1. Department of Dermatology
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About Us

The Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to excellence in research and treatment. We provide high-level expertise in diseases and conditions such as skin cancer, psoriasis, mycosis fungoides (cutaneous T-cell lymphoma), eczema, acne, alopecia areata, vitiligo, and medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Our faculty consists of more than 50 staff as well as 250 affiliated dermatologists and researchers, making us one of the largest dermatology departments in the United States. Beyond providing our own medical students and residents with a rigorous educational experience, every year we invite visiting students, residents, and post-graduate physicians to study at Mount Sinai.

We are one of the nation’s leading teaching programs, and our publications are used by thousands of dermatologists worldwide.

We provide outstanding, cost-effective dermatological care to all adult and pediatric patients seen in the Dermatology Clinic, the Inpatient Consult Service, and the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice.

Our Department has several divisions and units:

  • The phototherapy center offers narrowband ultraviolet B (NBUVB), psoralen plus ultraviolet A (PUVA), broadband UVB (BBUVB), hand and foot units, hair and scalp units, as well as a bathtub for PUVA therapy. Conditions commonly treated are psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, mycosis fungoides (aka cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or CTCL), and pruritus (itching). 
  • The Clinical Trials Division conducts studies on cutting-edge treatments for a variety of conditions, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and eczema, alopecia areata, vitiligo, genital warts, and actinic keratosis. 
  • The Inpatient Consultative Service, staffed by our residents and attendings who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, provides dermatological consultations for inpatients. 
  • The Division of Dermatologic Surgery offers a wide variety of dermatologic and cosmetic procedures. Our team specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology, laser medicine, facial aesthetic surgery, non-invasive body contouring, and eyelid rejuvenation.

Mount Sinai Health System has dermatology clinics and practices at many sites around New York City, as well as numerous additional satellites in Brooklyn, Queens, and Scarsdale.