URMC Dermatologist Tapped for Two National Leadership Positions

August 03, 2012

Marc Brown, M.D., professor of Dermatology and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), was elected president of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and also named to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS).

Brown joined the URMC Department of Dermatology faculty in 1989, developing its Division of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology. An expert in the Mohs technique to treat various forms of skin cancer, he performs about 2,000 cases annually and has completed more than 25,000 in his career.

Brown earned his medical degree at Georgetown University and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester. He served two years in the Public Health Service followed by a dermatology residency at the University of Michigan. After becoming board-certified in dermatology, he completed a two-year fellowship in Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at the University of Michigan.

A frequent national lecturer, Brown has published two books and 50 scientific articles, primarily relating to skin cancer. He previously served as president of the New York State Dermatology Society and of the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, among other leadership positions.

ACMS is a national organization, founded in 1967 by Frederic E. Mohs, M.D., creator of the Mohs micrographic surgical technique. ACMS promotes the highest standards of patient care relating to Mohs micrographic surgery and includes close to 1,000 members, all of whom have received advanced fellowship training in Mohs surgery, pathology and reconstructive surgery.

Founded in 1970, ASDS boasts nearly 5,400 members who are at the forefront of the development of safe, in-office procedures to diagnose and treat deadly skin cancers earlier and more effectively.

For information about Dermatology services, skin cancer care, or Mohs surgery, please call (585) 275-SKIN.

For Media Inquiries:
Lori Barrette
(585) 275-1310
Email Lori Barrette