Dr. Ari VanderWalde, Director, Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center of Excellence

About Our Program

West Cancer Center’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence is committed to equipping our patients with the necessary tools, resources and expertise for their unique melanoma or skin cancer diagnosis. This commitment is strengthened through a multidisciplinary approach to your care, providing each patient with a comprehensive care team comprised of the nation’s foremost specialists and experts in melanoma and all types of cutaneous malignancies.

In addition to exceptional clinical care and an innovative treatment approach, West Cancer Center’s Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center of Excellence is fueled by a commitment to clinical, basic and translational research. This three-pronged approach to research ensures that patients not only have access to the therapies of tomorrow, today through clinical trial opportunities, but also allows clinical findings to inform translational methodology in the laboratory setting.

We know a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, at West Cancer Center’s Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center of Excellence, you can expect not only the most innovative care, but also the most compassionate.  From our highly specialized experts and innovative treatment planning to numerous care support, patient and survivorship resources, you can rest assured that you will receive the care you’ve come to know and trust from West Cancer Center.

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For Patients

As a West Cancer Center patient, we want to make your experience as easy as possible. For more information about your upcoming visit to the Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center of Excellence, please click on the buttons below. 

Patient Education

Early detection and prevention against skin cancer starts with a solid education. For more information on specific malignancies, or to increase your awareness of general risk factors for skin cancer, please click on the links below.

Find a Clinical Trial

A true leader in cancer research, West Cancer Center has a long standing commitment to advancing science in order to improve the lives of our patients. As our patient, you will obtain quick access to new therapies and the opportunity to participate in unique clinical trials.

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Melanoma & Cutaneous Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conference

West Cancer Center faculty participates in numerous Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conferences throughout the year - providing an opportunity for physicians across specialities to evaluate individual patient cases and develop a collective recommendation for treatment.

The Melanoma & Cutaneous Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conference takes place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at West Cancer Center's 7945 Wolf River Boulevard location in the Third Floor Training Room. The conference is led by Dr. Ari VanderWalde, Director of Clinical Research and Founder of the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence, and Dr. Jeremiah Deneve, Surgical Oncologist.

The Team

Matthew Ballo, MD, FACR

Primary Location 7945 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138
901.624.2600
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Jeremiah Deneve, DO, FACS

Primary Location 1211 Union Avenue, Ste. 300 Memphis, TN 38104
901.609.3525
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Martin Fleming, MD, FACS

Primary Location 1211 Union Avenue, Ste. 300 Memphis, TN 38104
901.609.3525
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Katherine James, PA-C

Primary Location 7945 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138
901.609.3520
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David C. Portnoy, MD

Primary Location 7945 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138
901.683.0055
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Kurt Tauer, MD, FACP

Primary Location 7945 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138
901.683.0055
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Ari VanderWalde, MD, MPH, MBioeth

Primary Location 7945 Wolf River Boulevard Germantown, TN 38138
901.683.0055
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