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Dr. Wysong is the Founding Chairman and William W. Bruce MD Distinguished Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Nebraska Medicine. Prior to coming to UNMC, Dr. Wysong was Director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Southern California. She obtained her master’s degree in epidemiology in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.  She earned her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine where she was valedictorian of her medical school class. She completed her residency in Dermatology at Stanford University where she also served as Chief Resident.  Her fellowship in Procedural Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery was completed at Scripps Clinic under the direction of Dr. Hugh Greenway in Mohs surgery, Dr. Victor Ross in laser and cosmetic dermatology, and Dr. Leland Housman in veins.  

Dr. Wysong specializes in Mohs surgery and reconstruction for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.  She has a special interest in locally advanced and metastatic basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma as well as treatment of rare skin tumors. She was Director of the USC Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Tumor Board at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and is now active in multiple tumor boards at the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.  She has significant experience treating skin cancer in high-risk populations such as patients with organ transplants, leukemia/lymphoma, HIV, and other forms of chronic immunosuppression.  As a cancer epidemiologist, she has an extensive background in translational and outcomes based research and is a widely published author in the medical literature.

Dr. Wysong also has extensive experience in cosmetic dermatology and laser procedures and believes in subtle enhancements to obtain a natural and refreshed look.  In addition, she practices the use of cosmetic techniques for the revision of surgical, traumatic, and burn scars.  She is certified by the American Board of Venolymphatic Medicine to perform medical and surgical treatment for patients with varicose veins and other vein conditions.

As a former 6x NCAA All-American and professional athlete, Dr. Wysong has a special interest in promoting sun safety and skin cancer prevention among outdoor athletes.  Her research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of skin cancer as well as the development of novel chemopreventive and therapeutic medications for skin tumors.

Education

MD, Duke University School of Medicine
MS, Epidemiology, Stanford University
BA, Biology, Psychology, and Chemistry, University of Missouri

Residency

Duke University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine
Stanford University, Department of Dermatology

Fellowship

Scripps Clinic, Procedural Dermatology & Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Certifications

American Board of Dermatology

 

Professional Society Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Women’s Dermatologic Society                                                                         American College of Phlebology
Association of Professors of Dermatology
LA Metro Dermatology Society

 

Awards

Los Angeles Magazine Rising Star Super Doctor 2016, 2017

2016 Iron Surgeon, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery

Pasadena Magazine, Top Doctor Award: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

University of Southern California Resident Teaching Award, 2015

Chief Resident, Stanford Dermatology

Cavanagh Prize, Duke Outstanding Medical Graduate and Valedictorian

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow

Duke AOA Research Day, Best Laboratory-Based Research Award

Academy of Achievement International Summit, Student Delegate

6-Time All American, Track and Field

NCAA National Champion, Track and Field

University of Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee