ACMS Podcast

Welcome to Conversations in Mohs Surgery, where Dr. Thomas Knackstedt, dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, takes a closer look at articles published in the micrographic dermatologic surgery literature by speaking with the authors and researchers involved. The podcast is an extension of the College’s online bibliography, a searchable, high-yield article reference library aligned with the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship curriculum. Have ideas for show guests or articles for the bibliography?  Let us know.

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Thomas J. Knackstedt, MD, FACMSHOST:  Thomas J. Knackstedt, MD

Dr. Knackstedt is director of dermatologic surgery at MetroHealth Dermatology in Cleveland, where he runs the Mohs surgery unit and leads a weekly nail disease clinic. He received his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, followed by residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire and fellowship training in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology with Dr. Nathaniel Jellinek at Dermatology Professionals in Rhode Island.


Episode 11: Dr. Ravi Chokshi

| Duration: | File size: KB | Posted: October 3, 2019

Episode 11 features Dr. Thomas Knackstedt's conversation with Dr. Ravi Chokshi, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute and Associate Professor of Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chokshi discusses the article, Cost Effectiveness of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Head and Neck Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, published in The Journal of Surgical Research.


Episode 10: Dr. Emily Ruiz

Episode 10 | Duration: 32:42 | File size: 224KB | Posted: September 23, 2019

Episode 10 features ACMS member Emily Ruiz, MD, MPH, Director of High Risk-Skin Cancer Clinic, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ruiz discusses her article, Performance of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition vs the Brigham and Women's Hospital Tumor Classification System for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, published in the JAMA Dermatology in July of 2019.


Episode 9: Dr. Jeffrey Scott

Episode 9 | Duration: | File size: KB | Posted: August 27, 2019

Episode 9 features ACMS Associate member Jeffrey Scott of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Scott is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and he discusses the article, Characteristics of State and Federal Malpractice Litigation of Medical Liability Claims for Keratinocyte Carcinoma published July 2019 in JAMA Dermatology. This study reviews malpractice litigations for keratinocyte carcinoma and looks to identify factors that impact appellate decisions.


Episode 8: Drs. Lindsey Collins and Sean Condon

Episode 8 | Duration: 27:30 | File size: 1889KB | Posted: June 26, 2019

Episode 8 features Drs. Lindsey Collins, Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center and Sean Condon, a Mohs surgeon in private practice at The Center for Dermatology Care in Thousand Oaks, California. Recorded live at the ACMS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Drs. Collins and Condon discusses their individual experiences as Mohs surgeons working 1-2 years out of fellowship; one in an academic setting and the other in private practice.


Episode 7: Dr. Barry Leshin

Episode 7 | Duration: 27:16 | File size: 19169KB | Posted: May 20, 2019

Episode 7 features Dr. Barry Leshin, immediate past president of the ACMS, who discusses the past year leading the College, his career as a Mohs surgeon, starting his own practice, and lessons learned in 30+ years of practice.


Episode 6: Dr. Shlomo Koyfman

Episode 6 | Duration: 32:26 | File size: 23351KB | Posted: April 18, 2019

Episode 6 features Shlomo Koyfman, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Koyfman discusses his study, Suboptimal Outcomes in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Cancer of the Head and Neck with Nodal Metastases, published in Anticancer Research, the International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment, in October 2018.


Episode 5: Dr. Christopher Miller

Episode 5 | Duration: 28:32 | File size: 20553KB | Posted: March 13, 2019

Episode 5 features Christopher J. Miller, MD, FACMS, Director of the Penn Dermatology Oncology Center and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Miller discusses two recent studies, Melanomas of the head and neck have high local recurrence risk features and require tissue rearranging reconstruction more commonly than BCC and SCC: A comparison of indications for microscopic margin control prior to reconstruction in 13,664 tumors and The 'Rule of 10s' versus the 'Rule of 2s': High complication rates after conventional excision with postoperative margin assessment of specialty site versus trunk and proximal extremity melanomas. Both were published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in late 2018.


Episode 4: Dr. Gerardo Marrazzo

Episode 4 | Duration: 19:32 | File size: 13743KB | Posted: January 16, 2019

Episode 4 features Gerardo Marrazzo, MD, of The Skin Surgery Center in Hickory, NC. Dr. Marrazzo discusses his study, Clinical Outcomes in High-Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery Alone, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in September 2018.


Episode 3: Dr. Sarah Arron

| Duration: 28:20 | File size: 19928KB | Posted: December 9, 2018

Episode 3 features Sarah T. Arron, MD, PhD, FACMS, Associate Professor of Dermatology in Residence and Associate Director of the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Arron discusses her study, Association of Postoperative Antibiotics With Surgical Site Infection in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, published in Dermatologic Surgery in August 2018.


Episode 2: Dr. Jonathan Lopez

Episode 2 | Duration: 25:05 | File size: 17647KB | Posted: November 15, 2018

Episode 2 features Jonathan Lopez, MD, of Tampa Bay Dermatologic Surgery in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Lopez discusses his study, Opioid Prescribing for Acute Postoperative Pain After Cutaneous Surgery, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology in October 2018.


Episode 1: Dr. Jeremy Bordeaux

Episode 1 | Duration: 20:42 | File size: 14555KB | Posted: September 19, 2018

Episode 1 features Jeremy Bordeaux, MD, MPH, FACMS, professor in the Department of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University and director of dermatology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bordeaux discusses his study, Retrospective Evaluation of the Safety of Large Skin Flap, Large Skin Graft, and Interpolation Flap Surgery in the Outpatient Setting, published in Dermatologic Surgery in June 2018.