About Us/Dr. Piasecki
The Skin Cancer Center was founded by Dr. Justin Piasecki in 2009. The Center utilizes the Mayo Clinic model of treatment in which a cohesive network of medical specialists provides comprehensive skin cancer care. Together we continually strive to develop the most efficient, least invasive methods to diagnosing and treating skin cancer.
The Skin Cancer Center utilizes the Mayo Clinic model of a multidisciplinary team located in the same facility. All skin cancer treatment needs can be met in the same building. This unique partnership includes:
- Puget Sound Institute of Pathology
- Tacoma Radiation Oncology
- Franciscan Surgical Associates
- Harbor Plastic Surgery Center
A graduate of Stanford University with a degree in biology, Dr. Piasecki continued his education at Vanderbilt Medical School, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. While in medical school he took a two-year leave of absence to compete on the US National Sprint Kayaking Team and ranked #4 in the world, he won gold medals at the Pan Am Games, World Cup and at the U.S. National Championships.
After graduation from Vanderbilt, Dr. Piasecki completed a five-year plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Wisconsin, where he won several awards for his research and teaching. He then completed a Mohs surgery fellowship at the University of British Columbia, training under some of the most respected dermatopathologists in North America.
Dr. Piasecki is the only doctor in the world who is Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and is also a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. There is currently no Board Certification in Mohs surgery, however being a member of the Mohs College has similar requirements to Board Certification in other sub-specialties and is the highest level of certification available for Mohs surgery.
In the summer of 2014 Dr. Piasecki co-founded Cosmetic MD Skin Care with his wife, Jill. Cosmetic MD products offer the latest skincare science in straightforward, easy-to-use products for beautiful, safe, healthy-looking skin. Proceeds are donated to organizations that provide opportunities for children in the areas of education, health and wellness.
Dr. Piasecki lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife and three daughters. He continues to kayak recreationally and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.