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Norman Goldstein

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  • American Board of Dermatology


  • MD, S.U.N.Y., Health Science Center

  • Internship, Rotating
    Maimonides Medical Center

  • Residency, Dermatology
    NYU Medical Center

  • Residency, Dermatology
    Bellevue Hospital


    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.


  • -
    Laureate Award ( 1st Dermatologist to be so awarded)
    American College of Physicians - Philadelphia, PA

  • 2010 -
    A Leading Physician of the World
    International Association of Dermatologists - New York, NY

  • 2009 -
    Commendation for 50 Years of Practice
    American Medical Association - Chicago, IL

  • 2003 -
    Salute to America's Health Care Leaders
    National Congressional Committee - Washington, D.C.

  • 1998 -
    Dr. Norman Goldstein Day
    Office of the Governer, State of Hawaii


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. 

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. 

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. 

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