Basil S. Cherpelis, MD

Dr. Basil Cherpelis is a dermatologist in the Department of Cutaneous Oncology at Moffitt Cancer.  He is an associate professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Oncologic Sciences at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cherpelis’ research and clinical interests include melanoma and other skin cancers.  He is a specialist in Mohs surgery, an advanced procedure for skin cancer removal. Dr. Cherpelis was valedictorian of his class and graduated summa cum laude from St. John’s University in New York.  He went to medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, where he graduated magna cum laude and was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society. Dr. Cherpelis then completed his residency and was chief resident at the USF College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic surgery at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Dr. Cherpelis is a frequent guest lecturer and is widely published.

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Basil S. Cherpelis, MD

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Education & Training

BOARD CERTIFICATION:
  • Dermatology
FELLOWSHIP:
  • Medical University of South Carolina - Mohs Surgery
RESIDENCY:
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine - Dermatology
MEDICAL SCHOOL:
  • State University of New York at Buffalo - MD
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Basil S. Cherpelis, MD

Dermatology

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Publications

  • Gheit T, Dutta S, Oliver J, Robitaille A, Hampras S, Combes JD, McKay-Chopin S, Le Calvez-Kelm F, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Giuliano AR, Franceschi S, McKay J, Rollison DE, Tommasino M. Isolation and characterization of a novel putative human polyomavirus. Virology. 2017 Jun;506:45-54. Pubmedid: 28342387.
  • Hampras S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Park J, Burnette P, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Rollison D. Telomere length, cutaneous beta human papillomavirus infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Dermatol Online J. 2016 Sep;22(9). Pubmedid: 28329670.
  • Hampras SS, Reed RA, Bezalel S, Cameron M, Cherpelis B, Fenske N, Sondak VK, Messina J, Tommasino M, Gheit T, Rollison DE. Cutaneous Human Papillomavirus Infection and Development of Subsequent Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin. J Skin Cancer. 2016 Nov;2016:1368103. Pubmedid: 27891253. Pmcid: PMC5116506.
  • Rudnick EW, Thareja S, Cherpelis B. Oral therapy for nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with advanced disease and large tumor burden: a review of the literature with focus on a new generation of targeted therapies. Int J Dermatol. 2016 Mar;55(3):249-258. Pubmedid: 26566923.
  • Saco M, Howe N, Nathoo R, Cherpelis B. Comparing the efficacies of alginate, foam, hydrocolloid, hydrofiber, and hydrogel dressings in the management of diabetic foot ulcers and venous leg ulcers: a systematic review and meta-analysis examining how to dress for success. Dermatol Online J. 2016 Aug;22(8). Pubmedid: 27617934.
  • Divine J, Stefaniwksy L, Reddy R, Padilla P, Hagele T, Patel NS, Cherpelis BS. A comprehensive guide to the surgical management of nonmelanoma skin cancer. Curr Prob Cancer. 2015 Sep;39(4):216-225. Pubmedid: 26364697.
  • Hampras SS, Michel A, Schmitt M, Waterboer T, Kranz L, Gheit T, Fisher K, Sondak VK, Messina J, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Tommasino M, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) T-antigen seroreactivity, MCV DNA in eyebrow hairs, and squamous cell carcinoma. Infect Agent Cancer. 2015 Oct;10:35. Pubmedid: 26483848. Pmcid: PMC4610041.
  • Hampras SS, Rollison DE, Tommasino M, Gheit T, Schabath MB, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Iannacone MR, Schmitt M, Pawlita M. Genetic variations in the epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EVER/TMC) genes, cutaneous human papillomavirus infection and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Br J Dermatol. 2015 Dec;173(6):1532-1535. Pubmedid: 26126409. Pmcid: PMC4695259.
  • Saco M, Howe N, Nathoo R, Cherpelis B. Topical antibiotic prophylaxis for prevention of surgical wound infections from dermatologic procedures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Dermatolog Treat. 2015 Apr;26(2):151-158. Pubmedid: 24646178.
