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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.

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

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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-PENN (7366)

    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 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: Diagnostic Change From Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation to Melanoma After Conventional Excision-A Single Academic Institution Cross-Sectional Study DermatolDermatol Surg 42 (10): 1147-54,2016.

Iyengar S, Williamson PR, Schmitt J, Johannsen L, Maher I, Sobanko JF, Cartee T, Schlessinger D, Poon E, Alam M: Development of a Core Outcome Set for Clinical Trials in Rosacea: Study Protocol Trials Trials 17 (1): 429,2016.

Dai J, Bordeaux J, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Assessing Surgical Training and Deliberate Practice Methods in Dermatology Residency: A Survey of Dermatology Program Directors Dermatol Surg 42 (8): 977-84,2016.

McLaughlin EJ, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Cannady SB, Miller CJ, Newman JG: Rate of Regional Nodal Metastases of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Immunosuppressed Patient AHNS 9th annual International Conference on Head and Neck Cancer, Seattle, Washington. Winner 2nd Place Overall : 2016.

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 75 (4): 688-95,2016.

Sobanko JF, Zhang J, Margolis D, Sarwer DB, Shin T, Etzkorn JR, Miller CJ: Patient Reported Quality of Life and Psychosocial Health Prior to Skin Cancer Treatment J Am Acad Dermatol 75 (1): 217-218,2016.

Waldman A, Sobanko JF, Alam M: Practice and Educational gaps in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Dermatol Clin 34 (3): 341-6,2016.

Sobanko JF: Scars impact patients' quality of life Healio.com : 2016.

Sobanko JF: The Philly Doctors: Cosmetic Treatments mynewphilly.com : 2016.

Dai, J, Miller CJ, Bordeaux J, Sobanko JF: Assessing Surgical Training and Deliberate Practice Methods in Dermatology Residency: A Survey of Dermatology Program Directors Dermatol Surg : 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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