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Rapid City Medical Center’s The Skin Institute is pleased to recognize Dr. Sage and Dr. Wittenberg for their Micrographic Dermatologic Certification from the American Board of Dermatology

Jan 13, 2022 07:24PM ● By Med Magazine

Rapid City Medical Center’s The Skin Institute is pleased to recognize Dr. Sage and Dr. Wittenberg for their Micrographic Dermatologic Certification from the American Board of Dermatology. Both doctors have met the certification requirements established by the ABD, including residency training in an accredited program and successful completion of the certifying examination. This certification is in addition to the FAAD accreditation both doctors already hold for Mohs Surgery. They are now two of just 1,750 diplomates of the American Board of Dermatology to take the Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery Certification Exam.

Both doctors are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained. Each of them studied an additional one year in Mohs micrographic surgery with an accredited American College of Mohs Surgeons (ACMS) to achieve their Fellowship. This additional training had given them the experience in performing complex wound reconstruction as well as successfully dealing with surgical complications and cancer recurrence. Of note, ACMS maintains the highest standard of care and training. Candidates practice a minimum of 500 Mohs surgery cases to become a ACMS Fellow. This is different from ASMS, American Society of Mohs Surgery, an organization that provides education and training to physicians who have not undergone extensive training in Mohs surgery.  This type of certification only requires 75 Mohs cases and 45 of which could have been performed during their dermatology residency. Dr. Sage and Dr. Wittenberg’s ACMS Fellowship solidifies them as local experts - highly experienced, competent surgeons who will provide optimal outcomes for patients.  

These certification marks are indicative of the quality of continuing education, commitment to cutting-edge and practices of excellence, and continued pursuit of knowledge and medical skills to treat patients within Dr. Sage and Dr. Wittenberg’s practices.

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Dr. Gregory Wittenberg is a dermatologist specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery and has always had a passion for the challenges that come with surgery, including removal and reconstruction. He is originally from Hot Springs, South Dakota, where his dad practiced as a veterinarian for over fifty years, but his education has led him to various parts of the United States.

He first attended the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and became certified as a physical therapist. After practicing for one year in Rapid City, he decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended the University Of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. After medical school, he completed an internship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He went on to complete his dermatology training at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Finally, he completed his fellowship in Mohs surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and has been practicing at Rapid City Medical Center since 1999.