Mark Abdelmalek, M.D.

Mohs Surgeon | Dermatologist | ABC News Reporter & Medical Contributor

Dr. Mark Abdelmalek is a highly regarded board-certified dermatologist, skin cancer surgeon, and ABC News reporter.  As a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, Dr. Mark specializes in the precise surgical removal of skin cancer with expert reconstruction.  Dr. Mark spent more than a decade in academic medicine culminating as the Interim Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Drexel University.  While at the forefront of academic medicine in Philadelphia, he partnered with premier faculty to train a generation of excellent dermatologists and conduct clinical research.  Dr. Abdelmalek’s clinical interests are caring for high-risk skin cancer patients and comprehensive skin care for organ transplant patients.

Dr. Mark is also an award-winning medical and investigative reporter at ABC News.  Over the last decade, he has worked alongside ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer sharing important stories of our time with television audiences for Good Morning America, ABC World News, 20/20, and Nightline.  In 2016, Dr. Mark received an Alfred I. duPont Columbia Award, one of the most prestigious honors in journalism, widely regarded as the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes for broadcast news.  Dr. Mark was nominated for a Peabody Award and an Emmy award in 2018 for an ABC News Hidden America special on hardworking Americans struggling to stay in the middle class.

Dr. Mark was honored by his peers in 2016 with the prestigious Philadelphia Dermatological Society  ‘Founders Award’ for “devoting extraordinary time and talent as a teacher and clinician” and has been recognized by Castle Connolly and Philadelphia magazine as one of Philadelphia’s “Top Doctors” and “Rising Stars in Medicine.”

Dr. Mark feels honored to bring academic excellence, compassion and conversation to the greater Philadelphia area community and patients.

Currently Seeing Patients in:

New Jersey

Dermatology Associates of South Jersey

715 Fellowship Road
Suite B
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
 Call 856-206-0201 to schedule an appointment


Locations coming soon!

Certifications & Memberships:
Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellowship-trained Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative
Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Past-President
Atlantic Derm Conference, 2015 Overall Chairperson
Philadelphia College of Physicians- Section of Dermatology, Past-President

Areas of specialty: 
Mohs Surgery
Skin Cancer
High-risk Skin Cancer
Transplant Dermatology: Comprehensive Skin Care for Organ Transplant Patients

Education & Training
Undergraduate: Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College
Medical School: Drexel University
Internal Medicine Internship: Hahnemann University Hospital
Dermatology Residency: Drexel University College of Medicine
Chief Resident: Drexel University, Department of Dermatology
Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship: American College of Mohs Surgery- Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center, St. Louis, MO

Awards and Honors
2018 Top Doctors™ Philadelphia Magazine
2017 Top Doctors™ Philadelphia Magazine
Philadelphia Magazine: Selected as one of Philadelphia’s rising stars in Medicine
Founders Award, Philadelphia Dermatological Society

Journalism Awards
Emmy® nominee, ABC News, My Reality: Hidden America, 2018
Peabody Award nominee, ABC News Hidden America Series, 2017
Deadline Club Award, ABC News Hidden America Series, 2017
GRACIE Award, 2017
Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, ABC News, 2016
Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television, ABC News, 2016
Emmy® nominee, ABC News, 2017
GLAAD Media Award: Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine, ABC News, 2016
ABC News Storytelling Challenge Winner- Best new use of live stream storytelling, 2015
Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television, ABC News, 2015
Salute to Excellence Television Finalist- National Association of Black Journalists, ABC News, 2015
Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television, ABC News, 2014
Food Bank for New York City Honoree, 2013
MORE Award: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), ABC News, 2012

Currently Seeing Patients in:

New Jersey

Dermatology Associates of South Jersey

715 Fellowship Road
Suite B
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Call 856-206-0201 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark in New Jersey.


Keystone Dermatology Partners

2300 Computer Avenue
Suite A8
Willow Grove, PA 19090


Call 215-999-3376 (DERM) to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark in Pennsylvania.


Center City Philadelphia Location Coming Soon!

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Contact Dr. Mark

856-206-0201 (New Jersey)
215-999-3376 (Pennsylvania)

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