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Joseph F. Sobanko, MD

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.

About Dr. Joseph F. Sobanko

Dr. Sobanko was recognized by Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors (2016-2017).  He also received the Bernett L. Johnson Attending Teaching Award in 2015.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

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

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • 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
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • 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 Medical Center
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 D.C. Dermatological Society, Local Oregon Medical Association , Local 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:

Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shaikh WR, Kovach SJ, Miller CJ: The use of Gentian violet 2% solution for deep margin assessment during Mohs micrographic surgery J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (5): e169-e171,2017.

Sobanko JF, Dasilva D, Modi B, Wanat K, Samimi S, Margolis D, Shin T, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ: Same-day Office Consultation and Mohs Micrographic Surgery With or Without a Preoperative Educational Phone Call: A Randomized Trial Measuring the Impact on Patient-Rated Anxiety and Satisfaction on the Day of Surgery J Am Acad Derm 76 (3): 2017.

McLaughlin EJ, Miller L, Shin TN, Sobanko JF, Cannady SB, Miller CJ, Newman J: Rate of Regional Nodal Metastatses of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Immunosuppressed Patient Am J Otolaryngol 16 : 2017.

Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R, Shaikh WR, Miller CJ: Clinical factors associated with subclinical spread of in situ melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 16 : 31162-8,2017.

Rush I: After melanoma surgery, scar repair is more than just cosmetic Philly.com : 2017.

Shin TM, Shaikh WR, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R, Miller CJ: Clinical and pathologic factors associated with subclinical spread of invasive melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 16 : 2017.

Sobanko J: Quality of Life of Adults with Facial Port-Wine Stains PracticeUpdate website : 2016.

Berg SA, Novoa RA, Stewart C, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ, Rosenbach M: Sarcoidosis and squamous cell carcinoma: a connection documented in a case series of 3 patients Cutis 98 (6): 377-380,2016.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF: Prospective Assessment of Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction in Skin Cancer Patients Undergoing Mohs Micrographic Surgery American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Meeting, New Orleans, LA : 2016.

Shao K, Miller CJ, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF: Relationship between Patient Reported Quality of Life and Psychosocial Health: Identifying Benchmarks for the Skin Cancer Index 11th Global Derm Congress in Dubai : 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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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