Melanoma Center of Excellence

Melanoma Center of Excellence

MHN seeks to recognize melanoma treatment centers and doctors across the United States, both academic and community-based, that offer exceptional care, knowledge and compassion to those patients diagnosed with advanced melanoma. The following centers have returned completed applications and been approved by MHN. There are many other centers and doctors across the country that offer exceptional care to melanoma patients. Please encourage these centers and doctors to fill out the one page, NO COST, on-line application so that we may recognize them.


CHI Memorial - Rees Skillern Cancer Center


Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program

Our vision is to continue building an outstanding regional referral program for the comprehensive management of melanoma.  Our program offers exceptional clinicians with a focused interest and passion for the treatment of melanoma and cutaneous malignancies. Integrated, multidisciplinary clinical care in a patient-centered environment. Exceptional patient support services. We provide a focus on screening and early diagnosis including community outreach and education. Ongoing clinical research on campus.

Medical Advisory Board:
Dr. Peter Hunt
Dr. Benjamin Nadeau
Dr. Alvero Valle
Dr. Deanna Brown
Dr. Marcus Wagner
Dr. Eric Ellis
Dr. Imelda Bulatao
Tina Harris NP
Terri Henderson RN

 Elizabeth R. Smith Melanoma Program
 605 Glenwood Drive, Suite 307
 Chattanooga, TN 37404
 Phone 423-495-7778
 Fax 423-495-6192


University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute

1660 Springhill Ave
 Mobile, AL 36604


Physician (s): 

  • Marcus Tan, MBBS, FACS
  • Spencer Liles, MD, FACS

Contact Person (s): 

The Mitchell Cancer Institute is the only academic cancer center in lower Alabama, also serving lower Mississippi and the Florida panhandle. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of cancer services all under one roof, including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Nutrition, Genetic Counseling, Social work. In addition to two busy melanoma surgeons, there is a medical oncologist with a particular interest in melanoma and melanoma clinical trials. There is an active and growing Supportive Oncology program as well. Our cancer doctors work collaboratively with community dermatologists to ensure close follow-up and surveillance of melanoma patients and survivors.


Barbara Ann Karmanos
Cancer Institute

Creighton University Cancer Center
Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center / University of Missouri

Emory Winship Cancer Institute

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical
Center Cancer Care Institute

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute

Hollings Cancer Center - Medical University of South Carolina

Hubert H. Humphrey Cancer Center

Melanoma Research Center of San Diego

Oncology Specialists

Saint Louis University Cancer Center

Sylvester Cancer Center

The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute

Thomas Jefferson University

University of Florida

The Following Centers across the country have been identified as potential Melanoma Centers of Excellence (MCE) but have not submitted an application at this time. Please encourage these and other doctors / centers to submit the NO-COST application so that we can determine if they meet the acceptance criteria. Melanoma Hope Network seeks to create the most comprehensive listing of melanoma treatment centers / doctors in the Country.


Interested in applying for Melanoma Center of Excellence? Please click here to fill out the form.