Meet Our Skin Cancer Team

Benefit from the most advanced care for skin cancer at Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center in the Bronx. Here you can expect the latest treatments, guidance and support. Our expert team includes hematologists, oncologists, and other cancer specialists. You’ll receive a treatment plan tailored to your needs and best care available for skin cancers, melanomas, and Merkel cell carcinomas. We’ll focus on what all cancer patients need most—healing and hope.

Skin Cancer Team Leaders

Our experienced specialists direct our skin cancer team. They ensure you receive the most effective and safe treatments for your cancer.

Katia T. Papalezova, MD

Surgical Oncologist, Department of Surgery

Pabitra K. Parua, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Skin Cancer Team

Our team offers well-rounded, whole-person care. Together we help you have the best outcomes. And we’ll provide the best possible quality of life during and after your treatment.
Michelle Bina

Michelle Bina

Genetic Counselor

Evan S. Garfein, MD

Chief, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Lutritia James , Patient Navigator

Lutritia James , Patient Navigator

Stuart H. Packer, MD

Clinical Director, Medical Oncology Service, Weiler Campus