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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

Specialty:

  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Program
  • Dermatology
    • Aging Skin
    • Cosmetic Skin Enhancement
    • Dermatologic Surgery
    • Laser Treatment
    • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Skin Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2009

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
  • 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 Care
  • 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:

Sobanko JF, Sarwer DB, Zvargulis Z, Miller CJ: The Importance of Physical Appearance in Patients with Skin Cancer Dermatologic Surgery 41 (2): 183-8,2015.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, Etzkorn J, Shin T, Margolis D, Sarwer DB, Sobanko JF: Assessing Psychosocial Distress in Skin Cancer Patients Using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference, Brisbane, AUS : 2015.

Perry A, Miller CJ, Etzkorn J, Shin T, Sobanko JF: Axial-based Superficial Temporal Artery Perforator Conchal Bowl Chondrocutaneous Transposition Flap for Full-thickness Loss of the Upper Ear American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2015.

Leboeuf M, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Optimal Suture Technique Curr Dermatol Rep 4 (3): 105-112,2015.

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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