A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native, Dr. Stiegel became familiar with dermatology from a very young age as the son of one of the city’s premier dermatologists.
He graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania, where he was a standout tennis and squash player, serving as captain of both teams and earning the college’s award for outstanding athletic achievement and leadership. He then received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into several honors societies including the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha. He subsequently completed his intern year and dermatology residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, working with leading experts in skin disease and cutaneous oncology.
Dr. Stiegel completed his fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Advanced Reconstructive Surgery with Drs. John Zitelli and David Brodland, considered one of the best Mohs fellowships in the world. His original research has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and he has written book chapters on facial reconstruction and laser surgery.
Dr. Stiegel is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and also remains an active member of the American College of Mohs Surgery.
Jefferson Medical College
Magna Cum Laude, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
Zitelli & Brodland PC, Pittsburgh, PA
Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellow
July 2013-June 2014
Department of Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH
July 2014-June 2017
Department of Dermatology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH
USMLE Step 1, 2, 3: Pass 2011, 2012, 2014
State Medical Board of Pennsylvania Permanent License
HONORS & AWARDS
Gold medal winner, Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology 37th Annual Research day – May 2017. Prognostic value of sentinel lymph node biopsy according to Breslow thickness for cutaneous melanoma.
Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society- 2012
George McClellan Surgical Honors Society- 2012
Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honors Society- 2011
Association of Pathology Chairs National Pathology Honors Society- October 2010
Alumni Varsity Club Award Recipient- 2009
Given to a Haverford College student-athlete whose combination of outstanding leadership and athletic achievement was a significant factor in a team’s competitive success, and whose level of performance has brought distinction not only to the individual and team but also the entire athletic program
Most Valuable Player, Men’s Varsity Squash Team- 2009
Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Star-2008 & 2009
Recognition of top collegiate student-athletes based on athletic achievement and academic performance in Philadelphia area as selected by the Philadelphia Area Sports Information Directors Association
College Squash Association Scholar-Athlete Honors- 2008 & 2009
Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete Honors- 2007, 2008, & 2009
Scholarship awarded to select group of undergraduate students with outstanding academic standing to pursue primary care internship
Most Valuable Player, Men’s Varsity Tennis Team- 2007
Most Improved Player, Men’s Varsity Squash Team- 2007
All-Centennial Conferences Honors, Men’s Tennis – 2006 & 2008
Stiegel E, Xiong D, Ya J, Funchain P, Isakov R, Gastman B, Vij A. Prognostic value of sentinel lymph node biopsy according to Breslow thickness for cutaneous melanoma. Submitted to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology June 2017, pending decision.
Stiegel E, Lam C, Schowalter M, Somani A, Lucas J, Poblete-Lopez, C. Correlation between original biopsy pathology and Mohs intraoperative pathology Somani A. Dermatologic Surgery. In press- anticipated publication 2017.
Stiegel E, Khetarpal S, Tarbox M, Lucas J, “Pigmented Lesion Lasers” in Tips and Tricks in Procedural Dermatology: Efficient and Effective Approaches to Achieving Optimal Diagnostic and Therapeutic Results, editor-in-chief Robert T. Brodell, MD, editors Stephen E. Helms, MD, Jennifer Schulmeier, MD, Michael Cosulich, MD, Ashish Bhatia, MD, William Abromovits, MD and Jeremy Jackson, MD. In press-anticipated publication 2017.
Stiegel E, Say E, Carter C, Thomas M, Shields C. Simultaneous FZD4 and LRP5 Mutations in Autosomal Dominant Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2013 Winter;7(1):26-8.
Stiegel E, Lam C, Schowalter M, Somani A, Lucas J, Poblete-Lopez, C. Correlation between original biopsy pathology and Mohs intraoperative pathology Somani A. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 28th, 2017.
Stiegel E, Guren L, Collie A, Billings S, Fernandez A. Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy in an otherwise healthy 56-year-old woman. 52nd American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 9, 2015.
Pearson T, Stiegel E, Fernandez A, Bergfeld W. Bullous chilblain lupus erythematosus in the setting of late-stage Raynaud’s phenomenon: a novel histopathologic finding. 52nd American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. October 9, 2015.
Stiegel E, Prestipino A. The role of pathology in the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous melanoma. 13th Annual Jefferson Pathology Honors Program Student Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA. April 29, 2011.
Stiegel E, Xiong, D, Ya J, Vij A. Prognostic value of sentinel lymph node biopsy according to Breslow thickness for cutaneous melanoma. American College of Mohs Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 28th, 2017.
Stiegel E, Ko J, Billings S, Fernandez A, Warren C. SAPHO syndrome, a case report and review of the literature. Cleveland Dermatologic Society Spring Meeting. Cleveland, OH. May 14, 2015.
Stiegel E, Guren L, Collie A, Billings S, Fernandez A. Cutaneous collagenous vasculopathy, a case report and review of the literature. Cleveland Dermatologic Society Spring Meeting. Cleveland, OH. May 14, 2015.
Stiegel E, Schowalter M, Pearson T, Vasievich M, and Condon S. Dermatology terminology and basics for internal medicine residents. Cleveland Clinic Department of Internal Medicine Academic Series. Cleveland, OH April 8, 2015.
Stiegel E, Anthony J, Collie A, Billings S. Erythema Annulare Centrifigum, a case report and review of the literature. Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds. Cleveland, OH. April 2, 2015.
Stiegel E, Irfan M, Tamburro J, Billings S. Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis (Ofuji’s disease) in an elderly Filipino woman. Gross and Microscopic Symposium, American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. March 22, 2015.
Stiegel E, Weinstein M, Kovalyshyn I, Billings S, Mesinkovska N. Erythema annulare centrifigum, a case report and review of the literature. Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds. Cleveland, OH. November 6, 2014.
Stiegel E, Vij A, Kovalyshyn I, Mossad S, Billings S, Piliang M. Skin nodule in a woman with newly diagnosed AML and neutropenia. Cleveland Clinic Infectious Disease Grand Rounds. Cleveland, OH September 17, 2014.
Stiegel E, Irfan I, Khetarpal S, Mesinkovska N, Kovalyshyn I, Fernandez A, Bergfeld W. Norwegian scabies, a case report and review of the literature. Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology Grand Rounds, Cleveland, OH. September 4, 2014.
Stiegel E. Do prostaglandin analogues increase the rate of clinical resolution of vitiligo? Thomas Jefferson University Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology Clinicopathological Conference. Philadelphia, PA. July 15, 2012.
Stiegel E. Management of Acne Vulgaris. Albert Einstein Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Philadelphia, PA. July 20, 2011.
Chief Quality Officer, Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology. Cleveland, OH. 2016-2017.
Assured quality and patient safety throughout the department. Participated in six-month course to learn tools for solving problems that affect patient care. Helped organize multiple quality and patient safety-related grand rounds.
Co-Chair, Nursing Staff Education Committee, Cleveland Clinic Department of Dermatology. Cleveland, OH. 2015-June 2017.
Created program that provides educational modules to nursing staff in order to improve patient care and clinic efficiency.
Vice President, Move4Health, Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. 2012-2013
Led weekly education sessions and exercise modules for diabetic women. Recruited additional members and prepared educational topics focused on diabetes management, healthy cooking, and lifestyle modifications.
Captain, Haverford College Men’s Tennis Team. Haverford College. Haverford, PA. 2009
Helped lead team to 2008 conference finals. Attained rankings as high as 24th nationally in doubles and 7th in singles in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Captain, Haverford College Men’s Squash Team. Haverford College. Haverford, PA. 2008 & 2009
Helped lead team to final rankings of 30th and 29th nationally in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Individually earned the second most number of wins in school history.
Treasurer, Student Council. Haverford College. Haverford, PA. 2007-2008
Oversaw, allotted and disbursed a budget of $350,000 to over a hundred student organizations and clubs. Deliberated over campus-wide issues and often worked with members of the college’s administration as a member of Executive Council.
Representitive, Hobart Amory Hare Academic Advising Committee. Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. 2011-2012.
Provided academic advice and mentorship to second-year students. Served as group leader for monthly sessions with second-year students, addressing topics in current Foundations of Clinical Medicine block. Helped pair second-year students with academically successful third-year students.
Course Liason, Foundations of Clinical Medicine. Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.
Organized additional study tools for classmates. Maintained communication with course directors, lecturers, and students. Attended regular steering committee meetings and facilitated changes for the following year’s course.
Surface Anatomy Teacher’s Assistant, First Year Anatomy Course. Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. Fall 2010
Selected to teach first-year medical students surface anatomy during their Human Form and Development Course.
Student Interviewer, Admissions Office. Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. 2009-2010.
Interview potential matriculates of Jefferson Medical College
Reception Host/Tour Guide, Admissions Office. Haverford College. Haverford, PA. Fall 2007-Spring 2008.
Selected for and trained for position where I welcomed prospective students and their families, led tours of the campus, and held information sessions.
Customs Person, Haverford College. Haverford, PA. Fall 2006-Spring 2007.
Selected and trained extensively for position where I provided support and acted as a resource and role model for a group of fifteen freshmen. Responded to many issues including excessive alcohol consumption, sexual assault, and homesickness while living with them for a year.
Volunteer, Dermatology Clinic at the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland. Cleveland, OH, 2013-2017.
Provide dermatologic care for underserved population of Cleveland every month.
Volunteer, JeffHope. Jefferson Medical College. Philadelphia, PA. 2009-2013
Provided free health care to homeless populations in Philadelphia.
Volunteer, Operation Safety Net. Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. Pittsburgh, PA. Summer 2008.
Assisted medical outreach team in providing healthcare to the homeless in areas of Pittsburgh.
Volunteer, SquashSmarts. Philadelphia, PA. Fall 2008
Taught squash and mentored urban youth who came from economically disadvantaged families in North Philadelphia.