Board Certified in Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery
ACGME Fellowship Trained in Procedural Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery, Laser Surgery, and Cosmetic Skin Surgery
Gregory John Fulchiero Jr., M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D.
Keystone Dermatology & Center for Skin Surgery was started by founder Gregory John Fulchiero Jr., M.D., M.S., F.A.A.D. in 2008.
In 1994 Dr. Fulchiero graduated from Altoona Area High School and then attended the Cornell University College of Engineering in Ithaca, NY. While at the Temple University School of Medicine from 1998 to 2003, he was the recipient of the Allegheny County Medical Society Award for academic excellence. Dr. Fulchiero also earned a Master's Degree in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002 while investigating the surgical applications of collagen and its role in cutaneous wound healing.
Dr. Fulchiero completed his internship in 2004, and dermatology residency in 2007, at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. In 2006 he was the recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology's prestigious Everett C. Fox Award for clinical investigation while at the Penn State Department of Dermatology.
He subsequently completed both an American College of Mohs Surgery fellowship and American College of Graduate Medical Education certified surgical fellowship in 2008 at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas where he trained with world-renowned surgeons in Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgery, Melanoma Surgery, Reconstructive Skin Surgery, Laser Surgery, Tumescent Liposuction, and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.
In addition to the surgical management of skin cancer, Dr. Fulchiero is an expert in the use of Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, chemical peels, and lasers, as well as scar revision, eyelid, and facial rejuvenation surgery. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on dermatologic surgery in national publications.
Mohs surgery is an outpatient procedure that provides the highest cure rate for most skin cancers – approaching a 98 to 99% cure rate. It is performed under local anesthesia and involves removing thin layers of tissue in an effort to preserve as much of the normal surrounding skin as possible. Sometimes several attempts are needed to completely eradicate the skin cancer during the day of the procedure. A microscope is used to guide the surgeon as the skin cancer is removed. Afterward, the surgeon reconstructs the defect where the skin cancer was, in the most aesthetic and cosmetically elegant fashion possible. Learn more about Mohs Micrographic Skin Surgery.
Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer & Reconstructive Surgery
Melanoma is a skin cancer that is treatable with surgery in its early stages. Several forms of melanoma exist: in situ melanoma (limited to the top layer of the skin), and invasive melanoma (into the dermis or second layer of the skin). Some melanomas are treatable with the Mohs micrographic surgery technique, while others simply require excision of cancer with a specific margin of normal tissue. Occasionally a sentinel lymph node biopsy is indicated to fully characterize the tumor and consultation with another surgeon may be scheduled by Dr. Fulchiero. Your physician will determine which treatment is most appropriate to achieve the best outcome for your melanoma.
Surgical procedure of the upper may include excision of drooping eyelid skin, repair of the muscle that opens the eyes, and removal of
Improves the appearance and volume of
mild to severe acne scars
Office based procedure using ultramodern technology for the treatment of sun-damaged precancerous skin lesions, also known as actinic keratoses, without the need for surgery or chemotherapy creams. A medicated solution is applied to the skin and allowed to sit for 1-hour. Then the RED/BLU-Light is placed over the treatment area and allowed to react with the medicated skin for a short period of time. Usually, 2-to-4 treatments are required at one treatment per month. Most insurance companies cover this effective non-invasive therapy.
Permanent lip augmentation that should last a lifetime, for patients who want to avoid additional fillers. Can be removed at any time.