Both RDS Mohs Surgeons Are Double Board-Certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology!

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Bill Sipprell, Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

We are pleased to announce that both of our Mohs surgeons at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery are now double board-certified in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery!  Recent changes by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) have included offering a qualified fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons (already board-certified in Dermatology) to sit for an additional board exam specifically in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for …

Dr. Ibrahim Discusses Castle Biosciences’ New Gene Expression Profiling Test

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this press release, Dr. Ibrahim comments on the utility of the new gene expression profiling test from Castle Biosciences for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).  We are seeing so many cases each day of SCC at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery. Although most of these cancers are cured easily in our office with surgery, we know that as many as 1 in …

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

Dr. Ibrahim has been invited as a faculty member to speak at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas in June. This is among the world’s greatest gatherings of specialists dedicated to aesthetic medicine. This year’s conference will be available in both in-person and live stream options. Dr. Ibrahim will be speaking about the powerful combination of Sciton MOXI …

New York State Passes Teen Tan Ban – But Does It Matter?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

Every great civilization has had an unwavering reverence for the sun. It has played a central role in religion, mythology, medicine, and as a sign of socioeconomic status. In the early 1900’s, a tan was considered a sign that someone was a field laborer or of low class. With the industrial revolution, however, there was a shift of the labor …

The Myth of the “Base Tan”

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

With spring break around the corner and a year of being quarantined in our homes, the excitement of imminent warm weather is tangible. With the longer days and higher temperatures come more opportunities for us to get out in the sun and spend some much-needed time outdoors. For many of us, the season kicks off with a spring break trip …

New Treatments Aim to Increase Survival Rate

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this article, Dr. Ibrahim is interviewed by Dermatology Times to discuss some of the recent advances in the field of skin cancer. As a key opinion leader in the field, Dr. Ibrahim and the team at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery, are deeply involved in the development of the latest techniques in skin cancer treatment and management. This is what he …

The Halo Selfie Filter

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this article, Dr. Ibrahim is interviewed by New You Magazine about the transformative results seen with Halo resurfacing of the skin. As a member of the Sciton lasers strategic advisory board, Dr. Ibrahim has a wealth of knowledge and experience in obtaining incredible results with the interaction of lasers and the skin. Conditions such as uneven color and texture, …

Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

As hindsight is officially 2020, we look forward to forgetting the hardships of the past year and anticipating the excitement of 2021. We are not out of the woods yet, however, when it comes to conquering the devastation caused by the global COVID-19 outbreak.  For many of us, the reality of the COVID outbreak in the Spring of 2020 did …

My Spot Looks So Good since the Biopsy – Why Do I Need More Surgery?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

Many patients who have had a biopsy for skin cancer ask if it is still necessary to undergo a second procedure for definitive treatment.  “It’s healed up,” or “There doesn’t look like there’s anything left” are common thoughts we hear from our patients. It is important to note that a skin biopsy is a diagnostic, not therapeutic procedure. In other …

920 Free Skin Cancer Screenings in 21 Communities

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin Concludes Its 2021 Journey The pandemic did not stop us! Although our journey was delayed, the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program hit the road from August to November 2021, holding events in 21 communities around the country. Hope and Progress This lifesaving program brought hope and progress in the fight against …

How Serious Is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary. (You can read more about it in my story “A Hole in My Head.”) I asked C. William Hanke, …

Speaking Up and Fighting Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More America’s most common cancer is a fierce adversary – striking more than 9,500 people each day. And every year in the U.S., more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Yet, compared to other cancers, the dangers of skin cancer are less widely known. That’s one reason why, year after year, countless people suffer …

“What’s That?” Two Simple Words That Saved a Life

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Sue Manber’s story could be anyone’s. In October 2012, her daughter, Sarina, asked, “Mom, what’s that on your nose?” “That” looked like a harmless little pimple, but Sue booked an appointment with a dermatologist. “He did a biopsy and afterwards, I thought nothing more about it,” Sue said. A Shocking Diagnosis On New Year’s Eve, Sue got a …

“I want to keep making a difference.” Teen Speaks Up Against Tanning; Raises Funds for Skin Cancer Prevention

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Inspired by family tragedy, a teenager uses her voice in the fight against skin cancer to speak up against tanning and raise funds to support The Skin Cancer Foundation. Alexis Schweitzer knows all too well that skin cancer is deadly and devastating. Her grandfather lost his battle with melanoma before she was born, robbing Alexis of the opportunity …

Embrace Your Scars

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More If you have a scar, congratulations! Think of it as a badge of courage and healing. Our expert dermatologists tell how to nurture a new scar to get the best outcome — and, if needed, how to fix an older scar to make it look better. Almost no one gets through life without a few scars. You can …

750+ Free Screenings to Date!

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin October 2021 Update It’s been a fabulous fall for the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program. During October, we traveled to the west coast and back, with more than 750 free screenings in the books this year. From August 1 to October 31, our amazing volunteer dermatologists screened 780 people and …