Division of Dermatology

Dermatology News

Skin Cancer Screening Dermatology Montefiore 

Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx NYDermatology Hosts Skin Cancer Screening in Scarsdale
More than 100 people were evaluated and many skin cancers, including several possible melanomas, were identified at a recent Skin Cancer Screening hosted by the Division of Dermatology, in partnership with the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.


Montefiore Hutchinson Campus Hidratenitis Suppurativa Program Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NYDermatology Announces New Hidradenitis Suppurativa Program
Co-directed by Dr. Steven Cohen and Dr. Michelle Lowes, the Division of Dermatology's Hidradenitis Suppurativa Program, including HS Treatment and Research Centers, centralizes dermatologists, plastic surgeons, nutritionists, gastroenterology specialists, and psychologists with expertise in managing HS.


Jamie Rosen Dermatology Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Dermatology Research Fellow Honored at Young Investigator Symposium
Dermatology research fellow Jamie Rosen won third place in this year's Young Investigators Symposium for her presentation entitled "Nitric Oxide Nanoparticles as a Multi-Mechanistic Antimicrobial and Anti-Inflammatory Agent for the Treatment of Acne Vulgaris."


Angelo Landriscina dermatology student fellow Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY Angelo Landriscina Awarded 1st Place at American Academy of Dermatology 2015
Einstein medical student research fellow Angelo Landriscina received first place for his poster entitled "N-acetylcysteine S-nitrosothiol nanoparticles prevent wound expansion and accelerate wound closure in a murine burn model" at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Dr. Adam Friedman, dermatologist and physician scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NYDrug delivery options: nanotechnology for generation of nitric oxide
Dr. Adam Friedman's award-winning research has investigated the use of nanotechnology to generate nitric oxide to potentially heal wounds, fight skin infections, stimulate pigment production, and enhance blood flow.


Dr. Holly Kanavy Dermatology Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Holly Kanavy
Dr. Holly Kanavy, who joined the Einstein/Montefiore Division of Dermatology this fall, is an award-winning researcher of the study of acral nevi and skin cancer chemoprevention.


Division of Dermatology Announces New Procedural Dermatology Fellowship
The Division of Dermatology's new one-year, ACGME-approved fellowship, Directed by Dr. David Ciocon, offers post-graduate training in cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery, procedural dermatology, and cosmetic and laser medicine in state-of-the-art, CLIA-certified, outpatient ambulatory facilities.


Dr. Adam Friedman, dermatologist and physician scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY Dr. Friedman Awarded FMF Grant for Wound-Healing Research
Dr. Adam Friedman was awarded the Feldstein Medical Foundation research award for his study of an innovative nanoparticle for the sustained release delivery of curcumin as a therapeutic for burn wound healing and multi-drug resistant skin infections.


Dr. George Han, Dermatology Resident, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NYDr. George Han Wins Women's Dermatologic Society Award
Second-year resident George Han recently received the Women's Dermatologic Society Academic Research Award to fund work with Dr. Adam Friedman on a research study entitled "siRNA-Loaded Nanoparticles as a Novel Wound-Healing Therapeutic Strategy".


Einstein medical student Aimee Krauz received a 3rd place award in the Montefiore Young Investigator Symposium for her presentation Curcumin-encapsulated nano 
particles as an innovative antimicrobial and wound healing therapy Medical Student Aimee Krausz Wins Young Investigator Award
Einstein medical student Aimee Krauz receive the third-place award at the Montefiore Young Investigator Symposium for her presentation entitled "Curcumin-encapsulated nano particles as an innovative antimicrobial and wound healing therapy".


Incoming dermatology resident Michelle Park receives Match Day results Match Day 2014 Strong for Division of Dermatology
The Division of Dermatology celebrated another successful match day this year, securing the highest level candidates from near and far.


Dr. Steven Cohen, Chief of the Division of Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY Dermatology Investigators Presented Data at AAD Annual Meeting
Einstein/Montefiore Researchers presented findings from studies exploring the treatment and diagnosis of various dermatologic conditions, including skin cancer, psoriasis and wound healing at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology March 21-25, 2014 in Denver, CO.


