Dr. Michael W Steppie MD
Dermatologist | MOHS-Micrographic Surgery1118 Cypress Glen Circle Kissimmee FL, 34741
Dr. Michael Steppie is a dermatologist practicing in Orlando, FL. Dr. Steppie specializes in skin cancer treatment, especially MOHS Micrographic Surgery. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and more. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Steppie diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient.
Education and Training
American University of The Caribbean; Plymouth, Montserrat Medicine
American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine 1999
Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal MedicineABIM
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Board of Directors American Association of Physicians Specialist 2018 - Present
- Assistant Professor of Dermatology Florida State University College of Medicine (Orlando Regional Campus) 2012 - Present
- Assistant Professor of Dermatology University of Central Florida College of Medicine 2011 - 2012
- Chair of Dermatology American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) 2010 - 2012
- Vice Chair of Dermatology American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) 2007 - 2009
- Physician of the Year Award 2012 American Academy of Physicians Specialists (AAPS)
- Dedicated Service of 10 Years 2016 St. Cloud Regional Center
- Physician of the Year 2012 American Academy of Physicians Specialists (AAPS)
- Humanitarian Service 2010 We Care (county program of medical volunteers to provide free medical care, including surgery)
- Physician Recognition 2006 American Medical Association (AMA)
- Physician Recognition 2005 American Medical Association (AMA)
- Patient's Choice 2012 Vitals
- Patient's Choice 2013 Vitals
- Patient's Choice 2014 Vitals
- Top 10 Doctor in Orlando 2014 Vitals
- Top Physicians 2018 Orlando Family Magazine
- Top Physicians 2017 Orlando Family Magazine
- Actinic Keratosis
- Skin Cancer
- Contact Dermatitis
- Seborrheic Keratosis
- Florida Medical Association
- Professional Lifetime Member | Skin Cancer Foundation's Amonette Circle | 2010 - Present
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Runway to Hope
- Skin Cancer Foundation
- Sunshine Foundation
- Bridges of Light Foundation
- Shepherd's Hope
Experience & Accolades
- MemberOsceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL
- Member Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport, FL
- Member St Cloud Regional Medical Center, St Cloud, FL
Areas of research
In April 2017, Dr. Steppie collaborated with Ranjan Perera, Ph.D., associate professor at Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona and other colleagues to study new biomarkers that could potentially provide earlier and more reliable clinical diagnostics for the deadliest form of skin cancer.
In a study published in the September 2017 Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Dr Steppie, Dr. Perera and his colleagues from Sanford Burnham Presbys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona examined vitiligo cell lines and patient samples and found that losing miR-211 creates a chain reaction that disrupts melanocyte mitochondria. This study could have a profound impact on patients with vitiligo. Identifying miR-211 as a possible cause means the microRNA, and the genes it regulates, could be promising therapeutic targets. While going from target to treatment could take some time, in the shorter term, these findings could lead to new diagnostic tests. “We can use the presence or absence of miR-211 to detect vitiligo,” says Perera. “This could be a sensitive marker to identify this condition at its earliest stages.”Perera notes these conclusions must be verified in large-scale studies. Presently, he and Dr. Steppie are working to launch such a study. Hopefully, these results will be validated and new progress made on an incurable condition.
In April 2010, Dr. Steppie appeared on the Discovery Channel's Discovery Health - Mystery Diagnosis, Episode 808 - "The Girl Who Was Covered With Bumps," where he unveiled a rarely disagnosed case of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX).
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