About the Author (2007 - Present)
Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD
Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of Arizona. She directs the Pigmented Lesion Clinic and Multidisciplinary Oncology Program at the Arizona Cancer Center.
Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski has received a career development grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and is the lead investigator on a large melanoma chemoprevention case control study at the Harvard Cancer Center. She has also held faculty appointments at Boston University and Harvard Medical
Dr. Curiel-Lewandrowski states that she does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Author of Past Editions
Stuart J. Salasche, MD
Dr. Salasche is a widely recognized authority in dermatology. He is a senior editor of the journal Dermatologic Surgery and Assistant Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is currently a member of the Dermatology clinical faculty at The University of Arizona.
Dr. Salasche has also held faculty appointments at Brooke Army Medical Center and Harvard University. He has practiced clinical dermatology for 25 years, served on the boards of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, and the Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons. He was President of this last organization in 1993-94.
Dr. Salasche has authored or edited eight books on dermatology, nine textbook chapters, and 50 peer-reviewed articles. He would like to express his gratitude to Norman Levine, MD; Ida Orenga, MD; and Annette Wagner, MD for providing pictorial material used in this course.