Dr. Adam Friedman, dermatologist and physician scientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY Nanotherapies Make Inroads in Wound Regeneration
Dr. Adam Friedman said nanomedicine is a newborn branch of science and discusses wound healing, gene modifying, growth-factor releasing and immunomodulation applications of nanoparticle technology.


Dr. Beth McLellan, dermatologist and cancer skin specialist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Beth McLellan
The Division of Dermatology extends a warm welcome to Dr. Beth McLellan, a new member of our faculty team.



Einstein Emerging Leaders Learn about Leaders in Global Health
Drs. Adam Friedman and Karthik Krishnamurthy recently organized and hosted "Trailblazing Abroad: Einstein Leaders in Global Health", a series of interactive round-table discussions sponsored by Einstein Emerging Leaders.


State-of-the-Art Wound Healing: Skin Substitutes for Chronic Wounds
Second-year dermatology resident Dr. George Han reviews tissue-engineered skin substitutes for the treatment of chronic wounds.


Adam Friedman Receives JDD Leaders Award
Dr. Adam Friedman recently received the prestigious Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) Leaders of Distinction Award at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical (ODAC) Conference in Orlando, FL.


Dr. Kate Viola, dermatologist and skin cancer researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NYViola Wins Dermatologic Society Competition
Second-year resident Dr. Kate V. Viola was among the winners of the 2013 Annual Stritzler Resident Competition of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York.


Dr. David Ciocon, dermatologist and Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology at Einstein/Montefiore, Bronx, NYCiocon Leads First-Year Dermatology Workshop
Dr. David Ciocon recently led an event for first-year medical students teaching basic dermatologic surgical skills in conjunction with the Department of Anatomy.


Adam Friedman Receives JDD Leaders Award
Dr. Adam Friedman recently received the prestigious Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD) Leaders of Distinction Award at the Orlando Dermatology Aesthetic and Clinical (ODAC) Conference in Orlando, FL.


Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Diana Lee
The Division of Dermatology extends a warm welcome to Dr. Diana H. Lee, Assistant Professor, Director of Pediatric Dermatology, and one of very few pediatric dermatology specialists in the tri-state area.


Adler Receives American Skin Association Grant
Brandon Adler, a medical student at and research fellow under Dr. Adam Friedman, received a research grant from the American Skin Association to investigate a new nanotechnology for the treatment of melanoma.


Strong 2013 Fellowship Match for Dermatology
Results of the 2013 Fellowship Match showed that the Einstein/Motnefiore Division of Dermatology had an outstanding post residency fellowship match.

Dr. Steven Cohen discussed emerging data on biologics, their use to manage psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, strategies for long-term safe and effective use, and therapeutics in the pipeline. (dermtube.com)



Drs. Steven Cohen and Adam Friedman were interviewed for the American Academy of Dermatology's Dialogues in Dermatology. Dr. Cohen reviewed his research and clinical expertise in the treatment of acne, and Dr Friedman reviewed the field of nanodermatology, his research using nitric oxide nanoparticles, and the future of topical drug delivery. (aad.org)


Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Ciocon
Dr. David Ciocon joins the Division of Dermatology as Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology and Director of Clinical Operations of the Division of Dermatology.


Wu Awarded Research Prize
Division of Dermatology resident Dr. Julia Wu was among five members of the Department of Medicine who were awarded research prizes at the 18th annual Montefiore Young Investigators Symposium.


Dermatology Welcomes Dr. Caroline Halverstam
Dr. Halverstam joins the Division with advanced training in general dermatological procedures as well as in more complex procedures including the treatment of psoriasis with phototherapy, topical therapy and biologic therapy.


Resident Research (Jules Lipoff)
Dr. Jules Lipoff was among winners of the 2012 Resident/Fellow Research Symposium awards. story 


Insights on Skin Cancer 
Despite increasing rates of fatal melanoma diagnoses among Hispanics, this population is still less likely to practice sun-protective behavior, according a study by Drs. Kate Viola and Karthik Krishnamurthy.
 


Einstein Faculty Dermatologists Participate in Skin Cancer Screening Pilot Program 

Dermatology Residents Win Grants for Mentorship and Research 

Friedman Receives Multiple Awards 

Patel Wins 2012 RWDR Quiz
Third-year resident Dr. Payal Patel was among the winners of the 2012 Real World Dermatology for Residents Quiz.


