Our skin is the largest organ on our body, and as such, it is exposed to a number of factors that may impact health. Current data shows that as many as 1 in 5 Americans will experience skin cancer at some point in his or her life. In areas such as our beautiful Colorado, where we spend ample time outdoors in the high altitude, the instance of skin cancer is even higher.
Should you encounter skin cancer, your main priority is a successful diagnosis of type, and successful removal. To facilitate the most precise diagnosis, we send our slides out to third-party pathologists who are well-known national authorities on skin cancer. This step is taken because there are only a handful of dermatologists who are full fellowship-trained in the cutting edge procedure of Mohs surgery, which Dr. Cohen performs locally. Although Mohs training is available in more condensed courses, it is through a full fellowship that a physician is guided through at least 500 cases in no less than a year’s time.
Dr. Cohen has received the extensive training, including a full fellowship in the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology training site at Vancouver General Hospital. Additionally, he has shared his specialized experience with peers through a number of publications on reconstruction of skin cancer defects.