Pigmented Lesions

Patients at high risk for melanoma of the skin (dysplastic or atypical nevi (moles), numerous nevi, personal and/or family history of melanoma) are eligible for the Pigmented Lesion Clinic. The Pigmented Lesion Clinic offers particular expertise to maximize early melanoma detection while minimizing the number of unnecessary biopsies.

We approach patients with melanoma in a multi-disciplinary fashion, working closely with our surgical, medical, and radiation oncology colleagues, as well as our dermatopathology team, to develop a carefully considered plan of care for each patient.  

Our services include:

  • Dermoscopy: a process where a doctor uses a special magnifier to learn more about areas of concern.
  • Mole mapping: because of an upgrade in our technology, we are not offering comprehensive mole mapping at the moment.  Please check back in a few weeks to see if our upgrade is complete.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic removal of moles and early stage melanomas.

New patients should request pathology reports for all skin lesions previously removed and bring these reports with them to their first appointment.

Dr. Sabrina Sisto Alessi-Cesar

Sabrina Alessi C├ęsar, MD, PhD

Suephy Chen

Suephy Chen, MD

Megan Jamison

Megan Jamison, MD 

Meenal Kheterpal

 Meenal Kheterpal, MD

John Murray

John Murray, MD

Michelle Pavlis

Michelle Pavlis, MD

Dr. Daren Simkin

Daren Simkin, MD


3K Clinic, Duke South
40 Duke Medicine Circle. Durham, NC 27710

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77 Vilcom Center Drive, Ste 210, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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234 Crooked Creek Pkwy, Ste 300, Durham, NC 27713