The Division of Dermatology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School is staffed by dermatologists who specialize in treating skin cancer and other diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Our faculty includes experts in medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery, phototherapy, dermatopathology, lasers, genodermatoses, epidermolysis bullosa, and clinical research. This collection showcases journal articles, book chapters, and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Division of Dermatology.

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Publications from 2017

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A double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase-II clinical trial to evaluate oral simvastatin as a treatment for vitiligo, Stefan G. Vanderweil, Shinya U. Amano, Wei-Che Ko, Jillian M. Richmond, Michelle Kelley, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Andrea Pearson, Sandhya Chowdary, Celia Hartigan, Bruce A. Barton, and John E. Harris

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A double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase-II clinical trial to evaluate oral simvastatin as a treatment for vitiligo, Stefan G. Vanderweil, Shinya U. Amano, Wei-Che Ko, Jillian M. Richmond, Michelle Kelley, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Andrea Pearson, Sandhya Chowdary, Celia Hartigan, Bruce A. Barton, and John E. Harris

Publications from 2016

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Single-Cell Squamous Carcinoma: An Underreported High-Risk Variant, Amanda Auerbach, Patrick Mulvaney, Dori Goldberg, Elizabeth Foley, and Mary E. Maloney

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Sampling Serum in Patients With Vitiligo to Measure Disease Activity in the Skin, Medhi Rashighi and John E. Harris

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Multiple Cafe au Lait Spots in a Group of Fair-Skinned Children without Signs or Symptoms of Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Jessica St. John, Heather S. Summe, Courtney Csikesz, Karen Wiss, Beverly N. Hay, and Leah Belazarian

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Avoiding Medical Errors in Cutaneous Site Identification: A Best Practices Review, Jessica St. John, Jennifer Walker, Dori Goldberg, and Mary E. Maloney

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Understanding mechanisms of autoimmunity through translational research in vitiligo, James P. Strassner and John E. Harris

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A Retrospective Study of Nail Squamous Cell Carcinoma at 2 Institutions, Nikki Tang, Mary E. Maloney, Ashlynne H. Clark, and Nathaniel Jellinek

Publications from 2015

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Simvastatin prevents and reverses depigmentation in a mouse model of vitiligo, Priti Agarwal, Medhi Rashighi, Kingsley I. Essien, Jillian M. Richmond, Louise Randall, Hamidreza Pazoki-Toroudi, Christopher A. Hunter, and John E. Harris

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Not all itches arise in the skin, Jeffrey D. Bernhard

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IFN-gamma in Vitiligo, Is It the Fuel or the Fire, John E. Harris

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Excipients in Oral Antihistamines Can Perpetuate Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Elizabeth M. Tocci, Amanda Robinson, Leah Belazarian, Elizabeth Foley, Karen Wiss, and Dianne L. Silvestri

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Excipients in Oral Antihistamines Can Perpetuate Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Elizabeth M. Tocci, Amanda Robinson, Leah Belazarian, Elizabeth Foley, Karen Wiss, and Dianne L. Silvestri

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Use of permanent hair dyes and risk of vitiligo in women, Shaowei Wu, Wen-Qing Li, Eunyoung Cho, John E. Harris, Frank E. Speizer, and Abrar A. Qureshi

Publications from 2014

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Shave removal plus electrodesiccation for the treatment of cutaneous neurofibromas, Sandra Beverly, Elizabeth Foley, and Dori Goldberg

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Sinus pericranii with a hair collar sign, Nikoo Cheraghi, Sophia Delano, Courtney Csikesz, Sathish Kumar Dundamadappa, and Karen Wiss

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Scalp sarcoidosis: a sign of systemic sarcoidosis, Nikoo Cheraghi, Amanda Robinson, Patrick O'Donnell, and Leah Belazarian

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Chevron nails: a normal variant in the pediatric population, Sophia Delano and Leah Belazarian

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Curricular factors associated with medical students' practice of the skin cancer examination: an educational enhancement initiative by the integrated skin exam consortium, Amit Garg, Leah Belazarian, and Erik Domingues

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The Integrated Skin Exam film: an educational intervention to promote early detection of melanoma by medical students, Amit Garg, Leah Belazarian, and Erik Domingues