5 years and Counting: Einstein Dermatology Residents Awarded at New York Academy of Medicine Research Competition
First-year resident Dr. Aron Gwertzman received second place in the annual New York Academy of Medicine Resident Research Competition, marking the fifth year the Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology has received recognition for excellence in both basic and clinical research at this competition.

Black Wins Travel Grant
First-year resident Dr. Josh Black received an International Society Meeting Travel Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology to attend the 2011 Irish Association of Dermatologists Annual Meeting in Belfast, May 13-14, 2011.

Montefiore Establishes Multidisciplinary Melanoma Treatment Team
The Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care (MECCC) has established a new multidisciplinary team specializing in the treatment of skin malignancies including melanoma, the most aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer.

Blecher Awarded Travel Fellowship
Fourth-year medical student Karin Blecher was awarded received the distinguished Albert Kligman M. Kligman Travel Fellowship Award to deliver a presentation at the annual Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Cohen Invited as Featured PDS Lecturer
Division Chief Dr. Steven Cohen was recently invited as a featured lecturer to the 34th Philippine Dermatological Society Annual Convention

Dermatology Honors 2010 Graduates
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology congratulates the outstanding achievement of its 2010 graduating residents.

First-Year Resident Wins Poster Competition
Jules Lipoff, MD was awarded first place in the Department of Medicine Resident/Fellow Poster Competition held May 17, 2010.

First-Year Resident Lee Receives Scholarship to Future Academicians Retreat
Diana Lee, MD, PhD, received a scholarship to attend the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Resident Retreat for Future Academicians.

Unaeze and Lee Win National Awards
Dr. Jane Unaeze has won a highly competitive preceptorship from the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and Dr. Diana Lee has won an award from the Women’s Dermatologic Society to explore pediatric dermatology.

A Novel Therapeutic Strategy to Cutaneous Infection
IQPC_NYC interviews Dr. Adam Friedman, Chief Dermatology Resident and speaker at the IQPC Anti-Infectives Summit Jan 25-27 in Philadelphia. Friedman's topic covers Sustained Release of Nitric Oxide from the Hybrid Nanoparticle Platform as a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Cutaneous Infections. 

Dermatology Welcomes Turner to Faculty
The Division of Dermatology is pleased to welcome Ryan B. Turner, MD as Director of Dermatologic and Laser Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center.

In the Media: Joel Friedman and Adam Friedman
Discover magazine interviews Joel Friedman, Professor of Medicine; Adam Friedman, chief dermatology resident; and Kelvin Davies, Associate Professor of Urology, who have demonstrated that nanoparticles can be used topically to deliver erection drugs.

Dermatology Honors 2009 Graduates
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology congratulates the outstanding achievement of its 2009 graduating residents.

Dawkins Awarded for Resident Presentation
First-year Dermatology resident Manju Dawkins placed second in the annual "Residents' Night Research Competition" of the New York Academy of Medicine. 

Dermatology Residents Give National Meeting Presentations
Dermatology residents presented ten talks and posters at the 2009 annual American Academy of Dermatology meeting in San Francisco. 

Dermatology Residents Win Grants for Mentorship and Research
Drs. Jane Unaeze and Adam Friedman have been awarded a Mentorship Grant in Dermatologic Surgery and the Academic Research Grant from the Women’s Dermatologic Society.

Dermatology Welcomes Dina Began
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology extends a special welcome to new faculty member Dina Began, assistant professor and board-certified dermatologist.

2008 Residency Program Graduates Honored
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology congratulates the outstanding achievement of our 2008 graduating residents, who have completed a 3-year intensive dermatology residency training program leading to eligibility for American Board of Dermatology certification.

Strong Match Results for Dermatology Residency Program
The Einstein-Montefiore Division of Dermatology had another excellent match for its 2009-2010 residency program, ranking 33 candidates and going only to #5 on its list to obtain three house staff, including its #2 choice.

Dermatology Opens New Mohs Surgery Suite
The Albert Einstein Department of Medicine announces the opening of the Mohs Surgery Suite, a state-of-the-art facility under the direction of Dr. Eric Berkowitz.

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