Patient Portal

M. Laurin Council, MD

Associate 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

Distance learning in the era of COVID-19.
Schneider SL, Council ML
Arch Dermatol Res. 2020 May 8; doi: 10.1007/s00403-020-02088-9.

PMID:
    32385691
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Commentary on Evaluating the Utility of Routine Imaging in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Nail Unit.
Schneider SL, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2020 Apr 28; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002443.

PMID:
    32371778
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Blood natural killer cell deficiency reveals an immunotherapy strategy for atopic dermatitis.
Mack MR, Brestoff JR, Berrien-Elliott MM, Trier AM, Yang TB, McCullen M, Collins PL, Niu H, Bodet ND, Wagner JA, Park E, Xu AZ, Wang F, Chibnall R, Council ML, Heffington C, Kreisel F, Margolis DJ, Sheinbein D, Lovato P, Vivier E, Cella M, Colonna M, Yokoyama WM, Oltz EM, Fehniger TA, Kim BS
Sci Transl Med. 2020 Feb 26; 12(532)pii: eaay1005. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aay1005.

PMID:
    32102931
    [PubMed - in process]
Related citations


Commentary on Analysis of Speaking Opportunities by Gender at National Dermatologic Surgery Conferences.
Ratner D, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2020 Feb 17; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002355.

PMID:
    32079871
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Hand: A Retrospective Study in Immunosuppressed and Immunocompetent Individuals.
Mull JL, Phelan PS, Mull AB, Russell AJ, Hurst EA, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2020 Feb 4; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002336.

PMID:
    32028479
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Postoperative Infections in Dermatologic Surgery: The Role of Wound Cultures.
Ken KM, Johnson MM, Leitenberger JJ, Neal DE, Etzkorn JR, Govas P, Carroll BT, Badawi AH, Mudigonda T, Council ML, Avila C, Carr DR, Sasaki J, Blalock TW, Golda NJ
Dermatol Surg. 2020 Jan 21; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002317.

PMID:
    31977498
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Kallikrein 7 Promotes Atopic Dermatitis-Associated Itch Independently of Skin Inflammation.
Guo CJ, Mack MR, Oetjen LK, Trier AM, Council ML, Pavel AB, Guttman-Yassky E, Kim BS, Liu Q
J Invest Dermatol. 2020 Jun; 140(6)1244-1252.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2019.10.022.

PMID:
    31883963
    [PubMed - in process]
Related citations


Conjunctival Melanoma Treated With Complete Circumferential Peripheral and Deep Margin Assessment ("Slow Mohs") Surgery.
Osemwota O, Mudigonda T, Custer P, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2019 Dec 13; doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002283.

PMID:
    31851016
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Sebaceous carcinoma: evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Owen JL, Kibbi N, Worley B, Kelm RC, Wang JV, Barker CA, Behshad R, Bichakjian CK, Bolotin D, Bordeaux JS, Bradshaw SH, Cartee TV, Chandra S, Cho NL, Choi JN, Council ML, Demirci H, Eisen DB, Esmaeli B, Golda N, Huang CC, Ibrahim SF, Jiang SB, Kim J, Kuzel TM, Lai SY, Lawrence N, Lee EH, Leitenberger JJ, Maher IA, Mann MW, Minkis K, Mittal BB, Nehal KS, Neuhaus IM, Ozog DM, Petersen B, Rotemberg V, Samant S, Samie FH, Servaes S, Shields CL, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Somani AK, Stebbins WG, Thomas JR, Thomas VD, Tse DT, Waldman AH, Wong MK, Xu YG, Yu SS, Zeitouni NC, Ramsay T, Reynolds KA, Poon E, Alam M
Lancet Oncol. 2019 Dec; 20(12)e699-e714. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30673-4.

PMID:
    31797796
    [PubMed - in process]
Related citations


Pigmented onychomatricoma mimicking nail unit melanoma.
Nguyen CV, Moshiri AS, Council ML, Rosman IS, Rubin AI
J Cutan Pathol. 2019 Dec; 46(12)895-897. doi: 10.1111/cup.13529.

PMID:
    31667876
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


Update in Soft-Tissue Filler-Associated Blindness.
Sorensen EP, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2020 May; 46(5)671-677. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002108.

PMID:
    31490297
    [PubMed - in process]
Related citations


Commentary on Retention Rates Among Patients Undergoing Multimodal Facial Rejuvenation Treatment Versus a Single Monotherapy in Cosmetic Dermatology Practices.
Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2020 Feb; 46(2)247-248. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000002085.

PMID:
    31453908
    [PubMed - in process]
Related citations


Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines for Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma: Informed by a Systematic Review.
Worley B, Owen JL, Barker CA, Behshad R, Bichakjian CK, Bolotin D, Bordeaux JS, Bradshaw S, Cartee TV, Chandra S, Cho N, Choi J, Council ML, Eisen DB, Golda N, Huang CC, Ibrahim SF, Jiang SIB, Kim J, Lacutoure M, Lawrence N, Lee EH, Leitenberger JJ, Maher IA, Mann M, Minkis K, Mittal B, Nehal KS, Neuhaus I, Ozog DM, Petersen B, Samie F, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Somani AK, Stebbins WG, Thomas JR, Thomas V, Tse D, Waldman A, Xu YG, Yu SS, Zeitouni NC, Ramsay T, Poon E, Murad A
JAMA Dermatol. 2019 Jul 3; doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.1251.

PMID:
    31268498
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Related citations


Histopathologic upgrading of nonmelanoma skin cancer at the time of Mohs micrographic surgery: A prospective review.
Kyllo RL, Staser KW, Rosman I, Council ML, Hurst EA
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019 Aug; 81(2)541-547. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.02.058.

PMID:
    31230975
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


Atypical Fibroxanthoma: The Washington University Experience.
Phelan PS, Rosman IS, Council ML
Dermatol Surg. 2019 Dec; 45(12)1450-1458. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001943.

PMID:
    30939522
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
Related citations


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]
Related citations

Areas of Research Interest

Research interests include the genetics of cutaneous and ocular melanoma.