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SUNY Downstate Cancer Institute

Centers of Excellence

Dermatologic Oncology Center of Excellence

Our center of Excellence provides a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of all types and stages of skin cancer. This will include diagnosis and primary treatment, management of loco-regional disease, distant metastatic disease, and adjuvant treatment.

Our dermatologists offer the following services:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer including:
    • Basal cell carcinoma
    • Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
    • Adnexal carcinoma
    • Merkel Cell carcinoma
    • and other non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Diagnosis and treatment of melanoma
  • Indications, risks and benefits and strategies for mole screening
  • Indications and methods for genetic diagnosis and genetic counseling of skin cancer patients
  • Adjuvant treatment of skin cancer: radiotherapy; immunotherapy; chemotherapy.
  • Latest systemic treatments for stage IV melanoma: targeted agents and immunotherapeutics.
  • Latest treatment options of advanced basal cell carcinoma including but not limited to Mohs surgery
  • Options for topical treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers
  • Diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and others
    Treatment options for different subtypes of cutaneous lymphoma
  • Treatments using phototherapy: Narrow band UVB
    Psoralen and ultraviolet A (PUVA) therapy
  • Indications and strategies for supportive treatments including use of Fillers and Botox for HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy or cancer associated facial lipoatrophy

Location and Contact Information:

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Adult Dermatology Clinic
470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite C & Suite I
Brooklyn, New York 11203
For appointments: (718) 270-1230

Kings County Hospital Center
Adult & Pediatric Dermatology Clinic
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
For appointments: (718) 245-3325
Pediatric Dermatology Clinic: E building, 5th floor, Suite D
Adult Dermatology Clinic: E building, 7th floor, Suite D


Faculty

David Biro, MD, PhD, FAAD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Stefan Bradu, MD, PhD, FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Neil Brody, MD, PhD, FAAD

Associate Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Jeffrey Ellis, MD, FAAD

Director of Dermatology
Director Dermatological Education
New York Hospital Queens
Brookdale Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Sharon A. Glick, MD, FAAD, FAAP

Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology
Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Dermatology at SUNY Downstate,
Director of Pediatric Dermatology Kings County Hospital Center
Director of Pediatric Dermatology Maimonides Medical Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Edward Heilman, MD, FAAD, FCAP

Interim Chairman
Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology Fellowship Director
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Jeannette Jakus, MD, MBA, FAAD, FAAP

Director of Clinical Research
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Jessica Krant, MD, MPH, FAAD, FACMS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Wei-Li Lee, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Eve Lowenstein, MD, PhD, FAAD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director of Medical Dermatology SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Director of Medical Dermatology Kings County Hospital
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Orit Markowitz, MD, FAAD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Director of Pigmented Lesions and Skin Cancer Mount Sinai Doctors
Director of Pigmented Lesions Clinic at the Brooklyn Veterans Hospital of Downstate University Medical Center
President of the International Optical Coherence Tomography Society
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Alyson Chani Penstein, MD, FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Daniel Siegel, MD, MA, FAAD, FACMS

Clinical Professor of Dermatology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229
Fax: (718) 270-2794

Gina Taylor, MD, FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Director of Dermatology Service Kings County Hospital Center
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229

Cassandra E. Venable, MD, FAAD, FCAP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229

Seth Wilentz, MD, FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229

Qiang Xie, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology and Pathology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Department of Dermatology

Phone: (718) 270-1229

Geoffrey Gottlieb, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology & Pathology
Department of Dermatology
Medical Director
Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology
145 East 32 Street, 10th floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 889-6225
Fax: (212) 889-8268