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Ronald Shelton

  • ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR Dermatology
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Dermatology

Education

  • MD, S.U.N.Y. Syracuse

  • Residency, General Surgery
    Long Island Jewish Medical Center

  • Residency, Dermatology
    Brooke Army Medical Center

  • Fellowship, Dermatologic Surgery
    U.C. San Francisco

Biography

    An industrious, forward thinker, Dr. Ron Shelton, in 2001, brought together an accomplished group of surgeons to holistically address the needs of both cosmetically-minded patients and those needing Mohs surgery and reconstruction for skin cancer.
    The New York Aesthetic Consultants included Cosmetic Dermatologic and Plastic Surgeons. It was one of the first medical spas in New York City. In July 2014, Dr. Shelton was invited to join the prestigious NYC laser practice, Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, ( LSSC ) by Dr. Roy Geronemus. Both Dr. Shelton’s and LSSC’s practices have benefited by this merger as the Midtown NYC cosmetic dermatology practice has more than 60 lasers and devices and a dedicated research division for the development of new laser technology. Dr. Shelton, as well as all the physicians in LSSC, perform every laser procedure themselves, and do not pass their patients off to a nurse or ancillary provider.

    Dr. Shelton has been in practice for more than 27 years. Upon completion of his Dermatology Residency, he was assigned to be the Chief of Dermatology at the Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Shelton then did further training to specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive dermatologic surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. He was then recruited by the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City to create the first Division of Dermatologic Surgery at that hospital. After five years as a full time faculty member, Dr. Shelton entered private practice in Manhattan. He is one of only a small number of Mohs surgeons in New York City.

    Dr. Shelton has maintained his affiliation with the Mount Sinai Medical Center as an Assistant Professor, and he is responsible for teaching many residents, international cosmetic dermatologic surgeons who are being trained in fellowship and visiting physicians from around the world. He has lectured at The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, The Dermatology Society of Greater New York, The American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, The New York State Society of Dermatology, The New York Medical College Department of Dermatology on Liposuction and Fat Injections for facial volume restoration and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer. He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals as well as having published chapters in medical textbooks and a chapter in an internet dermatology textbook. His books on Botox and Liposuction were published by Penguin-Putnam Publishers in 2002 and 2003 respectively. He has given many talks to community centers concerning his books.

    Dr. Shelton has been entrusted by the American Academy of Dermatology to be a spokesperson for the media, as he retains an academic interest and is highly regarded by his peers as an ethical and knowledgeable physician. Dr. Shelton has been listed as one of New York Magazine’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly’s “Best doctors in America” and Super Doctors for many years. Dr. Shelton has also received an award as Teacher of the Year at the Mount Sinai Medical Center, and from The Journal of Dermatologic surgery for original research.

    Dr. Shelton’s philosophy in practice is that he and his staff provide the same care to his patients as they would to their families.

Awards

  • 2011 - 2011
    Teacher of the Year Award, Dermatologic Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 2011 - 2011
    RealSelf.com Top Doctor Award

  • 2011 - 2011
    HealthTap.com Award

  • 2010 - 2010
    RealSelf.com Award Top Doctor Award

  • 2009 - 2009
    New York Magazine Top Doctor Award

  • 2007 - 2007
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Preceptorship Award

  • 2006 - 2006
    American Academy of Dermatology’s Leadership Circle for Volunteerism

  • 2004 - 2004
    Dermatology Foundation, Leadership Society Award

  • 2004 - 2005
    Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Dermatology
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

  • 2000 - 2012
    Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly

  • 1997 - 1997
    Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Dermatology
    The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • 1996 - 1996
    Best Doctors in America
    New York Magazine

  • 1994 - 1994
    Young Investigator Competition, Second Place, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

  • 1990 - 1990
    Monte Lewis Award, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

  • 1987 - 1987
    Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

  • 1985 - 1985
    Highest Scholastic Achievement, Department of Surgery Residency
    The Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY

  • 1985 - 1985
    Air Force Meritorious Service Medal

  • 1980 - 1980
    Phi Beta Kappa

  • 1980 - 1980
    Summa Cum Laude, Union College, Schenectady, NY

  • 1980 - 1980
    Honors in Bio-mathematics, Union College, Schenectady, NY

Publications

Shelton RM. Treatment of pigmented lesions in asian skin. A letter. Dermatol Surg 2000; 26(749).

