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Dr. Steven A. Proper

steven-a-properState License Number:

  • New Jersey – 28867 – July 1974
  • New York – 139026 – July 1979 Dormant
  • Florida – 40626 – December 1987
  • Pennsylvania – MD-042738-1 – December 1990

Post Graduate Training:

  • Straight Medical Intern,¬†CMDNJ

    Newark, New Jersey
    July 1973 – June 1974

  • Resident in Internal Medicine

    CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
    July 1974 – June 1975

  • Chief Resident in Medical Emergency Department

    Resident Director of Medical Intensive Care Unit
    Resident Supervisor of Out-Patient Medical Services
    CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
    July 1975 – June 1976

  • Chief Resident in Internal Medicine

    CMDNJ/Veterans Administration Medical Center, Newark/East Orange, New Jersey
    July 1976 – June 1977

  • Resident in Endocrinology and Metabolism

    CMDNJ/Veterans Administration Medical Center, Newark/East Orange, New Jersey
    July 1977 – June 1978
    July 1980 – June 1981

  • Resident in Dermatology

    New York University – Skin and Cancer Unit
    New York, New York
    July 1978 – June 1980

  • Fellow in Mohs Chemosurgery

    Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
    Willis I. Cottel, M.D., Program Director
    July 1981 – June 1982

  • Fellow in Dermatopathology

    Dept. of Pathology
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    Luis Alvarez, M.D. and Ashraf M. Hassanein, M.D., Program Directors
    July 2005 – June 30, 2006

Board Certifications:

  • Diplomate of National Board of Medical Examiners – July 1974
  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine – September 1979
  • Diplomate of American Board of Dermatology – November 1980
  • Diplomate of American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism – November 1985
  • Diplomate of American Board of Mohs Micrographic Surgery/Cutaneous Oncology – June 1991*
  • Diplomate of American Board of Quality Assurance/Utilization Review Physicians – August 1993-1996*
  • Diplomate of American Board of Healthcare Risk Management – October 1994*
  • Board-Eligible in Dermatopathology 2006

    * Non-ACGME

Current Work Titles:

  • Attending Physician, Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Inc.

    Partner, Williams, Ristoff and Proper, LLC

Prior Work Titles / Experience:

  • Medical Director, Physicians Consultant & Management Corporation, (PCMC)
  • Assistant Clinical Coordinator (ACC), Florida Peer Review Organization (PRO), Florida
  • Medical Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI) 1993-1994
  • Physician Reviewer for PRO, FMQAI 1993-1995
  • Director, American Board of Risk Management 1993
  • Advisory Committee, Managing Managed Care, Division of Inga Elzy Practice Group 1990

Professional & Academic Societies:

  • American College of Physicians
  • West Coast Dermatology Society
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Fellow
  • American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, Fellow
  • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • International Society of Dermatpathology
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Hillsborough County Medical Society of Dermatologic Surgery (FSDS)
  • American College of Medical Legal Medicine
  • USCAP
  • American Society of Dermatopathology

Legal Professional & Academic Societies:

  • American Bar Association 2003-
  • Florida Bar Association 2003-
  • Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers 2003-2005
  • American Trial Lawyers Association 2003-2005

Academic Appointments:

  • Instructor in Medicine

    CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
    July 1974 – June 1978

  • Interviewer, Medical School Admissions Committee

    CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
    July 1976 – December 1977

  • Affiliate Associate Professor in Medicine (Dermatology)

    Department of Internal Medicine
    Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, Florida
    July 1982

  • Coordinator of Medical Legal Issues in Dermatology Course

    University of South Florida, College of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
    Tampa, Florida
    2000-2005, 2006-

  • Coordinator of Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Course

    University of South Florida, College of Medicine
    Department of Medicine
    Division of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
    Tampa, Florida
    1983-1997

  • Adjunct Associate Professor

    Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
    College of Public Health
    University of South Florida
    Tampa, Florida
    1995-1996

  • Coordinator, Dermatologic Surgery Training Program

    James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital
    Tampa, Florida
    1982-1991

  • Member of The Medical Council of The Skin Cancer Foundation

    June 1987-1996

  • Member of Florida College of Medical and Dental Careers Advisory Board

    Tampa, Florida 1985-1987

  • Member, Social Program Committee, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

    1987-1989

  • Director, Mohs Surgery Fellowship

    Center for Dermatology and Skin Surgery, Inc.
    1987-

  • Physician Reviewer for PRO

    July 1993-1995

  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, Humana

    February-April 1994

  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, United Health Care

    1998-2000

  • Member, Quality Assurance Committee, St. Augustine HMO 1999-2000

    Chairperson, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Committee, Physicians Consultant and Management Corporation (PCMC), Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    January 1994-1995

  • Chairperson, Dermatology Advisory Committee, PCMC

    January 1994-1995

  • Member, Hillsborough County Medical Society Expert Witness Review Committee

    November, 1994-1996

  • Director, American Board of Healthcare Risk Management, Inc.

