Archive for the Dermatology Category

Dr. Fenske receives inaugural Dermatologist of the Year Award

November 21, 2011

Dr. J. Robert Hamill (right), USF affiliate faculty member and past president of the Florida West Dermatology Society, presented the inaugural award to Dr. Fenske. Neil Alan Fenske, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, recently received the 2011 Dermatology of the Year Award from the  longstanding Florida West Coast Society of Dermatology. Dr. Fenske was the inaugural recipient of the new award, which was presented to him Nov. 8 at the society’s quarterly meeting in the Morsani Center for Advanced Healthcare at USF Health. […]

Dr. Fenske named honorary medical chair for local Walk to Cure Psoriasis

June 16, 2011

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske, professor and chair of the USF Health Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been selected the Tampa Bay area’s Honorary Medical Chair for the 2nd Annual Walk to Cure Psoriasis. The event, sponsored by the National Psoriasis Foundation, will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at Fred Ball Park in Tampa. Neil Alan Fenske, MD Susan Bracamontes, marketing coordinator for Dermatology, is the committee chair for the Tampa walk. Dr. John Carter, associate professor and director of the USF Health Division of Rheumatology, will be […]

Dr. Fenske awarded for service to Noah Worcester Dermatological Society

May 16, 2011

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske, chairman of USF Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery was recognized for his duties and commitment as the outgoing President of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society.  Dr. Fenske received the award honoring his year-long presidential service at the society’s 53rd Annual Meeting held April 6 to 10 in  Austin, TX .  Dr Fenske has been a member of the society since 1992. Dr. Neil Fenske The Noah Worcester Dermatological Society’s objective is to nurture a small national dermatological organization characterized by scientific programs of high caliber and close association among its members. The […]

USF offers free Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings

April 20, 2011

Tampa, FL (April 20, 2011) — USF Health physicians from the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery will offer free first-come, first-serve skin cancer screenings to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at the University of South Florida Medical Clinic, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL  33612. The American Academy of Dermatology designates the first Monday in May as Melanoma Monday, which kicks off Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  The purpose is to raise awareness about melanoma as a potentially deadly skin cancer and to […]

Dr. Fenske honored by Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons

November 15, 2010

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske (right), USF chair of dermatology and outgoing FSDS president, accepts the plaque commending his service from incoming FSDS president Dr. Fred Eaglestein (left). Neil Alan Fenske, MD, professor and chair of the USF Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been recognized by the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDS) as the only medical school departmental chair to serve as the society’s president. The society recognized this academic “first” and presented Dr. Fenske with a plaque honoring and commending his service as 2010 FSDS president (his […]

Patients benefit most from time-saving Mohs surgery

May 28, 2010

USF dermatologist develops rapid immunostain technique Word is spreading about a time-saving improvement to traditional Mohs surgery, a specialized outpatient method for treating certain skin cancers. Since his break-through article (published last summer in the journal Dermatologic Surgery) revealed an improved technique that reduced the time for the immunostaining component of Mohs surgery from an hour to 19 minutes, USF’s Basil Cherpelis, MD, has seen a steady increase in the number of patients seeking Mohs surgery at the USF Health clinic. He has also seen an increase in the number […]

Dr. Fenske elected president of Noah Worcester Society

April 29, 2010

Dr. Neil A. Fenske, professor and chair of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at USF Health, was elected 2010 president of the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society at the society’s 52nd annual meeting April 21 to 25 in Amelia Island, FL. The prestigious “by invitation only” national society is named for Noah Worcester, the author of the first American textbook on dermatology, published in 1845. The first meeting of the society was held in 1958 and meetings have been held yearly since that time. Dr. Neil A. Fenske The membership is selectively […]

USF physician appears on Discovery Health show

March 5, 2010

Watch the Mystery Diagnosis episode with Dr. Shenefelt USF dermatologist Dr. Philip Shenefelt in the WEDU studio for Discovery Health interview. USF Health dermatologist Philip Shenefelt, MD, will appeared 8 p.m., Monday, March 8, on Discovery Health’s popular television show Mystery Diagnosis. The program followed Dr. Shenefelt’s patient Diane Dike in her journey to find out why a condition that began with a swollen foot later progressed to her legs turning completely black. Dr. Shenefelt’s diagnosis and treatment were Diane’s last hope in a long and painful process enduring many […]

Dr. Fenske heads Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons

December 8, 2009

Neil Alan Fenske, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, has been elected the 2010 President of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. The election was held Nov. 7 at the society’s 28th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Fenske will serve a one-year term. Dr. Fenske’s expertise includes aging skin, skin cancer/melanoma and psoriasis. He is consistently listed in Best Doctors in America, and last he was among four dermatologists in the Southeast and 17 nationwide named among America’s Top Doctors for Women in […]

Dr. Fenske paves the way for Essrig Elementary shade pavilion

November 4, 2009

Students at Essrig Elementary School in Tampa now have a covered play court that will provide year-round protection from the sun’s harmful rays, thanks in part to USF Health’s Neil Fenske, MD. Dr. Fenske helped secure the seed money from the American Academy of Dermatology for the fundraising effort to build the school’s Proud Panther Pavilion, which provides students and staff with year-round shade protection and reduced sun exposure while participating in activities on the school’s existing outdoor courts. Dr. Neil Fenske stands under the Proud Panther Pavilion with Jamie […]

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