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An update on diaper dermatitis, Christopher Klunk, Erik Domingues, and Karen Wiss

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Contact allergens in oral antihistamines, Melissa McEnery-Stonelake and Dianne L. Silvestri

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To scoop or not to scoop: the diagnostic and therapeutic utility of the scoop-shave biopsy for pigmented lesions, Gary Mendese, Mary E. Maloney, and Jeremy S. Bordeaux

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Multifocal cutaneous alternariosis in a 70-year-old Kenyan renal transplant patient, Melissa Michelon, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Patrick O'Donnell, David E. Geist, and Nikki A. Levin

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CXCL10 is critical for the progression and maintenance of depigmentation in a mouse model of vitiligo, Medhi Rashighi, Priti Agarwal, Jillian M. Richmond, Tajie H. Harris, Karen A. Dresser, Ming-Wan Su, Youwen Zhou, April Deng, Christopher A. Hunter, Andrew D. Luster, and John E. Harris

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Immunology and skin in health and disease, Jillian M. Richmond and John E. Harris

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Dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa associated with amniotic band syndrome, Haley Snadecki, Vincent Criscione, Alisha Jaquith, Beverly N. Hay, April Deng, and Karen Wiss

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Child abuse masquerading as a soft tissue sarcoma, Lauren Strazzula, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Sara O. Vargas, and Leah Belazarian

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Child abuse masquerading as a soft tissue sarcoma, Lauren Strazzula, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Sara O. Vargas, and Leah Belazarian

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The deep penetrating nevus, Lauren Strazzula, Maryanne Makredes Senna, Mariko Yasuda, and Leah Belazarian

Publications from 2013

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Dermatologic surgery and cosmetic procedures during pregnancy and the post-partum period, Dori Goldberg and Mary E. Maloney

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Vitiligo and alopecia areata: apples and oranges, John E. Harris

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Commentary: how much is too much? Tourniquets and digital ischemia, Nathaniel Jellinek

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A model in dermatology for long-distance mentoring, Caroline C. Kim, Ellen J. Kim, Clara Curiel-Lewandrowski, Victor Marks, Mary E. Maloney, and Ilona J. Frieden

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Brachioradial pruritus: a trigger for generalization of itch, Shawn G. Kwatra, Sonja Stander, Jeffrey D. Bernhard, Elke Weisshaar, and Gil Yosipovitch

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Management of non-melanoma skin cancer, Victoria Lazareth

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Allergic contact dermatitis to chlorhexidine after oral sensitization, Melissa McEnery-Stonelake and Dianne L. Silvestri

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Clinical manifestations of pediatric psoriasis: results of a multicenter study in the United States, Katherine Mercy, Mary Kwasny, Kelly M. Cordoro, Alan Menter, Wynnis L. Tom, Neil Korman, Leah Belazarian, April W. Armstrong, Moise L. Levy, and Amy S. Paller

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Innate immune mechanisms in vitiligo: danger from within, Jillian M. Richmond, Michael L. Frisoli, and John E. Harris

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Chlorhexidine: uses and adverse reactions, Dianne L. Silvestri and Melissa McEnery-Stonelake

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Generalized Spinous Follicular Lichen Nitidus with Perifollicular Granulomas, Heather S. Summe, Sheila M. Greenlaw, April Deng, Cynthia Magro, and Karen Wiss

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A case of Hansen Disease presenting as tinea versicolor, Shelley Yang, Maryanne Makredes, Patrick O'Donnell, and Nikki A. Levin

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Clinical practice. Chronic pruritus, Gil Yosipovitch and Jeffrey D. Bernhard

Publications from 2012

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Eruption of bullae within psoriatic plaques: a rare adverse effect of narrow-band ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy, Kristen C. Corey, Nikki A. Levin, Michelle Hure, April Deng, and Jeffrey D. Mailhot

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Loose anagen hair syndrome in two patients with epidermolysis bullosa simplex, Dowling-Meara type, Jennifer Crombie, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Julie Fenner, Stephen Lyle, and Karen Wiss

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Imiquimod reactivation of lichen planus, Erik Domingues, Keri C. Chaney, Mark J. Scharf, and Karen Wiss

