Neil Fenske

Neil Fenske, MD

Chair, College of Medicine Dermatology

Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences

Professor, College of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

Professor, College of Medicine Dermatology

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
MDC 79
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: nfenske@health.usf.edu

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Education

  • MD, Medicine, St. Louis University, 1973

Academic Philosophy

"Dr. Fenske started the USF Dermatology Residency Program in 1980 and is actively involved in governance of the University's Practice Plan. His areas of special interest are skin cancer melanoma, psoriasis and Cosmetic Dermatology."

Research Interests

  • Psoriasis Melanoma

Memberships

  • Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (President, 2010 - 2011)
  • Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (President, 2009 - 2010)
  • South Central Dermatologic Congress (President, 1995 - 1996)
  • Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgeons (President, 1994 - 1995)
  • Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology (President, 1992 - 1993)
  • Southeastern Dermatological Association (President, 1988 - 1988)

Recent Publications

  • Gheit T, Dutta S, Oliver J, Robitaille A, Hampras S, Combes JD, McKay-Chopin S, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Giuliano AR, Franceschi S, McKay J, Rollison DE, Tommasino M. Isolation and characterization of a novel putative human polyomavirus. Virology. 506: 45-54, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28342387
  • Nelson G, Lien MH, Messina JL, Ranjit S, Fenske NA. Submammary Granular Parakeratosis Treated With Mastopexy. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 16(8) : 810-812, 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28809996
  • Bennett AE, Fenske NA, Rodriguez-Waitkus P, Messina JL. IgG4-related skin disease may have distinct systemic manifestations: a systematic review. International journal of dermatology. 55(11) : 1184-1195, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27419384
  • Hampras SS, Reed RA, Bezalel S, Cameron M, Cherpelis B, Fenske N, Sondak VK, Messina J, Tommasino M, Gheit T, Rollison DE. Cutaneous Human Papillomavirus Infection and Development of Subsequent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. Journal of skin cancer. 2016: 45-54, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27891253
  • Hampras SS, Rollison DE, Tommasino M, Gheit T, Schabath MB, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Iannacone MR, Schmitt M, Pawlita M. Genetic variations in the epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EVER/TMC) genes, cutaneous human papillomavirus infection and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The British journal of dermatology. 173(6) : 1532-5, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26126409
  • Thareja SK, Sadhwani D, Fenske N. En coup de sabre morphea treated with hyaluronic acid filler. Report of a case and review of the literature INTL J DERM. 54(7) : 823–826, 2015.
  • Hampras SS, Michel A, Schmitt M, Waterboer T, Kranz L, Gheit T, Fisher K, Sondak VK, Messina J, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Tommasino M, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) T-antigen seroreactivity, MCV DNA in eyebrow hairs, and squamous cell carcinoma. Infectious agents and cancer. 10: 45-54, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26483848
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Pfister H, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Silling S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of genus-beta human papillomaviruses in plucked eyebrow hairs and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. INT J CANCER. 134(9) : 2231-44, 2014.
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Pfister H, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Silling S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of genus-beta human papillomaviruses in plucked eyebrow hairs and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer. , 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24136717
  • Anic GM, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Zager JS, Cherpelis BS, Lee JH, Fulp WJ, Epling-Burnette PK, Park JY, Rollison DE. Telomere length and risk of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Cancer epidemiology. 37(4) : 434-9, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23523330
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Ferrer-Gil S, Michael KM, McKay-Chopin S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of cutaneous human papillomavirus infection in Basal cell carcinoma of the skin. The Journal of investigative dermatology. 133(6) : 1512-20, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23303448
  • Thareja S, Sadhwani D, Fenske NA. En Coup de Sabre: Treatment of hyaluronic acid filler injection. INT J DERM. , 2013.
  • Ross K, Cherpelis B, Lien M, Fenske N. Spotlighting the role of photodynamic therapy in cutaneous malignancy: an update and expansion. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 39(12) : 1733-44, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24118243
  • Rollison DE, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Iannacone MR, Michael KM, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Tommasino M, Pawlita M. Case-control study of Merkel cell polyomavirus infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 21(1) : 74-81, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22016472
  • Rollison DE, Iannacone MR, Messina JL, Glass LF, Giuliano AR, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Jonathan KA, Sondak VK. Case-control study of smoking and non-melanoma skin cancer. Cancer causes & control : CCC. 23(2) : 245-54, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22101452
  • Lien MH, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Advances in the chemoprevention of non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk organ transplant recipients. Seminars in oncology. 39(2) : 134-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22484184
  • Iannacone MR, Wang W, Stockwell HG, O'Rourke K, Giuliano AR, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Michael KM, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Sunlight exposure and cutaneous human papillomavirus seroreactivity in basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. The Journal of infectious diseases. 206(3) : 399-406, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22661119
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Michael KM, Tommasino M, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of cutaneous human papillomaviruses in squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 21(8) : 1303-13, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22707711
  • Thareja S, Paghdal K, Lien MH, Fenske NA. Reticular erythematous mucinosis--a review. International journal of dermatology. 51(8) : 903-9, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22788804
