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Joseph F. Sobanko, MD Physician

Director, Dermatologic Surgery Education
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sobanko is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York at Stony Brook
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital
Fellowship: Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital

Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology, National American College of Mohs Surgery, National American College of Mohs Surgery, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, National Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sobanko is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Zhang J, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR: Frequency of and factors associated with positive or equivocal margins in conventional excision of atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferations (AIMP): A single academic institution cross-sectional study J Am Acad Dermatol : 2016.

Carol R: Surgical Training Goes Virtual Dermatology World Interview Dermatology World Interview : 2016.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Elenitsas R, Chu EY, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Miller CJ: Correlation Between Appropriate Use Criteria and the Frequency of Subclinical Spread or Reconstruction with a Flap or Graft for Melanomas Treated with Mohs Surgery with MART-1 Immunostaining Dermatol Surg 42 (4): 471-6,2016.

Shaikh W, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Shin T: Demographic and Clinicopathologic Tumor Characteristics Associated with Subclinical Spread of Invasive Melanoma American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Sobanko JF: Development and Psychometric Validation of the FACE-Q Skin, Lips, and Facial Rhytids Appearance Scales and Adverse Effects Checklists for Cosmetic Procedures PracticeUpdate website : 2016.

Shaikh W, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Shin T, Miller CJ: National Utilization Patterns and Survival Outcomes of Wide Local Excision and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Merkel Cell Carcinoma American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

LeBoeuf M, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ: Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Unit with Mohs Micrographic Surgery American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Zhang J, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin T: Diagnostic Change from Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation to Melanoma After Conventional Excision – A Cross-Sectional Single Academic Institutional Study American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Sobanko JF, Zhang J O’Malley V, Shin T, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ: Evaluation of Quality of Life in Skin Cancer Patients in the Early Postoperative Period American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Zhang J, O’Malley V, Bowman E, Miller CJ, Etzkorn JR, Shin T, Sobanko JF: Scar Outcomes in Dermatologic Surgery – Does Intraoperative Technique Influence Clinician and Patient Reported Outcomes? American College of Mohs Surgery 48th Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 1-330S

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6534
Fax: (215) 662-4132
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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