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Ashfaq A. Marghoob, MD
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Dr. Ashfaq A. Marghoob is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the skin. He is the director of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering regional skin cancer clinic located in Hauppauge, Long Island. In addition to consulting and treating patients on Long Island, he also sees patients at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering outpatient facility in Manhattan. 

Although, providing the best care possible for patients is his primary objective, he remains committed to education and research. Dr. Marghoob’s belief is that improved efforts in educating physicians and the public regarding the importance of early skin cancer detection will translate into lives saved. His clinical research has led to the publication of numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, acquired melanocytic nevi, congenital melanocytic nevi and basal cell carcinoma. The focus of much of his research is on early recognition of skin cancer by utilizing imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy. He continuously explores the importance and significance of the clinical and dermoscopic morphology of cutaneous lesions. Although his research efforts are primarily focused on discovering ways to improve clinician diagnostic accuracy, he remains engaged in research aimed at deciphering the natural biology of nevi and melanoma with a particular interest in nevogenesis and melanomagenesis. Dr. Marghoob frequently lectures on all of the aforementioned topics both nationally and internationally.


Dermoscopy Simplified: The TADA Algorithm

This lecture will review a simplified method of using Dermoscopy to help diagnose skin cancer.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize the key features to help diagnose seborrheic keratosis, angiomas and dermatofibromas with dermoscopy
  2. Acknowledge the importance of entropy (distribution of colors and structures) in diagnosing skin cancer
  3. Recognize and define the key dermoscopy features of malignancy

Needs:

  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment

References: 

  1. Rabinovitz H. Dermoscopy A Practical Guide. 1999.
  2. Argenziano G, et al; “Dermoscopy of Pigmented Skin lesions”: JAAD: 2003; 48;679-693.
  3. Wang SQ, et al; Differences in Dermoscopic Images from Non polarized Dermoscope; Dermatologic Surgery 2008; 34;1389-1395.

Core competencies: 2, 3

 

Case Studies in Melanoma: An Interactive Panel

This lecture will be an interactive discussion of complex melanoma patients with a panel of experts and the attendees.

Objectives:

  1. Review and discuss of complex melanoma patients from a diagnostic standpoint

  2. Review and discuss treatment alternatives in treating complex melanoma patients

  3. Invite audience participation through discuss of complex cases from the practice

Needs:

  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment

  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment

  3. Availability of new medication(s) or indication(s)

References: 

  1. M.B. Faries, et al. “Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma.” N Engl J Med, 2017 June 8; 376(23): 2211-2281.

  2. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. “Melanoma”. 2016, Nov 10; Version 1.2017. www.nccn.org/patients

Core competencies: 2, 3, 4, 6

Disclosures: No disclosures provided by speaker

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