Specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare skin disorders in patients of all ages, the USF Health Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery is staffed by dermatologists certified by the American Board of Dermatology. Our team of physicians and physician extenders offer diversity providing experts in every area of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. From psoriasis and eczema to aging skin and Mohs skin cancer removal, USF Health is the Bay area's first choice in caring for your skin.

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New research shows some sunscreens better than others
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:58:08 +0000 http://www.fox13news.com/health/144531122-story    TAMPA (FOX 13) – When it comes to sunscreens, we all know the drill. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 or greater, and slather on a shot glass full.  New research is helping prove its benefits and show sun bathers what dangers they might face. “It’s the first solid data that we have that is not only prevents sunburns, but prevents that bad cancer melanoma,” said USF Health Dermatology chairman, Dr. Neil Fenske, who was not involved in the study, but reviewed it with FOX 13 News.  A ...[read more]
Melanoma on the Rise
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:35:59 +0000 Melanoma on the Rise Years ago, sun protection was nothing but an afterthought for Bob Schultz. After all, he lived in the tropical paradise of Barbados for seven months. But nearly 50 years later, the harsh sunlight in the Caribbean combined with a lifetime of sun exposure caught up with him. Schultz,of the Village De LaVista, has had eight cancerous areas removed from different regions of his skin. Unfortunately,stories like his are all too common. Invasive melanoma rates have doubled from when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the first case in 1982,according to a recently ...[read more]
Research for Children with Psoriasis
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:19:47 +0000 Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects 3% of the world’s population – men, women, children and even newborn babies. Psoriasis causes unsightly, uncomfortable red plaques and patches on the skin which scale, and sometimes even crack and bleed.
Warts…Not just caused by kissing frogs
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:53:55 +0000 Warts…Not just caused by kissing frogs Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infecting the top layers of the skin.  Warts can grow on any part of the body and are contagious.  They are spread by contact with the wart, or something that touched the wart.  It is easier to catch the virus that causes warts when there is a cut or scrap on the skin; which explains why so many kids get warts.  Scratching, nail-biting, and shaving are common ways warts are spread on ...[read more]