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David Herold, MD
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Dr. David Herold is one of the few board-certified radiation oncologists in the country to have specialized in the treatment of skin cancer using therapeutic radiation. He has practiced both in general and specialty radiation oncology in Palm Beach County since 1999 and has served for over a decade as the Medical Director of Jupiter Medical Center Department of Radiation Oncology and the Palm Beach Cancer Institute - Center for Radiation Oncology.

Dr. Herold completed his radiation oncology residency training at the prestigious Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He had the privilege of working under the direct teaching and guidance of pioneering radiation oncologists including Gerald Hanks, MD, Barbara Fowble, MD, Robert Lee, MD, Benjamin Movsas, MD and Eric Horowitz, MD. He spent time during residency training to learn specialized radiation techniques with experts at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

After serving as chief resident at Fox Chase Cancer Center, he began working in private practice at Jupiter Medical Center. Over the next fifteen years he established countless radiation oncology programs, protocols and treatment plans and diligently cared for hundreds of cancer patients. He has earned a reputation for radiation expertise, professionalism and a kind, compassionate old-fashioned style of care. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Northwestern University – Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL and attended the University College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He attained his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He also spent a year abroad studying psychology and neurophysiology at Oxford University in England before attending medical school.

Dr. Herold pioneered the skin cancer program at Jupiter Medical Center and was responsible for all aspects of the radiation oncology program. He has refined the management of skin cancer treatment using advanced radiation techniques.   

The Art of Radiotherapy in Skin Cancer Management

Objectives: 

  1. Review the historic role of radiation therapy in the field of dermatology

  2. Understand how to select patients for radiation therapy compared with other skin cancer treatment modalities

  3. Discuss currently available technologies to deliver radiation therapy in a dermatology office setting

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment

  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment

  3. Development of new technology

  4. Advances in medical knowledge

  5. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care

References:

  1. NCCN Guidelines for BCC and SCC Management (www.NCCN.ORG/PROFESSIONALS/PHYSICIAN).
  2. Cognetta, et al. “Superficial X-Ray Treatment of BCC and SCC”. J. Clin. Aesthetic Derm 2012, 67 (1237-1241).
  3. “Superficial Radiation for Treatment of Non-Melanomatous Skin Cancers”. J. Clin. Aesthetic Derm 2015, 8 (12-14).

Core Competencies: 2, 3, 6

Disclosures: Honorarium: South Beach Symposium

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