Ohio native Dr. Rebecca Tung earned her MD and BA in Economics from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her Internship and Dermatology Residency and Mohs Micrographic Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.
As a passionate volunteer in the community, Dr. Tung emphasizes the importance of education, research, and collaboration. Through her continued outreach efforts, Dr. Tung hopes to engage with the community by raising awareness about skin cancers and the importance of dermatologic care, particularly for those who don’t have access to skin specialists. Over the years, Dr. Tung has served as a board member on several committees for organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Dermatological Association and the American Professors of Dermatology. She also serves as a scientific reviewer for many medical journals.
Dr. Tung has earned numerous awards and honors, including the Founder’s Award in 2016 from the Chicago Dermatologic Society and the 2017 Leadership Award from the Department of Medicine at the Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Tung chose to become a physician because she believes it offers a wonderful opportunity to help others on a daily basis and restore a patient’s health and well-being. At a young age, her parents, who were both researchers, encouraged her to channel her passion for science and serving others. Consequently, Dr. Tung began volunteering as a candy striper in the burn unit at the children’s hospital in Akron, Ohio.
As a first-year medical student, Dr. Tung collaborated on a clinical project with prominent dermatologic researcher Dr. Wilma Bergfeld at the Cleveland Clinic. Once she began working with Dr. Bergfeld, she was able to explore the many facets of Dermatology. She was particularly drawn to the ever-evolving nature of this specialty and the opportunity to explore Mohs surgery, medicine, pathology, and aesthetics. According to Dr. Tung, Mohs Surgery can be a life saver for patients because it allows surgeons to completely remove skin cancer without harming healthy tissue, all while minimizing scarring.
With a high-level commitment to provide each patient with the best care and overall experience, Dr. Tung is an advocate of prevention and good skin health. Too many people do not realize that ANYONE can get skin cancer, regardless of skin tone! She urges people to see a dermatologist if they have a new or changing skin lesion, to undergo regular skin cancer screenings and to learn more about how to protect themselves when enjoying the outdoors!
Dr. Tung is a board-certified Mohs and Dermatologic Surgeon and General Dermatologist at Florida Dermatology and Skin Cancer Centers in Winter Haven, Clermont and Davenport. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, art, gardening, and traveling with her family.
When asked on her approach to patient care and medicine, Dr. Tung said “In all that I do, my goal is to provide outstanding care and optimal results while at the same time helping my patients fully understand their skin conditions, best methods for treatment and ways that they can optimize their skin health. I approach each patient as if he or she was family.”