"The extensive fellowship training I completed to become a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery provides my patients with peace of mind because they know they are in good hands."
Why Choose a Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon?
Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, which is now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. However, not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training as Dr. Paula Lapinski, a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.
When it comes to your skin cancer treatment, you deserve no less than the best. Dr. Lapinski has achieved the highest degree of Mohs surgery qualification by completing an American College of Mohs Surgery approved fellowship. For you, this means peace of mind, knowing that you will receive superior quality and competency, as well as an optimal outcome.
Dr. Lapinski and ACMS - Committed to Superior Care
The ACMS was established by Dr. Frederic Mohs himself, and its fellowship training program is generally acknowledged as the benchmark in Mohs surgery training. Through an extensive application and interview process, only the most qualified physicians are selected by ACMS to participate in a fellowship program. Participants must undergo a rigorous 1 to 2 year training program subsequent to completing a residency in dermatology.
During fellowship training, Dr. Lapinski studied and trained under the guidance of veteran Mohs College surgeons who have demonstrated expertise in Mohs surgery. A cornerstone of the ACMS fellowship training program is cultivating experience and judgment in each graduate. Since skin cancer occurs in a diversity of forms, degrees and locations, the program is set up to be thorough and stringent.
Dr. Lapinski met the following requirements in completing her ACMS fellowship:
- Participated in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
- Learned to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples removed during Mohs surgery
- Performed a vast array of reconstructions, ranging from the simplest to the most complex, multi-step repairs
As an ACMS graduate, Dr. Lapinski gained an uncommon level of exposure, including everything from challenging tumor locations to rare tumor pathology and complex wound reconstruction. You can rest assured that she has the training and experience to achieve the best outcome from your skin cancer treatment.
Beyond her extensive technical training, Dr. Lapinski is known for her warm demeanor that helps relax patients throughout the procedure.