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Signs of Skin Cancer and When To Be Concerned: Dr. Monica Halem

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Board Certified Dermatologist & Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital – Dr. Monica Halem joins the show. She discusses things to look for in skin cancer and the importance of using sun screen.

Dr. Monica Halem is Assistant Professor of Clinical Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital and is a Board Certified Dermatologist who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery.

After graduating with collegiate honors from the University of Michigan, Dr. Halem received her medical degree with research honors distinction from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internship and three year residency in General Surgery at the University of Miami. Dr. Halem completed a research fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology where she conducted several clinical trials advancing the field of cosmetic dermatology. She then completed additional residency training at the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami where she was awarded the Dermatology Skin Foundation First Place Research Award and the 2007 Outstanding Dermatologic Surgeon Award. Dr. Halem continued her training and completed a Procedural Dermatology Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco where she focused on skin cancer surgery, cosmetic, and laser surgery.

She then joined faculty at Columbia University where she teaches advanced Dermatologic Surgery to Columbia Dermatology residents. Dr. Halem has published numerous medical articles, book chapters, and conducted several clinical trials in dermatologic and cosmetic surgery. Her mission is to provide the most comprehensive skin cancer therapy and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation procedures in a compassionate caring manner which is reflected in her clinical practice.

Dr. Halem is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, America College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

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