  • Iannacone MR, Wang W, Stockwell HG, O'Rourke K, Giuliano AR, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Rollison DE. Patterns and timing of sunlight exposure and risk of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin--a case-control study. BMC cancer. 12: 417, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22994655
  • Patel N, Stranahan D, Fenske NA. Unilateral telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans of the breast. Cutis. 90(1) : 26-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22908729
  • Marcum CB, Zager JS, Bélongie IP, Messina JL, Fenske NA. Profound proliferating angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of pregnancy mimicking angiosarcoma. Cutis; cutaneous medicine for the practitioner. 88(3) : 122-8, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22017064
  • Stranahan DR, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Advances in immunostains used in Mohs surgery. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 760-3, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677529
  • Fenske NA, Spencer J, Adam F. Actinic keratoses: past, present and future. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(5 Suppl ODAC Conf Pt 1) : s45-9, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20518359
  • Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Sondak V, Fenske NA. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: Facts and controversies. Clinics in dermatology. 28(3) : 319-23, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20541686
  • Liu SW, Lien MH, Fenske NA. The effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the skin. Clinics in dermatology. 28(4) : 391-9, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620755
  • Pothiawala SZ, Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Lien MH, Fenske NA. The role of phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 764-72, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677530
  • Lien MH, Baldwin BT, Thareja SK, Fenske NA. Merkel cell carcinoma: clinical characteristics, markers, staging and treatment. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 779-84, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677532
  • Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Ladd S, Fenske NA. Mohs surgery for melanoma in situ: how we do it. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 786-8, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677533
  • Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA. Discussing sentinel lymph node biopsy with your melanoma patients. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 790-2, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677534
  • Pothiawala SZ, Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Fenske NA. The role of maintenance phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 800-3, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677536
  • Bickle K, Smithberger E, Lien MH, Fenske NA. Unilateral lichen planus pigmentosus mimicking acral lentiginous melanoma. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 841-3, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677541
  • Vasher M, Smithberger E, Lien MH, Fenske NA. Familial pityriasis rubra pilaris: report of a family and therapeutic response to etanercept. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(7) : 844-50, 2010. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20677542
  • Cherpelis BS, Turner L, Ladd S, Glass LF, Fenske NA. Innovative 19-minute rapid cytokeratin immunostaining of nonmelanoma skin cancer in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 35(7) : 1050-6, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19469800
  • Raziano RM, Clark GS, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Cruse CW, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Staged margin control techniques for surgical excision of lentigo maligna. Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Società italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia. 144(3) : 259-70, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19528907
  • Tadicherla S, Ross K, Shenefelt PD, Fenske NA. Topical corticosteroids in dermatology. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 8(12) : 1093-105, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20027937
  • Saltzberg F, Barron G, Fenske N. Deforming self-treatment with herbal "black salve". Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 35(7) : 1152-4, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19438678
  • Stranahan D, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Ladd S, Fenske NA. Immunohistochemical stains in Mohs surgery: a review. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 35(7) : 1023-34, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19397647
  • Marquez CB, Smithberger EE, Bair SM, Wenham RM, Fenske NA, Glass LF, Cherpelis BS. Multiple keratoacanthomas arising in the setting of sorafenib therapy: novel chemoprophylaxis with bexarotene. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. 16(1) : 66-9, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19078932
  • Rollison DE, Pawlita M, Giuliano AR, Iannacone MR, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Cruse CW, Fenske NA, Glass LF, Kienstra M, Michael KM, Waterboer T, Gheit T, Tommasino M. Measures of cutaneous human papillomavirus infection in normal tissues as biomarkers of HPV in corresponding nonmelanoma skin cancers. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer. 123(10) : 2337-42, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18729188
  • Shistik G, Prakash AV, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Treatment of locally metastatic melanoma: a novel approach. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 6(8) : 830-2, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17763615
  • Keehn CA, Belongie IP, Shistik G, Fenske NA, Glass LF. The diagnosis, staging, and treatment options for mycosis fungoides. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center. 14(2) : 102-11, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17387295
  • Patrick RJ, Fenske NA, Messina JL. Primary mucosal melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 56(5) : 828-34, 2007. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17349716
  • Glass LF, Messina JL, Cruse W, Wells K, Rapaport D, Miliotes G, Berman C, Reintgen D, Fenske NA. The use of intraoperative radiolymphoscintigraphy for sentinel node biopsy in patients with malignant melanoma. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 22(8) : 715-20, 1996. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8780765
  • Madjar DD, Carvallo E, Proper SA, Fenske NA. Adjunctive surgical management of cutaneous Mycobacterium fortuitum infection. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology. 11(7) : 708-12, 1985. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4008739

Awards/Honors

  • Surgeon of the Year (Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons - 2012)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College Sesquicentennial Award (Gustavus Adolphus - 2012)