John Zitelli MDClinical Associate Professor, Dermatology & Otolaryngology; Interim Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
John Zitelli, MD graduated with honors of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with highest honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received his Medicine and Dermatology training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
In 1980 he completed his fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery under the direction of Dr. Frederic Mohs at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Zitelli joined the full time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where he rose to the position of Interim Chairman of the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Zitelli is board certified in both Dermatology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
He has been in private practice since 1987 and continues to teach students, residents and fellows of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Otolaryngology.
Dr. Zitelli has authored over 100 articles and chapters on skin cancer surgery and reconstruction. He is recognized as a leader in his field. He has held leadership positions in most of the local, state, and national dermatology organizations and served as president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery. Some of his honors include the Distinguished Service Award of the American College of Mohs Surgery, The Stegman Award of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, membership in the American Dermatologic Association, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Surgical Excision vs Topical 5% 5-Fluorouracil and Photodynamic Therapy in the Treatment of Bowen's Disease
- Efficacy and Safety of Slow Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Treating Nail Apparatus Melanoma in Situ
- Mohs Micrographic Surgery Is Equivalent to Nail Unit Excision or Amputation for Melanoma in Situ of the Nail Unit
- Diagnosis of Perineural Invasion During Mohs Micrographic Surgery Guides Clinical Decision–Making in the Management of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With T1a Cutaneous Malignant Melanoma
- Mohs Surgery vs Wide Excision for Melanoma on the Trunk and Extremities
- Local Recurrence Rates of Head and Neck Cutaneous Melanomas After Wide Local Excision, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, or Staged Excision
- Recurrence and Mortality of Melanoma In Situ of the Trunk or Extremities
- Early Melanoma Nodal Positivity and Biopsy Rates Before and After Implementation of AJCC 7
- Prognostic Value of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Cutaneous Melanoma