A dermatologist is a physician who specializes in conditions of the skin, hair and nails. At Roswell Park, our dermatologists have additional training and experience in treating malignant (cancer) conditions. Dermatologists are also surgeons trained in performing surgical procedures that involve the skin.
Advanced Practice Providers
An advanced practice provider (APP) is a medical professional such as a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. APPs work in all areas of the hospital and play an important role in the development and implementation of your treatment plan. They perform examinations, order tests, interpret data and prescribe medication.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in radiation therapy approaches to fight cancer.
A pathologist is a physician who analyzes your tissue samples under the microscope. The pathologist provides essential information your care team needs to determine the best treatment options for you. At Roswell Park, your samples are analyzed by dermatopathologists who focus specifically on the diagnosis of cancers that affect the skin, hair and nails.