Sarah Ann Myers
Professor of Dermatology
My academic expertise is in the care of immuno-compromised patients, particularly solid organ transplant recipients. As a medical dermatologist, I designed the Duke Transplant Dermatology clinic with the goal to provide early identification and prompt treatment of skin cancers in SOTRs by providing easy access, assessment of risk, patient education, early biopsy, field therapy for pre-cancers, medical therapeutic modification of risks if possible, and referral to surgery, oncology or radiation therapy when indicated. The clinic is closely linked with Duke Transplant team care providers of surgical and medical specialists in Heart, Lung, Liver/Pancreas, Intestinal, and Kidney. My experience in caring for the dermatologic needs of this patient population has contributed to clinical expertise and scholarly publications of case reports, case series study, clinical practice guidelines and book chapters as well as presentations on dermatologic disease in the SOTR population. Additionally I am a member of the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, an organization of dermatologic surgeons, medical dermatologists, transplant care providers, and researchers from multiple disciplines dedicated to advancing the care and understanding of skin cancer in SOTRs for nearly 15 years and currently serve on its Board of Directors. I am also a member of the Transplant Skin Cancer Network (TSCN), a multicenter group tasked by the American Academy of Dermatology to perform a retrospective population based study on the incidence of skin cancer in the US using data from transplant centers. The TSCN Network will allow researchers to conduct future NIH and other agency-supported research with quality of life, translational, and basic science components. An ongoing systematic research collaborative among transplant dermatologists will advance the understanding and scientific underpinnings of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in this population.
Key words: SOTR, Immunocompromised Patients, Skin Cancer,
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