Norman Goldstein, MD
- CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Dermatology
Dr. Goldstein is a world-renowned dermatologist who developed many of the procedures for tattoo removal and he remains a leading practitioner in that specialty, having trained hundreds of physicians from around the globe.
A graduate of Columbia College (1955) and SUNY Downstate (1959), Dr. Goldstein completed his dermatology residency at the Skin and Cancer Hospital (Bellevue and NYU’s Postgraduate Medical Center). He achieved the rank of Captain before completing his military service in Hawaii and was invited to become Chief of Dermatology for the Honolulu Medical Group and Director of its Research and Education Foundation Laboratory. His groundbreaking research led to the development of the first sunscreen, and in 1972, the American Academy of Dermatology recognized his work with its Original Research in the Prevention of Skin Cancers award. Dr. Goldstein also pioneered the use of photographic techniques for the early detection of skin cancers. Other clinical accomplishments include the introduction of cryotherapy for the treatment of acne and use of the laser in the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma.
A prodigious author, Dr. Goldstein published The Skin You Live In (1978) and served as Editor of the Hawaii Medical Journal for more that decade when named Editor Emeritus. The recipient of many awards, he became the first specialist in dermatology named a Laureate Fellow by the American College of Physicians (2005) and more recently he was named a "Leading Physician of the World" by The International Association of Dermatologists.Having this gifted clinician join our faculty is a boon to patients, residents, and medical students alike.
American Board of Dermatology
- Actinic Keratosis
- Adolescent Dermatology
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Contact Dermatitis
- Epidermal Cyst
- Jock Itch
- Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, Poison Sumac
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Care
- Skin Lesion Removal
- Subcutaneous Injection
- Tinea Versicolor
MD, S.U.N.Y., Health Science Center
Internship, Rotating, Maimonides Medical Center
Residency, Dermatology, NYU Medical Center
Residency, Dermatology, Bellevue Hospital
A Leading Physician of the World
Commendation for 50 Years of Practice
Salute to America's Health Care Leaders
Dr. Norman Goldstein Day
Laureate Award ( 1st Dermatologist to be so awarded)
Investigations of topical sunscreen agents for skin cancer prevention
Five year trial using various chemical formulae applied to hairless mice exposed to artificial U.V. light sources to obtain biopsies for determining the most effective solution for prevention of skin cancer and reduction of U.V. skin aging.
Investigations of adverse reactions in tattoos
Five year field and lab investigation obtaining human reactive tattoo biopsies then reproducing these reactions in mice and volunteers using ink samples from tattoo parlors to discover the photosensitizing chemical cadmium as the source.
Photographic techniques for early detection of skin cancers
Five year study using ASA 5000 U.V. film to photograph and visualize subcutaneous sun damage in various stages of development for comparison with standard photographs of subjects' sun exposed skin showing early cancer detection.