Sailesh Konda

Sailesh Konda, MD, FAAD, FACMS

Medical Director & Clinical Associate Professor

Department: MD-DERMATOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 594-1500

About Sailesh Konda

Dr. Sailesh Konda is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida Health System where he serves as Director of Mohs Surgery and Surgical Dermatology, MSDO Fellowship Program Director, and Medical Director.

He grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and left the sunshine state to complete his undergraduate and medical education at the George Washington University as part of a competitive seven-year BS/MD program. He went on to complete an internship in internal medicine at Boston University/Boston Medical Center and worked as a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing his dermatology residency at Howard University Hospital and serving as chief resident during his final year, he received additional fellowship training in Mohs surgery/procedural dermatology in southern California at Loma Linda University Medical Center. During his fellowship, he also worked at Riverside County Regional Medical Center and served as a volunteer assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Riverside. He has collaborated and co-authored numerous research publications and book chapters with colleagues from around the country.

Dr. Konda returned to Florida in 2015 and is excited to be back in the sunshine state and take care of his fellow Floridians. He has performed over 5,000 Mohs procedures during his career. He is board certified in dermatology and fellowship trained in Mohs surgery.

Accomplishments

Castle Connolly Top Doctor
2020 · Castle Connolly
Exemplary Teacher Award
2019 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Excellence in Patient Satisfaction – Press Ganey 99th percentile
2018 · University of Florida Health Physicians

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    American Board of Dermatology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Dermatology
Areas of Interest
  • Basal cell skin cancer
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Laser surgery for the skin
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Squamous cell skin cancer

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-9387-1475

Areas of Interest
  • dermatoethics
  • private equity in dermatology
  • skin cancer

