Cerrene Giordano

Senior Fellow

Cerrene Giordano, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine

Cerrene Giordano, MD is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, and a dermatologic surgeon specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Her clinical and research interests surround patient satisfaction and post-operative pain management in dermatologic surgery. More specifically, her research focuses on the current opioid epidemic and how to understand and reduce overuse in the dermatologic surgery field. Her additional interest surrounds patients with inherited skin cancer syndromes, such as Gorlin and Muir Torre, and she is working to develop a multidisciplinary team at Penn for the special care of this patient population. She is also directing much of her research attention to improving the care of these populations through both surgical and non-surgical management. She was awarded the McCabe Grant to assist with much of this current work.

She completed her medical school training at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in Buffalo, NY, and her dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, where she served as Chief resident. She completed her Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, NY.

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