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Paul Joseph Mosca, MD, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: 10 Bryan Searle Drive, 466G Seeley G. Mudd Bldg, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC 3966, 10 Bryan Searle Dr, 466G Seeley G Mudd, Durham, NC 27710

My research focuses on three areas. One is the development of more effective and entirely novel treatments for melanoma. I have a special interest in immunotherapy, novel targeted molecular therapies, and regional chemotherapy for advanced melanoma of the arm or leg. Another area of interest is palliative surgery for cancer with an emphasis on understanding the optimal role and application of this type of surgery in the care of advanced malignancy. A third area of interest is quality and patient safety with an emphasis on communication and work culture.

Education and Training

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, Lehigh Valley Health Network, 2004 - 2010
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2002 - 2004
  • Chief Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 2001 - 2002
  • 2nd Year SAR, Surgery, Duke University, 2000 - 2001
  • Surgical Research Fellow, Surgery, Duke University, 1998 - 2000
  • Senior Assistant Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1997 - 1998
  • Junior Assistant Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1996 - 1997
  • Intern, Surgery, Duke University, 1995 - 1996
  • M.B.A., Desales University, 2011
  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1995
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1994

Publications

Masoud, Sabran J., Jennifer A. Perone, Norma E. Farrow, Paul J. Mosca, Douglas S. Tyler, and Georgia M. Beasley. “Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Melanoma.” Curr Treat Options Oncol 19, no. 11 (September 19, 2018): 55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11864-018-0575-4.

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Puza, Charles J., and Paul J. Mosca. “Examining the incidence and presentation of melanoma in thoracic transplant patients.” In Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 79:AB138–AB138. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Puza, Charles J., and Paul J. Mosca. “Incidence and presentation of squamous cell carcinoma in renal transplant patients after rejection episodes.” In Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 79:AB165–AB165. MOSBY-ELSEVIER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Puza, Charles J., Srirama Josyula, Alicia M. Terando, John H. Howard, Doreen M. Agnese, Paul J. Mosca, Walter T. Lee, and Georgia M. Beasley. “Does the number of sentinel lymph nodes removed affect the false negative rate for head and neck melanoma?” J Surg Oncol 117, no. 7 (June 2018): 1584–88. https://doi.org/10.1002/jso.25025.

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Puza, C. J., S. A. Myers, A. R. Cardones, G. M. Beasley, and P. J. Mosca. “The effect of rejection episodes on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in transplant patients.” In Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 138:S50–S50. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Puza, C. J., S. Josyula, D. M. Agnese, J. Howard, A. M. Terando, P. J. Mosca, W. T. Lee, and G. Beasley. “Is the Number of Sentinel Lymph Nodes Important for Head and Neck Melanoma Staging?” In Annals of Surgical Oncology, 25:S172–S172. SPRINGER, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Puza, Charles J., Warren S. Warren, and Paul J. Mosca. “Correction to: The changing landscape of dermatology practice: melanoma and pump-probe laser microscopy.” Lasers Med Sci 32, no. 9 (December 2017): 2173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-017-2339-y.

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Puza, Charles J., Warren S. Warren, and Paul J. Mosca. “The changing landscape of dermatology practice: melanoma and pump-probe laser microscopy.” Lasers Med Sci 32, no. 8 (November 2017): 1935–39. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10103-017-2319-2.

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