Dr. Joy Kunishige, MD, Surgeon

Dr. Joy Kunishige, MD

Dermatologist | MOHS-Micrographic Surgery

5200 Centre Ave Suite 303 Pittsburgh PA, 15232

About

Dr. Joy Kunishige is a Mohs surgeon practicing in Pittsburgh, PA.  She specializes in the treatment of skin cancers such as squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma in situ, melanoma, and uncommon skin cancers.  After the tumor is verified by her under the microscope to be fully removed, she performs repair of the wound.  This can be simple stiches in a line, or a more complex repair requiring her expertise.  

Education and Training

University of Florida Bachelor Degree 0

University of Florida medical degree 0

Board Certification

DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD

Provider Details

FemaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Mohs surgery, skin cancer, cutaneous oncology and reconstruction

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery University of Pittsburgh Medical Center -
  • Assistant Fellowship Director Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center 2014 - Present

Treatments

  • Cosmetic Skin Care, Skin Cancer

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society  

Residency

  • University Of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center  
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & the University of Texas

Fellowships

  • Drs. John Zitelli & David Brodland Mohs surgery, cutaneous oncology, and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Mohs Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Womens Dermatologic Society

Dr. Joy Kunishige, MD's Practice location

Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center

5200 Centre Ave Suite 303 -
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center

575 Coal Valley Rd Suite 360 -
Clairton, PA 15025
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Dr. Kunishige is a Mohs surgeon & skin cancer specialist at Zitelli & Brodland Skin Cancer Center, seeing patients at the offices in Pittsburgh and Clairton, Pennsylvania. She has performed over 10,000 cases of Mohs surgery and is an expert in cutaneous oncology and reconstruction. 

Professionally, she serves as Associate Director of the renowned Zitelli & Brodland fellowship training program. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery and teaches residents from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Dermatology, Otolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery departments. 

A native of Chicago, Dr. Kunishige was a National Merit Scholar and All-American Cheerleader. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Microbiology and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Florida in Gainesville. In 2003, she completed the accelerated Medical Honors Program and received her medical degree from the University of Florida. 

She was recognized as Florida’s Top Medical Student by the Florida Medical Political Action Committee, where she served as the only student delegate. She then did research in cutaneous lymphoma and was chief resident during her dermatology residency at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center & the University of Texas in Houston. She pursued her fellowship in Mohs surgery, cutaneous oncology, and facial plastic & reconstructive surgery under the direction of Drs. John Zitelli & David Brodland. This training program was one of the few officially approved by both the American College of Mohs Surgery and the AMA’s Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.

A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kunishige is an active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. It is an improvement to standard surgery (local excision), which involves removing the visible cancer and a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue all at once. Mohs surgery allows surgeons to verify that all cancer cells have been removed at the time of surgery.

Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin, the largest organ of the body; a specialty with medical, surgical and cosmetic aspects. A dermatologist is a specialist doctor who manages skin diseases due to both internal and external causes and is trained to address cosmetic concerns involving the skin. Dermatological duties include diagnosis and management of a variety of skin disorders, rashes, birthmarks, skin cancer screening and treatment, skin infections, cutaneous surgery and the use of injectables and lasers for skin rejuvenation.  

Recognized as a Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctor, Dr. Kunishige is regularly invited to national meetings to speak about evidence-based treatment of melanoma-in-situ and invasive melanoma. In addition to articles on melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, and board review, she is the author of New Beauty Magazine’s book: Beautiful Skin Revealed.

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