Shelton RM. Pemphigus foliaceus associated with enalapril. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1991 Mar; 24(3).

Shelton RM, Grekin RC. Sterilization of the handengine. Is it a necessity?. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology 1994 Jun; 20(6).

Shelton R. Linear bacterial dissection. Cutis 1993 Jan; 51(1).

Shelton RM, Ryan MT. Scurvy: a case in a young healthy woman. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1992 Nov; 27(5 Pt 1).

Grekin RC, Shelton RM, Geisse JK, Frieden I. 510-nm pigmented lesion dye laser. Its characteristics and clinical uses. The Journal of dermatologic surgery and oncology 1993 Apr; 19(4).

Shelton RM. Aloe vera. Its chemical and therapeutic properties. International journal of dermatology 1991 Oct; 30(10).

Gregorcyk S, Shelton RM, Ladaga LE, Perry RR. Pathologic fracture secondary to subungual melanoma. Journal of surgical oncology 1996 Mar; 61(3).

Rahimizadeh A, Shelton R, Weinberg H, Sadick N. The development of a Marjolin's cancer in a human immunodeficiency virus-positive hemophilic man and review of the literature. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 1997 Jul; 23(7).

Shelton RM. The use of a curved ophthalmic blade to facilitate incising Mohs micrographic sections with the desired bevel despite anatomic obstructions. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 1998 Aug; 24(8).

Rosenstein BS, Phelps RG, Weinstock MA, Bernstein JL, Gordon ML, Rudikoff D, Kantor I, Shelton R, Lebwohl MG. p53 mutations in basal cell carcinomas arising in routine users of sunscreens. Photochemistry and photobiology 1999 Nov; 70(5).

Shelton RM, Lewis CW. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy: a review. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1990 Mar; 22(3).

The benefits of fat. Plastic Surgery Products Jul;: 30-31.

Shelton RM. Skin cancer: a review and atlas for the medical provider. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 68(4-5).

Shelton RM. Tumescent liposuction: what primary care clinicians need to know. How it works; what patients can expect. Womens Health 2001; 4: 535-8.

Shelton . Tumescent liposuction. In: James WD, Elston D, editors. Emedicine Dermatology. St Petersburg, emedicine corporation; 2001.

Friedman IS, Shelton RM, Phelps RG. Minocycline-induced hyperpigmentation of the tongue: successful treatment with the Q-switched ruby laser. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2002 Mar; 28(3).

Shelton RM. The use of a curved ophthalmic blade to facilitate incising Mohs micrographic sections with the desired bevel despite anatomic obstructions. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 1998 Aug; 24(8).

Rahimi AD, Shelton R, Dumas A, DiConstanzo D, Phelps R. Mohs micrographic surgery of a plexiform fibrohistiocytic tumor. Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.] 2001 Aug; 27(8).

Shelton R. Tumescent liposuction: what you can explain to your patients. How it works; who is a candidate?. Women's Health Gyncecology ed 2001; 1(6): 381-388.

Shelton R. The Fullness of youth. Facial volume restoration helps restore a youthful appearance. Healthy Aging 2005; 1: 17-19.

Shelton R, Dover JS, Hanke W. Liposuction of the arms. In: Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology. Philadelphia, Elsevier Saunders;.

Shelton R. Pan Facial Augmentation. Glow Magazine 2010;: 40-45.

Shelton R. Repair of large and difficult-to-close wounds. In: Thiers BH, editor. Current Therapy. Derm clinics;.

Industry Relationships

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Dr.Shelton is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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Tel: 212-659-9530
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Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York

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