| July 31, 2003
Chrysalyne D. Schmults, MD, Appointed
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Chrysalyne
D. Schmults, MD, has been appointed Assistant Professor
in the Department of Dermatology, at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Schmults earned her medical degree from Yale University
School of Medicine and completed an internship in Medicine
at Stanford University Medical Center. She took her
residency in Dermatology at New York University. While
there she became a clinical instructor of Dermatology
at the School of Medicine, and a Chief Resident. These
appointments afforded her the opportunity to re-structure
the residents' curriculum to include additional emphasis
on advanced topics in dermatology. Dr. Schmults then
went on to complete a fellowship in Mohs' micrographic
surgery and skin laser medicine at Skin Laser and Surgery
Specialists of NY/NJ.
Schmults' initial research will focus on investigating
the efficacy and safety of topical, non-surgical treatments
for basal and squamous cell carcinomas - two of the
most common types of skin cancer. Her clinical responsibilities
will include Mohs' surgery, an advanced surgical procedure
used for recurrent skin cancers, as well as primary
cancers that are on the face or that do not respond
to other therapies. It involves removing all cancerous
tissue, while sparing the greatest amount of healthy
tissue. Use of the Mohs' technique yields the highest
cure rate available for basal and squamous carcinomas.
Dr. Schmults is currently an editorial reviewer for
the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology; and as a co-author,
has been published in peer-reviewed publications and
book chapters including the Journal of Ambulatory Surgery,
Journal of Cellular Physiology, Careers in Dermatology,
and Current Dermatologic Diagnosis and Treatment.
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