Leslie Storey, MD has been a prominent dermatologist in the Fresno area since 2009. She specializes in skin cancer prevention, detection, and Mohs Surgery, the most effective treatment for skin cancer. Dr. Storey has extensive training in dermatology including a prestigious Mohs Fellowship at Loma Linda Medical Center.
She and her husband, who are both Fresno natives, have three children and enjoy an active life playing water polo and traveling.
A Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon
Mohs surgery has set a new standard for the treatment of skin cancer. An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, but not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training as Dr. Storey, who is fellowship trained, Mohs surgeon.
The American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) was founded by Dr. Frederic Mohs. ACMS-approved fellowship training programs are significantly more rigorous than other Mohs programs.
Dr. Storey participated in one of the first accredited Procedural Dermatology (Mohs Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology) programs in the nation. This program is so rigorous that it only accepts one Fellow per year. Dr. Storey trained under Abel Torres, M.D. former president of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Fellowship training programs are comprehensive and rigorous because skin cancer itself occurs in a diversity of forms, degrees, and areas of the body.
To complete an ACMS-approved fellowship, a physician must:
- Participate in a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases
- Learn to accurately interpret slides of tissue samples
- Perform a wide breadth of reconstructions
- Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
- Surgical Intern: Kern Medical Center
- Residency: Loma Linda University Health Care/Dermatology
- Fellowship: MOHS Surgery, Loma Linda Medical Center
- Board Certified: Dermatology
After her education at Loma Linda Medical Center, she remained as an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She then took her career (and family) to Sydney, Australia where she worked as a Mohs surgeon at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Australia.
- Paver Robert, Storey Leslie, Stanford Duncan, Dermatologic Surgery: A Manual of Defect Repair Options
This invaluable new surgical manual brings to bear text, illustration, photographs, and two narrated DVDs to the subject of dermatological surgical repair. Every area of the body is covered, with particular emphasis on the head and neck. Each chapter lists the repair options for that specific anatomical region and each of those options is then outlined in detail, including the advantages, disadvantages, and a step-by-step description of each.
- Storey LA, Whitaker-Menezes D, Huebner K, Croce CM, Murphy GF. The Role of FHIT in Human Skin Pathology. Human Pathology, manuscript submitted
- Storey LA, Golkar L. Aseptic Meningitis: a Complication for IVIG Therapy in a Patient with Pemphigus Foliaceous. Under review.
Awards and Recognition
- American Society of Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Awardee, mentor: Christopher Zachary, the University of California at San Francisco June 2005
- Women’s Dermatology Award Recipient, mentor: Lawrence Eichenfield San Diego Children’s Hospital Sept 2004
- Clinical honors Obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, dermatology 1999-2000
- Thomas Jefferson University Post-Sophomore Pathology Fellow 1998-1999
- Five months dermatopathology with Dr. George Murphy, four months autopsy, three months surgical pathology