C. William Hanke MD, MPH, FACP - Frontiers in Dermatologic Surgery

The Ruth Lilly Medical Library presents:

Dr-CW-Hanke.jpgThe Leo J. McCarthy, M.D. History of Medicine Lectureship -

Frontiers in Dermatologic Surgery:  The History and Development of Dermatologic Oncology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer and Laser Surgery for Cutaneous Tumors

Speaker:  C. William Hanke, MD, MPH, FACP
Noon-1pm, Thursday November 16th, 2017
CME offered.  Lunch provided -  served at 11:45

Ruth Lilly Medical Library
975 W. Walnut Street (Bldg IB)
Indianapolis IN 46202

Dr. Hanke will discuss the history and development of dermatologic surgery advances as well as current standard practice.                                     


Learning Objectives  

  • Understand the history of dermatologic oncology/micrographic surgery.
  • Develop knowledge on current non-melanoma skin cancer treatment.
  • Describe laser treatment of vascular malformations.

C. WILLIAM HANKE, MD, MPH, FACP, will outline the evolution of dermatology and dermatologic surgery. Many treatments and techniques used today in other specialties trace their development back to the pioneering work of dermatologic surgeons. For example, in the 1960s, laser surgery was developed and refined to treat skin disease and tumors. For his part, Dr. Hanke was Indiana’s first dermatologic laser surgeon. Dr. Hanke’s remarks will also detail new laser systems and their clinical applications, many of which he’s written about in medical literature. One of those techniques is Mohs surgery for skin cancer. This approach was developed in the 1960s and ’70s, and one of the first surgeons to use it extensively—Sam Stegman, MD—is an alumnus of IU School of Medicine. The lecture touches on recent advancements in Mohs surgery, including contributions made by Dr. Hanke, who was also Indiana’s first Mohs micrographic surgeon.  Dr. Hanke arrived at Indiana University School of Medicine in 1979, and eight years later was named professor of dermatology, pathology, and otolaryngology. He also founded and led the first accredited fellowship in micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology at Indianapolis’ St. Vincent Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Hanke served as president of 11 medical societies. He has been published 350 times, including more than 100 chapters and 26 books. Dr. Hanke earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, followed by his residency in the Department of Dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic. He also completed a fellowship in micrographic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Epidemiology from the University of Hawaii School of Public Health.

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