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Roy Grekin, M.D.

Director of the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center

Dr. Roy Grekin is the director of the Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center. He treats patients with a variety of skin disorders including certain kinds of skin cancer. Grekin is a specialist in the use of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, a very precise technique for treating facial tumors. He uses lasers to treat a variety of common disorders such as pigmented lesions and facial veins, as well as to remove warts and port-wine stains.

Grekin also has extensive experience in cosmetologic dermatology. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Surgery and American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.

Clinics

Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Center
1701 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7878
Fax: (415) 353–7838

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma Center
1600 Divisadero St.,
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Roy Grekin

Education

University of Michigan 1977

Residencies

University of Michigan, Dermatology 1982

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen JS, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen GM, Cheney RT, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Ho AL, Kessinger A, Liegeois N, Lydiatt DD, Michalski J, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Olencki T, Perlis CS, Shaha AR, Tuli M, Urist MM, Wang LC, Zic JA. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Mar; 10(3):312-8.
  2. Durinck S, Ho C, Wang NJ, Liao W, Jakkula LR, Collisson EA, Pons J, Chan SW, Lam ET, Chu C, Park K, Hong SW, Hur JS, Huh N, Neuhaus IM, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Mauro TM, Cleaver JE, Kwok PY, LeBoit PE, Getz G, Cibulskis K, Aster JC, Huang H, Purdom E, Li J, Bolund L, Arron ST, Gray JW, Spellman PT, Cho RJ. Temporal dissection of tumorigenesis in primary cancers. Cancer Discov. 2011 Jul; 1(2):137-43.
  3. Salmon PJ, Hussain W, Geisse JK, Grekin RC, Mortimer NJ. Sclerosing squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, an underemphasized locally aggressive variant: a 20-year experience. Dermatol Surg. 2011 May; 37(5):664-70.
  4. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Liegeois N, Lydiatt DD, Michalski J, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Olencki T, Perlis CS, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Urist MM, Wang LC, Zic JA. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2010 Aug; 8(8):836-64.
  5. Franco W, Kothare A, Ronan SJ, Grekin RC, McCalmont TH. Hyperthermic injury to adipocyte cells by selective heating of subcutaneous fat with a novel radiofrequency device: feasibility studies. Lasers Surg Med. 2010 Jul; 42(5):361-70.
  6. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass LF, Grekin RC, Hallahan DE, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Liegeois N, Lydiatt DD, Michalski J, Morrison WH, Nehal KS, Nelson KC, Nghiem P, Olencki T, Oseroff AR, Perlis CS, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Urist MM, Wang LC. Merkel cell carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2009 Mar; 7(3):322-32.
  7. Clark FL, Sahay A, Bertenthal D, Maddock L, Lindquist K, Grekin R, Chren MM. Variation in care for recurrent nonmelanoma skin cancer in a university-based practice and a veterans affairs clinic. Arch Dermatol. 2008 Sep; 144(9):1148-52.
  8. Wesley NO, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Primary linear closure for large defects of the nasal supratip. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Mar; 34(3):380-4; discussion 384-5.
  9. Hurst EA, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Bleeding complications in dermatologic surgery. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2007 Dec; 26(4):189-95.
  10. Chen AM, Grekin RC, Garcia J, Bucci MK, Margolis LW. Radiation therapy for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma involving the parotid area lymph nodes: dose and volume considerations. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Dec 1; 69(5):1377-80.
  11. Yu SS, Grekin RC. Aesthetic analysis of Asian skin. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Aug; 15(3):361-5, vii.
  12. Yu SS, Pai S, Neuhaus IM, Grekin RC. Diagnosis and treatment of pigmentary disorders in Asian skin. Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Aug; 15(3):367-80, vii.
  13. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass F, Grekin RC, Grichnik JM, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Lessin S, Lydiatt DD, Margolis LW, Michalski J, Nehal KS, Nghiem P, Oseroff AR, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Siegle RJ, Urist MM. Basal cell and squamous cell skin cancers. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 May; 5(5):506-29.
  14. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass F, Grekin RC, Grichnik JM, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Lessin S, Lydiatt DD, Margolis LW, Michalski J, Nehal KS, Nghiem P, Oseroff AR, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Siegle RJ, Urist MM. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2007 May; 5(5):550-5.
  15. Hurst EA, Yu SS, Grekin RC, Neuhaus IM. Bleeding complications in dermatologic surgery. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2007 Mar; 26(1):40-6.
  16. Hurst EA, Grekin RC, Yu SS, Neuhaus IM. Infectious complications and antibiotic use in dermatologic surgery. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2007 Mar; 26(1):47-53.
  17. Miller SJ, Alam M, Andersen J, Berg D, Bichakjian CK, Bowen G, Cheney RT, Glass F, Grekin RC, Grichnik JM, Johnson TM, Kessinger A, Lee NY, Lessin S, Lydiatt DD, Margolis LW, Nehal KS, Nghiem P, Oseroff AR, Rosenberg EW, Shaha AR, Siegle RJ. Merkel cell carcinoma. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2006 Aug; 4(7):704-12.
  18. Yu SS, Tope WD, Grekin RC. Cardiac devices and electromagnetic interference revisited: new radiofrequency technologies and implications for dermatologic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Aug; 31(8 Pt 1):932-40.
  19. Babcock MD, Grekin RC. Antibiotic use in dermatologic surgery. Dermatol Clin. 2003 Apr; 21(2):337-48.
  20. Eaton JS, Grekin RC. Regional anesthesia of the face. Dermatol Surg. 2001 Dec; 27(12):1006-9.

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