Skin & Cancer Unit of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology

The Skin and Cancer Unit of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, founded in 1872 as the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, is an outpatient dermatology teaching center located at NYU Langone Medical Center's newly renovated Ambulatory Care Center.

Continuing in its greater than 130 year history of combining unique patient care with world-class medical education, patients in the Skin & Cancer Unit are seen by both a physician undergoing dermatology training (resident) and a member of the NYU teaching faculty (attending). The attending physicians consist of both members of our full time faculty and our voluntary faculty. Many are noted in the “New York Top Doctors” listing for their highly specialized expertise in a range of medical conditions. Dr. Nicholas A. Soter is the Chief of Service.

The resident and attending physicians provide diagnostic and treatment services for virtually all skin diseases for patients of all ages. For example, common conditions such as acne, eczema and warts as well as complex medical conditions such as connective tissue disorders, pigmented lesions, skin allergies, and skin cancers are treated. Specialized care is provided for children and adolescents.

A unique feature of the Skin and Cancer Unit is the extensive array of sub-specialty sessions centered there. A new patient undergoes an initial consultation in the “General or Main" unit where their condition is evaluated. Diagnosis and treatment may continue in our main unit or a referral to a specialty session may be provided if appropriate. The sub-specialty services include sessions dedicated to:

  • Acne
  • Bullous Diseases
  • Complex Medical Dermatology
  • Connective Tissue Diseases/Skin Lupus
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Ethnic Skin
  • Genetic and Congenital Skin Disorders
  • Hair and Scalp
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Nail
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology 
  • Photomedicine
  • Pigmented Lesion
  • Psoriasis
  • Surgery and Procedures

For an appointment, please call (212)-263-5250.