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The "east-west" advancement flap for nasal defects: reexamined and extended, David E. Geist and Mary E. Maloney

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A mouse model of vitiligo with focused epidermal depigmentation requires IFN-gamma for autoreactive CD8(+) T-cell accumulation in the skin, John E. Harris, Tajie H. Harris, Wolfgang Weninger, E. John Wherry, Christopher A. Hunter, and Laurence A. Turka

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Weight loss in obese patients with psoriasis can be successfully achieved during a course of phototherapy, A B. Kimball, C. Alavian, M Alora-Palli, and J Bagel

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Ethical mentorship: the dilemma of success or failure, Mary E. Maloney

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Rubber glove dermatitis and allergy to dithiodimorpholine, Dianne L. Silvestri

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Mohs micrographic surgery for recurrent chondroid syringoma of the eyebrow, Andrew C. Walls, April Deng, and David E. Geist

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Prevention of airborne propolis-induced allergic contact dermatitis with barrier cream, Andrew C. Walls and Dianne L. Silvestri

Publications from 2011

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Prospective evaluation of dermatologic surgery complications including patients on multiple antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Kathryn J. Martires, Dori Goldberg, Sean F. Pattee, Pingfu Fu, and Mary E. Maloney

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White gel pen easily marks a port-wine stain margin during pulsed dye laser therapy, Julie A. Fenner, Mark J. Scharf, and Karen Wiss

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Dermal melanoma in a transplant patient, Elizabeth Foley, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Jason Givan, April C. Deng, Mary E. Maloney, and David E. Geist

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Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with mottled pigmentation: a novel KRT14 mutation, Cheryl Gray, Sheila M. Greenlaw, Christine Alavian, and Karen Wiss

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Editorial: Interfering with B cell immunity, John E. Harris and Ann Marshak-Rothstein

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Adverse effects of ultraviolet radiation from the use of indoor tanning equipment: time to ban the tan, Henry W. Lim, William D. James, Darrell S. Rigel, Mary E. Maloney, James M. Spencer, and Reva Bhushan

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Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva mimicking primary varicella-zoster virus infection, Jeffrey D. Mailhot, Patrick O'Donnell, Rujing Han, Susan L. Zweizig, and David E. Geist

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Isotretinoin and iPledge: a view of results, Mary E. Maloney and Stephen P. Stone

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Asymptomatic vesicular eruption on the chest in a breast cancer survivor. Diagnosis: Benign lymphangiomatous papules (BLAP) of the skin following radiotherapy, Melissa McEnery-Stonelake, April Deng, Cathleen Case, and Nikki A. Levin

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Pruritus ani as a manifestation of systemic contact dermatitis: resolution with dietary nickel restriction, Dianne L. Silvestri and Sara Barmettler

Publications from 2010

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The Utility of Complete Skin Examinations, Erik Domingues, Dori Goldberg, Leah Belazarian, and Jeffrey D. Mailhot

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Columellar advancement flap for midline nasal defects, W. Elliot Love, Susan M. Sweeney, Mary E. Maloney, and Jeremy S. Bordeaux

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Melanoma in Hong Kong between 1983 and 2002: a decreasing trend in incidence observed in a complex socio-political and economic setting, Maryanne Makredes, Shiu Kee Hui, and Alexa B. Kimball

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Failed treatment of amelanotic lentigo maligna with imiquimod followed by pigment production, Kathryn J. Martires, Laura Capaldi, Sean F. Pattee, Mary E. Maloney, and Jeremy S. Bordeaux

Publications from 2008

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MC1R variants increase risk of melanomas harboring BRAF mutations, Maria Concetia Fargnoli, Kris Pike, Ruth M. Pfeiffer, Shirley Tsang, Ester Rozenblum, David Munroe, Yelena Golubeva, Donato Calista, Stefania Seidenari, Daniela Massi, Paolo Carli, Juergen Bauer, David E. Elder, Boris C. Bastian, Ketty Peris, and Maria T. Landi

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Miscellaneous Complications, Mary E. Maloney and Nathaniel J. Jellinek

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Squamous cell carcinoma tumor thrombus encountered during Mohs micrographic surgery, Gary W. Mendese, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Sean F. Pattee, and Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 2007

