I am a board-certified dermatologist with advanced training and expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, particularly melanoma. To most effectively manage my patients at high risk for skin cancer, I use total body photography, dermoscopy, sequential digital dermoscopic imaging, and confocal laser microscopy. These imaging techniques allow me to noninvasively diagnose skin cancers as early as possible, while also minimizing the unnecessary removal of benign skin lesions. I work closely with a multidisciplinary team of dermatologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, physician assistants, nurses, and patient advocates to deliver the best possible care for my patients and their families. I am deeply committed to compassionate patient communication and to fostering an environment where patients can make informed healthcare decisions.
Cancer > Gynecologic Cancer
Associate Professor - Med Center Line, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Gynecologic Oncology
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Director, Stanford Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship (2016 - Present)
Director, Stanford Clinical Research Group for Gynecologic Cancer Trials (2014 - Present)
Director, Stanford Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Care Program (2013 - Present)
Director, Mary Lake Polan Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory (2013 - Present)
Director, Stanford Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology (2013 - Present)
University of Tennessee College of Medicine, MD
University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, Internship & Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Hoffman is a world-renowned expert in the surgical management of gynecologic cancers and other complex gynecologic disorders. He has over 30 years of surgical experience, has published extensively on all aspects of female cancer surgery, and has lectured around the world on these subjects. Dr. Hoffman’s expertise includes laparoscopic, robotic, open (traditional) and vaginal surgery. After completing his gynecologic oncology fellowship at The University of South Florida, Dr. Hoffman stayed as a full-time faculty member until October of 2015. He is the author of one textbook, over 250 articles in scientific journals and 24 textbook chapters. He is an examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Hoffman was voted by physician peers as one of the top gynecologic oncologists (Tampa Magazine, 2017).
Dr. Matthew R. Livingood is a native of the DC metro area, with childhood roots in Bethesda, MD. He studied at Duke University and earned a medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science. That institution inducted him into their AOA medical national honors society. Dr. Livingood completed internship in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). He served as chief resident in his final year of dermatology residency at Vanderbilt.
Dr. Martin Braun, MD is a dermatologist in Washington, DC. He specializes in dermatology and mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Braun completed his undergraduate education at Princeton University. He received his medical doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed his internship in internal medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System. He is board certified in dermatology. Dr. Martin A. Braun is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Washington DC Dermatological Society,and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Jason D. Engel is a urologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and George Washington University Hospital, where he is the director of urologic robotic surgery and a clinical associate professor. Dr. Engel is certified in urology by the American Board of Urology. He practices out of Urologic Surgeons of Washington in Washington, D.C. Dr. Engel was the first to successfully perform a robotic prostatectomy in the region and is the founder of the robotic prostatectomy program at George Washington University Hospital.
Vitaly Margulis, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin and UT Southwestern Medical School. He trained in the highly competitive urology residency program at UT Southwestern and completed a fellowship in urologic oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he was previously a Clinical Specialist in Urologic Oncology. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Gupta is an accomplished researcher. He has studied treatments for lymphoma and carcinoma; his research has appeared in the American Journal of Physiology, American Pediatric Society Journal, and American Society of Clinical Oncology Journal; and he is the author a medical book published by the University of Zambia Press.
I study skin cancer in the setting of lymphoma. My studies have included all the common forms of skin cancer and their behavior in patients with either chronic lymphocytic leukemia or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
One of my areas of focus has been melanoma in the setting of immunosuppression. To this end, I have undertaken studies of patients with melanoma who also have had an organ transplant, or who have had lymphoma.
Dr. Nick is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Nick received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and completed her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX in 2011. As a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Nick worked collaboratively to expand the developmental therapeutics research program and led a quality improvement project focused on improving outcomes and standardizing care for patients with ovarian cancer. Dr. Nick provides patients who are high risk or have gynecologic cancers novel and up-to-date medical and surgical treatment options including laparoscopic and robotic surgery.
Janice Rafferty, MD, is a colorectal surgeon at The Christ Hospital and Professor of surgery at the University of Cincinnati, college of Medicine. She brings over 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and other digestive diseases. She is currently Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal surgery within the University of Cincinnati, Department of Surgery, and at The Christ Hospital.
Brad Figler received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Urology at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Following residency, Dr. Figler completed a two-year fellowship in Genitourinary Trauma and Male Reconstruction at University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center with Dr. Hunter Wessells and Dr. Bryan Voelzke. During this time, Dr. Figler also worked at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center, where he pursued an interest in health services research. After his fellowship training, Dr. Figler worked at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia as Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Reconstructive Urology. In 2016, Dr. Figler joined UNC as an Assistant Professor of Urology. Along with Dr. Coward, Dr. Figler serves as fellowship faculty for the UNC Urology Men's Health Fellowship.
Dr. Mary Beth Luca has been practicing medicine for over twenty-three years since her graduation from the University of New England's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Maine. Board certified by the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, Dr. Luca is a licensed dermatologist in Ohio and specializes in Cosmetic Dermatology.
Beyond participating in clinical dermatology and owning her own practice in Dublin, Dr. Luca has been very involved in the academic side of dermatology as well. She has held the title of Assistant Professor of Dermatology at The Ohio State University, and taught residents and medical students in the Department of Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University, acting as a clinical instructor. Dr. Luca has also held the position of Associate Professor of Academic and Clinical Dermatology at both MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia and Wright State University in Ohio. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Dermatology Division at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Dr Fox-McClary earned her medical degree at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in General Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, followed by a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery, also at the Mayo Clinic.
Board certified in both specialties of General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery, Dr. Fox-McClary is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Arizona Medical Association, American Medical Association and the Maricopa County Medical Society.
I am a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who specializes in surgery for women with ovarian, endometrial, cervical, vulvar, or vaginal cancer.
I have a strong interest in providing minimally invasive surgical options for our patients, including both laparoscopic and robotic-assisted procedures. In 2006, I became one of the first gynecologic oncologists to use the da Vinci® Surgical System to perform robotically-assisted procedures in women with benign and malignant gynecologic conditions. Minimally invasive procedures result in less blood loss than do traditional surgeries, allowing for shorter hospital stays and faster recuperation time for patients. I serve as the Director for the Minimal Access and Robotic Surgery Program in the Department of Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering and have helped to build one of the best and most experienced robotic surgery programs in the world across multiple surgical specialties.
I also perform radical procedures via traditional laparotomy in cases when these more-traditional surgeries may provide better results and longer survival. These include debulking for ovarian cancer and radical procedures for other gynecologic cancers.
Dr. Edward Tanner is an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He serves as the director of surgical innovations and the robotic surgery program in the department, leader of the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service’s Sentinel Lymph Node Program, and associate director of the F.J. Montz Fellowship Program in Gynecologic Oncology.
Additionally, Dr. Tanner is co-leader of the GYN/Urology Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program and the Robotic Surgery Steering Committee. In these roles, he oversees a multidisciplinary program in surgical quality and patient safety at the hospital. Dr. Tanner is recognized for his outstanding surgical skills, compassionate bedside manner and teaching abilities.
Dr. Tanner’s clinical interests include the surgical management of advanced gynecologic cancers, including radical debulking surgery for ovarian cancer, as well as minimally invasive surgery for early-stage female cancers.
Evan J. Lipson, M.D., is a medical oncologist at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an assistant professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipson established the Johns Hopkins Melanoma Program at Sibley in 2012 and opened the program's first clinical trial in the Washington, D.C. region in 2015. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. Lipson has an expertise in melanoma and treatment of patients with cutaneous malignancies, specifically regarding the use of novel immunotherapies.