Cutaneous Surgery (PGY 3 and 4)

Second and third year residents will rotate in the Mohs Surgery Clinic at the UF Health Dermatology – Springhill for 6 months. By the end of the rotation they are expected to:

  • understand the indications for and techniques of Mohs Micrographic Surgery;
  • become proficient in interpreting frozen sections of skin and mucous membranes;
  • design and perform flap repairs of different types;
  • learn to do full thickness and split thickness skin grafts;
  • utilize the concepts of first and second intention wound healing;
  • understand indications for different suture materials, knots, staples and closure techniques;
  • learn to apply different dressings, including pressure dressings and synthetic dressings;
  • learn the principles of wound care and patient wound care instructions;
  • become familiar with analgesics and how to use them appropriately;
  • acquire experience in laser surgery, chemical peels, cosmetic and aesthetic surgery;
  • become experts in universal precautions.

Research in clinical and related basic sciences

The department has been very fortunate to establish a collaborative research relationship with the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. This includes the addition of the Dr. Rosanna Marsella, DVM who holds an appointment in the Department of Dermatology and the College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include the study of dermatologic disease in animals and in particular Atopic dermatitis. Our collaboration will offer students, residents, and faculty the opportunity to develop clinical and basic science studies to explore their areas of interest.