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Dr. David Weinstein, a specialist in medical dermatology and Mohs Surgery for the treatment of skin cancer, has joined UCF Health, the College of Medicine practice.
Born in the Orlando suburb of Maitland, Dr. Weinstein graduated from Winter Park High School before getting his B.A. at Brown University and his M.D. at the University of Florida. He was chief dermatology resident at New York Medical College and completed his procedural dermatology fellowship at Good Samaritan Trihealth in Cincinnati.
In addition to seeing patients at UCF Health, Dr. Weinstein will serve as assistant professor of medicine at the College of Medicine. He also has conducted research on wound healing at UF and the University of Miami.
Dr. Weinstein focuses on medically complex dermatology, including skin issues related to rheumatic diseases such as lupus. Such conditions can attack the skin as well as organs like the kidney, lungs and heart. “Patients can often suffer from scarring if their skin conditions are not treated quickly and aggressively,” Dr. Weinstein said. He said one of the factors that brought him to UCF Health is the ability to provide team-based care to patients as he will work closely with the practice’s three rheumatologists.
Dr. Weinstein is also a specialist in Mohs micrographic surgery for treating skin cancer. The procedure allows the physician to examine under a microscope all margins of the skin cancer tumor while the patient is still in the office to ensure the cancer is completely removed. With other forms of treatment, the patient may have to return for a second surgery if a post-procedure biopsy shows the cancer remains. In addition, ensuring that the margins are clean at the time of surgery, increases survival rates and decreases the chances for the cancer to recur, often in a more aggressive state. Mohs has become the treatment of choice for removing skin cancers on the face as well as other areas of the body.
UCF Health’s Medical City location includes a special suite for Mohs surgery. In addition to medical dermatology and Mohs surgery, Dr. Weinstein provides cosmetic treatments, including Botox, fillers and laser techniques.
In addition to UCF Health’s team approach to patient care, Dr. Weinstein said he was also drawn to the emerging Medical City and its life sciences cluster of medical education, research and patient care. “Connecting all these areas in one place rather than having them piecemeal is very conducive to research and first-rate medical care,” he said.
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