Established in 1973, the Division of Dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center has evolved into the only one of its kind in the Bronx, offering care for the entire spectrum of skin disorders and diseases. It is also one of merely a handful in the state of New York specializing in medical dermatology. Our goal is to offer each patient a precise diagnosis and customized treatment plan appropriate to his or her needs, while employing the latest advancements in technology to minimize the recovery period.
Whether it's the removal of an unwanted skin tag or the treatment of a skin manifestation from a serious medical disorder such as diabetes, liver or kidney disease, or post-transplantation, our team of board-certified dermatologists, sub-specialists, pediatric dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons, and nurses is committed to providing highly specialized care to patients ranging from newborns to the elderly. This includes a robust pediatric dermatology program, as well as dedicated programs for adolescents - especially for those suffering from disfiguring acne and eczema disorders - and all encompassing care for geriatrics.
It's not just our quality of care that our patients find exceptional; it is also the incredible range of programs that we've designed and the time we take to discuss and answer any questions that impress them immensely. Patients often wander through our front door, unaware of the universe of expertise and modalities available to them for treating their specific conditions. We love hearing, "No one ever told me what I had before, and now you have gotten rid of it!" Others have actually received creams, lotions, and pills from local practitioners that were not effective and are pleasantly surprised when they come here and discover that we have targeted therapies that really do work.
We even have a program strictly dedicated to the care of warts. Whether it's a plantar wart or an extensive one, we are extremely unique in that regard. Some patients have visited us after suffering with warts for over 10 years and are shocked to discover that after one treatment, they are cured. Patients with cosmetic, medical, and oncologic dermatology complications also have similar experiences.
The Division of Dermatology at Montefiore Medical Center is dedicated to exploring a broad spectrum of research endeavors to perpetuate advances in the prevention and treatment of skin diseases and disorders. We also house one of the finest residency programs in the country, with a long tradition of successful training that has led to numerous practitioners in hospitals across the nation, as well as academic leaders in some of the most elite universities.