Dr. Vernon K. Sondak H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, USA

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Dr. Sondak is Chair of the Department of Cutaneous Oncology and Director of Surgical Education at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, Florida. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Oncologic Sciences and Surgery at the University of South Florida Morsani College of... read moreMedicine. His research interests include surgical treatment of malignant melanoma in adults and children; surgical treatment of Merkel cell carcinoma, desmoid tumors and cutaneous soft-tissue sarcomas, including dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans; adjuvant therapy of melanoma; and evaluation of new therapies for patients with localized or disseminated melanoma. Dr. Sondak has also been a leader in studies of surgical treatment of melanoma and other cutaneous malignancies, particularly in the application of sentinel lymph node biopsy to the staging of melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma. Dr. Sondak is the author or coauthor of over 300 articles in peer-reviewed publications, over 150 abstracts, and 8 books and 67 book chapters.