As the largest organ in the body, your skin performs so many key functions from protection from the environment to infection control. Our skin cancer team at West Cancer Center & Research Institute is trained to manage all forms of skin cancer with the latest clinical trials, immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

We have specialists that focus on melanoma and Merkle cell cancers to basal squamous cell cancer and eye cancer. At West, we work closely with community partners to educate, identify, and treat skin cancer in its earliest stage, because all that matters is your health and survival.

Our Skin Cancer Specialist Team

You can trust our multidisciplinary specialists to work together to create a plan specific to your disease to ensure the most positive outcomes and quality of life.

David Portnoy, MD, FACP

Medical Oncology Lead

Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Radiation Oncology Lead

Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, FAAFM

Palliative Care

Sommer Brannan, MSN, FNP

Palliative Care

Lauren Taylor, MSN, FNP-C

Palliative Care

Chika Obele


Daniel Powell, MD


Sridhar Shanker, MD


Allen Ardestani, MD, PhD


Nicholas Leonardi, MD

Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeon

Janice Pazar, PhD


Anita Vincent, RDN, CSO, LDN

Licensed Oncology Nutritionist