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

Although providing the best care possible for his patients remains his primary goal, Dr. Marghoob also remains committed to education and clinical research. His hope is that educating physicians and the public about the importance of early skin cancer detection will help save lives.

Dr. Marghoob is active in clinical research and has published numerous papers on topics related to skin cancer with an emphasis on melanoma, atypical/dysplastic nevi and congenital melanocytic nevi. His research interests are focused on the use of imaging instruments such as photography, dermoscopy and confocal laser microscopy to recognize skin cancer early in its development. He frequently lectures on these topics both nationally and internationally.

Dermoscopy Primer Updated: 2-Step Dermoscopy Algorithm

The lecture is designed to help create a framework to guide Dermoscopy users in evaluating lesions for the purpose of making the most accurate clinical diagnosis and in selecting the most appropriate management decisions.


  1. Help attendees learn the dermoscopic features to help differentiate melanocytic from non-melanocytic lesions
  2. Help attendees learn the dermoscopic features to help differentiate nevi from melanoma
  3. Acknowledge the importance of shiny white structures, negative network and vessels in identifying skin cancer


  1. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  2. Development of new technology
  3. Advances in medical knowledge


  1. Chen, Lucy L. Stephen W. Dusza, Natalia Jaimes and Ashfaq A. Marghoob. “Performance of the First Step of the 2-Step Dermoscopy Algorithm” JAMA Dermatology (Chicago, IL) (2015) doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.4642.
  2. Kittler, H., H. Pehamberger, K. Wolff and M. Binder. “Diagnostic Accuracy of Dermoscopy”. The lancet oncology 3, no. 3 (2002):159-65.
  3. Navarrete-Dechent, Cristian, Shirin Bajaj, Michael A. Marchetti, Harlold Rabinovitz, Stephen W. Dusza, & Ashfaq A. Marghoob. “Association of Shiny White Blotches & Strands with Nonpigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma: Evaluation of An Additional Dermoscopic Diagnostic Criterion”. JAMA dermatology (Chicago IL) (2016) d.

Core competencies: 2, 3, 6

Disclosures: No disclosures provided by speaker

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