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Melanoma and Skin Cancers
Our nationally recognized experts offer state-of-the-art treatment options for both non-melanoma and melanoma 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 MD
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
Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor2017 · University of Florida
Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day2017 · University of Florida
Second Prize Resident Presentation2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
Physician Shadowing Exemplary Mentor2016 · University of Florida
First Prize Resident Presentation2016 · Florida American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Cancer Research
Best Faculty Abstract Presentation, Advances in Medical Education2015 · University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville
Mentoring Outside the Box2015 · UF Cancer Center Celebration of Excellence
Excellence in Teaching2014-2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award2014 · University of Florida Department of Surgery
Best Clinical Abstract Presentation, Department of Surgery Research Day2013 · University of Florida
Excellence in Teaching2011-2013 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Academic Chief Fellow2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
John A. Ridge Fellow2009-2010 · Fox Chase Cancer Center
Excellence in Teaching2008 · Tufts Medical School
- 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:
- Basal cell skin cancer
- Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP)
- Merkel cell cancer
- Squamous cell skin cancer