Residency Overview

The Residency Training Program at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology is designed to ensure that residents master the medical and surgical components of dermatology so that they can render the highest quality medical care to patients with skin diseases.

Residents rotate through ambulatory clinics and in-patient consultation services at three different Medical Centers: NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Medical Center and the New York Harbor Health Care System - Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. Each resident is on a team made up of residents from all 3 years of training. The team spends four months at each hospital before rotating to the next training site.

Since this program includes rotations through the ambulatory clinics and in-patient services at the New York Harbor Health Care System – Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital, all male applicants are encouraged to register with the Select Service System prior to applying for the program and are required to be registered upon acceptance into the program. For information on the Selective Service System, please reference www.sss.gov.

This rotational system affords residents exposure to a broad spectrum of dermatologic patients and disease. It also allows for continuity of care, as residents see their own follow-up patients during their rotation to each site, as well as in a weekly continuity clinic at one of the three teaching sites. Finally, it fosters a valuable camaraderie and nurtures the development of "team-players."

To complement the clinical education they receive at the three primary clinical sites, residents gain valuable training rotating through the consultative practices of faculty members whose careers are focused on various facets of medical and procedural dermatology.

Skin and Cancer Unit at the NYU Ambulatory Care Center

Dr. Nicholas A. Soter is the Medical Director at the Skin and Cancer Unit at the NYU Ambulatory Care Center.

The following is a list of specialty clinics:

  • Acne
  • Bullous Diseases
  • Complex Medical Dermatology
  • Congenital Skin Disorders
  • Connective Tissue Diseases/Skin Lupus
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Pediatric & Adolescent Dermatology
  • Photomedicine
  • Pigmented Lesion
  • Psoriasis
  • Surgery and procedures

Bellevue Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Miriam K. Pomeranz is the Associate Director of Dermatology at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center.

The following is a list of clinics:

  • Connective Tissue Disease
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Hair
  • Hansen’s Disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Nail Clinic
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Prison (Forensic) Health
  • Procedural Dermatology
  • Sarcoid and granulomatous diseases
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Skin of Color
  • Vulvar and Women's Health Related Skin Diseases
  • Wound Healing/Skin Ulcer

Of importance, Bellevue Hospital, one of the oldest public hospitals in the United States and one of the largest public hospitals in the world, has played a historic role in the emergence of Dermatology as a specialty. From the time its doors first opened, the hospital was the first institution in the city to respond to the challenges of epidemics of syphilis, measles and other infectious diseases. The hospital squarely met the emerging AIDS epidemic by creating the first Dermatology clinic for the care of HIV patients in the country. More recently, Bellevue was selected as the main referral site by the New York City Department of health for evaluating patients with possible bioterrorism-induced infectious diseases.

New York Harbor Healthcare System - Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital

Dr. Jo-Ann Latkowski is the Chief of Dermatology at the New York Harbor Healthcare System - Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital. The patients at the Manhattan VA Hospital have a diverse range of clinical pathology. Our house staff here work closely with full time and part time faculty members who are clinical experts in their medical and procedural subspecialties. The active ambulatory care system provides a superb venue for the residents to learn out-patient dermatology.

The following is a list of clinics:

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • General Medical Dermatology
  • Laser
  • Leg Ulcer Clinic
  • Patch Testing
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Pigmented Lesion/Dermatoscopy
  • Psoriasis