Publications

2021
Opioid Prescribing Recommendations After Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction: A Delphi Consensus.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 47(2):167-169 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002551. [PMID] 32769528.
2021
Repair of an Extensive Central Chest Defect.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 47(8):1103-1105 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002345. [PMID] 32049704.
2021
Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Situ: Review of Therapeutic Options with Emphasis on Treatment of Tumors of the Lower Extremity.
Skinmed. 19(4):257-265 [PMID] 34526198.
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2020
Commentary on 3-Dimensional Printing.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 46(12):1506-1507 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002348. [PMID] 33252458.
2020
The evolution of private equity in dermatology.
Clinics in dermatology. 38(3):275-283 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.02.007. [PMID] 32563337.
2020
Validation of Whole Slide Imaging for Intraoperative Consultation During Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002545. [PMID] 33259167.
2019
Future considerations for clinical dermatology in the setting of 21st century American policy reform: Corporatization and the rise of private equity in dermatology.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 81(1):287-296.e8 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.09.052. [PMID] 30296541.
2019
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices.
Annals of internal medicine. 171(1):77-78 [DOI] 10.7326/L19-0255. [PMID] 31261392.
2019
Response to a letter to the editor regarding “The ethical issue of cherry picking patients”.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 80(5) [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.07.053. [PMID] 30096422.
2019
Response to letter to the editor from Bennett and further thoughts on the corporatization of dermatology and private equity-backed dermatology groups.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 81(1):e13-e14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.03.024. [PMID] 30885759.
2019
The ethical issue of cherry picking patients.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 80(5):1463-1465 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.05.1256. [PMID] 29906545.
2019
Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma in situ of the lower extremity: a study of patient-reported outcomes.
Giornale italiano di dermatologia e venereologia : organo ufficiale, Societa italiana di dermatologia e sifilografia. 154(2):114-119 [DOI] 10.23736/S0392-0488.18.06107-2. [PMID] 30375210.
2018
Impact of Mohs Micrographic Surgery on Tumor Staging of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Comparison of the 7th and 8th Editions of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Guidelines.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 44(8):1057-1064 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001536. [PMID] 29746431.
2018
Practicing Safe Dermatology-Screening Out Liability.
JAMA dermatology. 154(2):142-143 [DOI] 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.4838. [PMID] 29214301.
2018
Reconstruction of Large Auricular and External Auditory Canal Defect With Novel Guiding Sutures Placed in a Spoke Wheel Pattern.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 44(10):1342-1344 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001041. [PMID] 29053540.
2018
Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 3: Erythema, Hyperpigmentation, and Hypopigmentation.
Skinmed. 16(2):113-117 [PMID] 29911529.
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2017
Commentary on Signs of Facial Aging in Men in a Diverse, Multinational Study: Timing and Preventive Behaviors.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 43 Suppl 2:S221-S224 [DOI] 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001379. [PMID] 29064989.
2017
Effectiveness of the Mohs and Close Technique in Increasing the Efficiency of a Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 16(12):1301-1302 [PMID] 29240868.
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2017
Resident Rounds Part III: Case Report: Metastatic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in an African American Female.
Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 16(1):81-84 [PMID] 28914954.
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2017
Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 1: Wound Healing and Depressed/Atrophic Scars.
Skinmed. 15(4):271-276 [PMID] 28859737.
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2017
Techniques for Optimizing Surgical Scars, Part 2: Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids.
Skinmed. 15(6):451-456 [PMID] 29282183.
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2017
The blind patient and the cosmetic dermatology consultation: Who defines beauty?
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 76(4):769-771 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.11.027. [PMID] 28325400.
2016
Medicolegal issues.
Clinics in dermatology. 34(1):106-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2015.07.001. [PMID] 26773630.
2015
Patient Positioning During Dermatologic Surgery for Optimal Wound Closure.
Skinmed. 13(5):411-2 [PMID] 26790519.
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2015
What is your diagnosis? Extramammary Paget disease.
Cutis. 95(3):132, 135-6, 142 [PMID] 25844784.
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2014
Fibrohistiocytic tumors in a lung transplant patient taking oral capecitabine for nonmelanoma skin cancer chemoprevention.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 40(7):807-10 [DOI] 10.1111/DSU.0000000000000039. [PMID] 24927001.
2012
New horizons in treating disorders of hyperpigmentation in skin of color.
Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery. 31(2):133-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.sder.2012.03.001. [PMID] 22640434.
2011
Letter: A comparison study of the tensile strength of sutures used in dermatologic surgery following exposure to petrolatum.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 37(2):288-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2010.01866.x. [PMID] 21324038.
2011
Percutaneous penetration of 5-methoxypsoralen in rhesus monkeys.
Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association. 49(5):1092-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.fct.2011.01.018. [PMID] 21281688.
2011
Toxic epidermal necrolysis in the setting of systemic lupus erythematosus.
International journal of dermatology. 50(10):1270-5 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2010.04824.x. [PMID] 21950295.
2010
A comparative study evaluating the tolerability and efficacy of two topical therapies for the treatment of keloids and hypertrophic scars.
Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD. 9(5):514-8 [PMID] 20480794.
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2010
Herpes simplex virus and human papillomavirus genital infections: new and investigational therapeutic options.
International journal of dermatology. 49(7):733-49 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2009.04375.x. [PMID] 20618491.
2008
Newer technologies/techniques and tools in the diagnosis of melanoma.
European journal of dermatology : EJD. 18(6):617-31 [DOI] 10.1684/ejd.2008.0508. [PMID] 18955194.
2007
A review of the biologic effects, clinical efficacy, and safety of silicone elastomer sheeting for hypertrophic and keloid scar treatment and management.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 33(11):1291-302; discussion 1302 [PMID] 17958580.
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2007
Plasma skin resurfacing for regeneration of neck, chest, and hands: investigation of a novel device.
Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]. 33(11):1315-21 [PMID] 17958582.
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Education

Fellowship – Procedural Dermatology
2015 · Loma Linda University
Residency – Dermatology
2014 · Howard University
Internship – Internal Medicine
2010 · Boston University
Medical Degree
2009 · George Washington University
Bachelor of Science
2005 · George Washington University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDT7200 Elect Top/Medicine

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 594-1500
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