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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, FACMS

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 30: Dr. Nour Kibbi

Episode 30 | Duration: 37:32 | File size: 29460KB | Posted: July 7, 2022

Episode 30 features Nour Kibbi, MD, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Department of Dermatology where she practices dermatology and Mohs surgery. Dr. Kibbi discusses her recent JAMA special communication article, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Extramammary Paget Disease.

Episode 29: Dr. Timothy Smile

Episode 29 | Duration: 25:56 | File size: 21734KB | Posted: June 9, 2022

Episode 29 features Timothy Smile, MD from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Smile discusses the implications of Satellitosis and In-transit Metastastis in Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma based on his recent publication in JAMA Dermatology.

Episode 28: Dr. Adam V. Sutton

| Duration: 36:38 | File size: 2516KB | Posted: October 22, 2021

Episode 28 features Adam Sutton, MD, MBA; Assistant Professor and Director of Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Current chair of the PROM Development & QPP Education sub committee of the National Registry and Outcomes, Dr. Sutton discusses MohsAIQ and quality in Mohs surgery.

Episode 27: Dr. Alberto Conde-Taboada

Episode 27: Dr. Alberto Conde-Taboada | Duration: 33:04 | File size: 2271KB | Posted: October 13, 2021

Episode 27 features Alberto Conde-Taboada head of dermatology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Madrid, Mohs surgeon and consultant at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Universidad Complutense at Madrid. Dr. Conde-Taboada discusses A cross-sectional study of YouTube videos on Mohs surgery: Quality of content and sentiment analysis, recently released online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Episode 26: Dr. David R. Carr

Episode 26: Dr. David R. Carr | Duration: 27:57 | File size: 1919KB | Posted: March 31, 2021

Episode 26 features David R. Carr, MD, MPH, FACMS, of Ohio State University. Dr. Carr is an Associate Professor in the Division of Dermatology, Director of Mohs Surgery, and the Fellowship Director for the MSDO Fellowship at OSU. Dr. Carr discusses the recently published article in Dermatologic Surgery; Utility of Debulk Specimens During Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Episode 25: Trish Moore

Episode 25: Trish Moore | Duration: 41:00 | File size: 2815KB | Posted: February 26, 2021

Episode 25 features Trish Moore, of Moore and Associates. Ms. Moore discusses her approaches to leadership, executive coaching, and highlights the work of Moore and Associates in the medical field; specifically with Mohs Surgeons Leading the Future. Recorded in the fall of 2020, the insights and information included will be especially helpful to those ACMS members considering applying for the 2021 class of Mohs Surgeons Leading the Future.

Episode 24: Dr. Sumaira Z. Aasi

Episode 24 | Duration: 29:48 | File size: 2046KB | Posted: January 26, 2021

Episode 24 features Dr. Sumaira Z. Aasi, Director of Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Surgery, and clincial professor in dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Aasi also serves as Chair of the Board Certification Task Force for the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Aasi answers frequently asked questions about the ACMS ABD MDS Examination Preparation Action Plan.

Episode 23: Dr. Glenn D. Goldman

Episode 23 | Duration: 40:28 | File size: 2779KB | Posted: December 1, 2020

Episode 23 features Dr. Glenn D. Goldman, Medical Director of Dermatology, Professor of Dermatology and the Director of both the Dermatology Residency and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Programs at the University of Vermont. Dr. Goldman is currently serving as the President of the American College of Mohs Surgery. Dr. Goldman reflects on the evolution of Mohs surgery as seen during his 24-year career. He also discusses the future of the College, Mohs surgery and the importance of professional advancement.

Episode 22: Marsheila Devan, MBA

Episode 22 | Duration: 45:57 | File size: 3156KB | Posted: October 23, 2020

Episode 22 features Marsheila Devan, MBA, founder and CEO of Elite Communications. Ms. Devan has more than 20 years experience coaching medical professionals in the art and skill of effective communications. On this podcast Ms. Devan provides pearls of wisdom for developing authentic and effective communicative skills.

Episode 21: Drs. Brian Baumann and Kelly MacArthur

Episode 21 | Duration: 40:10 | File size: 2758KB | Posted: September 18, 2020

Episode 21 features Dr. Kelly MacAuthur, Mohs surgeon and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dr. Brian C. Baumann, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology and Chief Genitourinary Service; both at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Drs. Baumann and MacArthur discuss the multidisciplinary recommendation paper, Management of Primary Skin Cancer During a Pandemic: Multidisciplinary Recommendations; published June 2020 in ACS Journal, Cancer.

