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A skin cancer diagnosis is life-changing. At Skin Cancer Institute, we’re here to help you and your loved ones make a more informed treatment decision. We encourage you to explore this area to learn more about the disease, what lies ahead and your treatment options.

Learn how our doctors create a personalized treatment plan for your diagnosis and needs. And if you have any questions along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to help you make sense of it all.

Explore treatment options at Skin Cancer Institute

Every skin cancer is different and requires a personalized approach. Your skin cancer team develops a treatment plan tailored to your needs, using the latest diagnostic tools and treatment technology to target even the most advanced skin cancers.

Meet the Skin Cancer Institute Members

Dr. Mark Sofonio


Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio was raised right here in the Desert community. He then successfully completed the accelerated U.C.R./U.C.L.A. combined undergraduate/medical school program with Magna Cum Laude honors. Following graduation from U.C.L.A. Medical School, he served an internship and General Surgery residency at the University of Hawaii. He then completed his plastic surgery residency training at the Medical College of Ohio.

Dr. Sofonio has also completed several post-residency fellowships. He ran a Burn Unit/Wound Care Center at the Medical College of New York. He also received extra cosmetic surgery training from some of the world’s foremost aesthetic surgeons at the Connell Aesthetic Surgery Institute.


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Jon Poling, PA

PolingJon Poling, PA, has been a Physician Assistant for 36 years, 20 of which he spent specializing in Cosmetic Dermatology. He graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1975. He practiced in the USAF until 1988. Following this he established a private practice in 1989. He has been practicing in the valley for 22 years.

His experience lies in the use of Botox and Dysport, cosmetic fillers including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and the volumizer Sculptra for use as a liquid face lift. He has trained with the experts from around the world and some of the pioneers ofthese products.

Michael P. Milligan, M.D.

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Michael P. Milligan, M.D.

Diplomat American Board of Dermatology

Fello American Academy of Dermatology

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