Mohs Surgery is designed to remove skin cancer completely, yet leaving as much normal tissue behind as possible. The Woodruff Institute for Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers Southwest Florida patients the benefits of fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeons and a board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon all under one roof.
Rebecca W. Lambert M.D.
Rebecca W. Lambert M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. She grew up in Massachusetts and attended college at Harvard University. She worked for two years at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute before attending medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed an Internal Medicine Internship at St Vincents Hospital in New York’s Greenwich Village before starting her residency in dermatology at Cornell University’s New York Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where she served as chief resident. During a postresidency fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, she removed more than one thousand skin cancers using the Mohs surgery technique.
Dr. Lambert has been practicing in Southwest Florida since 2004 with her husband, Dr. Jonathan Sonne. Together they founded The Woodruff Institute with the mission of bringing together, under one roof, state-of-the-art facial aesthetics surgery, dermatology, and reconstructive surgery to the people of Southwest Florida. They are dedicated to providing personalized, quality care in an elegant environment.
Jonathan E. Sonne M.D.
Jonathan E. Sonne M.D. is fellowship-trained and board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is one of a small group of surgeons that has achieved dual board certification in Facial Plastic Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Sonne grew up in Connecticut and attended Oberlin College. He attended medical school at New York Medical College where he was president of the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. Dr. Sonne went on to an internship in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan and continued at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Subsequently, Dr. Sonne completed a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Indianapolis.
Kathryn J. Russell M.D.
Kathryn J. Russell M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. She grew up in Sarasota, Florida and graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with cum laude honors. She received her medical degree from the University of Florida’s College of Medicine and completed an internship in Internal Medicine from the University of California San Diego. She received her dermatology training at New York Medical College in New York City, where she was honored to serve as chief resident. She completed her postresidency fellowship training in Mohs and Procedural Dermatology from the Skin Institute of South Florida. During this time, she performed or assisted in approximately 1,500 Mohs cases with a wide range of complexity. Dr. Russell joined The Woodruff Institute in 2014.
Our Mohs team performs surgery throughout the week in our Naples, Bonita Springs / Estero and Fort Myers locations. As they practice together they are uniquely able to provide both the skills of fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons and a board-certified facial plastic surgeon to give you the best result. Our team makes every effort to create a stress free environment for our patients. We do not overbook appointments and also stagger appointments so wait times are at a minimum. We provide a light breakfast and a comfortable waiting area for our Mohs patients. We have performed thousands of cases since joining the Southwest Florida community in 2004.