Episode 20: Dr. Mary Maloney

Episode 20 | Duration: 48:12 | File size: 3309KB | Posted: August 17, 2020

Episode 20 features the 2018 Frederic E Mohs Award winner Dr. Mary E. Maloney. Dr. Maloney is a Professor and Chair of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Maloney discusses her article published in Clinical Dermatology, Ethical Mentorship: the Dilemma of Success or Failure and much more related to the benefits of mentorship.

Episode 19: Dr. Joseph Sobanko

Episode 19 | Duration: 33:52 | File size: 2326KB | Posted: July 29, 2020

Episode 19 features Dr. Joseph F. Sobanko, Director of Dermatologic Surgery Education and Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sobanko discusses Low Recurrence Rates for Challenging Squamous Cell Carcinomas using Mohs Micrographic Surgery with AE1/AE3 Cytokeratin Immunostaining, recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Episode 18: Drs. Brandon Beal and Blake Steele

Episode 18 | Duration: 40:30 | File size: 2781KB | Posted: June 17, 2020

Drs. Brandon Beal and Blake Steele discuss their introduction to Mohs surgery, and the decisions and opportunities that led to fellowship training. Dr. Beal will soon complete his Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship training, and Dr. Steele has recently matched, and will soon begin fellowship training.

Episode 17: Dr. Murad Alam

Episode 17 | Duration: 37:58 | File size: 2607KB | Posted: May 7, 2020

Episode 17 features Dr. Murad Alam, Vice-Chair of Dermatology; Professor of Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Surgery; and Chief of the Section of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alam discuses Sebaceous Carcinoma: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines, published in Lancet Oncology in December of 2019.

Episode 16: Dr. Ian A. Maher

Episode 16 | Duration: 35:00 | File size: 240KB | Posted: March 23, 2020

Episode 16 features Dr. Ian Maher, ACMS Board Director, Professor of Dermatology and Director of Dermatologic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Maher discusses the unique benefits of the ACMS registry, MohsAIQ, and several studies including Epidemiology and Survival of Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma by Sex in the United States, Survival and Demographic Differences of Periocular and non-Periocular Sebaceous Carcinomas and Improved Overall Survival of Melanoma of the Head and Neck Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery Versus Wide Local Excision.

Episode 15: Dr. Paul T. Nghiem

Episode 15 | Duration: 43:10 | File size: 296KB | Posted: February 19, 2020

Episode 15 features Paul T. Nghiem, MD, PhD, chaired professor of Dermatology at University of Washington School of Medicine, Affiliate Investigator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Director of Skin Oncology Clinical Program at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Nghiem discussed "Patterns of Distant Metastases in 215 Merkel Cell Carcinoma Patients: Implications for Prognosis and Surveillance", published in Cancer Medicine, February 2020, and merkelcell.org, a site created for patients and physicians looking for information about Merkel cell carcinoma.

Episode 14: Dr. Brian Gastman

Episode 14 | Duration: 51:43 | File size: 355KB | Posted: December 19, 2019

Episode 14 features Brian Gastman, MD, the Medical and Surgical Director for Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Melanoma and High Risk Skin Cancer Program. Dr. Gastman is a double boarded Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist who has published more than 100 articles related to melanoma and merkle cell carcinoma. The article discussed, Malignant Melanoma: Diagnostic and Management Update was published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

Episode 13: Drs. Jerry Brewer and Nathaniel Jellinek

Episode 13 | Duration: 39:42 | File size: 276KB | Posted: December 2, 2019

Episode 13 features Drs. Jerry D. Brewer, MD, MS, FACMS Professor of Dermatology and Mohs Surgeon at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Nathaniel J. Jellinek, MD, FACMS, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Brown University, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts and member of Dermatology Proffesionals staff. Drs. Brewer and Jellinek discuss the ACMS Foundation, Foundation grant opportunities and the impact of leadership and mentorship within the College.

Episode 12: Dr. Nitin Pagedar

Episode 12 | Duration: 33:57 | File size: 246KB | Posted: October 31, 2019

Episode 12 features Nitin Pagedar, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Co-Leader of the Head and Neck Cancer MOG at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pagedar discusses the article Survival Outcomes for Advanced Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck recently published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology.

Episode 11: Dr. Ravi Chokshi

| Duration: 33:24 | File size: 229KB | 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: 29:50 | File size: 204KB | 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.