• Pigmented Lesion Center

    The Pigmented Lesion Center, which is coordinated through the Division of Pediatric Dermatology, is comprised of an intra-disciplinary group of providers from Dermatology, Pediatric General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Oncology and Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Psychology who specialize in the evaluation and treatment of congenital melanocytic nevi (moles), atypical melanocytic tumors, and melanoma.

    At the Pigmented Lesion Center, we specialize in the evaluation and treatment of melanocytic nevi (moles) and melanoma. Our goal is to provide children and their families with a thorough clinical evaluation, comprehensive discussion of their diagnosis, and treatment recommendations. Our caring and supportive team of physicians, nurses, and care coordinators will ensure that your patients receive the best care available for their condition.

    Conditions We Treat: 

    • Congenital Melanocytic Nevi (Congenital Moles), including Large or Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
    • Spitz Nevi and Atypical Spitz Tumors/Spitz Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential (AST/STUMP)
    • Dysplastic Nevi
    • Melanocytic Tumors of Uncertain Malignant Potential (MELTUMP)
    • Malignant Melanoma

    Referral Process 

    1. Referrals should be made by going to www.cincinnatichildrens.org/consults or by completing the “Request for Specialty Services” form, and fax to (513) 803-1111.
    2. Please specify in the comments section of either form “referral to The Pigmented Lesion Center”.
    3. Pertinent medical records should be included with the referral. For patients who have already been evaluated by another dermatologist or other specialist, we will need copies of the pertinent medical records and can assist the family or caregiver with requesting records, if needed.
    4. For patients with one or more congenital melanocytic nevi, it is helpful during the triage process for the referring physician or patient caregiver to email a digital photograph to the Pigmented Lesion Center Coordinator at dermatology@cchmc.org. Please include the patient name and DOB in the body of the email and “Pigmented Lesion Center referral’ in the subject line.
    5. Once the referral has been processed and reviewed by our clinical staff, our Center Coordinator will contact the caregiver to schedule the appointment within the appropriate time frame.
    6. Should you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call (513) 636-4215, option 2 and ask for the Pigmented Lesion Center Coordinator.
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  • Our Team

    * Kara Shah, MD, PhD (bio)
    * Thomas Sitzman, MD 
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    * Brian Pan, MD 
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    * Roshni Dasgupta, MD, MPH 
    (bio)
    * James Geller, MD 
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