M. Joel Morse, DPM
Scientific Chair, 2023 - 2025
Director of Education, 2023
Dr. Joel Morse is Board Certified in Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Orthopedics, and Primary Podiatric Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He has practiced in Washington DC since 1991 and is on staff at Georgetown University Medical Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Morse was the past President of the American Society of Podiatric Dermatology for more than 10 years. He has been in private practice for over 24 years.
Dr. Morse is a dedicated educator and strives to bring his passion for dermatology to students, residents, and physicians of all specialties. He has published widely on many topics including diabetic foot care, sports medicine, vascular disease, acral skin, and nail diseases. He maintains his close association with academic and professional communities to keep abreast of the latest advances in the field.
Nathaniel "Nat" Jellinek, MD
Scientific Planning Committee
Dr. Jellinek graduated college from Brown University and earned his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. He completed his Dermatology residency at the Massachusetts School of Medicine Division of Dermatology followed by a fellowship there in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Nail Diseases under the direction of Mary Maloney, MD. Dr. Jellinek is trained and experienced in skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. He is nationally recognized as a leading nail expert.
He is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He served as Fellowship Director for 10 years for Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellows. He is the President of the Council for Nail Disorders.
In addition, he has served as an associate editor of the American Academy of Dermatology, is the author of numerous scientific manuscripts and book chapters, and is an invited lecturer nationally and internationally. He recently finished work as editor/author of the textbook, 4th edition of Scher/Daniel’s Nails.
Thomas Knackstedt, MD
Scientific Planning Committee
Dr. Thomas Knackstedt received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency training in dermatology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire, serving as chief resident in his final year. In 2016, he completed his fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Dermatology Professionals, Inc. of Rhode Island.
Dr. Knackstedt received extensive training with an emphasis on surgical technique, complex facial reconstruction, and nail surgery. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on skin cancer surgery, nail disease, and facial reconstruction.
He serves on multiple professional committees of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery where he is also the editor of the reference library bibliography and host of a monthly dermatologic surgery podcast titled “Conversations in Mohs Surgery”. He is engaged in medical education, clinical research, and regularly presents at regional, national, and international meetings.