Dr. Michael Bax

Michael Bax


Specializing In:

Mohs micrographic surgery for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma Modified Mohs micrographic surgery (overnight permanent sections for 100% peripheral margin control) for melanoma and other rare cutaneous malignancies Excision of benign, pre-malignant, and malignant tumors of the skin



Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Dermatology


Education and Training:

  • 2011 – MD – State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


  • 2015 - University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • 2013 – Dermatology –State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


  • 2016 – Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology - University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology

Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American College of Mohs Surgery
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Honors & Awards

  • 2015 - Beutner Immunodermatology Resident Scholar Award
  • 2014 - American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Program Award
  • 2014 - American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Preceptorship Program Award
  • 2013 - American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship Award


Pilomatricoma of the scalp mimicking poorly differentiated cutaneous carcinoma on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scan and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology
Daniel Bax BS, Michael Bax MD, Saraswati Pokharel MD, Paul N. Bogner MD
JAAD Case Reports , Volume 4 , Issue 5 , 446 - 448

Helm MM, Grassi M, Bax MJ. Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia in the Setting of CD30+ Lymphoproliferative Disease: A Histologic Mimic of Squamous Cell Carcinoma that Exhibits Indolent Clinical Behavior. Int J Clin Dermatol Res. 2017;5(7):151-153.

Bax MJ, Brown MD, Rothberg PG, Laughlin TS, Scott GA. Pigmented Epithelioid Melanocytoma (Animal Type Melanoma): An Institutional Experience. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2017 Aug;77(2):328-332.

Helm MF, Bax MJ, Augenblick D, Chung CG. Melanoma in situ of lentigo maligna type in a young woman. Int J Dermatol. 2017 Apr 23.

Helm MF, Bax MJ, Bogner PN, Chung CG. Metastatic melanoma with features of blue nevus and tumoral melanosis identified during pembrolizumab therapy. JAAD Case Rep. 2017 Mar 15;3(2):135-7.

Bax MJ, Johnson TM, Harms PW, Schwartz JL, Zhao L, Fullen DR, et al. Detection of Occult Invasion in Melanoma In Situ. JAMA Dermatol. 2016 Nov 1;152(11):1201-8.