I am deeply committed to this proposed research project and I aim to increase the comfort of my skin cancer patients. I am uniquely experienced to unite this multidisciplinary team in the delivery of our specific aims to define the combinations of non-noxious primitive haptic stimuli that best decrease the perception of injection site pain for the greatest number of patients. Beginning with my graduate thesis work on the function of volatile anesthetics, I have pursued translational investigations with the clinical goal of improving the anesthetic techniques in my surgical specialty of Mohs surgery. I am recognized within the main dermatology societies as an expert in anesthetic techniques for Mohs surgery as evidenced by my 2015 invited CME on Acute Pain Management in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the recurring invitations to moderate sessions on anesthetic techniques at the AAD and ACMS annual meetings. This work expands on my previous clinical trials of the perception of pain during the local injection of anesthetics. My institution has the strong translational research infrastructure to expedite this project. The two novel devices for delivery of the counter- stimuli and the assessment of the patient’s perception of touch represent three fruitful years of prototype development with Dr. Klatzky, an expert in multimodal perception, and Dr. Choset, an expert in medical robotics.
Aggressive skin cancers, cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery and advanced reconstruction
My works centers on translational collaborations and clinical excellence in Mohs surgery and cutaneous oncology. Starting with clinical practice gaps in the delivery of cutaneous oncology care, our teams are building solutions to improve our surgical methods, our understanding of tumor biology, and the comfort and safety of our patients. We unite experts from multiple disciplines and institutions to innovate with robotic vision, machine learning, and light weight sensing.
Residencies, Internships and Fellowships
Bryan T Carroll, M.D., Ph.D. was trained in Mohs surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University. He obtained his dermatology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a medical graduate of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and also has a Ph.D. in Genetics. He completed his internship in internal medicine at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Dr. Carroll currently sees patients at the UH Westlake Health Center. His expertise is in aggressive skin cancers, cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery and advanced reconstruction.