Dr. Wisco Receives 2023 Distinguished Service Award
Each year, the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) Executive Committee nominates a member or members of the College who devoted extraordinary time and/or effort to a particular College-related project, activity, or initiative in the past year or several years.
Realizing the increasing burden of skin cancer in the United States both from the clinical and financial perspective, in 2014, Dr. Wisco, along with several colleagues, proposed to the governing dermatologic society focused on skin cancer, the Mohs College, to design and implement a Mohs surgery registry – an organized system to collect uniform clinical data from all members of the Mohs College. They proposed that this registry would provide a real-world view of clinical practice, patient outcomes, safety, aid in studies of comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and would serve several evidence development and decision-making purposes. Moreover, a registry would provide Mohs College members with data reports essential for participation in Pay for Performance programs. Their goal was to create a paradigm shift with a registry that is a clinically useful tool, fully integrated into the physician’s workflow. Ultimately, the plan is to create a model that can be used not only by dermatologic surgeons but by all clinicians that treat skin cancer. Now, after almost seven years, over 200,000 Mohs surgery cases have been logged and the Mohs College registry is the largest Mohs surgery database in the world.
June 15, 2023
February 17, 2023
Bend, Oregon Location
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