Mohs in the Media
The ACMS and Southwest Airlines
In August 2015, ACMS President Dr. John G. Albertini sent a letter on behalf of the College to Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly regarding a TV commercial it had been airing that included a voiceover reference to tanning. The letter shared facts about the effects of tanning that Mohs surgeons know all too well, and implored Southwest to consider how harmful such messaging can be to consumer health. Soon after, the ACMS received a thoughtful response from Mr. Kelly indicating that Southwest would edit the voiceover to exclude the reference to tanning. A swift and direct response of this nature is rare, and is a testament to the power of statistics that indicate skin cancer’s prevalence and increased incidence in the U.S. and beyond.
Mohs in People Magazine
Actor Hugh Jackman discusses his four skin cancer surgeries and the importance of skin protection. ACMS Lifetime Fellow and Past President Dr. Michael Albom, who performed Jackman's surgeries, is also featured:
Mohs on ABC News
Another video of actor Hugh Jackman and ACMS Past President Dr. Michael Albom discussing Jackman's skin cancer and the importance of using sunscreen:
Mohs in Men's Health
Men's Health magazine editor Adam Campbell shares his personal account of having Mohs surgery twice, how his fears were put at ease, and what to look for in a Mohs surgeon. The stories and video below both feature ACMS member Christopher Miller, MD, who performed Campbell's surgeries.
- Will I Look Like a Monster? • Men's Health, April 27, 2011
- When Skin Cancer Attacks Your Face • Men's Health, May 05, 2011
Mohs on Good Morning America
Weather Channel anchor and former Good Morning America co-host Sam Champion has had multiple Mohs surgeries. One of them, to remove a basal cell carcinoma, was performed live on the program by ACMS member Michele Pauporte, MD:
Mohs in Mississippi
News anchor Karen Abernathy of WLOX in Biloxi, MS shares her personal account of having Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from the tip of her nose, and how ACMS member Christopher Miller, MD helped ease her fears and get her back in front of the camera.
Mohs in the Washington Post
The Washington Post published a story about acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM), a deadly type of skin cancer that disproportionately affects African Americans. The story focused on skin cancer awareness and how Mohs surgery is highly effective in treating ALM and other types of skin cancer. Two ACMS members, Maral Skelsey, MD and Ali Hendi, MD are quoted discussing the Mohs technique and how it's important for people of all skin tones to be vigilant with regard to the health of their skin:
- Many blacks are unaware of a skin cancer that primarily affects dark-skinned people • Washington Post, August 4, 2014