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Pfister H, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Silling S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of genus-beta human papillomaviruses in plucked eyebrow hairs and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Int J Cancer. 2014 May;134(9):2231-2244. Pubmedid: 24136717. Pmcid: PMC4545525.
  • Howe N, Cherpelis B. Obtaining rapid and effective hemostasis: Part I. Update and review of topical hemostatic agents. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov;69(5):659.e1-659.e17. Pubmedid: 24124834.
  • Howe N, Cherpelis B. Obtaining rapid and effective hemostasis: Part II. Electrosurgery in patients with implantable cardiac devices. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Nov;69(5):677.e1-677.e9. Pubmedid: 24124835.
  • Iannacone MR, Wang W, Stockwell HG, O'Rourke K, Giuliano AR, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Rollison DE. Patterns and timing of sunlight exposure and risk of basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin--a case-control study. BMC Cancer. 2013 May;12:417. Pubmedid: 22994655. Pmcid: PMC3517361.
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Ferrer-Gil S, Michael KM, McKay-Chopin S, Pawlita M, Tommasino M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of cutaneous human papillomavirus infection in Basal cell carcinoma of the skin. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Jun;133(6):1512-1520. Pubmedid: 23303448. Pmcid: PMC4545594.
  • Trimble JS, Cherpelis BS. Rapid immunostaining in Mohs: current applications and attitudes. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Jan;39(1 Pt 1):56-63. Pubmedid: 23121199.
  • Ross K, Cherpelis B, Lien M, Fenske N. Spotlighting the role of photodynamic therapy in cutaneous malignancy: an update and expansion. Dermatol Surg. 2013 Dec;39(12):1733-1744. Pubmedid: 24118243.
  • Anic GM, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Zager JS, Cherpelis BS, Lee JH, Fulp WJ, Epling-Burnette PK, Park JY, Rollison DE. Telomere length and risk of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;37(4):434-439. Pubmedid: 23523330. Pmcid: PMC3679277.
  • Rollison DE, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Iannacone MR, Michael KM, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Tommasino M, Pawlita M. Case-control study of Merkel cell polyomavirus infection and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Jan;21(1):74-81. Pubmedid: 22016472. Pmcid: PMC4543303.
  • Rollison DE, Iannacone MR, Messina JL, Glass LF, Giuliano AR, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Jonathan KA, Sondak VK. Case-control study of smoking and non-melanoma skin cancer. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Feb;23(2):245-254. Pubmedid: 22101452.
  • Iannacone MR, Gheit T, Waterboer T, Giuliano AR, Messina JL, Fenske NA, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Roetzheim RG, Michael KM, Tommasino M, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Case-control study of cutaneous human papillomaviruses in squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012 Aug;21(8):1303-1313. Pubmedid: 22707711. Pmcid: PMC4543310.
  • Iannacone MR, Wang W, Stockwell HG, O'Rourke K, Giuliano AR, Sondak VK, Messina JL, Roetzheim RG, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Michael KM, Waterboer T, Pawlita M, Rollison DE. Sunlight exposure and cutaneous human papillomavirus seroreactivity in basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas of the skin. J Infect Dis. 2012 Aug;206(3):399-406. Pubmedid: 22661119. Pmcid: PMC4542577.
  • Robert C, Sibaud V, Mateus C, Cherpelis BS. Advances in the management of cutaneous toxicities of targeted therapies. Semin Oncol. 2012 Apr;39(2):227-240. Pubmedid: 22484194.
  • Mouzakis J, Somboonwit C, Lakshmi S, Rumbak M, Sinnott J, Cherpelis B, Keshishian J. Levamisole induced necrosis of the skin and neutropenia following intranasal cocaine use: a newly recognized syndrome. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Oct;10(10):1204-1207. Pubmedid: 21968674.
  • Etzkorn JR, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF. Mohs surgery for melanoma: rationale, advances and possibilities. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2011 Jul;11(7):1043-1054. Pubmedid: 21806328.
  • Mouzakis J, Black W, Messina J, Cherpelis B. Vesiculobullous variant of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma in a Caribbean Émigré. J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 Dec;10(12):1469-1471. Pubmedid: 22134574.
  • Black WH, Thareja SK, Blake BP, Chen R, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF. Distinction of melanoma in situ from solar lentigo on sun-damaged skin using morphometrics and MITF immunohistochemistry. Am J Dermatopathxxx. 2011 Aug;33(6):573-578. Pubmedid: 21697700.