    April 1994-1995

  • Member, Managed Care Subcommittee, Florida Society of Dermatology (FSD) and Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons,

    (FSDS) 1994-1996

  • Medical Director, Physicians Consultant & Management Corporations,

    (PCMC) 1993-1995

  • Assistant Clinical Coordinator (ACC), Florida Peer Review Organization (PRO), Florida Medical Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI)

    (1993-1994)

  • Director, American Board of Risk Management 1994
  • Member, Managed Care Committee, American Academy of Dermatology 1994-1997
  • Director, Managing Managed Care, Division of Inga Elzy Practice Group 1997-1999
  • Advisor and contributor, Managing Managed Care Bimonthly Newsletter, Division of Inga Elzy Practice Group January 1994
  • Instructor in Medicine

    CMDNJ, Newark New Jersey
    July 1974-June 1978

  • Interviewer, Medical School Admissions Committee

    CMDNJ, Newark, New Jersey
    July 1976 – December 1977

Hospital Affiliations:

  • University Community Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Awards / Honors:

  • Sutnik Award, American College of Chemosurgery – December 1981
  • National Dean’s List – 1992-1993
  • Outstanding Student Award. USF, College of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management – May 1994
  • Personal Progress Award, Dale Carnegie Course – August 1994
  • Henry “Bud” Menn Memorial Lecturer-April 1995; FSDS

Professional Activities:

  • Microbiologist

    Middlesex General Hospital, New Jersey
    1967-1969

  • Assistant to Director of International Medical Services

    Schering Corporation, New Jersey
    1969-1970

  • Attending Physician in Emergency Room

    Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, New Jersey
    1975-1977

  • Consultant for Medical Publications, Didactic Systems, Inc. Garfield, New Jersey

    1980-1981

  • Medical Director, Europahealth.com 2000-2001
  • Medical Director, Revim, LLC 2005-Resigned July 2006

Research Activities:

  • Transformation of DNA in Mycobacterium Avium

    Preceptor: Morris Solotorovsky, PhD.
    Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    September 1968 – January 1969

  • Isordil in Post Myocardial Infarction

    Preceptor: Allan Weisse, M.D.
    CMDNJ, Jersey City, New Jersey
    July – August 1970

  • Utilization of Ptosis/Blepharoplasty Repairs

    Florida Medical Quality Assurance, Inc. (FMQAI) State Peer Review Organization (PRO)
    January 1994-1995

  • Medication Errors

    FMQAI (PRO)
    January 1994-1995

  • Raptiva research in Psoriasis

    Phase III
    Genotech
    2004

Medical Editing / Review:

  • The New England Journal of Medicine

    1991

  • Journal for Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology

    Contributing Editor
    1991-2005

Publications:

  • Torres, A., Proper, S., Wagner, R., Informed Consent in the Dermatologic Patient.
  • Roenig, Ratz & Roenig submitted and accepted 2006
  • Hassancin AM, Proper SA, Depcik-Smith N, Flower FP. Perilumoral Fibrosis In Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma Mimicking Perineural Invasion: A Potential Pitfall In Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Dermatol Surg 31:1101-6 2005
  • Jaffe. A.T., Proper. S.A., An Alternative Approach for Harvesting Mohs Specimens with a Flexible Scalpel Dermatol. Surg 27:851-854, 2001
  • Morgan M., Proper S. Malignant Hemangiosarcoma of the Skull 1998 Journal of Pathology
  • Luria, L.W., Proper, S., Sinkovics, J., Malignant Melanoma-An Overview for Advanced Perspectives in Plastic Surgery 1997
  • Wagner, R., Torres, A., Proper, S., Informed Consent in the Dermatologic Patient. Roenig & Roenig Dermatologic Surgery 1997
  • Torres, A., Wagner, R., Proper, S., Informed Consent in the Dermatologic Patient.
  • Roenig & Roenig Dermatologic Surgery 1997
  • Torres, A., Wagner, R., Proper, S., Terminating the Physician-Patient Relationship. J. Dermatol. Surg. Oncol. 20(2):144-147, 1994
  • Luria, L.W., Proper, S.A. Burnett, S.M., Williams, C. C., and Fenske, N. – An Anatomical basis for Prognosis of Malignant Melanoma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, 90(2):263-269, 1992
  • Proper, S.A., Rose, P.T. – Pre-Operative Evaluation, In Mikhail G. Handbook of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, W. B. Saunders Company, 1990
  • Proper, S.A., Rose, P.T. – Medical Complications. In Mikhail G. Handbook of Mohs Micrographic Surgery by G. Mihail, W. B. Saunders Company, 1990
  • Proper, S.A., Rose, P.T.
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Skin Cancer
  • The Bulletin of Polk County Medical Association
  • Vol 20, No. 8
  • August, 1989
  • Proper, S.A., Rose, P.T.
  • Actinic Keratosis and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Geriatrics Medicine
  • 1988
  • Proper, S., Fenske. N. A., Burnett, S. M., and Luria. L. W. – Compromised Wound Repair Due to Perioperative Use of Ibuprofen, JAAD. 1987
  • Fenske, N.A., Lober, C., Mendelsohn. H. E., and Proper, S. A. – Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases. In Noble, J.
  • Textbook of General Medicine and Primary Care (1st Edition) Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1987. Pp. 571-586
  • Madjar Jr., D. D., Carvallo, E., Proper, S. A., and Fenske. N. A. – Adjunctive Surgical Management of Cutaneous Mycobacterium Fortuitum Infection. J. Dermatol. Surg. Oncol. 11(7):708 – 712, 1985
  • Proper, S. A., and Fenske, N. A. – Common Skin Tumors in the Geriatric Population.
  • Geriatric Medicine Today 4(9):17-33, 1985
  • Fenske, N. A., Proper, S. A.
  • Aging Skin
  • The Good Life Guide, January – February 1983
  • Cottel, W. I., and Proper, S. – Mohs Surgery, Fresh-Tissue Technique, Our Technique with a Review. J. Dermatol. Surg. Oncol. 8(7):576-587, 1982
  • Kord, J. P., Cottel, W. I., and Proper, S. – Metastic Basal Cell Carcinoma. J. Dermatol. Surg. Oncol. 8(7):604-608, 1982
  • Lambert, W. C., Kolber, L. R., and Proper, S. A. – Leukocytoclastic Angiitis Induced by Clindamycin. Cutis 30:615-619, 1962
  • Proper, S. A., Kolber, L. R., and Brodkin. R. H. – Skin Manifestations of Diabetes. Hospital Medicine 17(12):16A-16P. 1981
  • May. P., Proper, S., Ourednik, J., Schneider, G., and Ertel. N. – Blunted Prolactin Response to Hypoglycemia in Patients with Hypothalamic-Pituitary Disease and in Subjects Receiving Estrogen. Metabolism 29:340-435. 1980
  • Davis, D., Proper, S., May, P., and Ertel, N. – Elevated Prolactin Levels in Bronchogenic Carcinoma. Cancer 44:676-679, 1979

Abstracts:

  • May, P. B., Mittler, J. D., Proper, S., Theodoropoulos. T., Schneider, G., and Ertel, N. H. – The Effect of Leucine-Enkephalin on Prolactin Release from Rat Pituitary, in Vitro. The Endocrine Society 1977
  • Mittler. J. C., May, P. B., Kochu, S., Proper, S., Theodoropoulous. T., and Ertal, N. H. – Enkephalin Effect on Gonadotrophin Secretion: Presented at the Program of the 8th Conference of the International Society of Psychoneuroendrocrinology; Atlanta, Georgia – May 1977
  • Akgun, S., Ertel, N. H., and Proper, S. – Reciprocal Changes in Serum Glucose and Calcium Levels During Glucose and Insulin. Administration. American Diabetes Association 1977
  • Proper, S., May, P., Davis, S., Ertel. N. H., and Mittler, J. – Hyperprolactinema in Lung Cancer: Pituitary or Extopic Origin? Clinical Research 25:659A, 1977
  • Whitley, D., Endicott. J., and Proper, S. – Markle Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck, March 1988
  • Islam MN, Bhattacharyyal, Vega J. Proper S. Glanz S, Hassanein AM – Melanocytic Matricoma: A Distinctive Clinicopathological Entity submitted July 2006

Publications in Preparation:

  • Madjar Jr., D. D., Carvallo, E., Proper, S. A., Kowalski, D., and Frenske, N. A. – Lower Eyelid Reconstruction, An Alternative Approach
  • Wolfson J. Proper, S. A., Levin. P., – Diginaris
  • Proper S, Kontos. A. Chang A, Qian. Z – The Use of DermaBlade in Skin Graft Harvesting
  • Proper SA, Kontos A, Utato N, Qian Z Use of Alloderm Reconstruction in Large Mohs Surgical Defects.
  • Proper, S. Kontos, A. Qian. Z. – Sebaceous Gland and associated skin pathology.