Full Body Skin Exams for Organ Transplant Recipients

Recipients of solid organ transplants are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer compared to the general population. Although most transplant recipients will develop a few skin cancers that are easily treated, some transplant recipients may develop hundreds of skin cancers, some of which can even be life threatening.

Prevention and early detection of skin cancer is vitally important to the optimal care and long-term outcomes of transplant recipients. In addition to skin cancers, transplant recipients may develop dermatologic conditions such as acne, fungal infections of the skin and nails, and viral infections such as warts and shingles.

Oscar R. Colegio, MD PhD
Clinical Instructor

Dr. Colegio is a Clinical Instructor at Yale School of Medicine where his clinical practice and research is focused on skin disorders associated with solid organ transplantation. Dr. Colegio is a member of several professional organizations related to his clinical and research interests including the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, where he serves on the Committee on Communication.