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Pathology Review: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) Mimickers, Immunostains and Rare Tumors

Pathology Review: Basal Cell Carcinoma (BBC) Mimickers, Immunostains and Rare Tumors

Webinar Description
This on-demand webinar covers pathology content areas outlined by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Study Guide to prepare for the MDS Subspecialty Certification Examination.

For more information about the exam being administered for Fall of 2022 and eligibility visit The ABD was not involved in preparing the course and does not attest to whether the course is a reflection of the content of the MDS exam.    

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 
  • Identify histopathology of benign and malignant mimickers of basal cell carcinoma as seen on frozen sections. 
  • Differentiate the various basaloid tumors encountered by the Mohs surgeon.
  • Discuss challenging cases where accurate diagnosis of benign and malignant basaloid tumors leads to precise and efficient tumor extirpation while minimizing morbidity.
  • Interpret froze sections with MART-1 stains for melanoma.
  • Recognize unique pathology speciments and histology of rare skin malignancies.
  • Review the use of Immunohistochemistry in micrographic surgery.


Rajiv Nijhawan, MD
Dr. Nijhawan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center. He serves as the Assistant Fellowship Director of the Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship Program and is also the Director of the UTSW High Risk Skin Cancer Transplant Clinic.

Ian Maher, MD
Dr. Maher is a Professor of Dermatology and Director of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota. He is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of post-skin cancer reconstruction and complications.

Divya Srivastava, MD
Dr. Srivastava is an Associate Professor at University of Texas Southwestern where she serves as the Program Director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program and the Medical Director of Mohs Surgery.

Sailesh Konda, MD
Dr. Konda is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Florida Health System where he serves as Director of Mohs Surgery and Surgical Dermatology and MSDO Fellowship Program Director.

Daniel Knabel, MD
Dr. Knabel is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, as well as a fellowship trained micrographic surgeon. He practices at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

60 minutes   

CME: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
To obtain CME credit in your ASDS Learn profile and download your CME certificate, you will need to view the webinar and complete the attendee evaluation.

Accreditation Statement
The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASDS designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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