While it’s not difficult to find a dermatologist in Sarasota, Bradenton or other communities along the Florida Suncoast, the training required to become a dermatologic surgeon makes this type of physician a rare find. At SkinSmart Dermatology® our Founder and Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Callahan and Skin Cancer Surgeon Dr. William Adams are not only dermatologic surgeons, but they are fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeons who have additional training in this specialized type of skin cancer surgery. Our office is the only dermatological practice from Tampa to Ft. Myers with two- fellowship-trained Mohs skin cancer surgeons.
When it comes to both medically-necessary and cosmetic skin surgery, the majority of advances have been either developed or improved by dermatologic surgeons. These treatments include hair transplantation, tumescent liposuction, injectable wrinkle treatments and vein therapies.
When you choose a dermatologic surgeon like Dr. Callahan or Dr. Adams, you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of care, most advanced techniques and the cosmetic enhancement of your skin when it comes to the diagnosis and treatment of your medical skin condition.
Dermatologic surgeons are physicians who have unique qualifications and experience in the use of a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical methods of diagnosing and treating the skin, hair and nails.
After completing medical school and a year of internship, a dermatologic surgeon obtains further specialized education of at least three years of residency training in an accredited program that includes a core curriculum in the therapeutic, reconstructive and cosmetic treatment of skin conditions.
In addition to acquiring the above medical and surgical training, a Mohs fellowship-trained dermatologic surgeon receives an additional one- to two-years of advanced Mohs micrographic surgery training through the American College of Mohs Surgery, and completes at least 500 surgeries under the supervision of an accredited Mohs surgeon. Dr. Callahan and Dr. Adams have performed more than 18,000+ Mohs surgeries in their careers.
Dr. Elizabeth Callahan completed medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and one-year internship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation serving as chief resident her final year. In 2002, she completed a post-graduate fellowship in dermatologic surgery/cosmetics and Mohs micrographic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American College of Mohs Surgery, member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine.
Dr. William Adams completed medical school at the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine as co-valedictorian and completed an internship at the University of Louisville serving as chief resident in YEAR. In YEAR, he completed a post-graduate fellowship in dermatologic surgery and Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Louisville Division of Dermatology.
Dr. Adams is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery, president-elect & board Member of the Sarasota County Medical Society, Sarasota County Delegate of the Florida Medical Association and board member of the Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee.
To learn more about Dr. Callahan, request an appointment or call the office of SkinSmart Dermatology® in Sarasota at (941) 308-7546.