Media Advisory

UF experts on skin cancer research and therapy

The following University of Florida researchers are available to speak to reporters on a range of topics related to skin cancer research and therapy. If you are interested in speaking with a particular researcher, contact Marilee Griffin, assistant director of communications, UF Health Cancer Center, 352-273-5716,; or Rossana Passaniti, media relations coordinator, UF Health, at 352-273-8569.

Brandon Brown, professor of dermatology, Department of Dermatology, UF College of Medicine

Clinical interests: Actinic keratosis, melanoma, Mohs micrographic surgery, skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer

Brown’s focus is Mohs micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology. He is a Mohs surgeon at UF Health Dermatology in Springhill, Fla.

Sailesh Konda, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, medical director, co-director of Mohs surgery and surgical dermatology, director of cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery, Department of Dermatology, UF College of Medicine

Clinical interests: Skin cancer excision, basal cell skin cancer, squamous cell skin cancer, melanoma, cosmetic dermatology, Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction

Research interests: Skin cancer

Konda is board certified in dermatology and fellowship trained in Mohs surgery. His dermatology specialty focuses on skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology.

Amy Loyd, Department of Dermatology, UF College of Medicine

Clinical interests: Basal cell carcinoma, cancer, melanoma, skin cancer

Loyd’s dermatology clinical interests range from acne to melanoma. She has served in the U.S. Army at Reynolds Army Community Hospital in Fort Sill, Okla. as Chief of Dermatology.

Christina Shaw, associate professor of general surgery/surgical oncology and endocrine surgery, Department of Surgery, UF Health skin cancer and melanoma surgeon, UF College of Medicine

Clinical interests: Melanoma, skin cancer, sarcoma, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, breast

Subspecialty: Surgical oncology

Shaw is an expert in surgical removal of cancers, focusing on cancers of the skin and connective tissue, endocrine system, and breast. With years of experience dedicated to the complex care of the cancer patient, she is well versed in the latest surgery and treatment options.

Bruce Keith Stechmiller, associate professor of medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, UF College of Medicine

Clinical interests: Cancer treatment information, melanoma, skin cancer

Stechmiller is a board certified medical oncologist.  He has returned to the College of Medicine at the University of Florida after 30 years of private practice in hematology and medical oncology in Gainesville, Fla., his hometown. He founded Gainesville Hematology-Oncology Associates.