Patricia A. Lucey, M.D.
Specialty care physician, board-certified in dermatology
Stay Skin Healthy advisor
I specialize in melanoma and pigmented lesions and skin cancer prevention and detection, as well as general dermatology, surgery and cosmetics. I completed medical school at the George Washington University and my dermatology residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
Why this mission is important to me
I became interested in skin cancer because of my family history of melanoma. Early in my medical training, I recognized the importance of early clinical detection and regular full-body skin examinations, which can be lifesaving, especially in high-risk patients with many abnormal moles or those with a personal or family history of melanoma.
My goal is to provide thorough cancer screenings and use dermoscopy and digital photography to prevent and catch melanomas at their earliest stages. I also want to educate patients and their families about the dangers of sun exposure and tanning bed use, as well as the importance of regular screening.