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Mark Abdelmalek

Mark Abdelmalek, MD

Chief, Division of Laser and Dermatologic Surgery; Associate Professor and Interim Chair of Dermatology

Department: Dermatology

Practices: Drexel Dermatology, Drexel Cancer Care

Specialties: Dermatology, Minimally Invasive Surgery


  • MD - MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

Other Languages Spoken


Mark Abdelmalek, MD, is chief of the Division of Laser and Dermatologic Surgery. He completed an American College of Mohs Surgery–approved fellowship in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to his training in the areas of Mohs Micrographic surgery, transplant dermatology, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Abdelmalek performs a specialized surgical technique used in treating malignant melonoma, a form of skin cancer. He has lectured nationally about this procedure.

Dr. Abdelmalek is an ABC News medical reporter with a focus on investigative reporting and actively contributes to ABC News reports. He is fluent in Arabic.

A certified physician with the American Board of Dermatology, he was named one of Philadelphia's rising stars in medicine in Philadelphia Magazine's 2009 Top Doctors issue.


  • Dermatology and Skin Care Technologies
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Clinical Services

Actinic keratosis, Aging changes in skin, Basal cell carcinoma, Laser surgery, Malignant melanoma, Skin, Skin cancer, Skin conditions, Squamous cell cancer, Mohs micrographic surgery, Cosmetic surgery


  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Laser Surgery - Laser and Dermatologic Surgery Center, St. Louis, MO


  • Dermatology - Drexel University College of Medicine


  • Internal Medicine - Drexel University College of Medicine

Mark Abedelmalek, MD, is associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Dermatology at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research Interests



Select Publications

"Cutaneous and Systemic Plasmacytosis vs. Cutaneous Plasmacytic Castleman Disease: Review and Speculations About Pathogenesis"
M. Haque, J.S. Hou, K. Hisimachi, K. Tamada, C.A. Cusack, M. Abdelmalek, R.E. Brown, and E.C. Vonderheid
Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia, 11(6): 453-461 (2011)

"Equal Cosmetic Outcomes with 5-0 Polliglecaprone-25 vs. 6-0 Polypropylene for Superficial Closures"
L. Rosenzweig, M. Abdelmalek, J. Ho, and G. Hruza
Dermatologic Surgery 36(7):1126-1129 (2010)

"Use of Latex-free Elastic Bandages to Simulate Flap Mechanics"
I.A. Maher, M. Boyle, and M. Abdelmalek
Dermatologic Surgery 36(1):113-4 (2010)

"Childhood HIV Disease"
M. Abdelmalek, K. Elmer, and D. Elston
eMedicine Journal- Dermatology 6(1) (June 2009)

"Effectiveness of Staged Excisions for Treating Lentiginous Melanoma in Situ"
M. Abdelmalek, L. Abramova, M. Hurt, and G. Hruza
Expert Review of Dermatolog 5(3):525-527 (2008)

"Recurrent Chondrosarcoma of the Right Skull Base in a Patient with Maffucci's Syndrome"
M. Abdelmalek and C. Stanko
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology 9(1):1 (2008)

"Diffuse Cutaneous Nodules: A case of metastatic prostate cancer to the skin."
M. Abdelmalek, J. Han, and H. Allen
Archives of Dermatology 143:937-942 (2007)

"Retinoids and Wound Healing"
M. Abdelmalek and J. Spencer
Dermatologic Surgery 32(10):1219-1230 (2006)

"Lamotrigine-induced Erythema Multiforme Mimicking Contact Dermatitis"
M. Abdelmalek, S. Mahindrakar, and E. Wiser
The Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 5(1):763-766 (2006)

In the Media

Contact Information

Practice/Research Office

Drexel Dermatology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.5550
Fax: 215.762.5570