, Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact: Theresa Huffman, Marketing and Communications 404.778.4458
Referrals and other information 1-888- WINSHIP

310 Memorial Medical Parkway
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
386-231-4001

Website: www.floridahospitalmemorial.org

Physicians: T. Christopher Windham, M.D., FACS; Jeffery Parks, M.D.

Patient Contact: Dana Ferrence 386-231-4024 dana.ferrence@fhmmc.org

12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa Florida, 33612
813-745-8482

Website: www.moffitt.org

86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Room 201
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
843-792-1445

Website: http://www.muschealth.com/cancer/melanoma/index.htm

Physician (s): Ernest Ramsey Camp, MD; Keisuke Shiria, MD

Patient Contact: Phyllis DeCoursey,RN Speciality Coordinator 843-792-7272

Nationally, our members participate in scientific meetings exploring state of the art melanoma care.

500 Osborne Rd NE # 215
Fridley, Minnesota 55432
763-786-1620

Website: www.northmemorial.com/humphrey

Physician (s): Thomas Amatruda / David King

Contact Person: Jean Doherty RN, BS, OCN (763-786-1620)

477 N. El Camion Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
760-452-3340

Website: www.pacificoncology.com

Physician (s):

Edward F. McClay, M.D.

Contact Person: Lauren Good

1700 Luther Lane
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
866-611-1991

Website: www.oncmed.net

Physician (s): Jon M. Richards PhD, MD

Contact Person: Please contact our specialists at 866-611-1991.

3655 Vista Avenue
West Pavillion
St. Louis, MO 63110
314-268-7091

Website : http://cancercenter.slu.edu/

Physician (s):

  • Banke Agarwal, MD
  • Kirke Bieneman, MD
  • John Boullier, MD, Ph.D.
  • Elizabeth Brunt, MD
  • Richard Bucholz, MD
  • Brian Collins, MD
  • Cherise Cortese, MD
  • James Cummings, MD
  • Adrian Di Bisceglie, MD
  • John Eisenbeis, MD
  • Scott Fosko, MD
  • Dee Anna Glaser, MD
  • Leonard Grosso, MD, PhD
  • Necat Havlioglu, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Eddy C. Hsueh, MD
  • Christine Janney, MD
  • Frank Johnson, MD
  • Beth Levy, MD
  • Keith Naunheim, MD
  • Michael Odell, MD
  • Paul Petruska, MD
  • Nancy Phillips, MD
  • Steven Pincus, MD, PhD
  • Charlene Prather, MD
  • Donna Prohazka, MD
  • John Richart, MD
  • H. Joachim Reimers, MD, PhD
  • Huda Salman, MD
  • William F. Sasser, MD
  • Maulik Shah, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Ali Shilatifard, PhD
  • Kenneth Smith, MD
  • Harvey Solomon, MD
  • Mark Varvares, MD
  • Bruce Walz, MD
  • Summer Youker, MD

Contact : 314-268-7091

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center / University of Miami
1475 NW 12th Ave
Miami, Florida 33136
305-243-7592

Sylvester at Lennar Foundation Medical Center
5555 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
305-243-7592                  

Website:    https://umiamihealth.org/sylvester-comprehensive-cancer-center/treatments-and-services/skin-cancers/melanoma-and-merkel-cell-carcinomas

 Physician (s):

Mecker G. Möller, MD, FACS (Surgical Oncology)

Lynn Feun. MD (Medical Oncologist)

Francisco Civantos, MD (ENT/Head and Neck Surgery)

Natalia Jaime. MD (Dermatology)

Keyvan Nouri, MD (Dermatology/Mohs)

Brian S Jewett, MD (Facial Plastic Surgery)

George Elgart, MD (Dermatopathologist)

Jeong Hee  Cho MD (Pathologist)

Aaron Wolfson, MD (Radiation Oncology)

Zhao-Jun Liu, MD, PhD (Translational & Basic Sciences Melanoma Research)

Contact Person:     

Site Disease Nurse:

Bertha Corujo, MSN, RN, OCN

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Melanoma and Skin Cancer

1430 NW 11 Avenue

Miami, Fl.  33136

Ph# 305-243-7592

Fax# 305-243-3486

bcorujo@med.miami.edu

Clinical Program Coordinator:

Viji Udayakumar, BA, MA

Ph# 305-243-0237

Fax# 305-243-3486 or 305-243-7781

v.udayakumar@med.miami.edu

2001 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 560W Santa Monica, California 90404 310-582-7906

Website: www.theangelesclinic.org

Physician (s): Omid Hamid, MD / Steven O’Day, MD

Contact Person: (melanoma@theangelesclinic.org ) or call us at 310-582-7900

111 South 11th Street
Suite 4240
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
1-800-JEFF-NOW or 215-955-8874

Website: www.kimmelcancercenter.org

Information: The Melanoma Program at Thomas Jefferson University is known for the immunotherapy of metastatic melanoma, including hapten-modified melanoma cell vaccine. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is also the major center for the treatment of metastatic uveal melanoma. Special treatments for liver metastases such as immunoembolization or chemoembolization have been developed.

Support (donation) for melanoma research (contact person: Ms. Susan W. Schiffrin, 215-955-7556)

Physician (s):

  • Takami Sato, M.D. (Uveal Melanoma, Liver Metastases)
  • Michael J. Mastrangelo, M.D. (Melanoma General)
  • Kendra Feeney, M.D. (Skin Melanoma)
  • David Berd, M.D. (Skin Melanoma)

Contact Persons:

  • Debrah Kramer, R.N. (Melanoma General)
  • Renee Zalinski, R.N. (Liver Metastasis)
  • Please call 1-800-JEFF-NOW for referrals and other information.

1600 SW Archer Road
P.O.Box 100286
Gainesville, FL 32605
352-265-0990

Website: www.surgery.ufl.edu/surgicaloncology

Physician (s):

  • Steven Hochwald, M.D.
  • Stephen Grobmeyer, M.D.

Contact Person (s):

Coleen Booker

The Following Centers across the country have been identified as potential Melanoma Centers of Excellence (MCE) but have not submitted an application at this time. Please encourage these and other doctors / centers to submit the NO-COST application so that we can determine if they meet the acceptance criteria. Melanoma Hope Network seeks to create the most comprehensive listing of melanoma treatment centers / doctors in the Country.
  • Arkansas Cancer Research Center at Univ. of Arkansas for Med.Sciences
  • Barnes Hospital – Siteman Cancer Center
  • Baylor
  • Blumenthal Cancer Center
  • Boston Medical Center, Section of Hematology/Oncology
  • Cancer Institute Medical Group
  • Cancer Research Center at Boston Medical Center
  • CCOP-Greenville
  • CCOP-Western Regional
  • Central Baptist Hospital
  • City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Cleveland Clinical Taussig Cancer Center
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • Florida Oncology Associates
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Georgia Cancer Specialists
  • Helen Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System
  • Hennon Care, P.C.
  • Hillman Cancer Center at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Clinical Research Office
  • John Wayne Institute
  • Johns Hopkins University – SKCC at Johns Hopkins
  • Johnson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA
  • Kansas City Oncology and Hematology Group
  • Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Marim General Hospital
  • Mayo Clinic Arizona
  • MBCCOP – Mobile Alabama
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Newland Medical Associates
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
  • Pacific Shores Medical Group
  • Providence Portland Medical Center
  • Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center
  • San Diego Cancer Center
  • St. Francis Memorial Hospital – Northern California Melanoma Center
  • The Center for Cancer Care and Research
  • UNC – Chapel Hill
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • West Clinic
  • Yale University
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