Melanoma and Skin Cancers


UF Health skin cancer and melanoma surgeons provide quality, innovative care to patients with melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and other skin cancers. We offer the latest in surgical care for melanoma and are expert fellowship-trained surgical oncologists, specializing in the care of cancer patients. We are proud to care for patients at UF Health Shands Hospital, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top hospitals for cancer care.

Meet Our UF Health Skin Cancer and Melanoma Surgeon:

Christiana M Shaw

Christiana M Shaw M.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Shaw is an associate professor in the division of general surgery at the UF College of Medicine who focuses her clinical efforts on surgical oncology.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Dr. Shaw was born in Florida and grew up on the gulf coast. She attended The Florida State University for undergraduate education and the University of Miami for medical school prior to completing a general surgery residency at Tufts University in Boston. She completed a surgical oncology fellowship prior to starting at the University of Florida.

Dr. Shaw is an expert in surgical removal of cancers, focusing on cancers of the head and neck, skin and connective tissue, and breast. With two years of additional training dedicated to the complex care of the cancer patient, she is well versed in the latest surgery and treatment options.

Her expertise includes surgical solutions for cancers of the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as sarcomas, melanomas, and breast cancer. She offers sensitivity, compassion and a high level of care to her patients, and welcomes the challenge to provide cures from the most complex cases

Honors:
  • Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor
    2017 · University of Florida
  • Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor
    2016 · University of Florida
  • First Prize Resident Presentation
    2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
  • Second Prize Resident Presentation
    2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
  • Best Faculty Abstract Presentation, Advances in Medical Education
    2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Mentoring Outside the Box
    2015 · UF Cancer Center Celebration of Excellence
  • Excellence in Teaching
    2014-2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award
    2014 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
  • Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day
    2013 · University of Florida
  • Excellence in Teaching
    2011-2013 · University of Florida College of Medicine
  • John A. Ridge Fellow
    2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Academic Chief Fellow
    2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Excellence in Teaching
    2008 · Tufts Medical School
Specialties:
  • Surgery
Subspecialties:
  • Surgical Oncology

Our melanoma surgeon works closely with other UF Health physicians as part of the multidisciplinary UF Health Cancer Center team. Our center is comprised of a key team of dermatologists, melanoma surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, skin pathologists, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons to provide you with cutting-edge treatment options and the highest quality and compassionate care. The UF Health Cancer Center team also provides MOHS surgery, radiation, and clinical trials for patients with skin cancer.

UF Health melanoma and skin cancer surgeons care for the following types of patients: