Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery

Hugh Greenway's 39th Annual Superficial Anatomy & Cutaneous Surgery program is designed to provide the basic information and principles of superficial head and neck anatomy and surgery for those interested in dermatologic surgery. Each participant will utilize fresh cadaver material for superficial head & neck dissection. Lectures will be used for initial instruction and will be followed by ample time in the laboratory.

In addition, the course will focus on local skin flaps and grafts as they pertain to the cutaneous surgeon. Small group workshops will give participants an opportunity to problem solve with the outstanding faculty we have assembled.

2022 Highlights Include:

  • Anatomy lectures and prosection demonstration
  • Hands-on laboratory
  • Reconstruction techniques including flaps and grafts
  • Subspecialty faculty including plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, head and neck surgery, hand surgery, podiatry
  • Expanded Problem solving sessions

When we began this course, there were many significant issues and questions. The foremost question being would Dermatologists come for this type of training? For decades you have come from all over the world and we salute you in being a part of the growth of Dermatologic Surgery.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

Hubert T. Greenway, Jr., MD

Target Audience

This activity is designed for dermatologic surgeons, PAs, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in dermatologic surgery.  

Educational Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the principles of superficial head and neck anatomy
  • Review the principles of reconstruction of surgical defects including local flap reconstruction
  • Discuss full thickness and split thickness skin grafts
  • Illustrate the anatomic principles and reconstruction of specific body units (i.e. ear, nose, foot, hand, etc.)
  • Examine indications and treatment of photo damaged skin, including topical and destructive therapies including lasers
  • Review subsets of material basic to dermatologic surgery

Presented by

UC San Diego School of Medicine
The Mission of University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education (UC San Diego CME) is to provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.

UC San Diego Continuing Medical Education, is part of the highly acclaimed School of Medicine and the University of California system of higher education.

Scripps is a multi-specialty clinic dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in healthcare, biomedical research, and education. It is part of the oldest private research institution in the United States, the largest in the nation, and is known especially for its blend of first-rate science and innovative medical care. Scripps is one of the operating units of Scripps Health.



The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA: The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 37.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  

Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing education for pharmacists coursework which meets the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and is accepted as continuing education by the Medical Board of California. 

 Disclosure: It is the policy of University of California San Diego Continuing Medical Education to ensure that the content of accredited continuing education and related materials is accurate, balanced, objective, and scientifically justified. Education must be free of the influence or control of ineligible companies, and protect learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias.  All persons in a position to control the content of accredited education must disclose all financial relationships held with ineligible companies, prior to assuming a role in the activity. Those relationships deemed relevant to the education, are mitigated prior to the activity through one of the following strategies: 1) divesting the financial relationship, 2) altering the individual's control over content, and/or 3) validating the content through independent peer review. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the activity. Activities are evaluated by participants and peer reviewers to determine if the content was free of bias and met acceptable scientific standards. This information is considered in future activity planning.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency: This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional information can be found on the UC San Diego CME website.

Contact Us

Registration and Program Information

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education 
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947
Phone: (858) 534-3940 or (888) 229-6263 
Fax: (858) 534-1896

Meeting Planning Information

Maureen Helinski Clarke, CMP
Program Manager  
Phone: (858) 534-1302