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M. Laurin Council, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Dermatology

Specialty Areas

Dermatologic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Melanoma
Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Lasers

Board Certifications

Dermatology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology, melanoma, laser surgery (vascular lesion removal, rosacea, pigmented lesion, sun-spot and tattoo removal, non-ablative resurfacing, photofacial rejuvenation and hair removal), botulinum toxin injection (Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), soft-tissue augmentation with fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra), minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures, dermatology, skin cancer, dermatologic surgery, nail surgery, dermabrasion, sclerotherapy of spider veins, and chemical peels.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314.996.8810

Education

Education

Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2004
Residency, Dermatology: Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2010
BS, Biochemistry: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 2000
Fellowship (Research), Melanoma: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2007
Fellowship, Mohs, Cosmetic, and Laser Surgery: St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2012

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Topical and Systemic Modalities for Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer.
Nemer KM, Council ML
Dermatol Clin. 2019 Jul; 37(3)287-295. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2019.02.004.

PMID:
    31084723
    [PubMed - in process]
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Atypical Fibroxanthoma: The Washington University Experience.
Phelan PS, Rosman IS, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2019 Mar 28; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001943.

PMID:
    30939522
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Metastatic Cutaneous Melanoma Presenting With Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy.
Heberton M, Azher T, Council ML, Khanna S
Dermatol Surg. 2019 Apr; 45(4)606-607. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001599.

PMID:
    30893173
    [PubMed - in process]
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MC1R variants in childhood and adolescent melanoma: a retrospective pooled analysis of a multicentre cohort.
Pellegrini C, Botta F, Massi D, Martorelli C, Facchetti F, Gandini S, Maisonneuve P, Avril MF, Demenais F, Bressac-de Paillerets B, Hoiom V, Cust AE, Anton-Culver H, Gruber SB, Gallagher RP, Marrett L, Zanetti R, Dwyer T, Thomas NE, Begg CB, Berwick M, Puig S, Potrony M, Nagore E, Ghiorzo P, Menin C, Manganoni AM, Rodolfo M, Brugnara S, Passoni E, Sekulovic LK, Baldini F, Guida G, Stratigos A, Ozdemir F, Ayala F, Fernandez-de-Misa R, Quaglino P, Ribas G, Romanini A, Migliano E, Stanganelli I, Kanetsky PA, Pizzichetta MA, García-Borrón JC, Nan H, Landi MT, Little J, Newton-Bishop J, Sera F, Fargnoli MC, Raimondi S, IMI Study Group., GEM Study Group., M-SKIP Study Group.
Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2019 May; 3(5)332-342. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30005-7.

PMID:
    30872112
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Characteristics of Basal Cell Carcinoma in African Americans: A 10-Year Retrospective Review at a Single Academic Institution.
Gupta R, Gordon SL, Council ML, Hurst EA
Dermatol Surg. 2019 May; 45(5)660-665. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001744.

PMID:
    30614839
    [PubMed - in process]
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Emerging imaging technologies in dermatology: Part I: Basic principles.
Schneider SL, Kohli I, Hamzavi IH, Council ML, Rossi AM, Ozog DM
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 80(4)1114-1120. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.11.042.

PMID:
    30528311
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Emerging imaging technologies in dermatology: Part II: Applications and limitations.
Schneider SL, Kohli I, Hamzavi IH, Council ML, Rossi AM, Ozog DM
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Apr; 80(4)1121-1131. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2018.11.043.

PMID:
    30528310
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ethical considerations in the use of biopolymer sutures.
Phelan PS, Council ML
J Dermatolog Treat. 2018 Sep 21; 1-2. doi: 10.1080/09546634.2018.1514100.

PMID:
    30124095
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Intravascular involvement of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.
Tripathi SV, Council ML
Cutis. 2018 Jun; 101(6)E19-E21.

PMID:
    30063790
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Case Report of Chondroid Syringoma on the Nose in a Young Male of Middle Eastern Descent.
Rogalski B, Nahmias ZP, Phelan PS, Rosman I, Council ML
J Cutan Med Surg. 2019 Jan/Feb; 23(1)99-101. doi: 10.1177/1203475418791558.

PMID:
    30041541
    [PubMed - in process]
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Commentary on Bupivacaine as an Adjunct to Lidocaine in Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
Council ML, Hruza GJ
Dermatol Surg. 2018 May; 44(5)611-612. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001399.

PMID:
    29701617
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quality of Life and the Dermatologist.
Council ML
JAMA Dermatol. 2018 Jun 1; 154(6)654-655. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.0001.

PMID:
    29562056
    [PubMed - in process]
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Sensory Neurons Co-opt Classical Immune Signaling Pathways to Mediate Chronic Itch.
Oetjen LK, Mack MR, Feng J, Whelan TM, Niu H, Guo CJ, Chen S, Trier AM, Xu AZ, Tripathi SV, Luo J, Gao X, Yang L, Hamilton SL, Wang PL, Brestoff JR, Council ML, Brasington R, Schaffer A, Brombacher F, Hsieh CS, Gereau RW 4th, Miller MJ, Chen ZF, Hu H, Davidson S, Liu Q, Kim BS
Cell. 2017 Sep 21; 171(1)217-228.e13. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.08.006.

PMID:
    28890086
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma: A Review of the Literature.
Gordon S, Fischer C, Martin A, Rosman IS, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Aug; 43(8)1012-1016. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001142.

PMID:
    28654578
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Commentary on A 30-Minute, Monthly, Live, Webinar-Based Journal Club Activity Alters the Self-Reported Behaviors of Dermatologic Surgeons.
Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Sep; 43(9)1148-1149. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001165.

PMID:
    28448313
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of Targeted Therapy in the Treatment of Advanced Cutaneous Cancers.
Council ML
JAMA Dermatol. 2017 Jun 1; 153(6)501-502. doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0506.

PMID:
    28403377
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Noninvasive Determination of Melanoma Depth using a Handheld Photoacoustic Probe.
Zhou Y, Tripathi SV, Rosman I, Ma J, Hai P, Linette GP, Council ML, Fields RC, Wang LV, Cornelius LA
J Invest Dermatol. 2017 Jun; 137(6)1370-1372. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2017.01.016.

PMID:
    28163070
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Commentary on Microneedling.
Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2017 Mar; 43(3)340-341. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000917.

PMID:
    27755172
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Practice and Educational Gaps in Light, Laser, and Energy Treatments.
Alam M, Waldman A, Nouri K, Council ML, Cartee TV
Dermatol Clin. 2016 Jul; 34(3)347-52. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.03.002.

PMID:
    27363892
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Association of Melanocortin-1 Receptor Variants with Pigmentary Traits in Humans: A Pooled Analysis from the M-Skip Project.
Tagliabue E, Gandini S, García-Borrón JC, Maisonneuve P, Newton-Bishop J, Polsky D, Lazovich D, Kumar R, Ghiorzo P, Ferrucci L, Gruis NA, Puig S, Kanetsky PA, Motokawa T, Ribas G, Landi MT, Fargnoli MC, Wong TH, Stratigos A, Helsing P, Guida G, Autier P, Han J, Little J, Sera F, Raimondi S, M-SKIP Study group.
J Invest Dermatol. 2016 Sep; 136(9)1914-1917. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2016.05.099.

PMID:
    27251790
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Research interests include the genetics of cutaneous and ocular melanoma.