Scope of Dermatologic Services Widens to Include Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (January 3, 2017)- White Plains Hospital is pleased to welcome a new team of dermatologists to its group of integrated physician practices. Lauren Adams, MD; Athena Kaporis, MD; and Stuart Zweibel, MD, PhD have joined the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates (WPHPA) division of the Hospital. The practice will be known as White Plains Hospital Physician Associates- Westchester Dermatology and Mohs Surgery, with locations in Mount Kisco and Scarsdale.
“We are thrilled that Drs. Zweibel, Adams and Kaporis are bringing their expertise and skills in medical and cosmetic skin treatment to White Plains Hospital and are proud to now be able to offer Mohs Surgery to patients with certain types of skin cancer,” said Susan Fox, President and CEO of White Plains Hospital.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, Mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, the two most common skin cancers. In the U.S., more than 4 million cases of basal cell carcinoma and more than 1 million cases of squamous cell carcinoma are diagnosed each year. Mohs surgery spares the greatest amount of healthy tissue while also expunging cancer cells with cure rates of 98 percent or higher, significantly better than the rates for standard excision or any other accepted method.
Dr. Adams earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine. She completed her internship at Maimonides Medical Center, and her Dermatology Residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Kaporis graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College. She received her medical degree from, and completed her internship at, New York University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.
Dr. Zweibel is a dermatologic surgeon specializing in skin cancer, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. He graduated from Cornell University and completed his graduate work at Temple University School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, earning a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his residency at Brown University. Dr. Zweibel also completed a fellowship in Mohs and Dermatologic Surgery in the department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, under Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the surgical technique there.
All three physicians are board certified in Dermatology.
Also joining the group are Kelly A. Christman and Lauren Smith, board certified Physician Assistants.
The practice will remain at its current locations at 185 Kisco Avenue in Mount Kisco (914) 242-2020 and 700 White Plains Road in Scarsdale (914) 472-7023.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. WPH is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, seeing nearly 57,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, M.D. Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital also has outpatient medical facilities in Armonk and New Rochelle. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital is also an eleven-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet® designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014 and 2016, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®, given to only 10% of hospitals nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.