Bahar Dasgeb, MD, a Oncologic Dermatologist with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Get to know Oncologic Dermatologist Dr. Bahar Dasgeb, who serves patients in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

A prominent dermato-oncologist, Dr. Dasgeb is an Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Section of Melanoma and Soft Tissue Oncology at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. As such, the clinical anchor of her practice is complex and advanced skin carcinomas as well as the management of skin side effects of treatments in oncology patients.

Although her clinic encompasses the medical and surgical care for patients with all skin tumors, she is specialized in care of complex patients who are no longer candidates for surgical cure due to locally or systemically advanced disease; had recurrence after surgery; present with numerous tumors etc.

“Identifying and providing the surveillance and the preventive measures to patients at high risk to develop skin malignancies is the cornerstone of my clinical endeavor. Additionally, managing the skin side effects is of high importance in my clinical efforts because timely and effective care of such adverse events would allow patients to continue the lifesaving treatments and/or the clinical trials” expressed the doctor.

Back in the early days of her academic career, Dr. Dasgeb earned her medical degree from the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran. Upon relocating to the United States, she completed her residency in dermatology at Wayne State University during which she  received a grant to spend her third year of training at the National Cancer Institute at NIH. 

Subsequently, she completed a nuclear medicine-molecular imaging residency at the University of Maryland, where she met Dr. Richard Alexander with whom she worked closely as a trainee and looked up to as a mentor. She further focused and specialized in dermato-oncology during her fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she came on board as a faculty after completing her training. She went on to join Thomas Jefferson University with dual appointments in the Departments of Dermatology and Medical Oncology and met her mentors, Drs. Jouni Uitto and Adam Berger.

Passionate about her profession, the doctor is board-certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology, which is a voluntary, non-profit, private, autonomous organization formed for the primary purpose of protecting the public interest by establishing and maintaining high standards of training, education, and qualifications of physicians rendering care in dermatology.

On the research front, Dr. Dasgeb is focused on the interface between the inherent/genetic susceptibility for complex and advanced skin tumors and the clinical presentation/phenotype. This aim has led to a distinctive tissue bank of complex, advanced, and rare skin carcinomas at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, that she is responsible for.

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Dermatology is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages skin diseases and deals with both internal and external causes and some cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include taking consultations, providing screening tests, and undertaking non-invasive surgical procedures.

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