Department of Dermatology

Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director, Mohs Surgery Program
  • Director Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Melissa Pugliano-Mauro joined the Department of Dermatology in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Mohs Surgery.

Prior to joining the Department of Dermatology, Dr. Pugliano-Mauro was an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Mohs Surgery at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she completed her residency training in Dermatology, and a Procedural Dermatology Fellowship.  She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology, at Washington & Jefferson College, going on to earn her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine.  

Dr. Pugliano-Mauro is the Clinic Director and the Clinical Laboratory Director of UPMC St. Margaret Dermatology, as well as the Director of the Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship, and the Mohs Surgery Director. She is active in Community Education and Public Health in Dermatology.

Professional Membership

  • American College of Mohs Surgeons

  • ​American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

  • American Academy of Dermatology

  • American Medical Association

  • Pittsburgh Academy of Dermatology

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Education & Training

  • B.S., Washington & Jefferson College
  • M.D., Drexel University

Representative Publications

Dr. Pugliano-Mauro’s publications can be reviewed at the National Library of Medicine’s public database. 

Research Interests

  • Mohs Surgery
  • Solid Organ Transplant Recipients and skin cancer treatment/prevention
  • Resident Education
  • Treatment of high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Intralesional treatment of squamous cell carcinoma