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Dermatology Residents

Trainees in the Dermatology Residency at NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology are dedicated to patients’ health and wellbeing and have exceptional clinical and leadership skills.

Postgraduate Year 4 Residents

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Jeremy Freedman, MD

Undergraduate school: Touro College
Medical school: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Internship: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital

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Carolyn Kushner, MD

Undergraduate school: Duke University
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Research fellowship: autoimmune skin disease at the University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Mount Sinai West/St. Luke’s Roosevelt

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Valerie Larson, MD, PhD

Undergraduate school: Yale University
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: Morristown Medical Center
Clinical interest: medical dermatology

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Sydney Liang, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Maryland, College Park
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical interests: complex medical dermatology, bullous diseases, cutaneous oncology, and procedural dermatology

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Adriana Lopez, MD

Undergraduate school: Colgate University
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical and research interests: cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, supportive oncodermatology, complex medical dermatology, and blistering disorders

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Marleigh Stern, MD

Undergraduate school: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: Mount Sinai Hospital

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Duy Tran, MD

Undergraduate school: University of California, Davis
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Internship: California Pacific Medical Center
Clinical and research interests: cutaneous oncology, melanoma, keratinocytic tumors, immunotherapy, and clinical research

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Julie Wu, MD

Undergraduate school: Rice University
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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George Zakhem, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Michigan
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (transitional year)
Research interest: technology in dermatology

Postgraduate Year 3 Residents

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Shayan Cheraghlou, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Internship: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
Clinical and research interests: data science, melanoma, artificial intelligence in dermatology, Merkel cell carcinoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and cutaneous oncology
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Jaclyn Himeles, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Pennsylvania
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Mount Sinai Beth Israel

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Michelle Juarez, MD

Undergraduate school: Lehigh University
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: Mercy Medical Center, University of Maryland
Clinical and research interests: complex medical dermatology, cutaneous oncology, medical education, health disparities, and procedural dermatology

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Efe Kakpovbia, MD

Undergraduate school: Columbia University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Clinical and research interests: skin of color, complex medical dermatology, and procedural dermatology

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Costner McKenzie, MD

Undergraduate school: Stanford University
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship: NorthShore University HealthSystem, University of Chicago
Clinical and research interests: infectious dermatoses, dermatoepidemiology, health care disparities, and LGBTQ+ health

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Vignesh Ramachandran, MD

Undergraduate school: The University of Texas at Austin
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Internship: Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Clinical and research interests: medical dermatology (vitiligo, psoriasis, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma), underserved/rural care, patients of color, dermatopathology, health disparities, database-driven research, and technology in dermatology

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Alexa Steuer, MD

Undergraduate school: Brown University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: Lenox Hill Hospital
Clinical and research interests: complex medical dermatology, procedural dermatology, melanoma, and public health in dermatology

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Dolly Taiwo, MD

Undergraduate school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Internship: Albert Einstein Medical Center

Postgraduate Year 2 Residents

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Christine Akoh, MD, PhD

Undergraduate school: University of Georgia
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Fatima Bawany, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Rochester
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Internship: University of Rochester

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Claire Brown, MD

Undergraduate school: Dartmouth College
Medical school: Weill Cornell
Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center

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Neil Jairath, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Notre Dame
Medical school: University of Michigan
Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital

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Melissa Laughter, MD, PhD

Undergraduate school: University of Colorado
Medical school: University of Colorado
Internship: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

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Andjela Nemcevic, MD

Undergraduate school: University of Washington
Medical school: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Internship: University of Central Florida College of Medicine

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Vartan Pahalyants, MD

Undergraduate school: College of the City, University of New York
Medical school: Harvard University
Internship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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Lu “Kaitlyn” Yin, MD

Undergraduate school: Princeton University
Medical school: NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Internship: NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island