1. Coldiron, BM. Office Surgical Incidents: 19 months of Florida Data. DermatolSurg 2002; 28:710-13.
  2. Coldiron BM, Dinehart S. Sentinel-Node Technique Will Change The Design of Clinical Trials in Malignant Melanoma. J ClinOncol. 2002 Apr 15;20(8):2208-9; discussion 2209-10
  3. Coldiron, B. Liposuction Can Be Safe In Offices. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Mar-Apr; 22(2) 283-4.
  4. Commentary on: Platt MS, et al. Death Associated With Liposuction: Case Reports and Review of the Literature. J Forensic Sci 2002; 47(1):205-207.
    J Forensic Sci. 2003 Mar;48(2):471
  5. Coldiron B, Shreve E, Balkrishnan R. Patient Injuries From Surgical Procedures Performed In Medical Offices: Three Years of Florida Data. Dermatol Surg. 2004 Dec;30 (12 Pt 1):1435-43.
  6. Coldiron B, Fisher AH, Adelman E, Yelveton CB, Balkrishnan R, Feldman MA, Feldman SR. Adverse Event Reporting: Lessons Learned From 4 years of Florida Office Data. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Sep; 31(9 Pt 1):1079-92; discussion 1093.
  7. Coldiron BM, Healy C, Bene NI. Office Surgery Incidents;
    What Seven Years of Florida Data Shows Us. Dermatol Surg. 2008 Mar;34(3):285-91
  8. Coldiron BM, Dinehart S, Rogers HW. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy and Completion Lymph Node Dissection for Malignant Melanoma Are Not The Standard of Care. ClinDermatol. 2009 Jul-Aug;27(4):350-4.
  9. 45 Coldiron, BM, Brod BA, Who Needs Medical School to Practice Medicine? Ask An Electrician. JAMA Dermatol. 2013 Feb;149 (2)
  10. Coldiron B, Storrs Why Appropriate Use Criteria for Mohs Micrographic Surgery? P; J Am AcadDermatol. 2013 Oct; 67 (4) doi: 10.101/jaad.2012.07.006 E publ 2012 Sept 5
    Coldiron, BM,
  11. Coldiron, BM, MD, Commentary: Implementation of the Appropriate Use Criteria Will Not Increase Mohs Micrographic Surgery Utilization, 2014 American Academy of Dermatology, publ May 7, 2014:2014;71:36-7
  12. Coldiron, B, Ratnarathorn, M, Scope of Physician Procedures Independently Billed by Mid-Level Providers in the Office Setting. JAMA Dermatol. 2014; 150: 1153-59.


Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of cutaneous leiomyosarcoma

A relative value unite-based cost comparison of treatment modalities for nonmelanoma skin cancer: Effect of the loss of the Mohs multiple surgery reduction exemption

Incidence Estimate of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in the United States, 2006

Patient Safety

Part I. Patient safety and the dermatologist

Part II. Opportunities for improvement in patient safety

Determining the Safety of Office-Based Surgery: What 10 Years of Florida Data and 6 Years of Alabama Data Reveal

Determining the Safety of Office Based Surgery

Skin Cancer Treatment Cost Calculations


Information listed below is for research and case studies only!  Dr. Coldiron is not involved with any of the incident reports listed on this page.

2012 AMA RBRVS DataManager Data


Florida ReportsFL Transfers final stats 3-1-00 to 7-1-14

Procedure-related office surgery deaths in Florida 3/1/00 – 7/1/14

Don’t limit in-office medical procedures
It is tragic that anyone die from a cosmetic procedure, but decisions restricting patient access to health care in offices should be based on the best data available. Fortunately, Florida has required physicians to report in-office adverse events since February 2000 (“Lack of training can be deadly in cosmetic surgery“).

Incident Estimate of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in the United States, 2006

Adverse Event Reporting: Lessons Learned from 4 Years of Florida Office Data

10 Years of  Florida Data Office Surgery Deaths 10

Procedure-related office deaths, incidents and hospital transfers by specialty in Florida. 3/1/00 – 3/1/07

Cosmetic procedures leading to death, incidents, and hospital transfer in Florida. 3/1/00-3/1/07

Eighteen deaths from cosmetic procedures in Florida. 3/1/00-3/1/07

Procedure-related office deaths in Florida. 3/1/00 – 1/1/10

Florida Reports – Click Here

Alabama Reports

Alabama Deaths Final Stats 12-1-03 to 1-1-13

Alabama Transfers Final Stats 12-1-03 to 1-1-13


Alabama 9 years office data thru 12-2012

Alabama Board of Medical Examiners – Office-based Surgery Adverse Event Report 12/03 – 10/08

Procedure-related office surgery adverse events in Alabama 12/03 – 10/08

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