  • Patel NS, Johnston RB, Messina JL, Cherpelis BS. A unique basaloid proliferation encountered during Mohs surgery: potential pitfall for overdiagnosis of basal cell carcinoma. Dermatol Surg. 2011 Aug;37(8):1180-1188. Pubmedid: 21668568.
  • Cherpelis BS. Shining the light on photodynamic therapy in the treatment of extramammary Paget's disease. Dermatol Surg. 2010 Nov;36(11):1725. Pubmedid: 20979337.
  • Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Sondak V, Fenske NA. Sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma: Facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2010 May;28(3):319-323. Pubmedid: 20541686.
  • Glass LF, Raziano RM, Clark GS, Higgins HW, Ladd S, Lien MH, Chen R, Cherpelis BS. Rapid frozen section immunostaining of melanocytes by microphthalmia-associated transcription factor. Am J Dermatopathxxx. 2010 Jun;32(4):319-325. Pubmedid: 20514666.
  • Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Ladd S, Fenske NA. Mohs surgery for melanoma in situ: how we do it. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):786-788. Pubmedid: 20677533.
  • Marquez C, Bair SM, Smithberger E, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF. Systemic retinoids for chemoprevention of non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):753-758. Pubmedid: 20677528.
  • Pothiawala SZ, Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Lien MH, Fenske NA. The role of phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):764-772. Pubmedid: 20677530.
  • Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA. Discussing sentinel lymph node biopsy with your melanoma patients. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):790-792. Pubmedid: 20677534.
  • Stranahan DR, Cherpelis BS, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Advances in immunostains used in Mohs surgery. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):760-763. Pubmedid: 20677529.
  • Pothiawala SZ, Baldwin BT, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Fenske NA. The role of maintenance phototherapy in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. J Drugs Dermatol. 2010 Jul;9(7):800-803. Pubmedid: 20677536.
  • Gonzalez RJ, Padhya TA, Cherpelis BS, Prince MD, Aya-Ay ML, Sondak VK, Cruse CW, Zager JS. The surgical management of primary and metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma. Curr Probl Cancer. 2010 Jan;34(1):77-96. Pubmedid: 20371076.
  • Ladd S, Cherpelis BS. Scoring of Mohs tissue in one-piece processing to prevent tissue crumbling or detachment from the embedding medium while sectioning. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Oct;35(10):1555-1556. Pubmedid: 19686357.
  • Raziano RM, Clark GS, Cherpelis BS, Sondak VK, Cruse CW, Fenske NA, Glass LF. Staged margin control techniques for surgical excision of lentigo maligna. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2009 Jun;144(3):259-270. Pubmedid: 19528907.
  • Cherpelis BS, Turner L, Ladd S, Glass LF, Fenske NA. Innovative 19-minute rapid cytokeratin immunostaining of nonmelanoma skin cancer in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Jul;35(7):1050-1056. Pubmedid: 19469800.
  • Stranahan D, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Ladd S, Fenske NA. Immunohistochemical stains in Mohs surgery: a review. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Jul;35(7):1023-1034. Pubmedid: 19397647.
  • Santillan AA, Cherpelis BS, Glass LF, Sondak VK. Management of familial melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer syndromes. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2009 Jan;18(1):73-98. Pubmedid: 19056043.
  • Marquez CB, Smithberger EE, Bair SM, Wenham RM, Fenske NA, Glass LF, Cherpelis BS. Multiple keratoacanthomas arising in the setting of sorafenib therapy: novel chemoprophylaxis with bexarotene. Cancer Control. 2009 Jan;16(1):66-69. Pubmedid: 19078932.
  • Cherpelis BS, Moore R, Ladd S, Chen R, Glass LF. Comparison of MART-1 frozen sections to permanent sections using a rapid 19-minute protocol. Dermatol Surg. 2009 Feb;35(2):207-213. Pubmedid: 19215257.
  • Clark G, Pappas-Politis E, Cherpelis B, Messina J, Moller M, Cruse C, Glass L. Surgical management of melanoma in situ on chronically sun-damaged skin. Cancer Control. 2008 Jul;15(3):216-224. Pubmedid: 18596673.

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Basil S. Cherpelis, MD

Dermatology

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