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The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Utility of the Scoop-Shave for Pigmented Lesions of the Skin, Gary W. Mendese

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Verrucous carcinoma of the scalp, Sean F. Pattee, Jeremy S. Bordeaux, Meera Mahalingam, Yuval B. Nitzan, and Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 2006

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Euro-what, Jeremy S. Bordeaux and Mary E. Maloney

Structure Based Drug Design: Inhibition of E6 protein in immortalized HPV cell lines implicated in human epithelial cancers, Nicole R. LeBoeuf

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Basic Skin Surgery Techniques, Susan M. Sweeney and Mary E. Maloney

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Pregnancy and dermatologic surgery, Susan M. Sweeney and Mary E. Maloney

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Advancement flap for the reconstruction of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects, Priya S. Zeikus, Mary E. Maloney, and Nathaniel J. Jellinek

Publications from 2005

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Diaper dye dermatitis, Lauren Alberta, Susan M. Sweeney, and Karen Wiss

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Pityrosporum folliculitis: diagnosis and management in 6 female adolescents with acne vulgaris, Katherine Ayers, Susan M. Sweeney, and Karen Wiss

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Escharotic and other botanical agents for the treatment of skin cancer: a review, Nathaniel J. Jellinek and Mary E. Maloney

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Surgical pearl: The use of endarterectomy scissors in dermatologic surgery, Christine Kannler, Nathaniel J. Jellinek, and Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 2004

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Artifacts in Frozen Sections, Mary E. Maloney and Laurie A. Cote

Publications from 2003

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Surgical Complications and Emergencies, Christine E. Cabell and Mary E. Maloney

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Brachioradial pruritus: cervical spine disease and neurogenic/neuropathic pruritus, Rashel Goodkin, Ellen Wingard, and Jeffrey D. Bernhard

Publications from 2002

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The significance of tumor persistence after incomplete excision of basal cell carcinoma, Joshua Berlin, Kenneth H. Katz, Klaus F. Helm, and Mary E. Maloney

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Surgical Pearl: Safely recapping needles during surgery, Kenneth H. Katz and Mary E. Maloney

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Inflammatory tinea pedis/manuum masquerading as bacterial cellulitis, Susan M. Sweeney, Karen Wiss, and Susan Bayliss Mallory

Publications from 2000

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Artifacts in frozen section preparation, Edward B. Desciak and Mary E. Maloney

Basal cell carcinoma metastatic to the parotid: report of a new case and review of the literature, James P. Malone, Fred G. Fedok, Deborah A. Belchis, and Mary E. Maloney

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What is basosquamous carcinoma?, Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 1999

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Surgical Dermatopathology, Mary E. Maloney, Abel Torres, Thomas J. Hoffmann, and Klaus F. Helm

Publications from 1998

From capitation to rhinocitation, Jeffrey D. Bernhard and David A. Drachman

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The heterogenous nature of in vivo basal cell carcinoma, Mark S. Jones, Mary E. Maloney, and Elizabeth M. Billingsley

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Influence of a mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction intervention on rates of skin clearing in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis undergoing phototherapy (UVB) and photochemotherapy (PUVA), Jon Kabat-Zinn, Elizabeth V. Wheeler, Timothy Light, Anne Skillings, Mark J. Scharf, Thomas G. Cropley, David W. Hosmer, and Jeffrey D. Bernhard

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Cutaneous Oncology: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, Stanley J. Miller and Mary E. Maloney

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Textbook of Dermatologic Surgery, John L. Ratz, Roy G. Geronemus, Mitchel P. Goldman, and Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 1997

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Trichilemmal carcinoma, Elizabeth M. Billingsley, Thomas A. Davidowski, and Mary E. Maloney

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The immunohistochemical characteristics of the basosquamous cell carcinoma, Mark S. Jones, Klaus F. Helm, and Mary E. Maloney

Publications from 1996

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Microcystic adnexal carcinoma. Case report and review of the literature, Elizabeth M. Billingsley, Fred G. Fedok, and Mary E. Maloney

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Surgical pearl: surgical planing in the treatment of chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis of the antihelix, David Long and Mary E. Maloney