Joseph F Sobanko, MD, MBA

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Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Dermatology

Contact information
Department of Dermatology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 1-330S
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-360-0909
Fax: 215-662-4132
BS (Major: Biology, Minor: Philosophy)
The University of Scranton, 2001.
MD (Recognition in Research)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2005.
M.B.A (Management)
The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, 2022.
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Selected Publications

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Haynes D, , Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Higgins II HW, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Lewis DJ, Miller CJ: Factors Associated with Reconstructive Referrals to Otolaryngology or Plastic Surgery after Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck. American Head and Neck Society 11th International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer Jul 2023.

Stull CM, Nugent ST, Raj LK, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, MD, Higgins HW II, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Miller CJ: Frequency and reliability of histologic subtype classification in invasive and in situ melanoma treated with Mohs micrographic surgery. J Am Acad Dermatol 88(5): 1211-14, May 2023.

Deitermann A, Lin SK, Haynes D, Ibrahim Aibo MA, Wu G, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TS, Higgins HW, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Walker JL: Pleomorphic dermal sarcoma (PDS): Patterns of upstaging, recurrence, and adjuvant treatment following Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS). International Societies for Investigative Dermatology Meeting, Tokyo, Japan May 2023.

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Giordano CN, Higgins HW, Walker JL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, McMurray SL: Anticipated and unanticipated incomplete Mohs micrographic surgery for keratinocyte carcinomas: Risk factors and perioperative outcomes. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting May 2023.

Lin SK, Deitermann AM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Higgins HW, Giordano CN, McMurray SL, Walker JL, Zhang J, Nguyen HP, Jariwala NN, Miller CJ: Mohs micrographic surgery of nail unit melanocytic tumors has low local recurrence rates and spares bone, but amputation is still common during reconstruction. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting May 2023.

Nugent ST, Cheng B, Illenberger N, Wu Y, Russell LB, Miller CJ, Zullo SW, Perz A, Fix WC, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF: A Cost Comparison Between Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Conventional Excision for the Treatment of Head and Neck Melanomas In Situ and Thin Melanomas. Dermatol Surg 49(5): 445-50, May 2023.

Nugent ST, Lukowiak TM, Cheng B, Stull C, Miller CJ, Aizman L, Perz AM, Etzkorn J, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Giordano CN, Lukens JN, Miura JT, Modi MB, Higgins HW 2nd: High compliance with National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines and no local recurrences for patients receiving Mohs micrographic surgery for Merkel cell carcinoma: A single-center retrospective case series. J Am Acad Dermatol 88(4): 920-22, Apr 2023.

Deitermann AM, Lin SK, Nugent ST, Raj LK, Beer J, Perz A, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ: Tunneled island pedicle flap reconstruction for upper lateral cutaneous lip defects. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg Page: 119-21, Apr 2023.

Cheng B, Veerabagu S, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Giordano CN, Etzkorn JR, Higgins HW: Basal cell carcinoma shows weak correlation with pre-existing chronic lymphocytic leukemia: A case-control study. J Am Acad Dermatol 88(3): 668-70, Mar 2023.

Veerabagu SA, Perz AM, Lukowiak TM, Lee MP, Neal D, Aizman L, Miller CJ, Golda N, Albertini JG, Chen D, Bar A, Leitenberger J, Maher IA, Sobanko JF, Hollmig T, Aasi S, Sutton A, Higgins Ii HW, Shin TM, Weinberger C, Mattox A, Wysong A, Nugent ST, Etzkorn JR: Patient-Reported Nasal Function and Appearance After Interpolation Flap Repair Following Skin Cancer Resection: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med 25(2): 113-18, Mar-Apr 2023.

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Last updated: 05/10/2023
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